8 Things About Fallout: New Vegas That Would Make BIS proud

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by cunningandvalor, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 27, 2009
    IGN lists off 8 things in New Vegas that would make BIS proud.<blockquote>The New Vegas Strip

    Fallout 3 had nothing to rival Fallout 2's New Reno, but the New Vegas Strip is perhaps the most effective encapsulation of the Fallout aesthetic and ethos to be found in any of the games. The Lucky 38's Presidential Suite, made of faded leather and velvet and full of battered closets stocked with dirty pre-war apparel, is the physical embodiment of Fallout's decaying American dream. The strip itself, meanwhile, it a glitzy hellhole, full of desperate individuals with so little to live for that this strangled, neon-cast shadow of a once-great city is worth killing over. Shame you can't take a job as a fluffer, Reno-style. That's still probably the most degrading thing in videogames.

    Drinking out of toilet bowls

    Pretty much everything about Hardcore mode recalls Black Isle's Fallout games: the way your companions die, leaving you all alone out there in the wastes; the way a crippled limb or radiation poisoning can lead to a slow and inevitable death; the way everything in the entire wasteland, from the wildlife to the water, is trying to murder you. But there's nothing that depresses us quite so much as lapping irradiated liquid from a toilet bowl to stave off death by dehydration. </blockquote>
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    That list is fucking awful.
     
  3. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 27, 2009
    Word to BN,

    "Pretty much everything about Hardcore mode recalls Black Isle's Fallout games"

    and

    "Deathclaws are just as tough! Requiring nothing less than a nuke to stop them"

    etc.

    Epitome of hilarity.
     
  4. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Btw, Repconn HQ is there for a quest.
     
  5. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Me: "Herp-derp, this looks like a interesting list."

    Me: "Fail..."
     
  6. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 18, 2010
    I would like to echo Brother None and say that the list is indeed fucking awful.
     
  7. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

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    Jun 11, 2008
    shitty article, was expecting something else, but Cass is awesome character and really well written.
     
  8. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 10, 2007
    I LOL'd. So now we are not the "vocal minority", but "significant portion". This is sooooo fucking funny.
     
  9. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    You said it.

    Please do.

    I didn't find her particularly ingenious, but she's definitely well written. I like her dialog, but I liked most of the dialogs. Voice acting was all absolutely abysmal though.
     
  10. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Like Fallout 3 is fun... yeah... :roll:
     
  11. Deimos

    Deimos First time out of the vault

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Agree. NV is not so bad game that they need to say: "Hey, kids! It's Fallout. It's Fallouty Fallout! It's Super Radioactive Fallouty Fallout".
     
  12. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen
    Modder

    Oct 26, 2004
    Re: 8 Things About Fallout: New Vegas That Would Make BIS pr

    The dead don't care.
     
  13. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Jan 23, 2007
    I think we can now become "Glittering gems of love, even though sometimes it's kinda meh"
     
  14. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    AHAHAHAHAHAH. What?

    Even if it was the Bethesda of the old times they had experience in a completely different kind of RPGs.
     
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Maybe it happened in a parallel universe.
     
  16. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I'd like to give the author the benefit of the doubt by suggesting he was on drugs when Fallout 3 was announced.
     
  17. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Disregarding the completely terrible article and listing, I'm genuinely surprised any of the fucks over at IGN have even played Fallout 1 and Fallout 2.

    I want to go to a parallel universe where Van Buren was released.
     
  18. Forhekset

    Forhekset Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 5, 2007
    It is IGN, after all.
     
  19. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    "Drinking out of toilet bowls"
     
  20. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 22, 2003