My rant about Interplays BS

Discussion in 'Fallout: Piece of Shit (PS2, XBOX, My Lower Intest' started by calculon000, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    So this is my fist topic. I'll try to make it worth-while.

    I know this has been covered to death. Not just covered to death, but covered in a fire blanket made of asbestos, wrapped in heavy rusty chains, placed in a slightly decomposed wooden coffin, dipped in FEV, then dipped in kerosene, lit of fire, thrown into a vat of acid, chucked into the glow, and then nuked a second time, but god dammit, I need to let this intense homicidal feeling of frustration out.

    When did corporations stop listening to their customers?
    I feel like phoning up fox and asking "What the fuck? You cancelled Family Guy you dickheads! The greatest cartoon ever! No, I don't care if its coming back in 2005, I still hate you!"

    But that’s not what my rant is about, it about the excrement that passes for fallout games these days.

    Is interplay going to try every possible defilement of a once-proud franchise until the laws of probability force them to actually branch off Fallout into a long-forgotten genre that they never would think of utilising? A RPG.

    Here's how I like to think of fallout games in general:
    *If it doesn't have the 50's atmosphere of fallout 1 and 2, then it isn't a fallout game.*

    I don't care what its setting is or how many F's, A's, L's, O's U's, or T's are in the title, if it doesn't have that 50's feel, then it isn't a fallout game. Hell, they could have made tactics feel like the 50's, and its obvious they tried, but it doesn't live up to the real Fallout games. All they had to do was change the opening cinematic a little to include a 50's song and replace that awful sound track with a more fallouty selection. (The sound in tactics doesn't even have music, just some ambient noise and sound clips that are triggered by battle sequences.)

    I refused to buy fallout tactics at first on the principle that it was made instead of fallout 3 (I say instead because they could have developed and released fallout 3 in the time they made tactics). But after a few months I bought it and had fun, but that doesn't change that fact that it isn't a fallout game.

    If they would take two seconds to listen to their customers, Interplay would realize that the sales generated by the fans ALONE would more than make it worth their while to develop Fallout 3, but the company is run by a bunch of corporate execs more interested in making dirty whore money off of cheap games (Read FO:BOS) than delivering what will actually sell well. The only possible explanation for why there isn't a fallout 6 at this point in time is that the people of the board who run Interplay are all over 55 years of age and have never played a single computer game in their lives.

    Heck, even if they made a Fallout 3 with the same exact engine used in the first two Fallout games, I'd buy it.

    Sorry for the rant, but I just needed to express my frustration at Interplay for this crime against humanity they continually commit every day.

    I feel better now.

    BTW, thanks to the admins for getting my login working. :)
  2. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    May 15, 2003
    Exactly. I wonder how many people would do the same?

    Oh yeah, and Family Guy ruled for the time that it was on. Pity got canceled.
  3. Basil Zen

    Basil Zen First time out of the vault

    Dec 7, 2003
    Family Guy was ridiculously offensive at some points, and I realized watching reruns of Family Guy that they cut all of those parts for the Cartoon Network run. Probably the whole episodes, too, since I have yet to see Kool-Aid man jump through the wall and scream, "Oh, yeah!"

    Coincidence? I think not.

    Needless to say, it's an incredibly funny show, the creator just had no idea what he wanted to do with it...make people laugh with really awful offensive jokes or make people laugh with his clever sense of humor.

    But they did show Wish upon a Weinstein, which is a pretty offensive episode Fox refused to show, but not even close to what got Family Guy cancelled in the first place.

    EDIT: Oh, and where have you been, man, Fallout 1 and 2 only have one song and you can barely hear it.
  4. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    May 15, 2003
    The episode with the Kool Aide man bursting through the wall was shown on Cartoon Network, yes sir.

    I don't see why you think it is 'offensive.'

    I would put it more on the terms of 'unwholesome.'


