Have you moved on from Fallout?

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

  1. RetroAmerica

    RetroAmerica It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 18, 2014
    Though I still enjoy a playthrough of Fallout's 1 and 2, and to a lesser extent Tactics or New Vegas, I find that for the most part Fallout has lost its magic for me.

    Bethesda's: Fallout 3 really killed Fallout for me, and though New Vegas was an interesting attempt to stop the franchise from capsizing, in the end even New Vegas wasn't the adrenaline shot necessary to get the franchise going again.

    Recently having played through both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light, I can say that I've in effect moved on from the Fallout Series, as I've found the magic of Fallout has come out in Metro. The Classic Fallouts will continue to be a good source of entertainment, but for all intents and purposes I can no longer in effect say that I have a great interest in any new product under the Fallout label.
     
  2. TwoBears

    TwoBears First time out of the vault

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    Jul 21, 2014
    I am the same way to a degree. I still do playthroughs of Fallout, Fallout 2 and New Vegas, but have acknowledged the death of the series and see NV as basically the end of Fallout. I felt that Oblivion with Guns was a travesty and the undoubtably upcoming Skyrim with Guns will be more of the same. Right now I'm playing a lot of Wasteland 2 and Divinity: Original Sin, as well as feeding my videogaming guilty pleasure with some Street Fighter. But, alas, Fallout series has ended for me.
     
  3. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I've moved on, even though I played through FO, FO2 and FOT only two to three months ago (thank you, unemployment!). It had been years since I did that, though, so that's why I say I've moved on. I did have a Diablo fever a year or two ago (mainly because it was all my 20th century laptop could take), and I remember playing some Age of Empires 2 at work, but apart from that I haven't bought or played another game in years. I doubt this will change.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Kind of hard to not move on when I basically burned myself out with FO1 and 2 for 2 years in preparation for New Vegas (back then I only had experience with 3 so I wanted to see why my friend hated 3 so much) I played them quite extensively, then I burned myself out on New Vegas for 2 years thanks to mods and DLCs. But I still enjoy the discussion on the games, and even if 4 is more than likely gonna suck I still hold hope for another Obsidian Fallout. But as of now I am not quite as active with the game as I was before.
     
  5. Kalasanty11

    Kalasanty11 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 18, 2013
    I haven't play any Fallout game in two years. I very rarely play any game for second time, yet NV was one of maybe the two games in my entire life that I wanted to replay immedietaly after I finished it. In the end, I didn't :( It will probably take another two years for me to comeback to Fallout.
     
  6. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    The minute I loaded my brother's savegame in Necropolis (about 16 years ago! Can't believe so much time has passed!), I was hooked. Played all Fallouts (except BOS), and enjoyed them all.

    Sadly, I played FO & FO2 so many times that it's kinda engraved in my memory. I've decided not to play them for a very long time.

    Can't wait to play FO4!

    *excited*
     
  7. Visajala

    Visajala new

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    Oct 25, 2014
    Only one thing can spoil future Fallout versions - the absence of such a great modding instrument as Geck. Fallout4 may be a complete rubbish, but while you have Geck you can change the in-game-world as you wish. Fo3 was my first Fallout game and this universe caught my mind since then, in spite of the fact that I have never had any interest in anything "post-apocalyptic" (nor have now). I've spent a lot of time traveling the world of Fo3 and Vegas, it was really astounding, though I've never played Fo1 and Fo2, just read the storyline, so I cannot compare properly. My favorite part if Fo3 due to Enclave, however FoNV is good too. This universe has an immense potential for development.
    Turning back to the topic, I can definitely say - no, I will not move on from Fallout. The game is not perfect, but it's impossible to please all the gamers, there will be always unsatisfied grumbling people. The only cure are mods:nuclear: I found it unjust that you cannot join Enclave, I wish I could do it, so I used mods to make it happen. There are even mods that allow magical attacks! (say hi to Oblivion)) I have started making a mod which must allow working for the Enclave as a magician (including quests, dialogs and some new locations), but then had to leave games in favor of study and job. I will return to Fallout and moding as soon as I have all my to-do list done.

    What I really want to appear in Fallout4 are cars! Futuristic weapons, armors, robots and no cars??? That's strange.
     
  8. No Man

    No Man Gore Bag > Meat Bag

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    Feb 20, 2014
    FO2 had a car - the Highwayman. It was awesome. Also, you don't need mods to have magic in FO3/FNV - you have telekinesis by default.

    I don't think that mods are so omnipotent. I mean they are near omnipotent, sure, but it will take a lot of modding to change the fact that Skyrim is bland, emotionless and gray (is that some new trend or something? Is that what people do these days? Because to me it seems like someone just said 'well we cant make the game look any better, what do we do? Fuck it, let's remove the colours and call it gritty and realistic'). The truth is I'd much rather spend hours modding FNV or Morrowind - a good game on it's own.

    As for the topic question - no. Not really. I'm still going to get FO4 and beat it, even if just to make the new wasteland make more sense logically using lethal force whenever confronted anything I consider illogical (it will likely result in mass murder - the best part of FO3).

