Best Fallout Intro (Cinematic)?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Brycen, May 31, 2017.

What was the best Fallout intro (cinematic) by comparison?

  1. Fallout

    33 vote(s)
  2. Fallout 2

    2 vote(s)
  3. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

    1 vote(s)
  4. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

    0 vote(s)
  5. Fallout 3

    2 vote(s)
  6. Fallout: New Vegas

    10 vote(s)
  7. Fallout 4

    2 vote(s)
  1. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    The cinematic intros:

    Feel free to review any or all of them.

    • Not a fan of the melancholic jazz.
    • Pretty brutal with the televised summary execution of Canadian resistance members.
    • The music that plays in the background during the Overseer's speech is nice and moody.

    Fallout 2
    • Not a fan of the melancholic jazz.
    • Is that a freaking bong?!

    Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
    • The music that plays during the narration sounds relaxing.

    Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
    • Meh.

    Fallout 3
    • Not a fan of the green tint.
    • Not a fan of the melancholic jazz.
    • The "epic" music gets a bit too loud.

    Fallout: New Vegas
    • Missing that post-apocalyptic feel.
    • The music sounds too Western.
    • Caesar's Legion looks ridiculous.
    • The "epic" music gets a bit too loud.

    Fallout 4
    • Starts nice and moody.
    • Ends up being too melancholic.
  2. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I voted for New Vegas, but first I'll go through all of them.

    Fallout 1
    I actually really like this intro. It sets up the game/franchise rather nicely by giving us tonne, setting and backstory which is delivered in less than five minutes.
    The dark setting with the old school feel filters during narration really do speak of to its era.
    It's a 90's opening which doesn't feel out of place 20 years later.

    Fallout 2
    I feel this goes for a much brutal vibe than the first game. It essentially opens the main antagonists of the game. We understand what the game is about here and how brutal the World really is. While I don't like it as much as Fallout 1's, I do feel it's just as good in terms of getting the point across.

    Fallout 3
    I always felt Fallout 3 was a great opener for the seventh gen consoles. The Scale of the World plus the tonne is pitched here, and the fact they got Ron Pearlman to return really makes me think that someone cared at least a little about this project. It tries its best to emulate the openings of F1 and 2, but I feel it's ten years too late.
    The original were relics of its time while this one feels like a mimic of that style. In that case, it's the perfect opening for the game.

    Fallout New Vegas
    This one sets up the scale and gives us a pretty good backstory. That and it kind of gives me a James Bond vibe with the music. This is the one I feel will look the best in a Cinema. It sets up a lot of the game without really giving us any information at all. For that, I consider it the best of the series.

    Fallout 4
    The Opening feels... weird. While I feel the narration itself is pretty solid, the use of live action gives me some hope of a live action Fallout film and the music is chilling, it doesn't really feel like a Fallout opening. Instead, Bethesda seemed to have put a big budget on something that didn't really need as much money. It's an okay opening I guess, it just doesn't fit the franchise. That and it has no Ron Pearlman which is a damn shame.

    Fallout Tactics
    I just like this opening. It has a very "War" feel to it with music that doesn't fit into the franchise. I feel there are too many canon breaks in the narration, but I'm okay with this one. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it is labled as a spin-off so I guess it's okay.

    Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
    This intro tried way too hard to be "Badass" that it comes across as cringy. This is basically emo Fallout which is a shame as I like Tony Jay's voice. But he wasn't given anything interesting to say sadly meaning this intro... just sucks.
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  3. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Fo3 intro feels like a copy paste of FoT intro, with some content removed.

    About the narration part, i prefered Fo1. About the video itself, i really loved Fo2.
    FoNV intro felt a bit messy imo. But on the other hand, it is a hook for a much more open-ended plot.
  4. CourierFour

    CourierFour First time out of the vault

    May 21, 2017
    Despite the game not living up to it's predecessors in terms of story, gameplay, and writing quality, i've always felt that Fallout 3 had a good opening. I think the openings to 1 & 2 were good but they didn't really hook me like Fallout 3 did. Ironic, really, but for me they were monotonous and could've used more drama.
  5. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    To me, Fallout 1 has the most effective intro. You get a glimpse of what the world was like, then slowly the destruction is revealed with the pan out from the television, and then of course Ron talking about war. Also I just love the way Maybe starts to skip then cuts out and is replaced with the chilling sound of the wind.
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  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Fallout 1, hands down. The TV section, the slow pan out, perfect.
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  7. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I was really close to voting for Fallout 2, because I absolutely loved the style of the Vault slideshow, I loved the optimism about it, and it told us a lot about Vault life. The only thing that brought it down was the Enclave opening fire upon civilians. That felt forced, and like it was only done to show how evil the Enclave are.

