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Diablo 3 - Why Fallout 1 Could be Successful Today @ Pixelitis

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]In an editorial on their website, Pixelitis argues that the success of Diablo III means that an old school isometric game like Fallout 1 could still be successful today. Link to the editorial:
    http://www.pixelitis.net/features/staff-musings-diablo-iii-proves-old-school-fallout-can-do-well

    A quote from the beginning of the editorial:

    On the week of Diablo III's release last month, I was one of the millions of gamers click, click, and clicking away through the first act of the game, bashing down many a skeleton and undead foe. As the hours passed and I spent more time in the game's environments, glancing occasionally at the classic HUD at the bottom and an info box at the bottom-left corner, it hit me: "Wow, Fallout 3 could have been like this and it would have been awesome." And then I felt bummed out, knowing that wasn't the case.​
     
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  2. Gnarfflinger

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    It presents a good point. While I enjoyed the shooter style of Fallout 3, I felt it lacked some of the RPG elements that I always liked. I'd like to see another Fallout game with the Isometric view that Diablo III kept. Maybe even a toolbar option to switch weapons faster or have a stimpack ready at a moment's notice. Ultimately, I think the content and setting can handle both styles of play if the company is willing to churn out product for them.
     
  3. Paracelsi

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    I find it odd that he acts as if he has no idea that thousands of gamers today still play the infinity engine games. Or that 2D games like Heroes of Might and Magic 3 are still pretty popular in many gaming circles.
     
  4. Gnarfflinger

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    That reminds me, I should see if I can find my old HOMM disks. I don't think they had a DRM code on them...
     
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    Fallout 1 isn`t dumbed down enough to be successful today. Plain and simple.
     
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