Fallout and Fallout 3 win in the Smithsonian videogames poll

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, May 5, 2011.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    As you all probably remember the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted a poll for their Art of Videogames exhibit, in which games that are dear to Fallout fans like Wasteland, and even two installments of the series themselves, Fallout and Fallout 3, were candidates for the respective eras.

    Now the results are out and it looks like Fallout and Fallout 3 both won in their categories/eras while, unfortunately, Wasteland didn't make it (losing to The Bard's Tale III).

    Thanks Cunningandvalor
  2. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Heh, Wasteland is obviously superior to Bard's Tale.
  3. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    I strongly disagree about some choices (Halo 2 before Psychonauts? Mass Effect 2 before Limbo? Ocarina of Time before Paper Mario? The games themselves may or may not be better, but have more unique art styles imo). On the other hand, I am pleased about the Fallouts (yes, 3 also merits a spot), Bioshock, Okami and Shadow of the Colossus. Of course, some games are missing (more recently, I grew a fondness for Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood, very few games, hell, media in general, portray the colorful Renaissance so well)
  4. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Awww, Fallout is written under Bethesda Softworks. :/
  6. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    It's almost as if they used a time machine to go back and change history and we're the only ones who remember the original timeline. So many people refer to F3 as "Fallout"...

    Sad face symbol.

    KING SHIT It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 25, 2010
    It's the worst when they call Fallout 3 "the first game" :|
  8. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I've seen one at Beth forum who actually thought that FO3 was first and was waiting for "Fallout 3 2".
  9. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    omg maybe it's like stur wars
  10. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    You must've missed the part where they list the devs, and then the current owner of the franchise.
  11. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I'm going to hope he was trolling and not clinically retarded.
  12. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    Great to see Fallout 1 and Fallout 3 make it in. Probably my two favourites of the series.
  13. exmachinax

    exmachinax First time out of the vault

    May 6, 2011
    Too bad Fallout 2 and New Vegas aren't on the list. They're my favorites by far, and on my fav games ever list.

    But is good to see the series mentioned at all. Though i can't find much reason for the generic and overly done "major city in ruins in a post apocalyptic world" of Fallout 3 to be there. The desert is a setting so much more interesting and less common in this kind of stories.
  14. Trank

    Trank Silent

    Feb 3, 2011
    Damn 2 and Vegas were my favorite they were better. but all of them are good. happy that 1 and 3 made it as well.
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The art of the originals Final Fantasy games is much more original (sorry the redundancy) and has a lot more technique and style than the art of the FF games from 7 onwards, why aren't they there?

    And what is exactly a "target" game?
  16. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    Should be FO1 and NV IMO, for the best Classic Fallout game, and the best "new" Fallout game.
  17. Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2010
    I think people are missing the point about the Smithsonian video game exhibit.

    It's about the "artwork". It's not a popularity contest as to which game is everyone's favorite. Or which game is better.
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thats why I am saying the original Final Fantasy games should have been the ones chosen and not FF7, the art of the originals is much much original and tecnicaly (as in tecnique) superior.
  19. Brother None

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    If that was the goal they should never have opened it up to a public poll.
  20. Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2010
    That thought doesn't change the fact that it's about the artwork.

    Besides, it wasn't solely the public's decision. Developers, designers, industry pioneers and journalists selected the games that would be on the ballot and all those people most likely voted on the ballet, voting based on the artwork and not their favorite game.

    But it's in a different era. the original FF isn't competing against FF7. It's competing against other games in it's era or platform.