How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. theAE

    theAE It's letting go

    Jan 17, 2016
    Was looking through Steam during a sale. I saw FO3 on sale for a few bucks. Picked it up but never played it. Dusted it off and discovered other Fallout games.
  2. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 20, 2015
    Back when I was a young and innocent kid (6 years ago I think), a cousin told me about New Vegas. The simple fact that he said it was similar to The Elder Scrolls was enough to make me interested in the game considering I was a big fan of Oblivion (yeah, I didn't have much standards, but, then again, I was young).

    It quickly become my favorite game and I tried Fallout 3 soon after. It wasn't as good, but, unable to distinguish a good story from whatever I could call that...thing in Fallout 3, I still loved it.

    I played the classics more recently. When I bought Fallout 2 two or three years ago, I couldn't get into it because of that goddam temple of trials. I finally decided to put some efforts into it and I got hooked up, which led me to play Fallout 1 soon after.

    I still haven't played PoS and I never will.
  3. Kradas Ridley

    Kradas Ridley Deathclaw food

    Dec 20, 2015
    Fallout 3 was the first Fallout I ever noticed existed or even played. It blew my mind! I wonder about the origin of the series and found Fallout 1. If Fallout 3 was blew my mind, Fallout 1 nuked it. Needless to say Fallout 1 is now one of my favorite game of all time.
  4. jacob g

    jacob g First time out of the vault

    Jan 18, 2016
    (lurker no more, hi)

    I started Fallout with 1 (I guess month before F2 release date). The funny thing, I played it at my friends house, we played on his PC in turns, 30 minutes then switched seats, continue the game, etc ect. He loved RPGs I was more interested with postapoc setting. Good times.
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  5. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    I got Fallout Tactics in 2006 because I though the cover looked cool. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but it was shit according to everyone else, so I tried out the first two to see if they were right. I got Fallout 3 two years later having played both of the classic ones through once and knowing approximately zilch about it, and remembered feeling very conflicted about it.
  6. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    Nov 6, 2015
    I got Fallout 1 at a local library when I was 11 years old. The people there didn't seem to mind much. At first I didn't understand shit, but when I finally decided to check out the manual (typical male shit: I don't need no manual!), things started to make sense.

    I was hooked immediately.
  7. mnmn1234

    mnmn1234 The House Always Wins

    Nov 29, 2015
    My friend at school was talking about fallout 3, now i had sort of known about it, but my friend let me borrow his copy of FO3. I loved it for the longest time, beat it in a few days. After he let me play it, i decided to get the fallout trilogy from amazon I have not looked back since. Well, expect for New Vegas.
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  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I did this with my friend, with FO1 and/or 2
    Since we know how important a good save is, he only allowed me to do things that had no detriment to his progress, such as move around, pick up items, and at best, shoot at rats or such, but this was very adventurous to me none the less, and I just loved to pick up items... :D
  9. k1ll0r2tm

    k1ll0r2tm First time out of the vault

    Jan 22, 2016
    I joined to share this.
    I wasn't aware that this site still existed after all these years :) After Fallout 2 was released, I kept visiting this site many times over the years, hoping to get the news that Fallout 3 was in the works.

    Anyways - How did I discover Fallout?
    I saw the game at a friend and we played it. After the the immense rat-killing, we got outside Vault 13 and realized that it is VERY dangerous out there. We had the BoS encounter early on, and after seeing the civilians getting shredded, we we're convinced it was a "load game moment", but luckily it wasn't :p

    I got the game myself on the same day and I was hooked. I think I completed the game at least 4 times until leaving it. There were so many possibilities to shape your character so I did playthroughs of all sorts of character-styles. After I got the power armor, in the first playthrough, every single other new game would start me out with going south (southwest I think) and go retrieve the power armor right from the start of the game. Then off to get a Gauss Rifle. God I love the Gauss Rifles of Fallout 1 and 2!

    Since this will probably be my only post here - Fallout 4 (and to some extent F3)
    I did not complete Fallout 4. I purchased the game and put 30 hours into it, or so, then left it on the shelf. By "it" I mean the Action-RPG that is Fallout 4. There's a lot of depth, just not in the right places. Where's the deep dialogue three? Where are the rememberable characters? Where is the complete freedom of choice?

