Throw in another vote for loving BG:DA as a co-op mindless killing romp. My friend and I ran through the game as a rental, but loved evey second of it.
Not really, so that is another difference. DA has true multiplayer, and it isn’t quite as frenetic as the Gauntlet series. It also more character development than gauntlet (though not a lot more). It’s certainly got better production values than gauntlet, but I think if you don’t like that style of game (see monster, click and kill it) you won’t like DA. But I love that style of game. It’s good semi-mindless (DA is a pretty tough game, IMO) fun.
Of course, right after I post that, I see the report that Interplay sold the Hunter rights to Vivendi Universal. I wonder what’s up with that? I think Hunter made good money for Interplay–in fact, it kept the company afloat for a while when it was between releases. Wacky.
Of course, right after I post that, I see the report that Interplay sold the Hunter rights to Vivendi Universal. I wonder what’s up with that? I think Hunter made good money for Interplay–in fact, it kept the company afloat for a while when it was between releases. Wacky.[/quote]
My guess is Interplay is in desperate need of cash?
Game should be called Fallout Gauntlet. Even though IPsold out, it still could be a cool game. I mean, there really hasn’t beena good Gauntlet knockoff that I’ve seen for Xbox yet… besides that bad reviewed Metal Dungeon… I’m looking for a good gauntlet style xbox game so I can at least play multi other than HALO on the damn thing… or show off booby volleyball… oh im so original…
Why is there this assumptiont that only the original Fallout crew can make a good Fallout 3? Not only was Fallout 2 by different people(well, somewhat different people), proving that good Fallout doesn’t require the Troika people, Arcanum wasn’t very good, proving that Troika doesn’t guarantee goodness.
As long as FO3 is made by someone who played and liked the earlier Fallouts, it should be a pretty good game. SPECIAL+Post-apoc Setting+Dark Humor=Good, almost all of the time. Now, if I set my right hand’s action plan to “Punch Monster” only to find out that my shoulder decided to switch it to “Masturbate” after I left the screen, well, there’ll be problems.
Dark Alliance rocked, one of my very favorite PS2 titles. I don’t understand the RPG snob appeal of louding proclaiming that a certain game sucked because it wasn’t enough of the genre for you, like “RPG” described quality rather than type. Dark Alliance was a superb 2-player Diablo clone. Pretty polished, and pretty well balanced. The mage was wicked powerful at the high end because of her one good spell, and some of the abilities were bizarrely constructed, like the Dwarf’s high-end attack being a warhammer-only ability, but warhammers were obsoleted by better weapons by the time the dwarf could be thinking about buying the ability that required them.
Negatively, Hunter was a big let down from the reviews I read. The controls sucked(you had to press the right trigger a billion times), the weapons weren’t powerful enough, the RPG elements weren’t strong enough to justify replaying it, and the zone of walkibility was too small for multiplayer. If BOS is a Fallout version of DA, that’d be beyond cool. If it’s just a Fallout themed Hunter, boo to that.