Why There Are No Ladders in Fallout

IGN writes: "You may not have noticed while playing Bethesda's Fallout or Elder Scrolls titles over the years, but none of the games from those series include ladders as a means of getting to higher places.

Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard admitting during a panel at Quakecon today that one of the gameplay features the studio continues to cut game after game is the inclusion of ladders for players to climb."

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SeanRL3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

My 350+ hours invested into fallout 3 would just like to say....

F*CK LADDERS! Gimme stairs and more power armor!

Edit: Jet packs work too. Anyways, looking forward to Fallout: New Vegas, even if the engine looks and runs the exact same.

MariaHelFutura3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Ladders and Stairs are overrated. Give me a Jet pack.

Fred-G-Sanford3205d ago

I'm gonna buy Fallout 3 (Game of the Year edition) for my PC later today when it goes on sale at Steam.

I rented it for my 360 and played it for around 5 or 6 hours, but now I'm going to buy it and finish the entire game and all of its DLC in glorious 1920x1080.

Yay me. :D

Bigpappy3205d ago

This is a modern RPG. Only painters and service men use ladders.

Who wants to climb a ladder with a rocket launcher on his back?

AndrewRyan3205d ago

Mario jumps To get to the chimney on the roof of the house.

rroded3205d ago

"It just felt like we're game development pussies because we can't do ladders."

Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard


zagibu3205d ago

Yeah, well, hasn't anybody else noticed that they are still using the same Klik&Play Game-Maker kit they've bought from an Indian Developer in 1999? They have no single programmer, just a bunch of artists that create assets for their kit. Mentioning ladders is just a desperate try to make people laugh, so they don't notice that they also can't do drivable vehicles, deformable terrain, or even a basic multiplayer mode like deathmatch.

I'm kidding, btw.

RedDead3205d ago

Ladders are boring anyway. Prefare to fight my way up the stairs

palaeomerus3205d ago

In Morrowind you didn't need ladders because you could walk on air or jump a long long ways. Sadly Oblivion nixed that.

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Red_Phoenix3205d ago

Ramps and elevators seem to be working perfectly fine for me. Screw ladders, I would trade in the use of ladders in game for a game like fallout any day.

TheIneffableBob3205d ago

Sounds like they need a new game engine (id Tech 5???).

big_silky3205d ago

I understand it's a game but in reality ladders aren't that common. I don't remember the last time I actually saw one.

Nihilism3205d ago

What do you mean? I mean I know there aren't ladders lying around everywhere now, but when nuclear explosions occur, don't they randomly generate ladders and spew them all over the terrain for ease of use for survivors. I must be missing something.

Note to bethesda: Climbing rubble in a nuclear wasteland is apparently less realistic than strategically placed ladders made from all the invisible trees that were killed in the fallout...yeah I don't get this article.

danielle0073205d ago

But, obviously, not having ladders makes them pussies.

.... And they want to be manly men! Roar.

SpaceFox3204d ago

Yeah, last time I remember seeing a ladder was.. BC2? Before that, RE5.

karl3205d ago

u cant skate on ladders .... ramps FTW

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