How did you discover Fallout ?

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

  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    What world design? They just placed dungeons and monsters around at seemingly complete random same as in fallout 3

    Tl;Dr
    Obligatory fallout 3/4 bashing
     
  2. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    This directed at me?
     
  3. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    That applies to 3 as well, locations are just scattered randomly with no cohesion or any thought on its placement. Not to mention how two locations can be right next to each other and not acknowledge each others's existence. Really, it's a theme park.

    New Vegas is the only 3D Fallout where the devs seem to actually try to have an actual world map design and cohesion in its location placement. Not saying it always make sense in its entirety but it's far better than what Bethesda does.
     
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  4. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    I agree, I just have a lot of nostalgia for 3 as it is the first one I played. I feel like 4 was a lot more jarring for me in that regard though.
     
  5. OldBreed

    OldBreed First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2019
    I started with Fallout 1 back in late 97 early 98. Me an my siblings destroyed our playstation by playing FF7 pretty much constantly. (had to take turns you know) so i moved onto the PC, and FO1 was pretty much the first actual PC game i played. My mom purchased the big box for me because i thought the power armor looked really cool. I had no idea what i was doing. i remember leaving the vault and thinking it was so cool to escort caravans. My first play through saw the Vault die off as i just escorted caravans the entire time. All that helped allot when i restarted. I was hooked from then on.
     
  6. VaultNoodles

    VaultNoodles First time out of the vault

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    Oct 18, 2019
    I discovered fallout 3 sometime after it came out. I didn't hate it like some other people here did, but I thought it was pretty mediocre. I was talking to a friend of the family about it and he mentioned that he used to play Fallout 1 and 2 when they were new, and he still had a copy. He let me borrow them soon after that and while there was a learning curve, I fell in love fairly quickly. It kicked my ass because I was stupid and not used to this style of RPG where stuff I do actually matters, but that just added to the appeal. Eventually I bought my own copy and I've been interested in classic fallout ever since.
     
  7. TheHobbler

    TheHobbler Woah there

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    Feb 11, 2020
    I played Fallout 3 when it came out. It was fun enough, so I decided to look for the first game. I'll be honest, the isometric view and difficulty spike were hard to get through at first. But once I cleared the scorpion cave I never looked back. Fallout 1 and 2 blew me away, and the second thing to blow me away was the complete non-reaction to Fallout 1 and 2 I got from other folks that played Fallout 3. I played New Vegas after finishing 2, and ever since then Fallout's being going down hill. Oh boy.
     
  8. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    955
    Aug 9, 2017
    There were certainly ups in a form of fan-made games:
    Nevada (set 60 years after the War)
    https://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/fallout-of-nevada-Фаллаут-Невада.207311/

    Resurrection (set between FO and FO2 in New Mexico)
    http://resurrection.cz/en/
     
  9. TheHobbler

    TheHobbler Woah there

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    Feb 11, 2020
    Man, I'm glad I joined this forum. Thank you for the links!
     
  10. plasticsoda

    plasticsoda custom title

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    Mar 19, 2020
    Played Fallout New Vegas when I was 11 years old, I though it was shit (LOL) so I unninstaled it before getting to Primm, I decided to give it another chance and tried Fallout 3 instead, I fell in love with the world, the retrofuturistic setting, the depressing atmosphere and moral options (LOL). Keep in mind I was 11, and thats why I think i disliked New Vegas at first: It was too complex for my child brain to understand but FO3 holds your hand and gives you lots of exposition before releasing you into the world which is great for a newcomer to the series. I finished the main quest and some of dlcs, thought they were all shit too what kept me playing was the exploring, which I thing is a testament for bethesda games: shit writting, shit story but fun to play overrall. Couple years later I finished New Vegas for the first time, did all the dlcs and then played the classic games and I can never go back to 3 anymore, It was fun but I cant turn off my brain and enjoy it while aware of the butchering they did to the franchise.

