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[Fallout] Super Mutants and Deathclaws and Geckos OH MY
If I could put one thing into FO3 other than greatly expanded quest options and dialog choices, it would be a viable stupid playthrough.
Eh they did have a valid excuse for not putting it in, having to record unique dialog for every NPC you can interact with would be terribly expensive.
They just hire the same fucking five guys for an extra day?
Okay first they have to rewrite almost every single line of dialog. This is significant work for the writers and would effectively close to double the time it takes to write any quest. Then they have to record all these new lines, which pretty much doubles the time it takes to record everything. Keep in mind voice actors also entail a writer sitting there coaching the actors, and studio time for the microphones, and audio engineers to clean up the files, and then someone has to get the sound file into the game and clip it to the right length and stuff, and then this all has to go on the disc which perhaps becomes troublesome.
Then they have to have different facial expressions in each conversation because of course when talking to an idiot the NPC will often get angry, so the scripter or coder or animator or whoever does that gets twice as much work for every conversation, and finally they get to write all new lines for the player in every case.
And this is IGNORING the IMMENSE work it takes to make the game function so that a mildy retarded PC could realistically accept and subsequently complete the more complex quests.
It was really more of a cheap shot at the VA than actually being an argument for more dialogue.
Honestly I think the idea of going full VA was a bad one for the series because it forces stuff like this.
The whole point of a retard run is you cant do 90% of the quests
But then you guys would be bitching about how Bethesda is lazy and took out 90% of the quests from the retard run. You guys always find lots of things to bitch about.
noone bitched about that in fo1 and 2.
Becuase for some reason, people were less dickish about the games they played in the mid 90's... Youngsters these days, just a bunch of whiney ingrates.
To many games these days are afraid of cutting off certain paths becuase of base character builds. Every one wants to be able to do every quest in every way with every combination. Sometimes, the mayor of a town just doesn't want to put the fate of his people in the hands of a dip-shit.
Simms: Can you disarm that bomb?
PC: Wubba harrrrglb
Simms: Good enough for me, Disarm it and i'll pay you.