Was Fallout 3 your introduction to the Fallout series?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Sn1p3r187, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Risewild

    Risewild Vault Fossil
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I know the feeling. :aiee:
     
  2. ENCLAVECOMMANDER

    ENCLAVECOMMANDER Why isn't your video feed working?

    Jun 27, 2009
    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.
     
  3. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    How old ? The franchise only has two decades. It is very recent when you compare with most movie franchises.
     
  4. Risewild

    Risewild Vault Fossil
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    Jun 14, 2014
    That is true, but people who played Fallout when it first came out could have been 20 years old back then, or 30, etc. :aiee: :V
     
  5. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    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.
     
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  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    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.
     
  7. Whammytap

    Whammytap First time out of the vault

    Aug 5, 2016
    Nope. I started with the first one. I'm glad my husband insisted. We played all the games in order with the exception of Tactics, which I am sorry to have skipped and would very much like to play.

    Fallout 3 was, however, my introduction to first-person shooter perspective. Man, was it crazy stepping out of Vault 101 for the first time! I felt like I was there, actually got some mild vertigo the first few times playing.
     
  8. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    That story was a wild ride from start to finish.
     
  9. YeeCop

    YeeCop If It's Hostile, You Kill It

    Jan 26, 2017
    No, it was New Vegas. Although I treated New Vegas like it was its own standalone game, until I booted up Fo3 for the first time. I realized from the start Fo3 was different in a lot of ways. No iron sights? Less broad selection of weapons? Karma plays a huge role in the game? It was Fo3 and FONV that made me a Fallout fan. To this day, I still love both games, although New Vegas has a bit more love. :smile:
     
  10. mkba

    mkba First time out of the vault

    Jun 10, 2017
    actually yes and no . back in the time when PoS3 came out i was intrigued by it and thought that will be a great game but i had a very low end pc ( when i think of it now it was a lucky thing ) , so i got fallout 1&2 and enjoyed them a lot , when i finally i took a better pc ( but still a crappy one ( in morroco the price of a good pc is the same of a pretty good car ... )) i couldn't run PoS3 due the lack of optimisation so the i played new vegas and loved it , and one day a "friend" gived me a patch for PoS3 and a i totaly erased this "friend" from my life .
     
  11. Rali57

    Rali57 Fresh out of Vault 69

    Jun 25, 2015
    Yes and no
    Yes because I got introduced to the fallout series by the way of Fallout 3 reviews and all that.
    No because the first Fallout game I've actually played was NV.