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1  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Painkiller: Black Edition on: July 31, 2014, 01:05:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icq8UrTlG1E



From Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painkiller_(video_game)

"The game is inspired by such classic titles as Quake and Doom, with the emphasis on killing large numbers of monsters. The game is divided into five chapters, each about five levels long. The player's objective is to get through each level, from start to finish, by slaughtering hundreds of monsters. One of the game's most important aspects is its diversity. Each level presents a new location with various themes and art styles. The levels include castles, monasteries, an opera house, Venice, graveyards, and more. Monsters are also very different, with new ones almost every level. There are five "boss" levels where the player fights a boss. The game presents an option to complete a special task each level, which results in the player getting a "tarot card", a rare, hard-to-obtain bonus. Each equipped card provides different bonuses for a small amount of time, like powered-up weapons or slow motion."
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fallout 2 Review on: July 20, 2014, 03:44:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJNXOA9ZlUs



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout_2

Fallout 2 is a role-playing open world video game developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay in 1998. While featuring a considerably larger game world and a far more extensive storyline, the graphics and game mechanics from Fallout remain mostly unchanged.

The game's story takes place in 2241, 80 years after the events of Fallout. It tells the story of the original hero's descendant and his or her quest to save their primitive tribe from starvation by finding an ancient environmental restoration machine known as the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (GECK)
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Van Buren: A Fallout Adventure on: July 03, 2014, 04:18:26 PM
This is straight from their page on Moddb

Van Buren: A Fallout RPG Adventure is a remake of Interplay's canceled Fallout 3 by fans. You are the Prisoner in this - the biggest ever - Fallout game. We are using original design documents, developer interviews and forum posts as info sources. We're looking for contributors so feel free to contact us. The game will require preinstalled copies of Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics

http://www.moddb.com/games/f3-van-buren

Their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f3vanburen

Video (Q&A and Exclusive Screenshots) - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20ke8o_van-buren-a-fallout-adventure-q-a-and-information_tech

When I saw this I was very interested so I emailed the man behind the project, Hexer .. We exchanged emails and I eventually asked him a couple of questions (5 Questions) about the game and he was very easy to talk to and had no problem answering them, I decided to make a video about it ( the video includes screenshots, some already on the web and others that were given to me for the video) , I will post the link and the transcript of my questions and his answers.


Question 1 : What inspired you and your team to remake fallout van buren and bring it back from the dead?


Answer For Question 1: Today's CRPGs can't hold my attention the way older ones did. Because of that I was losing interest in CRPGs and became frustrated with the fact that I might never play a game like Fallout 1 or 2 again in my life. So there I was at the end of 2013 trying to find a solution. I asked myself a question - what CRPG do you want to play? One of the classics that has been around for decades? - No. Something new yet in the same vein as the classics? - Yes, Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 from Black Isle Studios.

Since I have lots of experience with modding Fallout 2 and doing large projects on my own (privately and on my daily job), I was perfectly comfortable with the idea to do it on my own. It would take a long time but I can do it. So I started and posted about it on RPGCodex's forum. Soon, other fans started contacting me expressing support and even joining me as writers, musicians, artists, etc.



Question 2: You are using original design documents, developer interviews and forum posts as information to bring the original vision to life as close as you possibly can, Is it enough for a full game or do you have to add original ideas of your own to flesh the game out?

Answer For Question 2: Yes, we have to rely on our own ideas and writing abilities in certain areas. We gathered plenty of information on the internet but that wasn't enough. The main plot was loosely defined while some locations and companions weren't written at all, merely mentioned. Changes to the game's famous SPECIAL system were also incomplete.

So we rolled up our sleeves and started filling those gaps in. We put some extra strain on ourselves by bringing back everything BIS cut from the game but we believe that's the only way to do it right.



Question 3: This is a personal question for you Hexer, What is your favorite fallout game and why?

Answer For Question 3: My favorite Fallout game is Fallout 1. I love the atmosphere, the story, the world, and the music.



