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Fallout 3
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デベロッパーBethesda Game Studios
パブリッシャーBethesda Softworks
Ubisoft (GER)
リリース日October 28, 2008 (US)
October 31, 2008 (EU, AU)
December 4, 2008 (JP)
ジャンルRole-playing game
エンジンGamebryo
モードSingle player
プラットフォームMicrosoft Windows XP, Windows 7, 8 or Vista
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
メディアBlu-ray disc, DVD, digital download
システム要件Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista
7GB free harddisk space
1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
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未来への備え

Fallout3は、Bethesda Game Studios開発、 Bethesda SoftworksがPCまたコンソール向けに発売した
オープンワールドアクションロールプレイングゲームである。
本作は全5作品の内3作目に当たり、 InterplayのFallout,Fallout2の続編。
2008年10月28日北米、31日ヨーロッパ、同年12月4日日本で発売された。
PC,Xbox360,Playstation 3で入手可能。
2015年11月11日、Fallout3はXbox One専門に下位互換適応された。

このゲームは2277年、大戦争から200年後、元合衆国の東海岸、多くをワシントンD.C.
メリーランド州の南西、ペンシルバニア西部そしてヴァージニア北東を舞台とする。

前作のターン性、等尺性のシステムとは対照的に、本ゲームはリアルタイム戦闘と、1、3人称視点を特徴とする。


Setting and story[編集 | ソースを編集]

Setting[編集 | ソースを編集]

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Capitol Hill

主要記事: Fallout world

このゲームはアメリカ、中国、ソビエト、他による大戦争に基づくポストアポカリプス、懐古的未来像を投影したワシントンD.C.を舞台とする。
2077年10月23日に起こった大戦争は二時間に満たず終戦したにも関わらず、莫大な損害と破壊をもたらした。
大戦争の前、資源戦争は世界を殆ど機能不全にし、暴徒が街頭に溢れた。
その間に国際連合は解散し、F.E.V.ウイルスと結び付けられた世界規模のテロリズムはアメリカを
共産主義者に対する誇大妄想へと駆り立てていった。
アラスカに於ける中国に対抗し、戦争協力させる為、アメリカ合衆国によりカナダが併合された。
事実として、カナダの殆ど手付かずの自然資源は、カナダを守るアメリカの努力を決定的に価値のあるものにしたのだ。

Story[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 plot

The introductory sequence introduces the Lone Wanderer (player) to their character's father James, a doctor and scientist in Vault 101. James frequently makes comments about the player character's deceased mother Catherine, and her favorite Bible passage, Revelation 21:6, which speaks of "the waters of life".

The main quest begins after the player is forced to flee Vault 101 when James leaves the vault, throwing it into anarchy and causing the paranoid Overseer to send his security force after the player. The search for James takes the character on a journey through the Wasteland, first to the nearby town of Megaton, named for the undetonated atomic bomb at the center of town, then the Galaxy News Radio station, whose enthusiastic DJ Three Dog gives the player the moniker of "The Lone Wanderer". The player travels to Rivet City, a derelict aircraft carrier now serving as a fortified human settlement. Here the player meets Doctor Li, a scientist who worked alongside the player's father. Doctor Li informs the player of Project Purity, a plan conceived by Catherine and James to purify all the water in the Tidal Basin and eventually the entire Potomac River with a giant water purifier built in the Jefferson Memorial. However, continued delays and Catherine's death during childbirth put an end to the project, and James took the player's character as a newborn to raise them in the safety of Vault 101.

After investigating the Jefferson Memorial, the Lone Wanderer tracks James to Vault 112, and frees him from a virtual reality program being run by the Vault's sadistic Overseer, Dr. Braun. James and the player return to Rivet City, and James reveals he sought out Braun for information on the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (G.E.C.K.), a device that contains the components needed to finally activate Project Purity. James and Doctor Li lead a team of Rivet City scientists to the memorial with intent to restart the project, but the memorial is invaded by the Enclave, a powerful military organization formed from the remnants of the pre-War United States government. James floods the project's control room with radiation to stop the Enclave military leader, Colonel Augustus Autumn, from taking control of it, killing himself (but Autumn survives), his last words urging his child to run. The Lone Wanderer and Dr. Li flee to the ruins of the Pentagon, now a base for the Brotherhood of Steel and now known as the Citadel. With Project Purity still inoperational even with the Enclave occupying the site, the player travels to Vault 87 to find a G.E.C.K. and finish James's work. The player finds the Vault to be a testing site for the FEV (Forced Evolutionary Virus), and the source of the Super Mutants in the Capital Wasteland. After the player acquires the G.E.C.K., the Wanderer is ambushed by the Enclave and captured.

