Ross Atherton on PCGamer “This is hardcore” section:
‘Some disgruntled forum inhabitants at www.nma-fallout.com have been wallowing in their own misery since finding out details of Bethesda’s plans for Fallout 3. They’re moaning about not being able to kill children and whether drinking from toilet bowls should be a feature. The subtext seems to be that because Fallout 3 doesn’t look like the first two games then it is somehow evil. Here’s an example of the posts on the forums.
“If half of the previers had any Fallout experience, we would’ve seen the occasional negative preview. As it stands, there isn’t one. Not one from anyone that was there to witness the demo.” Speaking as someone with plenty of Fallout experience, I loved what I saw. No conspiracy: a great demo of a promising RPG.
Fortunately for anyone who’s determined that RPGs must not progress into first-person 3D, there are still games like Age of Decadence (pictured). It’s post-apoclauptic, it eschews magic and it’s indie. It’s a game predicated on social interactions, cause and effect and plenty of dialogue options; it’s pretty low-tech, but has plenty of features, such as the action-point based combat, that old school roleplayers will probably find comfortingly familiar. Try www.irontowerstudio.com for more.’
Age of Decadence is indeed looking good.