    Then I figured, Fallout 1 introduces the Fallout universe far better than any other opening ever could. The retrofuturistic aesthetic via the commercials, the annexation of Canada via the execution of the rebel, and it overall showed just how much of a fucked up universe it was, as it slowly panned out on a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    That game is a western tho.

    Also it's between 1 and 3 for me.
  9. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    The franchise is not supposed to be a Western.

    Check this discussion titled "No love for F:NV" at the Fallout Wiki. These are some of its highlights:

    I had said for a long time, "I hope this wont be Red Dead Fallout." Sadly, that fear came to pass. From the uninteresting radio stations to the buggy heart of New Vegas, I was bored. . . .

    [. . .]

    I think 'Red Dead Fallout' is perfect way to describe this game. It was way more western-y than it was Fallout-y. F:NV was an incredible disappointment. The game felt wrong, felt like Red Dead. . . .

    [. . .]

    The spirit of Fallout does not live in New Vegas. [. . .] The end all and be all is simply this: Obsidian made a buggy [. . .] semi-interesting Western game and slapped Fallout on the front. . . .

    [. . .]

    This game was just a big disappointment. It just felt wrong. I like my post-apocalypse with a little.... post-apocalypse.

    [. . .]

    Why so many Wild West references? . . .

    [. . .]

    I see tons and tons of praise for F:NV and then instant dismissal for anyone who thinks differently. [. . .] Its sad i think because the older Fallouts were much much better. I think its because F:NV was too much of a western. Less western more radiation. Take notice Obsidian.​
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  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    What exactly is spirit of Fallout?
  11. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    Apr 22, 2016
    Join the unity and you will find out silly prime normal.

    Not really much to add for this as the vote basically covers everything. Without the 1st Fallout's cinematic the franchise would have been completely different. Hell we get to watch some pumped up power bros executing Canadians then waving and laughing. So metal, much bad ass.
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  12. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    That's where you wrong, kiddo.
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  13. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    Fallout 3.
    You literally get to see your own birth unfold, POV style.
    And then your dad asks....


    In all seriousness, it's a tie between Fo3 and Fo1
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  14. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I don't see the problem.

    The spirit of Fallout is a generally pulp sci fi set in a post apocalyptic environment, which involves a protagonist going on an adventure that takes them to interesting towns and getting caught up in local troubles, as they slowly uncover the overarching plot and antagonists.

    I don't see why that is incompatible with a game with strong Western elements. Hell, Fallout 1(With Junktown) and Fallout 2(With the Cattle Barons and Redding) both had pulpy western themes in them,

    I think New Vegas captures the spirit of Fallout almost as much as the classics. I genuinely do not see why anyone would think it's more western than fallout, when it is clearly brilliant for both.
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  15. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    1. It was able to set the scene, the tone and the task for the player in one go.

    The song made for a decent bookend to the whole thing.

    That's not saying much for your case. That's like saying "I'm right because random guy and his buddies are saying the same thing I'm saying." If I followed that line of argument, I could go out of my way to use arguments from dedicated franchise haters and use their arguments to validate any negative view I feel like spewing.
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  16. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    That wiki page gives me cancer. I just can't read this kind of stuff anymore.

    Fallout (except the Bethesda titles) always had western themes, by the way, even if it isn't that obvious to everyone.
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  17. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Honestly, who in the right mind voted Fallout 3 on that poll?

    Like seriously, all it is is a crashed bus with a radio playing, and a dude in Power Armour. It is utterly unhelpful in explaining what kind of universe the Fallout games are set with, and is the most bland and generic intro to a game I've ever seen.

    The intro cinematic to every single main Fallout game has got me really hyped to play the game, because it looks like such a cool and interesting setting, except for Fallout 3s intro, which wanted to make me fall the fuck asleep.
    Even Bethesda titles had western themes given that this guy is literally the first human guy you see in the wasteland in FO1.
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  18. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    In terms of sheer atmospheric depression its only matched by fo1. If I had two positive points in fallout 3's favor it'd be the pitt dlc (a solid maybe even great villain imo) and its intro. Generic sure but its an intro that appeals and sets the tone pretty well I think. It doesn't convey enough information granted but what I said is still valid in my mind.
  19. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Nothing will top this for me.

    EDIT: I mean the tone it sets, not literally the guy getting shot.
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  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The wave to the camera though...