At the Enclave base at Raven Rock, the player is freed from their cell by the Enclave leader, President John Henry Eden, who requests a private audience with them. En route to his office however, Colonel Autumn defies Eden's orders and takes command of the Enclave military, ordering them to kill the player. Fighting their way to Eden's office, the player discovers Eden is actually a sentient ZAX series supercomputer who took control of the Enclave after their defeat in Fallout 2 on the West Coast thirty years ago. Eden wishes to repeat the plan of then-President Dick Richardson using Project Purity, infecting the water with a modified strain of FEV that will make it toxic to any mutated life. This plan will kill most life in the wasteland including humans, but the Enclave, due to their genetic "purity" as a result of their isolation, will be immune and free to take control of the area. The Wanderer, provided with a sample of the new F.E.V., is given a choice to either leave peacefully or convince Eden to self-destruct the entire base. The Lone Wanderer escapes Raven Rock and returns to the Citadel.

With the knowledge they possess, the G.E.C.K. and the means to activate Project Purity, the Brotherhood assault the Jefferson Memorial, spearheaded by a giant robot named Liberty Prime. In the control room of Project Purity the player confronts Colonel Autumn, and has the choice to persuade him to give up or kill him. Dr. Li informs the player that the purifier is ready to be activated, but the activation code must be input manually, and also that the control room is flooded with lethal amounts of radiation. The Lone Wanderer is forced to choose between sending Sarah Lyons of the Brotherhood inside the extremely irradiated purifier or entering themselves. Whoever enters into the chamber inputs the code hinted at through the game, that being 21:6, and dies from a radiation spike.

If the "Broken Steel" DLC is installed, the player survives if they activate it themselves, but they also have the option of sending one of their radiation-immune companions to enter the code and start the purifier with no casualties. The player also has the possibility to enter the F.E.V. sample into the water prior to activation, having adverse post-ending effects on the game's side quests.

Cast[編集 | ソースを編集]

Gameplay[編集 | ソースを編集]

V.A.T.S.

主要記事: Fallout 3 gameplay

Character system[編集 | ソースを編集]

Main character creation occurs as the player experiences the character's childhood. The player decides the character's general appearance using a Gene Projection, conducted by the father before the mother dies. Afterwards, the father removes his surgeon's mask to reveal a face similar to the one chosen by the player for the character; your father's race will also be the same as your own no matter what. As a child in the Vault, the character receives a book titled "You're SPECIAL," whereupon the player can set the character's seven primary aptitudes. The character receives training weapons and a Pip-Boy 3000 later on during childhood, and the player's performance in various tests determines the rest of the attributes. Additionally, several quests inside the Vault are able to influence the player character's relationship with his or her father. Skills and Perks are similar to those in previous games: the player chooses three Tag Skills out of 13 to be the character's specialties. Five skills have been cut out from the game (Fallout and Fallout 2 had 18 skills). First Aid and Doctor have been integrated into Medicine, Throwing and Traps have been merged into Explosives, Steal integrated into Sneak, and both Outdoorsman and Gamble have been removed completely. The maximum level the player can achieve is level 20 (which is to be raised to 30 after purchase of the third DLC installment, along with the ability to continue your game after the main story missions are complete). The Traits from the previous Fallout installments were combined with Perks in Fallout 3, and the player can choose a new Perk each time after gaining a level.

Combat[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 combat

The Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, or V.A.T.S., is an active pause combat system implemented in the game. While using V.A.T.S., the otherwise real-time combat is paused. Attacks in V.A.T.S. cost action points, and the player can target specific body areas for attacks to inflict specific injuries. When attacks are selected, V.A.T.S. will then execute the attack in real-time slow motion, allowing the gory deaths in the game to be shown in great detail. The player will take 90% reduced damage from enemies during this sequence.

It should be noted that while the player has a 15% increased critical hit chance while using V.A.T.S., weapon degradation per shot is greatly increased, forcing the player to strike a balance between using more ammunition or losing guns more quickly. This trade-off allows for two very different play styles throughout the game.