    Fallout 4 (and F3) is catered towards the current generation of gamers. It's not targeted at us "old geezers". They want action, not depth. We've grown up with RPG's that had depth like books. Not "up", "down", "left", "right" and a character sighing (together with the action-oriented player) as they press mindlessly through the dialogue.

    I'll probably complete F4 at least once, but since I can't really be play as different characters, I probably wont play through it more than once.

    Sorry for this last rant, but this site is where it belongs among you, fellow "old geezers" :)
  10. jacob g

    jacob g First time out of the vault

    Jan 18, 2016
    Oh, damn. We didn't limit ourselves like that. But to be honest we played like that many times, that's how I finnished Starcraft, Half Life for first time, or Max Payne. The only difference is that Fallout was the only "rpg" we played that way, others were just action games or pure strategy (but then we played both, not in turns).
  11. IndignantHedgehog

    IndignantHedgehog It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 7, 2016
    Around two years ago (or thereabouts) on a whim I picked up F:NV on steam. And I thought it was one of the best games I had every experienced. The writing was excellent, the world was interesting and the premise and lore was very well put together. I has absolutely no knowledge of the fallout series at that point and being both relatively young and someone who had only recently gotten into gaming, had never really experienced a video game "RPG" that actually felt like an RPG (I play table-top RPGs). Being in love, I went and picked up 3 as well, and was disappointed. It was not like what I had experienced with NV, it felt dead or, more accurately, fake. Not like something that had died, but like something that had never been alive. So I did a little research, and found out why that was (NV being and Obsidian development, fallout not originally being a Bethesda title, ect). So, somewhat trepidatiously, I tried the original Fallout. And saw my worrying was anything but justified. Loved that and then loved Fallout 2 as well. And that's really it
  12. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    Apr 22, 2016
    Its hard for me to remember when I first picked up a Fallout since it was so long ago. I want to say Fallout 1 in 97-98? I can't say for certain but I was indeed young as I was still in school.

    After the 2nd one came out I grabbed that one and then tactics.

    Then FO3 came out and I have to admit that my old school fan ways prevented me from actually enjoying that game very much. Luckly NV saved me for a while until the mess that FO4 was released killing the franchise for me.

    I'm not really sure where to go from here, feel a lot like a refugee wandering the wastes in search of a new home.
  13. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    Sep 9, 2015
    Forgot this thread existed. Guess I'll add my own: initially, a couple years after Fallout released is when I first tried it, but PC gaming wasn't a thing for me at the time and my PC basically choked (I had like a 486 iirc, total trash lol). Fallout 3 is what reminded me of the series, so I played that and basically enjoyed it at the time, though it always felt like something wasn't right. If you've read any of my posts on that game, you'll know that I am fully aware now of why it felt off at the time; it's a goddamn mess.

    New Vegas went in as my favourite game ever, and prompted me to finally play the originals. Pretty much it. Bought them on Steam a couple months back as well since I no longer had the games (I borrowed from a friend at the time), been working through a replay of Fallout 1 when I've had time :) Fallout 2 up next whenever I finish 1. Might also try Tactics again, never managed to get into that one before.
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  14. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Read a short one paragraph preview with one small screenshot of the Fallout 1 demo in one of our local gaming magazines back in '97. It wasn't until '98 and Fallout 2, though, that I finally got a chance to play.
  15. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    A crush recommended fallout 3. Played it. It was enjoyable but I didn't understand why they spoke so highly of it. Then nv. Now that was a game to fawn over. Snagged the originals at Wal-Mart a year or two ago.
  16. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
    Went to my uncles house and he had a copy of Fallout 3 and he lent me it. I fell in love with the game and bought my own copy. Couple months later I bought New Vegas for my Xbox and played the shit out of that. Then i got fallout 4, put around 48 hours into it and got bored ("500 hours of content"). Then late last year I bought Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics.
  17. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life

    Oct 13, 2010
    Back in 2008, my older brother picked up both Fallout 3 and Mortal Kombat vs DC.
    I played the shit out of both, but ultimately, F3 won out.
    Years later, New Vegas was getting released so in preparation I picked up Fallout 1,2 and Tactics.
    I enjoyed them, but never completed it them due to me being pretty young and out of touch with them.

