GWJ Conference Call Episode 113

Conference Call

Prince of Persia, Resident Evil 5, Fallout 3: For The Masses, Word Flow, Bread Crumbs And Game Difficulty, Your Emails and more!

This week's Conference Call has been produced specifically for the masses. I'm not sure what that means, but I'm given to understand we'll be rich soon. Rich!

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

"Anxious Tedium" - Ouranos OST (Tom Quinn) - www.citadel-studios.com - 0:45:43
"MMM Cowbell" (Greg Decker) - 1:09:07

Comments

It struck me that these are little more than cleverly disguised dialogue trees, and when I say cleverly, I mean the menue is transparent, and that's about it. They SO should have been overlaid narration. Just saying!

I can totally see that. Unfortunately it might have been a little weird having these two characters talk while jumping around all over the place.

Mack wrote:

The number one thing I think I did wrong when playing Fallout 3? Fast-travelling everywhere. The ruins of DC created by Bethesda was by far the most fascinating and emotive character in the game (yes, it is a game;)). The problem here is that it allready took me 60 hours to beat the game: I can only imagine that actually journying on foot everywhere would increase the length of time spent in DC to oh, say, eternity!

I've just started playing and have quickly reached the conclusion that I will avoid Fast-travel as much as possible. Walking out across the wastelands and coming across random events and landscapes is a really compelling part of the game for me. So atmospheric.

I have to say, if Fallout 3 is a pale imitation of 1 and 2, then Fallout 1 and 2 must have been god-like games.

Higgledy wrote:

I have to say, if Fallout 3 is a pale imitation of 1 and 2, then Fallout 1 and 2 must have been god-like games.

They were.

But don't take my word for it: click on the Good Old Games banner at the top of the page and pick up copies for yourself. You can't go wrong at $5.99 each.

Genius.

On another note, Rise of Nations was the last game I actively tried to become "REEAAALLLYY good" at as well. In fact, it's still installed on my PC and gets fired up at times over 4 years after its release!