Question 4: Is there anyone from the original F3 van buren development team working (or giving support ) to the project?

Answer For Question 4: Chris Avellone helped us with our questions related to the main plot and central characters. We plan on reaching out to other developers when we finish the Alpha version. If not with questions, then with information that Van Buren is happening after all and they'll get a chance to play it!



Question 5: I would have to ask of course! Is it possible to give me time frame of release, percentage of how much you have gotten done?

Answer For Question 5: We're currently assembling the Alpha version which is over 7 GB in size. Most of the music is done, the art is about 80% done, mapping is under way and we've finished about 40% of our maps, we are a little behind with dialogs lately although I'm certain our dozen writers won't disappoint. Changes to SPECIAL and scripting numerous quests are also under way although I will first need to finish the new art and mapping before working on it full time with our other programmer.
Voice acting and cinematics are last on our list of things to do so we only discussed them informatively although we secured voice actors for the Narrator and a few NPCs.

With all this in mind and considering our current pace of work, I don't see the game being released sooner than 2016. We want to make it right and certainly not rushed and disappointing!
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / [Fallout 1] Retrospective on: May 30, 2014, 11:45:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sImV92PP4Q

I appreciate all the games in the Fallout franchise but like a good amount of fans i only knew of fallout from fallout 3 and new vegas but when i discovered they were other games before that I had to try it out, I did not know that I would embrace the first 2 fallout games and they became some of my favorite games of all time... This is a video on the first fallout game

no matter how i feel about fallout 3 ( I dont hate it ..just my least favorite fallout game... that does not mean I think it is bad though) , I have to thank Bethesda because if it was not for Fallout 3 I would never have discovered the fallout games that came before it.
5  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Max Payne 2 (Fantastic Sequel) on: May 17, 2014, 04:29:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwCXcuiKIt0

Its rare for a sequel to surpass the one before it but max payne 2 does that..it improves upon the elements that made max payne a classic and sticks a successful formula.
If you have never played max payne 1 or 2 then i suggest you do.. cant comment on max payne 3
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / A message to Bethesda Game Studios from a fan. on: May 12, 2014, 04:34:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFxH2soLFdw


Developer of games such as fallout 3 elderscrolls series, over the past couple of years IMO they have been making mistakes, buggy games,bad game engines and reliance on patches have been their achilles heel, this a message of love and support and hopefully they get better and mot worse.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Welcome To RetrospectiveGaming on: May 01, 2014, 03:38:06 AM
We Aim To Inform And Educate, RPGs are the main games we cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Knights Of The Old Republic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Baldur's Gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Fallout New Vegas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Retrospective on: April 04, 2014, 11:45:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jip-N08u4W0

thoughts on the game?
9  Media / Miscellaneous Games / MW2 California Kush v4 PC Menu (Freaking Awesome!) on: March 21, 2014, 03:15:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYlYZIQx8XY

crazy menu!
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Listen to his story again... on: March 10, 2014, 01:37:17 AM
cant wait for this!
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Mount And Blade Warband on: March 10, 2014, 01:36:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MvTUM8kD3E

Thoughts? Great game with good rpg elements and flawless combat!
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / One Of The Greatest RPGs Of All Time :Baldur's Gate! on: February 25, 2014, 09:04:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRdgcXzfx0


anyone remember this classic?
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Underrated Classic!: Gothic 1 on: February 19, 2014, 09:44:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWJmjq9tQ5o

awesome game
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / ElderScrolls 3 : Morrowind Retrospective on: February 14, 2014, 02:40:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQjsCvqh1_Y
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Knights Of The Old Republic Retrospective on: February 10, 2014, 07:37:40 PM
volume is a little low so might have to turn it up and i made a youtube channel dedicated mainly to crpgs and older games like icewind dale, fallout  1 and 2 , balders gate etc because as great as these games are we need to talk about them as much as we can especially since gaming is the way it is right now, here is the first episode ( will get better with each one)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4gFirSfTnE

Retrospective Gaming

 http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA6ZR5id4mBTwdzGXavuF3w
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