Fallout 3 screenshot
Fallout 3 screenshot

Speaking to VideoGamer.com at a recent roundtable interview in London, Bethesda Softworks vice president Pete Hines has confidently declared that Fallout 3 is a better game than the highly praised The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Asked directly if he felt the review scores for Fallout 3 will beat those of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Hines wasn't to be drawn on Fallout 3's review scores, but did express his confidence in the game.

"I don't have any doubts that on the whole, and I think this is a belief universally shared on the team that Fallout is a better game," said Hines. "But we're also not oblivious to the fact that we have a lot of extra baggage that we're carrying, being the guys picking up this franchise, that are re-imagining this series from 10 years ago, and there's something that comes along with that. We're very well aware of what we're up against."

He added: "I have no doubts in my mind that, at its core and for everything that it provides that Fallout is a better game than Oblivion was. For sure."

Fallout 3 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 this autumn.

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It looks horrible: Bethesda seems to have learned nothing from past missteps, and their art department is pretty abysmally bland. Much as they might try to ape it, the in-game clips illustrate how little they understand the wry wit and irony of the past Fallout games. (E.g. the irritating and not-that-funny choice of Yankee Doodle Dandy over the radio in the E3 demonstration while the protagonist traverses a dull, bland, gray landscape full of dull, repetitive combat opportunities.) I say this will be 'Oblivion with Guns' -- except that Oblivion is probably better, being at least larger and more visually appealing. Their hearts are in the right place but Bethesda's always been a poor fit for this game.
Posted 14:51 on 07 August 2008
Bloodstorm's Avatar


IF that is true than expect my score to be 11/10
Posted 15:39 on 05 August 2008
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I cant wait for this game!!
Posted 14:40 on 05 August 2008

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Release Date: 31/10/2008
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: RPG
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