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  1. Jojobobo

    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    TBH I would pay Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky for just about anything right now. Letting them loose on a what is essentially a Fallout game when 4 and 76 have left a bad taste in so many people's mouths seems like a very sensible idea to me.

    Also, I certainly don't mind it being full 3D (seemingly from the trailer). If Obsidian are going to put out more games, they've got to move away from quirky infinity engine style games at some point - or at least do them on the side of bigger projects.
     
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    Or, you know, make an isometric game that is actually turn-based. Why the hell do they want RTwP?
     
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    I don't know, I've only ever played Arcanum real-time - I guess I was too used to Diablo II and enjoyed the frenetic slashing.

    Personally I would say Fallout: New Vegas is the best modern RPG by a landslide. It's a seamless follow on from the isometric 2, it has great writing, and it takes the boldest choices I've ever seen in an RPG. Who else would have Caesar's Legion, a tremendously fascist and brutal faction, as a player choice and not the villainous entity? Because people know that fascist and totalitarian governments do great in times of turmoil, and it really puts the question to you would you prefer total stability and safety through fear or would you prefer a corrupt and fallible democracy?

    No other RPG I've played has been clever enough to ask questions like that, nor has been respectful of the audience's intelligence enough to think gamers would appreciate questions like that being asked in the first place.

    The Outer Worlds looks more comedic in tone to me, but if it even approaches New Vegas in terms of quality I will be happy. I'm hoping between the heads that put New Vegas together (with the exception of Avellone) and with that real old-school Arcanum/Fallout writing talent of Cain and Boyarsky something exceptional can happen.

    My understanding of Private Division was that is was for more indie and small scale feeling projects, so my only concern is that this won't have enough scope. But I really hope it does, and if there's people who are hungry to do a re-take on the genre they more or less created Cain and Boyarsky seem primed.
     
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    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good interview with Cain and Boyarsky about the Outer Worlds, where they touch on Arcanum several times.

    I know, I know - last time I posted an interview like this is was a link to two old men bumming in a shower on loop that and installed trojan viruses on your computer. But it's a legit interview this time, honest!
     
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