I know it was my fault, but still...

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Plautus, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Plautus

    Plautus Angry Preacher

    Nov 24, 2010
    I was significantly younger (obviously) when I first played Fallout 3 and so I had thoroughly positive memories of it. Unfortunately, the disc for my original copy has fallen into disrepair and I hate GFWL, so I picked up the GOTY on steam, ready to relive some nice memories.

    Mother of mercy.

    Even with 20+ graphics mods and the highest possible resolution, the game looks like ass. The faces are Mr. Potato head ugly and even fan-made "high res" textures are muddy as feck. Of course, graphics aren't the only problem. The camera is absurdly wonky, so much so that I felt dizzy just by trying to play the damn game. Going back from FNV's iron sights to F3's "zoom" for aiming was more than painful.

    Of course, it only got worse when the NPCs opened their mouths. Liam Neeson obviously did not care about his performance-- the birth scene dialogue made me laugh out loud. Vault 101 is full of bad, cringeworthy dialogue. Megaton's even worse. I was too young to pick up on it then, but why don't they have any farms? How are they able to defend themselves from raiders with like one guard? Who built those walls? Why hasn't anyone tried to breach Vault 101? Why is Moira's voice so spectacularly grating? Why do the raiders swear every every other word?

    Man, I though New Vegas was ugly, but that game's *gorgeous* compared to F3.

    Then I booted up NV again. Crisp, steady camera, iron sight aiming, and awesome dialogue. Amazingly, even the ambient music was much better.

    I'm just kicking myself for spending 20 friggin' bucks on Failout, though...

    Feel free to sympathize or mock me as you see fit XD
  2. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Brother you have sinned, but then you have repented, so you're forgiven. Amem. :razz:
  3. Nas92

    Nas92 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 8, 2012
    I think Liam Neeson did a good job, but when the writing's so cookie cutter and boring you can only do so much.
    The dialogues suffer the problem of the writers not really caring about them and stuffing it full of humor - sometimes it was actually humorous, although it's clear they put it in because they didn't have the will to do anything else. One of the first lines your character can utter in Megaton is "Nice hat, phaggot" or something like that.
    The settlements are not made to make sense. It's not as bad as some would claim, I think the fact that the entirety of the Capital "Wasteland" is smaller then the Boneyard helps believability slightly. However, it's clear that all of them run on rule of cool and, and much like in good old Fallout 2, they're pumped full of references. Blade Runner, Children of the Corn, I Am Legend, Lovecraft, and probably a lot more. I wonder if they'll do the same shit for F4.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  4. Byzantine

    Byzantine Sink me in the ocean.

    Sep 4, 2014
    Nevertheless. The fact that Ra's al Ghul is your father in Fallout 3 is still cool.
  5. No Man

    No Man Gore Bag > Meat Bag

    Feb 20, 2014
    It would be cooler it wasn't Ra's al Ghul half-heartedly voicing a holier-than-thou asshole.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    May you find forgiveness through New Vegas and the 2 original Fallouts, oh fellow brother who fell into the claws of Fallout 3.