Fallout 3 vs. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

With the first hands-on sessions with the highly controversial Fallout 3 confirmed for this weekend's Penny Arcade Expo, gameplayer has written an interesting article in preparation. They've done an extensive analysis of the flaws of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - the previous game by developer Bethesda - an exposed how they will be inexcusable in the third release in the cult Fallout series. Essential reading for those wary of the resurrection of the Fallout series in the hands of a new developer.

"When you're stepping up to the plate to make a sequel to a game that constantly finds itself in Top 100 games lists all over the globe, you want to make damn sure that you've got big enough balls for the job. In a perfect world we'd just give the job to the original developers, but unfortunately bankruptcy swallowed up Interplay Entertainment and Black Isle Studios - the developers of both Fallout games - several years ago. With the studio left in disarray, the Fallout name was put up to the highest bidder, resulting in a million dollar deal with Bethesda Softworks for the licence."

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TheColbertinator3756d ago

Oblivion will still be king when all is said and done.

94 on Metacritic.Fat chance Fallout

Chuck Norris3755d ago

Fallout 3 has a very good chance of beating out Oblivion.

Idonthatejustcreate3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

- The characters are much better in fallout 3 but they move just like in olivion this is a big annoyance to me.

- Textures are very bad at some places in Fallout 3. I think it's because of the DVD9 storage issue but who knows? Maybe lasy developers...

- The size of Fallout 3's map is smaller than oblivion. This is a big let down for me. I was hoping for the size equal or almost as big as north America, but it's like half of DC. That's what I've seen anyhow.

- No multiplayer or co-op. But I guess it has it's up and downs. I don't want to have a gimped story just because another player has to fit in it.

These are all the issues I can think of on Fallout 3. Still Fallout 3 will break some ground in the gaming department so I can garantee that I will still buy it day 1.

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DA_SHREDDER3756d ago

But Morrowwind still is king to me.

ThanatosDMC3755d ago

Is Morrowind really that good? I was thinking of buying it in Fry's. It's just $20 now.

Bob Dole3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

How can you say Oblivion is the best of the two when you've (Bob Dole's assuming) never played Fallout 3?

SixTwoTwo3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

Morrowind >>> Oblivion

Thanatos if you don't mind 6 year old graphics then you should definitely pick up Morrowind. It pwns Oblivion so hard.

Also if your getting the PC version I suggest you hunt down the Merged Morrowind Mod Megapack. 1.5GB's of modded goodness ;)

ThanatosDMC3755d ago

Yeah, i'll buy it today then. I think the merge pack you're talking about is the one with the big box. I'm not sure but i think that's the one with all the expansions. It's only $20 so that outta be cheap enough. Thanks.

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whothedog3755d ago

what about Daggerfall? :)

SlappingOysters3755d ago

Fallout 1 and 2.

Screw it up Bethesda and die

Chuck Norris3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

The author pointed out the most glaring flaws in Oblivion such as reusing textures, repetitive gameplay, and poor AI. Bethesda will most likely fix those flaws in Fallout 3 but I'd be surprised if they can pull it all off with only 7GB of space. Regardless, I'll still be buying the game when it comes out.

SlappingOysters3755d ago

Is that games like Mass Effect have made such a more natural speech system come into RPGs that what was seen in Oblivion. Yet Fallout 3 character interaction occers in the Obliviion fashion. This annoys me a lot.

Bob Dole3755d ago

The dialogue and speech in the original Fallout games were just as good as Mass Effect's IBD'sO.

Captain Tuttle3755d ago

I was really disappointed with the similarities between the speech between Oblivion and Fallout stiff and lifeless. It really does look like Oblivion with guns.

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