Try not to get too cross, but this roundup also includes MMORPGs – there aren’t enough of them to merit doing a separate article. If you feel that strongly about it why not say so in the comments or write to your MP.
Speaking of MMORPGs, there’s Age of Conan and Warhammer Online to look forward to this year. Xbox 360 owners will get Too Human, Lost Odyssey and Fable 2 exclusively, while cross-platform titles will include Fallout 3 and Rise of the Argonauts. Square Enix will be cranking up the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest machines again too.
And here’s what they had to say about Fallout 3:
This PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 title is being developed by the makers of Oblivion and is set in a post-nuclear world. So you’ll be punching more radioactive mutants and fewer rats.
In fact, Fallout 3 is “a very different game” to Oblivion, according to Bethesda’s Peter Hines. “It’s EXP based, not skill based, it’s post-nuclear not fantasy, it’s guns not swords,” he told us last year.
Other features will include the option to choose a first- or third-person perspective and “unlimited” customer characterization. There are moral choices to make as you progress. An assisted targeting system, tip-top AI and pretty pictures are promised, and Qui-Gon Jinn has signed up to star.
“So far it’s looking true to its origins, while appropriately forward-facing,” John wrote last July. “It’s clear [Bethesda loves] Fallout. In a year’s time, we think we’re going to be joining them.” That’d be less than a year by today’s reckoning, as Fallout 3 is due to arrive this autumn.
Thanks for those that sent me the link to this through Meebo.