Have you moved on from Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Akratus, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. durstlimpbizkit

    durstlimpbizkit I broke the water chip.

    Mar 24, 2014
    I still love the games and replay them every few months or so just to pay respects.

    One of my buddies got into playing Fallout on the xbox and I helped him out with telling him exactly where to go (and even drew a rudimentary map in mspaint from memory) and I had a blast walking someone else through it. I still think about the first time I played F3 and wish I could relive those memories because I fondly look back on them as it was a magical experience to get to shake off the cobwebs and realized how much I loved the property all those years later.
  2. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 2, 2013
    xbox eh ?
  3. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Gyro Captain

    Dec 11, 2013
    Nope. Granted, I'm a latecomer to the series (I played New Vegas first, which I think is unprecedented here :shock: ) so the luster has not really had time to wear off yet.

    I'd be wary of a Beth only FO4, but would probably still play it.
  4. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    No, but if there are any more games that are as terrible as Fallout: BoS and Fallout 3, I am done with the franchise.
  5. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Fallout ~now... It's like a video game-centric version of the Fountainhead.

    ** One thing though: Any new Fallout will ship with mod tools, and permission to mod it... so if the tools are not hamstrung, then it might be possible for a group of modders to fix it.
  6. hexer

    hexer It's PJ! Modder

    Dec 7, 2013
    Can you explain this a bit more, I'm not familiar with the Fountainhead.
  7. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    I suppose that I don't mean the entire novel, but rather just a (really simplified) relation to the early events between Roark and Keating; where Keating makes national acclaim with embellished ~and mainstreamed work that is based on Roark's superior but currently unpopular designs.
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  8. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    Skyrim had chances. Because the devs could learn from Obsidian. They ignored Obsidian, and Skyrim ended up being bad. So I have sort of moved on from it, because Fallout IV will be bad. I do, however, play all of them except BOS and 3.
  9. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    Aug 4, 2013
    Even if Fallout 4 turns being bad, I think I will still buy it just to watch another slaughter of the franchise while seen some spots that could have been something or just to feel sick so I can play FO1 to purge my symptoms.

    The only thing I might look forward are the mods and maybe the region ( Even if it turns out to be shit)
  10. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I think i will hold on, to see the truster opinions first. (here, for instance)
    If they fail a Fallout, i won't take it. If they succeed, i will take it, and maybe the previous game.

    My wallet is my only reliable way to express my opinion.
  11. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    Mods will always make Fallout at least somewhat fun even if it's a beth game so I wouldn't say I've given up on it completely although it's hard to get excited for FO4 since Beth is making it and they've had too many chances to change and get good that they haven't taken.
    Really I don't really care much about FO4, if Obsidian gets another game THEN I'll be excited.
  12. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    While I will largely agree with the general consensus that future FO titles prospects look bleak because of Bethesda's track record with paying attention and learning from their mistakes (that they do neither), I still don't think I will ever "move on" from the series. Even if future titles are shit, there will always be FO1, FO2, FOT, and FONV. Just like even if Heretic II wasn't all that great, there's still Heretic and HeXen to play. Those games will never go away, we'll always have them to enjoy, so long as they are timeless (and they are). So no, I don't see myself "moving on" from the series- nor have I yet to -even if newer, better series take its place. There will always be a place in my heart for Fallout. =)
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  13. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    Aug 4, 2013
    There is an old phrase here in my country, a rough translation and mixed with the Fallout turns out like this:

    I don't totally agree with this phrase, because I don't try to move on, I simply go back to the classics and New Vegas.
  14. well-known stranger

    well-known stranger First time out of the vault

    May 14, 2013
    After I played Fallout 1 I was hooked. There was just nothing else like it. I got this excitement in my belly when I heard Fallout 2 was announced and I'm pretty sure a day didn't go by where I didn't lurk the official forums. I still have that feeling of excitement, thinking about all the cool new stuff. Sometimes I get that feeling, out of nowhere, and it makes me want to replay the originals again. However, when I go to play them now I usually don't finish a game, at some point I end up just feeling like 'well I know exactly what happens next, no point continuing'. So I guess I'm pretty close to being done with the Fallout games. I haven't replayed either in over a year, maybe two. A friend showed interest in tactics recently and I got him to play multi with me and that was fun, but it was just a one time deal.

    I still have that excitement in my belly about Van Buren. I feel like it could still get released, or at least what was finished. I played the tech demo, it was more of a sad experience than anything, just a taste of what could've been. I was very excited about New Vegas when I first heard about it, but it lacked some magic still. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it didn't encapsulate that feeling I got as a child. I don't know if that's because I'm an adult now, and I'm comparing experiences unfairly.

    Nostalgia is my way of being connected to my childhood. It reminds me of what it means to just be happy. Now I've got bills and I'm getting fat, but sometimes I get a little flash of inspiration to roll a new character and go explore the wastes and I kinda get a flash of that happiness. Fallout 3 really hurt that, and this is probably the only time I'll mention this game here because all in all I don't think it was an awful game, but it took a shit on my childhood. It reminded me I was all alone now, living in a world of products pushed to consumers to appeal to their nostalgia and filled with gimmicks to appeal to the rest. The only good part in that game was when I found Harold, but I don't even remember what he said, other than he was a fucking tree. I still remember a lot of dialogue from my first encounter with him in the Hub, one line in particular for whatever reason has stuck in my head, regarding farting on mutants. I'll just copy and paste the quote from Wikiquote:

    Vault Dweller: Where were the mutants coming from?
    Harold: Everywhere! Hell, seemed like you couldn't fart without hitting one. But mostly in the Northwest.
    Vault Dweller: You farted Northwest?
    Harold: [laughs] Pretty good... Noo.

