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Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Sn1p3r187, Apr 30, 2017.
I know the feeling.
FO3 was definitely my introduction to the series. I was 12 at the time and I loved it...for a while. Eventually I got bored with it, and I actually signed up for this very forum around that time. I felt defensive about the game at first, but in time I was really able to get into FO1 & 2. I guess I owe it that much.
Nowadays I only like 3 for its over-the-top blasty-blasty shootman combat, its utterly transparent power fantasy element and its hilariously bad writing. Even then it's kind of a PITA to put up with.
How old ? The franchise only has two decades. It is very recent when you compare with most movie franchises.
That is true, but people who played Fallout when it first came out could have been 20 years old back then, or 30, etc.
My introduction to the series was the Fallout 1 demo, released in a CD in a french gaming magazine in the late 90's (which mostly contained a gallery of soft porn, unfinished 2D shitty games and softwares that were basically viruses).
It was different from anything I ever played. I didn't understand a word the NPCs were saying (I didn't speak English yet, I was a younggun) but it didn't matter, there was something new about this game. It was gritty, it was brutal, it was tense and amazing. I played it for months, again and again, until I had the opportunity of playing Fallout 1's intro, at the computer of some weird ass accounting firm. Don't ask my why accountants had Fallout 1 on their 90's PCs, I still have no idea.
in 1999, I finally stumbled upon the box of Fallout 2 in a shitty CD store owned by a hippy, and it was there, with maybe three or four other games max (including Carmageddon and KKND 2. Good memories.). I insist on the "stumble upon". Finding specific games in the 90's France was insanely difficult if you lived outside Paris. And if you found your game, you had to make sure to buy it fast, otherwise someone else could come and take it, and then it'd be gone forever. It was a different time ^^
Anyway, finally, it was mine, and I could start roaming in the wasteland. Bought Fallout 1 in the same year -1999- and I remember that I was playing it when my parents were celebrating the 2000 new year.
Yes and no. I was aware of Fallout thanks to a friend who talked endlessly about it. And then I played FO3 with him when it came out as my first one because he thought it was gonna be at least similar to the other games. Then he told me how shit FO3 was and at his insistence I also played FO2 in parallel to Fo3. By the time New Vegas was coming out I had already gotten seasoned into classic Fallout.