Items[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 items

A dynamic facet of gameplay is that firearms wear out over time of use. As a weapon degenerates, its damage is reduced and it loses accuracy. However, worn out firearms of the same type can be combined to make more reliable and powerful weapons. Weapon schematics can also be found and used to create various devices such as the Rock-It Launcher that can fire various items such as lunchboxes and stuffed animals, or the bottlecap mine, made out of a Vault-Tec lunchbox, cherry bombs, lunchboxes and bottle caps. Along with equipping various weapons, the player can also utilize different armors and clothing that may have effects that can alter various skills. For example, a pair of mechanic's coveralls may boost the player's repair skill while it is worn. Armor and clothing come in two main parts for the head and body, allowing a player to wear different combinations of hats and armor as well as masks and facial clothing which can be worn with hats. Also, a player's inventory has a specified weight limit, preventing a player from carrying too many items. Story-related or essential items like Ammunition have no weight, due to the developer not wishing to bog down inventory management. Your weight limit will increase if you increase your Strength stat in SPECIAL.

Party[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 companions

パーティの最大人数は自分自身を含め、Dogmeatと非プレイヤーキャラクターの三人。
Dogmeatはパーティに加わる事に加えて、単独で武器や弾薬、対放射能薬、スティムパックなどの探索に送り出せる。
Dogmeatは、酷使や極端に危険な環境(Deathclaw Sanctuaryなど)に連れて行くと死んでしまう可能性がある。
Dogmeatは唯一無二だが、Broken Steelアドオンで彼女の子犬を雇えるperkが存在。 (Puppies!)
もしプレイヤーがDogmeatを殺した場合、二人のフォロワーを雇う事ができる。
Dogmeatとその子犬には回復の為に、スティムパックを与える事ができる。
PC版では、コンソールを用いてDogmeatを生き返らせ影響なく連れ歩ける。
プレイヤーのパーティは幾つかの一時的なクエストによって拡張でき、クエストキャラは、そのクエスト完了までプレイヤー達と行動を共にする。
もし、そのクエストが完了されなかったのであれば、キャラが死ぬまで、永遠にパーティメンバーとなる。

Karma[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Karma

カルマシステムはFalloutにおいて重要な特徴である。会話や戦闘の選択肢次第でゲームプレイに影響を及ぼす。
善良な選択をすればNPCから好意を受け、悪意のある行動を取れば敵意を受ける。
プレイヤーの犯した犯罪は概ね、その組織全体に気付かれてしまう。
しかし、他の組織はそれに気付く事はなく、街は普通それ自体が一つの組織なので、
ある街で犯された犯罪の情報は別の場所へ伝えられる事は無い。
だが、注意すべき点として良いまた悪い行動は敵対する提携グループに対して懸賞金を引き起こす。
もしプレイヤーが善ならばTalon Company、悪ならRegulatorsがランダムに奇襲をかける。
彼らは特定のエリア限定でなく、waste landのどこにでも現れる。
組織の規模や境界は様々で、行動が一つの地域に制限されることはない。
このゲームのMAPサイズはOblivionよりもかなり小さくなる予定だったが、現在似通った大きさである。

Changes from previous Fallout games[編集 | ソースを編集]

Fallout 3 in game.

  • FalloutとFallout2は2Dエンジンでターン性戦闘と見下ろし方等尺性視点が特徴なのに対し、Fallout3は3Dエンジンでリアルタイム戦闘と、1,3人称視点を特徴とする。Fallout TacticsとVan Burenは両者ともターン性、リアルタイム戦闘、そして見下ろし方視点である。


  • PerksとTraitは統合されている。Fallout,Fallout2においては、Traitはキャラクター作成時に選ぶ、強力な長所と激しい短所を一般的に併せ持つもの、Perksは純粋にアドバンテージしかないものだった。


  • SPECISLキャラクターシステムにおいて、skillsの数は18から13へと減らされていて、traitsは除かれ、perksは各3,4レベルの代わりに、各レベル毎に選ばれる。

S.P.E.C.I.A.L[編集 | ソースを編集]

S.P.E.C.I.A.LはStrength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luckを表す。
これらのステータスは、あなたのキャラクターがどんな人間になるかを決定する。

Development history[編集 | ソースを編集]

