Where we talk about people talking about us, and then you comment about us talking about them talking about us.
The folks at TVG have put up a retrospective on Oblivion that I had chatted with them about a while back. Other than referring to me as Peter (twice), it’s an interesting read.
Maxine Shen mentions Fallout 3 on a list of titles to watch in 2008 over on her NY Post blog.
Mike Smith at Yahoo put up his list of the 10 games he’s looking forward to and includes Fallout 3 in that mix.
Bit-tech has a list of “Games to Watch in 2008” and includes Fallout 3 on the list, stating “With a fusion of some of the best talent and licenses in the RPG genre, Fallout 3 could be the only game you’ll need for the rest of your life,” which, I mean, come on…how would that even be possible?? That would mean no more Peggle. No game is good enough to be able to do without Peggle.
If you’re in the UK you may be aware that both PC Zone and PC Gamer have bits on Fallout 3 in their current issues. Gamer has a little article on the Fallout 10th Anniversary contest with mentions of the winner and some of their favorite runners-up (Falling From Heaven, European Accent, and You First). There’s also a mention of Fallout 3 in their “Games of 2008” article.
Meanwhile PC Zone has a two-page piece on Fallout 3 as part of its “Games of 2008” article. In it, Steve Hogarty uses the phrase “piece of piss” to describe the hours of gameplay in Fallout 3 compared to Oblivion, so it’s worth picking up for that alone. That and the nice mention of Daryl’s Portal map, which they give five stars and say “Bethesda’s people [and by people, they mean Daryl] have made a level that’s mind-boggling both in how hard and how masterfully designed it is.”
Official Playstation Magazine in the UK also has something about Fallout 3 in it this month, but my copy hasn’t shown up yet, so I can only pass along what was mentioned to me anecdotally.
I don’t recall (nor do I care to go back and look up) whether or not I mentioned the new issue of Game Informer listing Shivering Isles as one of the Top 50 Games of 2007, which is pretty darn good for an expansion pack. Both Bertz and Ben listed it as one of their top 10 games of the year, so thanks to them. Additionally, Sheogorath came in at #7 on the list of “Villains of 2007,” so props to him, wherever he is right now.