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. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    You only waste it anyway, why not waste it here? :P
  2. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    True. At this point, the topic should include which song of the intros would be the best. 4 immediately fails for not even having one.
  3. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    It has a rendition of the Fallout 3 theme I guess?

    Nothing trumps Maybe anyways. I've said this before, but I love how as the camera pans out to show the destroyed city and the tv shuts off, the song skips and is replaced with the howling wind, as if the Pre-War world's voice has finally died out (or something).
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  4. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Plus it makes for a great bookend to the game in comparison to their original pick for the intro song (I Don't Want To Set the World on Fire IIRC). The lyrics were oddly fitting for what the Vault Dweller's thoughts may have been as they left their home for the last time.

    I do hum the tune for 2's song but Maybe is still the best.
  5. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    You guys are so wrong, Fallout POS has the best intro music!!!!!
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  6. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Or that things could have turned out differently, Maybe.

    Yes I like 2's song as well, it sets an upbeat theme until the Enclave arrive.

    *looks up POS intro*




    Tony Jay is still awesome though.
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  7. Brycen

    Brycen First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2017
    It looks like Fallout: New Vegas, essentially, took the plot concerning Las Vegas right out of Wasteland (1988).

    Wasteland Wiki: Las Vegas

    Vegas is the city of Las Vegas. No one is quite sure how the Soviet missiles managed to miss the city, but most folks figure it was because the “house” was betting against a missile landing – and no one wins against the house.​

    Doesn't sound like a realistic or plausible scenario.

    Wasteland was described as taking place in a post-apocalyptic setting after a nuclear war. Yet, its main city, Las Vegas, was not directly hit by nukes.

    This is how Wasteland art pictured part of the city:

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  8. Sgt. Dornan

    Sgt. Dornan First time out of the vault

    Jun 27, 2017
    Fallout 1's intro will always be the best! Fallout 2's intro is mutant propaganda!
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    So? It is a direct reference to Wasteland, sure, but nothing more. Given that Fallout was originally supposed to be a sequel to Wasteland, it's no wonder there are many things that are similar between the two series. Obsidian made a homage to Wasteland and used the functional premise at the same time while making their own version of Las Vegas.
    In the end, the two cities differ greatly when you look at them ingame. Their rough similarity begins and ends with that quotation.

    That being said, I'd really love to have that picture in high res. Just the picture of the city. It looks fantastic.
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  10. Mr. Deathclaw

    Mr. Deathclaw First time out of the vault

    Aug 19, 2017
    @Prone Squanderer The two-shot kill it took to finally end the poor bastard after his leg twitches, gets me every time I start Fallout 1. The entire intro of Fallout 1 is soo simple, just an old, box TV casually showing regular commercials and news stories, yet it tells SO much about the Fallout world. The very dark news story in Canada with two soldiers casually shooting a prisoner and then waving to national television, the simple Corvega commercial (Also a significant company mentioned in all games) showed the huge increase in prices during the war, the Mr. Handy commercial introduced the player to one of the most important robots present in all the games, as well as gave a glimpse into American life. Just an ancient and useless TV sets the tone and backstory, and to top it all off, the camera slowly pans out to reveal a dead and empty city with the TV on, as well as "Maybe" playing in the background, creating a dark feeling and a sense of longing, even irony as the TV still displays average American media. The TV shuts off suddenly, and the "Maybe" record skips a few times before echoing throughout the desolate streets of the devastated city, sending out a final "maybe" to a nonexistent people desperately asking for a second chance. Maybe, this could have been different.

    Honestly, that first game has such superiority to the other games that it is matched only by its sequel.