Fallout one of the best game series

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Khan FurSainty, May 15, 2010.

  1. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
  2. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Yay, Diablo made the list. Just above LEGO Batman, but it did! one
     
  3. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    I really loved the list tbh, it made me laugh! :lol:
     
  4. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

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    Mar 24, 2009
    Oh sweet heavenly Jesus... People ARE idiots!
     
  5. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    "Yeah, people ARE idiots! They like things I don't, so therefore they are idiots."

    Halo should be on that list, but not as high. I'm thinking maybe the Legend of Zelda series should be number 1, simply because it's such a long-running high quality series.

    EDIT: What is idiotic is listing Runescape, World of Warcraft, and other games as series rather than individual games. They should also have changed the title to Most Popular rather than THE BEST. Causes annoyance amongst fans of other games.
     
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    What is idiotic is that Guinness is even doing this. Not its area of expertise, hmmmpfh.
     
  7. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Aww I prefered the original thread title. I know it was against the rules but it just spoke to me in a way that the current one doesen't.

    Guinness has done a couple of World Record books on computer games, a lot of it being wrong.
     
  8. rehevkor

    rehevkor It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 19, 2005
    Should stick to beer.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    The Record Book is good fun. When listing measurable records. This subjective opinionated stuff isn't what they do well.
     
  10. Janmanden

    Janmanden First time out of the vault

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    Jan 7, 2008
    Guinness World Records.. It must be related somehow to consumption of the ale and not the record hoarding company.

    WoW is a kind of series, because each expansion is like a game in itself.
     
  11. Blackened

    Blackened I should set a cutom tite

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    Jun 29, 2008
    I think WoW includes Warcraft. And I'm certain it shares the same story, but I'm not sure about the name then - why isn't it Warcraft instead?

    Let's try to guess if Fallout would've been in this list if it wasn't for Fallout 3. Hmm...... Yes?
     
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Definitely not. It's a user-voted list and you can tell what group of people voted from the games that came out. No Baldur's Gate? Then definitely no Fallout.
     
  13. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Oh, joy and wonder that Fallout made it in to a moronic list that doesn't change anything in the gaming world! Truly, that must mean that Fallout 3 is the greatest thing that ever happened to the francize! We are so fortunate that, thanks to Bethesda, the Fallout name made it in the 13-th place (Lucky Vault 13. Maybe it was fate?) just so we can stand proud with the masses for liking the same series. Hurry, men, bring out the booze and wenches! For we must party like it's 999, in honor of this great achievement! :dance:
     
  14. Burrich

    Burrich meme me up scotty

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Was the poll held primarily over PSN and Xbox LIVE?
     
  15. Janmanden

    Janmanden First time out of the vault

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    Jan 7, 2008
    Well, now that you (someone, somewhere above) mention it. I find the lack of anything that I relate to adult humor and wits is completely lacking quite surprising, but in that context I can see why, but there is too much prejudice in that reason and unfortunately it seems quite true to me.

    Maybe Monkey Island and all those other adventures I played weren't that good, but I guess even Myst is kinda missing. Of course Baldurs Gate too, but someone already mentioned that. Maybe it was the same person. Not sure. My mouse is too heavy.

    I feel I must be part of that spoiled generation, that experienced games that addressed me and incited me mentally with so much wit and attention to detail and also punished me in so many ways. Maybe the developers of that age were just unlucky that the market wasn't as rich as it is nowadays or maybe the somewhat geeky nature of games is what held it back then, before computers became public property and games became mainstream. This decade, from 2000 to now really pushed a lot of daisies. I would really liked to have seen, what kind of reception and sales figures games like Fallout, Baldurs Gate and Planescape:Torment would have gotten today.. with the engines and technology of today. But maybe they are remnants of an age lost. Maybe they would have been turned into dumbed down first-person action crap instead of the isometric classics they are.
     
  16. Blackened

    Blackened I should set a cutom tite

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    Jun 29, 2008
    Yep, I was ironic.

    And I can't see what should be wrong with the people who make these lists if this is indeed entirely determined by people votes.
     
  17. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Different tastes. You have yours, i have mine, every person on this site has his, every person on the world has their's. And when you splice them together, you don't get what is the best, you get what most people want or think. No matter if it's true or false, that's what is relevant to their interests and they'll stick by it. When you make a "Top Best X" list, you want the opinion of the tiny part of humanity. These, that are neutral to the masses and neutral in their tastes. The people that hold deep knowledge about gaming. Let's have an example. Let's say that i don't like reading books, but was forced bay my parents to go to the library and pick some. Because i don't want to screw myself with a bad writer i decide to go and ask someone. Now, what will be wiser? To go and ask the librarian for an advise, or to start asking random people, that most certainly haven't read 1/3 of the books in the building and will just stick with the names they know?
    My point in a nutshell is, the list is not "Top Something Games That People Love". It's "Greatest Sequels". And some very important sequels are missing, while other games are not supposed to be even in this list. They just relayed on the wrong number of people and the wrong people for the wrong thing.
     
  18. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    I sense someone coming here, trolling "You see! If it wasn't for Fallout 3, Fallout wouldn't make it to the list!! So shut up and enjoy the greatness of Beth's creations! Oh Hail!!"

    But yeah, what's up with WoW being a series? :? Warcraft- yes, but WoW is a spin-off to Warcraft, isn't it? Most of teens who play WoW probably don't know that there was something before WoW. Same for FO3- the '3' is just for lulz.
     
  19. Blackened

    Blackened I should set a cutom tite

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    Jun 29, 2008
    Not really. I prefer to have unpopular Fallout series, instead of this - a second Fallout community, made of ignorant people. It sucks that now most people think of Fallout 3 when they heard of Fallout.

    My point was that it's misleading that this list is right about having Fallout series because Fallout 1 and 2 are great RPGs.
     
  20. DGT

    DGT It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 7, 2006
    How can a game and it's expansions (and they are expansions; you can't play WotLK without BC which you can't play without vanilla WoW) be called a series?

    Edit: I would also go so far as to say StarCraft isn't a series yet; only one game until July, as I don't think a port to N64 counts -- and I just mentioned expansions.