Interplay[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Van Buren

Van Buren Main menu

Fallout 3 was initially under development by Black Isle Studios, a studio owned by Interplay Entertainment, under the working title Van Buren. Interplay Entertainment closed down Black Isle Studios before the game could be completed, and the license to develop Fallout 3 was sold for a $1,175,000 minimum guaranteed advance against royalties to Bethesda Softworks, a studio primarily known as the developer of the The Elder Scrolls series.[1] Bethesda's Fallout 3 however, was developed from scratch, using neither Van Buren code, nor any other materials created by Black Isle Studios. In May 2007, a playable technology demo of the canceled project was released to the public.[2]

Bethesda[編集 | ソースを編集]

Poster of Fallout 3. E3 2006 expo

Bethesda stated it would be working on Fallout 3 in July 2004,[3] but principal development did not begin until after The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was completed.[4] Bethesda announced their intention to make Fallout 3 similar to the previous two games, focusing on non-linear game play, a good story, and true "Fallout humor." Bethesda also stated the game is targeted for a rating of M for Mature, and would have the same sort of adult themes and violence that are characteristic of the Fallout series. Fallout 3 uses a version of the same Gamebryo engine as Oblivion, and was developed by the same team. Initially Bethesda held the right to make only 3 Fallout games with royalties to be paid to Interplay.[5]

In 2006, Bethesda bought the full Fallout franchise leaving Interplay the right to make Project V13. Between May 2 and June 5, 2007 Bethesda showcased 5 pieces of concept art by Craig Mullins on the Fallout 3 website during the countdown to the teaser. The cinematic teaser trailer for Fallout 3, consisting of the first part of the intro, was released by Bethesda Softworks on June 5, 2007, after a 30 day countdown on the Fallout 3 website. On August 2, 2007, the game's website was opened.

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Leonard Boyarsky, one of the creators of the original Fallout, when asked about Interplay's sale of the rights to Bethesda, said that he felt as though "our ex-wife had sold our children that she had legal custody of," admitting that he feels very possessive of the series,[6] but also admitted that his concerns have nothing to do with Bethesda.[7] Considerable concern was also raised by some members of the series' fan community, largely concerning major changes in game play style compared to the original games and Fallout 3's similarity to Oblivion. The reaction from the press, however, was largely positive, with many considering the shift to first person view and real time combat an update, and with most considering the similarities to Oblivion to be a good thing.

In a review from 1UP.com, Fallout 3 was praised for its open-ended gameplay and flexible character-leveling system. Its memorable setting prompted a favorable comparison to the 2007 game, BioShock. While the V.A.T.S. system was called "fun," enemy encounters were said to suffer from a lack of precision in real-time combat and little variety in enemy types. The review concluded that despite the game's shortcomings, Fallout 3 is a "hugely ambitious game that doesn't come around very often," and one would "be a fool not to play it and enjoy the hell out of it."[8]

Sales for Fallout 3 have thus far been very high, and figures suggest that the game has outsold all previous Fallout games (including all other spin-offs) in its first week.[9]

Fallout 3 won several awards following its showcasing at E3 2007. IGN gave it the Game of E3 2007 award, and GameSpot gave it the Best Role-Playing Game of E3 2007 award.[10][11] Following the game's demonstration at E3 2008, IGN also gave it Best Overall RPG, Best Overall Console Game, and Overall Game of the Show for E3 2008.[12] Game Critics Awards gave the game Best Role-Playing Game and Best of Show for E3 2008.[13]

Controversies and censorship[編集 | ソースを編集]

On July 4, 2008, Fallout 3 was refused classification by the OFLC in Australia, thus making the game illegal for sale in the country. In order for the game to be reclassified, the offending content in the Australian version of the game would have to be removed by Bethesda Softworks and the game resubmitted to the OFLC.[14] According the OFLC board report, the game was refused classification due to the "realistic visual representations of drugs and their delivery method (bringing) the 'science-fiction' drugs in line with 'real-world' drugs." Despite this, Australia's Fallout 3 was expected to be released on October 30, on par with the European version, and was delivered on time with the drug-name changes.[15]

On September 9, 2008 Bethesda vice president of PR and marketing, Peter Hines, has described the idea of a censored Australian version of Fallout 3 as a misconception. All versions of Fallout 3 no longer include real world drug references,[16] then morphine was renamed to Med-X.