    Also, I finished the main quest in FO3 by accident, I was just shooting stuff and doing random quests on the Capital Wasteland until I stumbled upon my dad, up until that point I had no interest in doing it and didnt care about the water nonsense Liam Neeson was spitting
     
  11. Erich van Loon

    Erich van Loon Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    404
    May 23, 2016
    I think I saw FO3 on YouTube way back in middle school. Thought it was cool so I got it.
     
  12. Elrotor

    Elrotor First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Searching Steam for deals. Found FO1, had heard about it never played, not really my type of game, but it was cheap last Christmas. Bought it and have been hooked since. Just started FO2 a few weeks ago. Yes, I am old and slow :).
     
  13. Vic Vos

    Vic Vos First time out of the vault

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    Mar 25, 2020
    Been hearing a lot about the series before caving and picking up FO1, FO2 and Tactics in somewhere around 2005-2006. No regerts.
     
  14. JoonaAhonen

    JoonaAhonen Holder of multiple Rad-X world records

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Now that it's finally on Steam, I just purchased Fallout 76. I'm really happy to have tried it, since it's a pretty cool game to play with the bois. I'm now waiting for Fallout 77 with all you old veterans! :)
     
  15. I was 8 years old when Fallout 3 came out. I used to watch my older brother play it on his Xbox 360 when we shared a room together. I have many fond memories like the one time when he unleashed the Behemoth on Evergreen Mills and after it slaughtered the raiders, it chased him up the cliff and scared the shit out of the both of us. When I was old enough to get my own Xbox, I started playing Fallout 3 and got addicted. Then of course New Vegas. For the longest time I never bothered to play the originals because I was turned off by the isometric gameplay. I wasn't raised in the time where those kinds of games were popular. I can't quite remember what exactly drew me to actually try out the originals, but one day I kinda just said fuck it and got Fallout 1 on Steam. The game had a ton of bugs, the biggest one being that the entire screen would go black and I'd have to frantically wave my mouse around to "clean" the glitch off the screen. On top of that, I didn't know how to play and the game does have quite a bit of a learning curve, especially for those who never played CRPGs that old before (Or at all like me at the time). It took me like 3 playthrough attempts to realize I could level up at the bottom of my screen and not miss every damn shot I made with my 10mm. I was such an idiot lmao. Slowly I learned how to play the game on my own, the Steam version of the game got fixed, and at around age 15 I finally beat Fallout 1. It was right around the time Fallout 4 was announced, and I started onto Fallout 2 afterwards. To this very day Fallout 1 remains my favorite game in general, and my favorite Fallout game by far.
     
  16. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    The game did not have that bug back then; I believe that it is a recent incompatibility.

    *The quick-fix for when that happened was to press the f1 key twice; this refreshed the entire screen by opening & closing the the help menu.

    ** Modern patched versions might have corrected this issue.
     
  17. das-brut'el-dood

    das-brut'el-dood First time out of the vault

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    Feb 10, 2019
    was prob browsing ign/pc for new releases, found fallout 3 and had to get it.

    Not to mention reading the latest magazines at the time for exclusive info, that, and yotuube/old hah
     
  18. SilverStarApple/Epsilon7

    SilverStarApple/Epsilon7 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Oct 27, 2017
    Call me what you will, but it was Fallout Equestria that first told me Fallout exists.

    I decided to play through Fallout 1, 2, and NV before I read FE so I would get any references.

    Then FE turned out to be pretty bad. But Fallout's a great series anyway.
     
  19. Steamroll

    Steamroll First time out of the vault

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    May 23, 2020
    I got into Fallout when Fallout 4 was announced. A few coworkers of mine were big into RPGs and I gained interest through that. Outside of simple JRPGs like Pokemon I never really did any RPG games, Western or Japanese, so it was a big learning curve starting in Fallout 4 and working my way backwards through the franchise. In hindsight, it wasn't smart.
     
  20. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    388
    May 12, 2020
    Ok, doubt anyone will read this, but I’ll give a quick rundown of my fallout journey.

