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Monday, August 28, 2006

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Fallout Revisited: Three Days Of Post-Apocalyptic Nostalgia
9:29 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Last week Gamebanshee devoted three days of coverage to Fallout, the classic sci fi RPG set in a war ravaged future. The features include interviews with designers of Fallout 2 and Wasteland (the "spiritual" predecessor to the Fallout series), a history of the game series which offers a look at the never released Fallout 3, and a complete item list and item location guide for the Fallout games.

From Fallout History:

Black Isle's version of Fallout 3 was to take place about ten years after the events of Fallout 2 in the sunny wastelands of the American Midwest. The player would begin the game in a prison cell, and as he is puzzling a way out, an explosion rocks the facility that knocks the player unconscious. When he awakes, he finds that a hole in his cell wall offers escape to the outside world. From what we're told by the game's original developers, the player would have been forced to elude groups of robots seeking to return him to the facility while attempting to uncover the true reason for his abduction and the mysteries surrounding it.

According to a previous interview we conducted with Black Isle's John Deiley, development of Fallout 3 was moving along at a quick pace before it was canceled. The engine was 95% done and featured fully 3D environments with both turn-based and real-time combat modes. With the engine so far into development, character creation, combat, skills, and the ability to save/load games were all functional. Some of the areas had already been fully designed, and we now know that famous pre-war locales such as the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam were going to make it into the game. With dialogue, maps, and other aspects of the game progressing rapidly, it was generally expected that the game would have been completed on time.

To check out the rest of the Fallout coverage head over to the links listed below.

Gamebanshee: Wasteland Developer Interview
Gamebanshee: Fallout 2 Developer Interview
Gamebanshee: History Of Fallout
Gamebanshee: Fallout Equipment Guide
Buy Fallout 2

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