Fallout 3 at OXM: First Impressions

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I still haven’t seen the new issue of the XBox Official Magazine, with the six pages special on Fallout 3, but xXShankstahXx already posted on the Bethesda Games Fallout 3 forum a small preview of what’s in there, a few highlights from the new pics:

Pic 1 – A picture of a Feral Ghoul. Partially torn pants, skinny to the bone body, and loose eye. Looks like same detail amount from the zombies in Oblivion, but a lot different appearance.
Pic 2 – A picture of the Pip-Boy. On the bottom has the 3 basic section buttons (stats, items, data). It seems like it has the same sub-sections feature from Oblivion where in the stats section it displays status, SPECIAL, skills, perks, and general. The screen with a green background is in the Stats/Status section stating the HP, AP, XP, a guy named Albert – Level 5, 6 different body parts each with bars (head and left leg crippled, so says crippled instead). Behind the bars is that main blonde creepy guy. Apparently a dotted line on the crippled face/leg while rest is whole lined (crying face included). Also says CND, RAD, and EFF on side of screen.
Pic 3 – Picture of Vault 101. Likely your 10th birthday with the party hats. Mostly gray, metal architecture with red chairs.
Pic 4 – Picture of the book called you’re SPECIAL!. It’s on page 4 stating, “C is for Charisma, it’s why people think I’m great! I make my friends all laugh and smile, and never want to hate!” (I feel like an idiot after typing that. Moving on.)
Pic 5 – Picture of Super Mutant Behemoth. Reminds me of that super buff guy from 300, but skin is copper looking with metallic parts attached. Using a firehydron(sp?) as a weapon. Some of the interface shown. Enemies health on the bottom center of screen which looks like the line with bars when you’re changing radio stations on an older radio (I bet this only makes sense to me). Bottom right is the AP meter and bottom left is the HP. Below HP bar is some weird dots on a line (maybe the compass). Below bottom right are something that says CHD with a bar and split off on the other side is simply a 1/6 (grenades amount?)
Pic 6 – Picture of a man blowing the leg off of some mutant. A lot more blood then in Oblivion shown, but not anything unrealistic like GoW. Sub-machine gun used and the person shooting has no face protection.
Pic 7 – A talking screen with someone outside the Vault. The man has a gun on his back, bald, with some facial hair. Has this armor that seems like connected piece of iron or some other metal, but is varied to the extent that it may be scraps latched together by leather. The dialogue options are, “You could come with me. I could use a hand.” and, “Finding a crew might be tough. Good luck though.” (Guess he’s a raider)
Pic 8 – Picture of a well armored person using what seems like a mini-gun.
Pic 9 – Over the shoulder picture of player running towards Dogmeat. Gun shown on back.
Pic 10 – A distant view of Ramshackle, which states, “was built from the parts of a downed airliner.”
Pic 11 – A picture of the player shooting the Behemoth in an over the shoulder view. The number 101 is shown on the back of the players shirt.
Pic 12 – Picture of the character and Dogmeat in the middle of a rural, ghost town.

There’s also talk more talk of Dogmeat and other companions, the creation of new weapons with pieces of used weapons, the Galaxy Free Radio, inspiration for their death sequences comes from Burnout with their crash mode, and when your character is born and you choose your sex and appearance “you can press A to cry (360 version obviously)”.

Any comments? And thanks xXShankstahXx.

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14 thoughts on “Fallout 3 at OXM: First Impressions

  1. Thx killzig, you’re killing the little hope for Deus Ex I still had after the second part…

    And seriously, not that much discussion worthy there. The big shockers are long kown.
    I doubt somebody is really keen on discussion some minor aspect if he’s already pissed beyond reason about the no TB, change in perspective, BoS backstory etc.

  2. What xbox people? 😀
    I mean there’s freaks like killzig, but any self-respecting Fallout fan & consoles?
    *run*
    Sorry, couldn’t resist…

  3. I meant the target demographic for that article, it was made for XBox users, but so far the GTA part seems to be causing more commotion. Then again the mag isn’t on stands now, so we’ll see.

    There are a lot of Fallout fans with an XBox360 in the States and the UK, some in Canada, it’s just that system is irrelevant in every other place, and Fallout fans are a very diversified group geographically.

    There are also many hardcore PCGamers in the community too, that’s right.

  4. I was kidding anyway.
    Got no beef myself with console games or players, it’s just something I never fancied. It’s a different style of gameplay for the most part and not one that really appeals to me.
    I don’t even have a beef that they develope FO3 with consoles in mind (and apparently first in mind, too). I just hope they take a little time and pay attention to what makes PC/console gameplay unique and reflect it in the respective versions.

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