    New Vegas gets released and I fork out £80 for the special edition, I played it more than F3 and still love it to this day.

    Now going back and playing F3 just makes me feel ugly inside, mostly because the game is good, but the Fallout leaves a lot to be desired.
    I picked up BoS a few years later, and yeah, it's shit.
    F4 at least tries to improve upon F3, but it makes so many mistakes in the process, that it actually becomes worse than F3.

    In conclusion, F3 got me interested in the series.
    New Vegas made me love the series.
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  18. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Probably in preparation for FO3 back in 2007. Due to poor localization my reason didn't get it but by my soul I literally sank into the world of people survived nuclear apocalypse and their problems. Then I think after FO3 I got Fallout 2. Same story but the game felt more exhausting than enjoyable and rather disjoined. And sadly no post-apocalypse vibe at second glance. At first time I liked FO2 a lot though.
  19. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    I was seven years old in 1997, when Fallout 1 came out. It took a year for the game to be distributed here in France, so I discovered it in 1998.

    We had these "PC jeux", which were magazines with a CD containing about 12 demos of random games + one gallery of a sologirl on the sound of a midi track. So, obviously, I had no access to the CD. Until one day, I sneaked behind my parents' back and installed all the demos on the computer. There was usually the demo of one big title, and a dozen of local little titles. I didn't have a game store around my village, so demos were the best I had. I installed Fallout's demo and was litteraly blown away, even if I didn't speak english back then, and didn't understand a thing about the dialogs. It was dark. Violent. Creepy. Fun. Simple. It turned on my potato (yeah, even by 1998's standards, my family's computer was a potato. My experience with games was mainly with reading articles about them so a game like Fallout was a dream come true : it was like it could run on anything).
    It was the game I wanted.

    A few months later, I went with my father at a local electronic shop for whatever reason, and he took me to the office, where he had a meeting. For me, people sitting in front of computers could only be video game testers, so I talked about that amazing demo, for this game that I couldn't find anywhere. Turns out, the intern had Fallout 1 on his accounting computer, and he allowed me to play it when his boss wasn't around. I had 2 minutes of the real Fallout game before the intern's boss came back and he had to shut it. But these two minutes were enough : I knew that there were other environments than the first area of Junktown (which was the demo level), and that you could make rats explode next to a mysterious bunker door. This game had promises.

    Everytime my parents went to town, I went with them because there was one game store that had opened, and I checked if they had Fallout everytime. It took me a year to find the box of Fallout 2 (I didn't even know there was a Fallout 2 !), and I had to chit chat my way into making my parents believe that it wasn't a violent game, but an educational one about chernobyl. Obviously, they didn't buy it. Neither the game nor my half assed excuse for a story. Well... My mother didn't.
    A few weeks later, my father and I were at the store again and he bought it to me, but I had to wait for my mother to go on a trip to play it, so that she wouldn't get mad. And, I had to help cleaning the house until then. When the store owner saw my father buying Fallout 2, he told him that he could order the first one too.
    So, a few weeks later, when my mother went away, I had Fallout 1 and 2. I'll never forget the feeling of freedom when I first launched them, and the joy of discovering that they held all the promises that kept me waiting for the year.

    AND there was also KKND 2 just a while after, so in my mind, I had the Fallout RPGs AND the strategy game. It was just perfect :)
  20. iGrievous

    iGrievous Star Paladin

    May 31, 2016
    Back in 2010 when a buddy of mine let me borrow his copy of Fallout 3. I was instantly hooked to the retro-futuristic aesthetic as well as the lore behind the series. From there I remember being obsessed with tracking down a copy of Fallout 1, which eventually I did (The bundle that came with 1, 2 and Tactics). Unlike most I was able to adapt to the isometric, turn-based style of the game pretty easily. A lot of what I saw was already familiar to me due to having played Fallout 3. To this day I've beaten Fallout 1, I'm halfway through Fallout 2 and I occasionally play 4 and NV here and there.
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