    It was cool seeing him again, but in retrospect it was just an example of appealing to nostalgia, there was no depth to it. It was just so weird to find a scenario in a game where I could choose to listen to some old dude's stories and that I actually chose to listen.

    I guess that's the gist of it. I don't think I'll ever be able to move on entirely, but I've probably beaten the games enough by now. I'm guessing until I'm an old, even fatter man, I'll still remember that feeling in my gut and I'll probably still be waiting for Van Buren.
  15. memetics

    memetics ☢ Mysterious Stranger ☢

    Jan 2, 2009
    The wasteland *is* the world!

    Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait. Let me get this straight.

    There's a place beyond the wasteland to move on to? Really? Who told you that?

    (Was it that shady trader over there, that Beth person? The one who sells you a lot of broken items but assures you that she'll patch them for you, eventually, if only a little bit? That one?)

    HA! I don't buy it. Honestly. Quit wasting your time. Oh, and toss me another one of those lizards on a stick, wouldja? Dogmeat's looking a bit hungry. Thanks, friend.



    Okay; even though I don't have enough time to play Fallout 1/2 much, I can't seem ever to get them out of my head for too long. And I'm constantly excited by the prospect of fresh content and bug fixes thanks to the modding projects (esp. RP and FIXT). I watch the intro to F1 just by itself, just for fun. I listen to the soundtrack in my car. I tell all my friends to go play the RP. So no. It's part of me. It's part of who I am. It's not possible to move on.

    Why is Fallout so ingrained in me, besides the awesome NMA / modding community? 1. Entertaining, thought-provoking story. 2. Open-ended storytelling, where I'm one of the tellers (e.g., a normal strength of any good RPG). 3. Imagination fuel. It's the "what if" factor. I mean, honestly, the replayability of F1/2 is phenomenal. "What if I try being stupid this time, but skilled in barter, speech, and science, and be a pacifist - and insist that my party be similarly pacifistic? How will *that* turn out? How far will I get before I bite it and end up as scavenger kabobs?"

    It's the same reason I can't get away from RPGs in general, both tabletop and Fallout: It's constantly a new story, an act of creation, and a creative collaboration among storytellers. It's the life of the mind. What could be more fun?

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  16. 00:49

    00:49 First time out of the vault

    Oct 10, 2012
    Fallout 1 and 2 were my first experiences with the post-apocalyptic *ever* and I have become a fan of the genre ever since. And even though I have read some great works, like the manga '7 Seeds' and Cormac McCarthy's novel 'The Road' (both of which are *wildly* different from Fallout but awesome in their own ways), I simply cannot let go of Fallout because not only was it my first foray into the wasteland, it has been the most interactive to date, what with 1 and 2 being great RPGs.

    The thing is, though, I do not care for Fallout 4. I haven't had faith in Bethesda ever since they drove the Elder Scrolls series head-first into a septic tank post-Morrowind. I'll get Fallout 4, play it, find it inadequate and I won't care. I read Fallout fan fiction to this day (really digging the bottom of the barrel to find any good ones these days) and I toy around with various concepts for Fallout of my own, so no, I haven't moved on, and I don't intend to. But I am content with what I got from FO1, 2, VanBuren design docs and even Tactics and NV to a degree, and I am content with what the fanbase produces these days. Fallout 4 can be about a cryogenically frozen mutant super soldier in neon pink spandex fighting power-armour enhanced super mutant/ghoul hybrids on the surface of the Sun in order to save the local population of crab-snakes who communicate by clicking their pincers in Morse for all I care. I'll just enjoy what I can enjoy and take away what I want to take away.
  17. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

    Dec 24, 2012
    I still replay the first two Fallout's... I've seen people who have read hours and hours of info on the games detailing everything from the coding to tiny details hidden in the game and still manage to find stuff they never knew about by simply playing the game on another run. I'd say the only people who truly know everything there is to know are people like Killa P and Per.

    Despite all I know about the games, I still never find myself bored playing them, and even when I've been on them for a few hours and do finally feel the need to move on to something else, that's what the save function is there for, so I can pick it up again within the next few days after my previous boredom was lifted. That's what makes Fallout a one-of-a-kind game for me. I've never really understood people who said they were bored with the game, especially if they weren't modders (because I can understand how modding a game for years can take away some of it's appeal. Kind of like banging the same woman for years can take away some of her sex appeal ((i.e. how attractive she is to you)), unless you actually love her. Which I do. Her being Fallout, that is. Because after nearly a decade (about 7 to 8 years) of playing these games, I still find myself wanting to start up a new game at least once a year).
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  18. Byzantine

    Byzantine Sink me in the ocean.

    Sep 4, 2014
    I've definitely moved on from the Fallout series. I tried rekindling my interest in it the other day, but lost interest after five minutes of playing Fallout 2 again. I wish I could say the same about Arcanum, though. I'm still addicted to that game.
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  19. Harken

    Harken Always late to the party

    Aug 16, 2014
    I sort of have? I mean, I still have a very significant interest in the games. I still play any one of the games often, but it didn't consume me like when I first discovered it. It hasn't had such a long term impact as Fire Emblem, DMC, or Evangelion, but altogether, I can't help myself but keep playing. The dialog and characters are too well done not to, wether it be 1, 2, NV, or heck, even Tactics to a certain extent. I'm not one who typically likes to replay games because I find one comfortable way to play and stick with it, but Fallout is so well done I keep coming back to see it again and see more still.
  20. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 16, 2014
    Honestly, I would love to see Bethesda give Obsidian the rights to continue making the Fallouts, but thats just wishful thinking. I still need to play FO1, and i've been replaying NV for months now. So, no. lol