Electronic Entertainment Expose [E3] 2008 News

Bethesda calls Fallout 3 previews into doubt

Fallout 3 producer Peter Hines has moved to quash some of the negative feedback that the title received following E3 demonstrations, subtly calling in to question the validity of gameplay impressions based on 30 minutes of exposure.

“Everybody has their reasons why they do or don’t like something, so it’s not really for me to say, ‘That’s a good reason not to like it,’ or, ‘That’s not a good reason not to like it,’” he stated. “You play the game and you see what you think."

"At E3 we let people play the game for a half hour, and if in a half hour you can make up your mind one way or the other, OK. I don’t really get into judging the rightness or wrongness of it. I just give people a chance to play it and they draw their own conclusions.”

All well and good, except merely by mentioning the length of time impressions were based on, the validity of opinion is called into question immediately. Nicely done.

For what it’s worth, we’re excited by Fallout 3, and we’ll be looking ahead to extended playtime in the coming months.