Game content was edited in the German release to include less violence. (No gore).[17]

Bethesda Softworks changed the side quest "The Power of the Atom" in the Japanese version of Fallout 3 to relieve concerns about depictions of atomic detonation in inhabited areas. In non-Japanese versions, players are given the option of either defusing, ignoring, or detonating the dormant atomic bomb in the town of Megaton. In the Japanese version, the character Mister Burke has been taken out of this side quest, making it impossible to detonate the bomb.

Also in the Japanese release, the "Fat Man" nuclear catapult weapon was renamed "Nuka Launcher," as the original name was a reference to the bomb used on Nagasaki, Japan.

Microsoft India decided not to release the game in that country, citing "cultural sensitivities". It has been speculated that this is either because the cattle in the game are called brahmin, which is the name of the highest Hindu caste, or possibly due to the fact that the player can kill and eat the cattle, which, as it is a venerated animal, is against the principles of most Hindu sects.[18]

Leak[編集 | ソースを編集]

On October 9, 2008, an Xbox 360 review copy of Fallout 3 was leaked on torrents all around the world. Bethesda Softworks reacted by closing streaming videos and YouTube videos of the leaked copy. However a large amount of information was leaked, including most of the main quest line.

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Developers[編集 | ソースを編集]

Fallout 3 development team

主要記事: Fallout 3 developers

The project is headed by executive producer Todd Howard. Other producers include Ashley Cheng, Gavin Carter and Jeff Gardiner. The lead designer is Emil Pagliarulo who previously worked on Thief games as well as the Dark Brotherhood quests in Oblivion. Lead level designer is Joel Burgess. Other leads are lead artist Istvan Pely and lead programmer Steve Meister. PR and marketing for the game is coordinated by Pete Hines.

See: Fallout 3 developers for a full list of known developers.

Music[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 soundtrack

The soundtrack of Fallout 3 is comprised of two main elements: the ambient soundtrack composed by Inon Zur, who also created the soundtrack of Fallout Tactics, and songs and other musical works which are played by in-game radio stations.

Products[編集 | ソースを編集]

Collector's Edition[編集 | ソースを編集]

The products included in the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition.

The collector's edition of Fallout 3 features: A Vault Boy bobblehead, The Art of Fallout 3 (which features never before seen exclusive concept art for the game), and "The Making of Fallout 3" DVD. The entire package is contained in a Vault-Tec lunchbox container.

Survival Edition[編集 | ソースを編集]

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Pip-Boy 3000 digital clock

In addition to the above products, the Survival Edition features a life-size model of the Pip-Boy wrist computer upon whose screen is a fully functional digital clock display.

The Pip-Boy is a similar rendition of the one seen in game. However it is made from a lightweight plastic that surprised many users. Undeterred fans put batteries into their clocks, however many found the buttons to not be functional. Others had the clock function for a time, then turn into a flashing "12:00" before never working again.

Limited Edition[編集 | ソースを編集]

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Fallout 3 Limited Edition

There was also a limited edition of the game simply called the Fallout 3 Limited Edition that was exclusive to the UK and available only through the retailer game. It comes with the game and a Brotherhood of Steel power armor figurine.

Add-ons[編集 | ソースを編集]

主要記事: Fallout 3 add-ons

Bethesda Softworks has released five add-ons for Fallout 3:

Game of the Year Edition[編集 | ソースを編集]

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition was released on October 13, 2009 for PC, PS3, and 360; this edition includes all five add-on packs, a Vault Secure poster on the back cover, and a copyright information booklet with a "Wasteland Survival Guide" cover. Mothership Zeta will not be available in any disc version aside from the Game of the Year edition.

Behind the scenes[編集 | ソースを編集]

  • The original inspiration for V.A.T.S. was Burnout's crash mode replays.
  • In the world of Fallout, the bombs fell on October 23. Bethesda tried to coincide the release of Fallout 3 to that.
  • The downtown D.C. area in Fallout 3 was twice the size at one point. The team decided it was too large and confusing and cut the area space in half. The Wasteland area was half the size, and the team felt it was too small, so the Wasteland size doubled. [19]
  • The PC version of Fallout 3 is not optimized for Windows 7 and onwards with quad-cores and onwards, but can be run properly if the settings .ini file is modified.

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外部リンク[編集 | ソースを編集]

オフィシャルリンク[編集 | ソースを編集]

ファンサイトリンク[編集 | ソースを編集]

References[編集 | ソースを編集]

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