Fallout's international following

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by BarackSays, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. BarackSays

    BarackSays It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 18, 2008
    Sorry, I've always wondered this and never really had it answered.

    What gave Fallout such a strong international following? I've seen Russian websites, French websites, Portuguese websites, etc. I haven't seen this with any other game, was Fallout more readily avaliable in other parts of the world?
  2. comscar

    comscar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 8, 2009
    I wondered this too. I just don't understand how a game can be more popular in other countries than the US.

    kind of sad, too...
  3. Trithne

    Trithne Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 13, 2008
    I'd attribute that to the Europese having higher standards or something. US gamers have a tendency to move from one shiny thing to another. Always have, with few exceptions.

    It's not just FO. The best System Shock site is run by a German, and so on. I like to think it's just better appreciation of decent games over short-burn fun.
  4. Panker_u_sakou_starom

    Panker_u_sakou_starom It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 16, 2009
    Or maybe because most Europeans recognize and appreciate Art in every form known to man? Sheeesh.
  5. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Yeah, what these last two guys said.

    Europeans > Americans
  6. Ogami_Itto

    Ogami_Itto First time out of the vault

    Sep 12, 2009
    I live in the US but I mainly agree with you there.
    I believe it is because my country is too "puritan", even more so than England.
  7. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Probably because Fallout touches on things that everybody, regardless of nationality, can understand and relate to. The themes addressed in FO1 and 2 are universal.
  8. Member of Khans

    Member of Khans Vault Dweller

    Aug 26, 2004
  9. Hausen

    Hausen Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 23, 2007
    A portuguese-language website could be as well a brazilian-portuguese one, so it's not necessarily an EuropeanXAmerican issue. Thing is, Fallout never had reached the big American gaming market, the final big goal of any gaming company. So it remained with few fans in the USA, and that way the fans from other parts of the world stand up on the internet with more ease, without the heaps of American fans that usually characterize successful sales.
  10. LazerLordz

    LazerLordz First time out of the vault

    Apr 6, 2003
    We have a small core of Fallout fans in Singapore as well.

    Not big enough for our own website, so we'll lurk here.
  11. k1bell

    k1bell First time out of the vault

    May 25, 2005
    I wish there's more fans of Fallout in Singapore though.

    Most of people I know are FO3 fans.
  12. Karel

    Karel Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 21, 2006
    You forgot about Czech following (madbrahmin.cz is the biggest site). It's probably due to the quality of the game and of the translation (F1 & F2 were distributed around 1999-2000 with game magazine LEVEL, then famous and readable).

    Internationally - I would say it's a good game, with a good theme from the time when only nerds used the Internet. Special times. I remember downloading Fallout bootup screens with my dial-up modem, from Madbrahmin (Vault šílené brahminy) back even before the redesign 8 years ago... I feel old :mrgreen:

    I can even remember how I got the CD - my mother used to buy me the magazine LEVEL, I can remember how she came back from work at around 7 on Friday (the beginning of may), gave me the magazine, I installed Fallout and was immediately stunned... The atmosphere, everything...

    (I'm sorry for the babbling, it's 0:30 am here and I had 3 hours of sleep last night; nostalgia rules :twisted: ).