Fallout 3 Trailer

by Ed Lau on June 6, 2007

As promised, a teaser for the upcoming third installment of the Fallout series was released on the official site yesterday. I first wrote about Fallout 3 a month ago when I first found out that there would, in fact, be a sequel after a few failed attempts to get the series going again. In all honesty, Fallout 2 was one of the best games I’ve ever played and even though the graphics are now archaic, I’d still go back in replay it. It’s that good of a game and other than, obviously, World of Warcraft and perhaps Baldur’s Gate, it is the best role-playing game in history. Actually, it’s better than Baldur’s Gate since a post-nuclear apocalyptic world with some 1950′s style is way cooler than elves and wizards.

The trailer doesn’t really have any sort of information about the game other than the fact that it’s slated for release in the Fall of next year. It starts with a bit of a flicker that reactivates an old school radio, playing I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire by The Ink Spots, in what looks to be an abandoned bus. It zooms further and further out…and reveals exactly why that bus isn’t occupied and ending with a shot of a dude from the Brotherhood of Steel. Very cool. At least they put a bit of thought into it and didn’t just write a big “3″ somewhere and call it a day like so many third movies in trilogies.

Actually, I guess the trailer does reveal a little bit about the game because supposedly, the whole thing was done using the game’s engine, which means the actual graphics should look very similar. However, so many companies have claimed the same before in recent history that I’m not going to hold my breath. The focus of Fallout isn’t the graphics anyways. It’s the gameplay and I hope Bethesda haven’t dumbed it down for the current generation of gamers who can’t seem to play attention long enough to appreciate a game like Fallout 2. While Bethesda’s own The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was a fantastic achievement, I’ve always felt that they made too many concessions to appeal to the console market and I’m a bit worried because there’s speculation that Fallout 3 will be developed for the Xbox 360, PS3 as well as the PC. Regardless, I’m still very excited about this game.

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Leo June 7, 2007 at 10:00 am

There is no other game that I am more looking forward to than Fallout 3. From the looks of the trailer, Bethesda is staying true to the original concept and style. Hope they keep the dry humor too.


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