Can you really call yourself a Fallout fan if you love Fallout 4, honestly?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by HarkonFourth, May 30, 2018.

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    You cannot call yourself a Fallout fan unless you circulate the proper amount of hot air.
     
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  2. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    FTFY
     
  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Fan is actually an insult since it's short for "fanatic."

    But part of the issue is that fans don't want to acknowledge you can love different things about Fallout rather than all the same thing. I think the goofy bizarre world of Fallout 2 is the absolute best and Fallout 1 was vastly inferior. I also love the pseudo-political commentary of the Enclave versus the Master.

    Others love the colorful bizarre environments and black humor.
     
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  4. Copey

    Copey First time out of the vault

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    Feb 14, 2022
    This is a two year old post, but it deserves a more serious response. The difference between Dead Space (just finished 1 and 2 the other day, love them) and the Fallout franchise is the fact the rights were sold to Bethesda from Interplay and the amount of time between 2, 3, then 4. Bethesda has very different design goals for their games as evidenced by the Elder Scrolls series. There is a pretty decent rift in that community too similar to Fallout's that started around due to Oblivion being Morrowind lite with nice paint.

    The issue is that despite the smooth(braining) of the titles in their possession, people buy them in droves and Fallout 4 and Skyrim 25th anniversary edition are 100% guaranteed to be a generation's first step into the """RPG"""" genre so we are going to see Fallout descend even further towards Borderlands before it gets axed. This also may never happen and original fans will have to either accept that their game series is being completely dismantled or just complain ad infinitum. Thanks to the amount of time between the Bethesda titles and originals, they can distance their take successfully and thanks to the games being made for Bethesda fans, we can be neglected and the series progress without our input.
     
  5. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    If you like Fallout then you're a Fallout fan.

    We can go more in depth and categorize based on whether you like the Interplay/Obsidian Fallouts or the Bethesda Fallouts more, but as long as you like Fallout, then you're a Fallout fan in my opinion.
     
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  6. MutantProtogen

    MutantProtogen First time out of the vault

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    Jun 1, 2022
    I have to agree with this, because really as long as you like something, it's really your choice if you consider yourself a fan or not. If you only ever played the Bethesda Fallout games and like them, you can still consider yourself a fan because you have a basic love of the universe, even if it isn't what it was before. The opposite applies for me, where I've only played the Interplay titles and New Vegas, I still consider myself a fan because I love the universe even if I've never played all the games or even any fan made additions to the series. Sure, being a fan of certain aspects of Fallout will draw ire or appreciation from various fans, but at the end of the day, it's really your choice if you consider yourself a fan or not, and I don't believe it's right to say someone's not a real fan of the series for liking or disliking a certain game because at the end of the day, they like Fallout just like everyone else who considers themselves fans.

    Sorry if this response was all over the place, just felt like it needed to be said.
     
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  7. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    You’re not allowed to consoom unless you conform to my consoomshun.

    But yeah, in a broad way you’re right. But I’m willing to dissect this argument like the asshole I am and say that perhaps Beth Fallout isn’t Fallout at all, more just a goofy post-apoc Americana series with familiar set pieces.
     
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  8. Black_Electric

    Black_Electric It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 7, 2022
    Fans are fans. They may be terribly misguided, not willing to go outside the realm of bethesda-land, ignorant of the origins of the franchise, but I think you can still like Fo4 and be a fan. I myself personally like Fo4, I still think the originals were better.

    I don't think that anyone who refuses to even try, or doesn't appreciate the classics can call themselves a true fan of the franchise though. And I hate seeing a couple of the biggest names in fallout on youtube having never done a lets play or discussion on the classic games. Makes me almost sick.

    I strongly dislike this generation.
     
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  9. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    I'm a better consoomer than you
     
  10. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    HEY WHAT'S UP GUYS AND WLECOME TO A NEW FALLOUT 76 BATTLEPASS UPDATE!!! *airhorn sounds*
     
  11. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    I had to cross myself to ward off the ethereal retardation of the kinds of people who do that. It’s like a portal in the Witcher; you let those morons through, even when making fun of them. Best to hang garlic above the windows and door thresholds to ward off their evil.
     
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  12. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    Sometimes they're fun to watch, but in a "low IQ turn your brain off" way. If that makes sense.
     
  13. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    Yeah so is jerking off into your own face like a chimp, doesn’t mean it’s not horrifying for the other people at McDonald’s.
     
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  14. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    goo goo gaa gaa
     
  15. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    The philosopher of our time.
     
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  16. Feday Of Madness

    Feday Of Madness Working Class Hero

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    Jun 7, 2022
    I think with enough mods like D.U.S.T or other overhauls fallout 4 could be better but then it would be a HD S.t.a.l.k.e.r in America.
     
  17. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    I will say that F4 had solid gunplay. Damn shame the rest of it was so underwhelming.

    Settlement building is fun though, if really out of place.
     
  18. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    When you spend 3 hours making a shack but the shitty PS4 controller settlement object placing controls make the house lopsided and completely fucking impossible architecturally

     
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  19. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

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    Dec 16, 2018
    What can I say man, I love Minecraft :-).

    Plus the fact that I'm autistic predisposes me to hyper-focusing on dumb shit like that lmfao.
     
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  20. KingArthur

    KingArthur Hackin and Whackin and Smackin [REDACTED]

    Jun 25, 2018
    I’m Borderline Personality-psychotic, so it’s the total opposite where I’ll build something, it’ll come out terrible, the voices berate me and I hate myself over it for the next 3 weeks.