The Edit of the Lambs

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Do you remember when we talked about WRAL.com mentioning Fallout 3 on their games to watch on 2008 list?

This is what they wrote back then:

Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks created the brilliant role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Now they’re tackling the post apocalyptic world of Fallout with this third outing. PC and next gen gamers will be able to create a character and roam this destroyed world, while contending with its inhabitants. This franchise gets a new developer and its first next gen outing, which could make it this year’s Mass Effect or Oblivion (if you want to go back to 2006’s top RPG).With none of the original creators onboard, Fallout 3 could flop if its new developer drifts away from the series’ essence: distinctively dark humor and dialogue, and retro-’50s wastepunk visuals. Fallout 3 could easily become a BioShock rip-off. (PC, Xbox 360, PS3.)

Check the same piece now. Yeah, they removed the last part. Pete Hines from Bethsoft also noticed that and had this to say when Brother None said “I wonder why, on the comments section of the Bethsoft Blog:

I dunno. Why don’t you ask them.

I read the comment that apparently got removed and didn’t think it was that negative or give it a second thought. Nobody from here said anything to them about it.

“With none of the original creators onboard, Fallout 3 could flop if its new developer drifts away from the series’ essence: distinctively dark humor and dialogue, and retro-’50s wastepunk visuals. Fallout 3 could easily become a BioShock rip-off.”

1) None of the original creators are working on Fallout 3. Nothing negative there.

2) If we drift away from the series’ essence, it very well could flop. Nothing negative there.

The last part is just silly, because Bioshock admittedly drew inspiration from the original Fallouts for a number of things in the game. Didn’t really care to ping them to inform them of that, and it isn’t negative as much as it is backwards.

Did WRAL just made a Gamespot on us? We’ll monitor this closely.

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