Fallout 3 Has Promising E3 Showing
Developers and publishers are now getting the chance to sit back and reflect on E3, and whether or not their products on display impressed the attendees.
Well, Bethesda's Pete Hines is "pretty pleased" with the crowd's reaction to Fallout 3, according to VG247. He said that many journalists on hand were quite surprised they were able to sit down and play the game; most were expecting little more than a trailer. And when they did take some time to toy around with this early build, many came away quite satisfied. Here's what Hines had to say-
"I think we're pretty pleased. A lot of folks that came to the booth were surprised they were getting to play the game and outside of a few things (perks, achievements, main quest) could go and do whatever they wanted in the time they had. We sort of feel like that's what our games do well, let people do things on their own without forcing them.
So I'd be walking around and people would be in completely different parts of the world. Some just exploring, some talking to everyone in Megaton, or trying a quest, and so on. So I thought that went well and the game showed well and the feedback seems to be pretty good from the articles and previews I've been reading. Obviously it's more important what guys like you thought of the game than what I thought."
Well, obviously. But what really gets us is that second paragraph, where he talks about people "in completely different parts of the world," which clearly indicates a massive, freedom-oriented environment. We certainly have high hopes for the final product, which hits the U.S. on October 7 (no official release for Europe just yet), and after this E3 showing, will probably have a number of prospective purchasers.
Related Game(s): Fallout 3
7/25/2008 Ben Dutka