    Back around 2006 or so I was 11 or 12 and would spend a lot of time “Wikipedia surfing” reading about books, movies, or video games that I figured I would never end up reading/watching/playing. I was always really into sci-fi, I think I started with an article on Star Wars, but eventually I came across post apocalyptic fiction. After reading about mad max and a boy and his dog, I somehow stumbled upon fallout. The fact that it was a video game made me even more interested, so I starting getting into the lore, and was fascinated by the idea of its alternate history (I believe that the first time I encountered the concept was with the game “crimson skies”, but I was too young to really understand it at the time. I just thought the game took place in the future, I remember specifically that they mentioned “the Great War” in that game, and not knowing that was the original name for World War One, I thought it was such an uncreative name for a war. But I digress...)

    Eventually I learned that the rights to fallout had been bought by Bethesda, creators of what was at the time my favorite game, Oblivion. When I found out fallout 3 was going to be “oblivion with guns”, I was thrilled. I remember reading online about how a lot of fans of the old games weren’t happy about this, and I couldn’t understand why. Fallout 3 came out a couple years later, and although I remember not having too much fun with it at first, it quickly became my favorite game. Then new Vegas came out. I was skeptical at first, but when I saw the spinoff would essentially be a new fully fledged fallout game instead of a glorified expansion, I was interested. The fact that the game had Iron sights was enough to make it better than 3, but I also liked the characters and quests a lot more, and the fact that it incorporated lore from the originals (fallout 3’s references to the originals not withstanding). It helped gameplay-wise and graphics-wise that I got it for pc and could install mods. When I went back to playing fallout 3, I truly realized how much better the writing was in NV. I began to sympathize more with the old fans.

    Once I figured out pirating around 2012, I downloaded the original fallout, and I pretty much instantly loved it. Even the combat, which surprised me as I didn’t really like turn based combat before. Eventually bought fallout 1 and 2 during a steam sale, played fallout 2 (both with and without the restoration patch), thought it was even more fun despite having a lot of stupid shit in it (that I admit is often genuinely funny).

    Up until the release of fallout 4, I split my time between 1,2, and new Vegas. I tried 3 with mods but I couldn’t even handle it anymore. It was just so much worse. Yet somehow, I was still excited for fallout 4. Even when I saw the gameplay trailer, I made excuses like “oh I’m sure there will be skill checks for crafting items” and “maybe a voiced protagonist won’t be so bad” (I remember that leak kotaku released saying that they were looking for a voice actor for the protagonist and that he would deliver the “war never changes” line. They even mentioned something about a character that’s like “buddy holly crossed with vin diesel”. The leaked documents sounded so fake and unbelievable to me. Those ideas were terrible. Bethesda’s not that stupid, right...? I would go through a similar situation later with mass effect when I saw a reddit post saying the next game would take place in the andromeda galaxy. Stupid idea, obviously fake, right?)

    I was foolishly waiting for when I would get to choose my tag skills up until the first time I leveled up, and saw that god awful perk tree. I should’ve known they would do something like that, they already did it from oblivion to Skyrim. From there the game just kept getting worse. Dialogue was horrible. The options you get in the first quest are help Preston or do nothing. They give you power armor right away, but they make it cost fuel. There’s only a couple types of guns, just randomly modified. I still had some fun with the game, I liked the power armor, but after about 100 hours between a couple different characters (never actually completed the main quest) I gave up.

    I would later learn of all the lore mistakes and outright retcons from the internet. I never actually ran into the kid in the fridge, or read the terminal mentioning jet in a vault. It was kind of heartbreaking, not to be melodramatic, but this was probably my favorite game series and fictional universe, and now I realized that not only was it pretty much dead, but it was far beyond saving. It was so unique and satisfied my desire for gritty post apocalyptic/sci fi rpgs.

    Anyway, sorry if this veers too off topic but thought I’d share how I first discovered fallout and how I became a fan of the series.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020