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April 21st, 2009, 00:06
Originally Posted by magerette View Post
Don't you think the possibility exists that even though they're using Beth's engine they could still make their own game out of it? They did pretty well putting their own twist on NWN, despite the horrible engine. I'm not a FO geek, but I'd think the chances of Obsidian totally screwing something like this up, i.e., making a terrible game, would be fairly low.
I did not see how long Obsidian have been working on it! My bad. I'll have to dial down the cynicism a bit.

But it also depends on your definition of a "terrible game". IMO Fallout 3 is a terrible game, not because it disappoints all the Fallout fans, but just on its own merits. The engine hopefully branched at 90 degrees back in '05.

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