    By the way, Visajala, I don't wan't to look like a Grammar Nazi here, but since you went through the trouble of making a picture, with an Enclave logo and all, I feel as though I should tell you that this is not how you spell 'succeed'. Sorry, I wouldn't point it out if it was just in your post, but there - I just had to.
     
  9. Visajala

    Visajala new

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    Oct 25, 2014
    Fo3 and NV should have it too. The world seems unrealistic without cars. Telekinesis is not enough)

    To my mind Skyrim is ok, as well as other TES-games, I'm not really picky. I just prefer Fallout for its futuristic atmosphere (unlike the most of gamers, who adore the post-apocalyptic wasteland spirit). FoNV is even better in this sense. Fo3 and FoNV are often called "Oblivion with guns", which is not at all bad as for me. "Oblivion with guns" or "Fallout with magic" - it's fun!

    Thanks a lot for pointing out my mistake! It's good that I've read your reply before making other posts) Of course I know how the word is spelled, but I did change the pic several times and was too sleepy to notice that something is wrong.
     
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  10. DieBeardo

    DieBeardo Vault-Tec Data Server

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    Oct 25, 2014
    No.

    Almost every month I will replay a Fallout game or continue my journey.

    Fallout Series is one of those that, no matter how many times you play it, you will eventually find something new. It's one of those games where you can play as an evil, good, neutral, serial killer, or whatever you want, giving you different points of view of the game.

    If you have played the game being all the kinds of person you like there is another huge source of entertainment; the mods. From small mods that add weapons to huge, I mean HUGE mods that add the equivalent of a new game.

    I'm still waiting to see Fallout 4, and I hope it is a big one.
     
  11. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    Damn, a saved game from sixteen years ago....

    That ought to bring back memories. That would probably give me some huge nostalgia. If I could, I would teleport myself back to '98, wipe my memory of the Fallout games and every other game that came out after 2000, and play them over again. Would be the best gaming experience one could hope for.

    And then I'd surf the original official fallout boards.
     
  12. Ceratisa

    Ceratisa Sarcastic SOB

    234
    Nov 4, 2013
    Because Fallout is unique and the more we move away from what made it special the less likely we are to get it back?
     
  13. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    The haunting meaning of the word "Fallout" and how it fit the atmosphere of the first game, is but a faded memory in the minds of most. The franchise has long stopped being post-apocalyptic, its world stopped being even remotely interesting or involving, and the implementation of whatever's left, has devolved to abysmal levels.

    To me, Fallout is not just a game. It is an idea, a concept, an example of what can be done. It is something that meant to push the industry forward in 1997, and yet its design, writing, and programming lessons have been largely ignored and forgotten.

    Fallout started dying after Tim Cain left - it fell ill with Fallout 2.

    It died with Fallout 3. Then someone excavated the corpse and we got "Weekend At Bernie's" version of Fallout known as New Vegas. And it was praised, because hey, the corpse moved its arms a little, or so it seemed from a distance.

    Fallout is dead. There are indie projects out there influenced by its lessons to various degrees, like Underrail (expanded combat) and Age Of Decadence (expanded C&C).

    Fallout spirit will live on, in projects of this kind. And yes, I'm biased.
     
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  14. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    While FoNV gameplay is awfull, i think it is enough faithfull to the core intents of the Fallout spririt to be called more than a zombie.
    They even improved some areas.
    The way they handle all the factions and make them matter in the endgame is the best iteration of something the Fallout dev always seemed to want, but they didn't go as deep as there.

    If they hadn't used the gamebryo engine, removed some fillers and had another years, it might have been the best game of the franchise.
     
  15. Nas92

    Nas92 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 8, 2012
    I actually only like Fallout 1 and New Vegas from the Fallout franchise. The rest of the games don't move me, they have shitty atmosphere, they have terribly immature stories and writing. Not even the obvious advancement of gameplay mechanics in Fallout 2 could save the game for me and not even my inner Bethestard and a ton of mods could save Fallout 3 from the uninstall treatment eventually. I'm not really sure I can say anything regarding "moving on" since I already consider the majority of the franchise crap. I'm still interested in Fallout 4 but only because I want to see if BGS repeats the mistakes of Skyrim (I consider Skyrim mostly an accident) I'm not actually interested in it as a Fallout game when I think about it.
     
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  16. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    I'm in a similar boat to many where if Obsidian or even Black Isle decided to create another Fallout, I'd be very excited and would anticipate it greatly.

    On the other hand, if it is Bethesda who decide to put out the next instalment in the franchise, I won't be overly enthusiastic and I am beyond the point of caring if they fuck it all up.
     
  17. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    There is not point of being excited with what the current people at Interplay/Black Isles would do.

    - Most of their people left to create or join Obsidian/Inxile
    - Caen's Interplay are the ones who made FoBos, cancelled Van Buren, and sold the IP to Beth instead of Troïka.
    - If you checked news about both companies, you wouldn't want to trust them on any RPG.
     
  18. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    Wow Naossano is that you? I thought you'd left NMA because the Gen. Fallout Discussion is basically dead. Good to see you still around.
     
  19. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Didn't left or intended to leave. Although, i shouldn't connect here too much. There are other shiny things outside NMA.
    And i don't answer all the thread. If no thread interest me or i have no idea of new thread/time to start them, i don't participate.