    Oh yeah, not to derail the thread...down with interplay!
  5. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    Yes, down indeed. But what if they ever do make a fallout 3? What would happen? Would we forgive them?
  6. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    I might, it depends on how they handle the development. They have lost me as a customer forever, unless they make significant changes to policy, and leadership. In their current state, no matter what they do, I will never forgive them for what they have done to Black Isle Studios. Not even Fallout 3 will change my mind if it comes from the current Interplay.
  7. VaultDweller

    VaultDweller First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2004
    I guess that we should be unforgiving... Nuke the hell outta IPLY!

    Let Troika make Fallout 3, and that's gonna be the best! If IPLY makes FO3... we'll see. Hey, but they're still gonna be vilified in my eyes.
  8. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    Yeah, I guess what they did to BIS kina offsets whatever they could do to win us back.
  9. Basil Zen

    Basil Zen First time out of the vault

    Dec 7, 2003
    You have to see the episode. I won't even mention it.

    And Troika making Fallout 3? NOOOO! They haven't hit the bullseye on a game yet.
  10. Katja

    Katja Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 19, 2003
    Family Guy rules.

    ...I'll join you.

    Interplay did it because they think they could get more money for putting less into a game. They split BOS into two games. Two games = twice the money. Perhaps they figured they could make up the money they'd lose from the fans by appealing to the sex-crazed youth of today.

    Then there's the people like my boyfriend who actually want to buy the game. No, I'm not kidding.
    Get this, I showed him the trailer (to demonstrate why I'm irritated), and he said "That's awesome!" as soon as the scantaly clad woman hit the screen, and became further excited when the metal band started up. He wants this game, bad.
    ...then he had the nerve to say "It's an improvement from the crap fallout games you like." (someone, shoot me NOW)
    The original Fallout games apparently don't appeal to his 2 second attention span (it sounds mean, but he'd probably agree). He said it was "One of the worst games he's ever encountered". Sometimes I think he's *trying* to start fights.
    So yes. He wanted me to buy him BOS for Valentine's Day (suggested it after I showed him the trailer). Like hell I will.

    ugh. It's people like him that prevent the output of quality games. When people buy games with little effort put into them, it keeps these shady companies going.

  11. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud

    Apr 2, 2003
    Told you he was the devil, BEHOLD THA MONSTAAH!

    But seriously Katja is correct, they did split up Bos into two games to milk it :SHOCKER:.....
  12. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    How can he say that about Fallout?!? He's sounds like one of my friends who like First Person Shooters and hates RPG's. I'm not a hardcore christian or anything but the way they've *Trashed it up* wth all the cheap sex sells stuff in BOS is just ruining the Fallout name. If it were a first person shooter with a little more thought, less thongs, and that classic 50's feel of Fallout, I would have no problem. That "27 things about Fallout BOS" hit the nail on the head when it comes to what's wrong with the game.
  13. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    He needs killin', Katja. :lol:
  14. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    I agree with Rosh. Comments like that would not allowed continued life.

    Has he even played them?
  15. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    I've no problem with him not liking the Fallout RPG's, hell they're not everyone's cup'o'tea, but there is no excuse for liking BOS
  16. Basil Zen

    Basil Zen First time out of the vault

    Dec 7, 2003
    Yes there is. It's the same reason people eat salisbury steak. It supposedly satisfies without being worthy of remembrance.

    Unlike Chinese food and Fallout. You always feel like there should be more.
  17. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    Cookery. Hmm...

    Now I see where the "Basil" comes from
  18. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 2, 2003
    You can still always show up at my quality-game loving house! My offer still stands! :wiggle:

    But seriously now; bad hair, general jerkiness, awful taste in games... What do you still see in that poor fool?
  19. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    Maybe its the uniqueness heh?
  20. Katja

    Katja Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 19, 2003
    I'm not sure, but I don't think he gave it a chance. I had them on my laptop when I was pretty much living with him during the summer. Told him he could play if he wanted to. He was more interested in playing the First Person Shooters. ;)
    Although he likes the original FF games (on Nintendo), so I figured there was a bit of hope for the RPG thing.

    His hair is bad? I don't notice these things. Either way, it doesn't bug me, I don't notice appearance. If I like the personality, I'll automatically see the person as attractive. If I dislike the personality, I'll see the person as unattractive. General quirk of mine.
    Jerkiness.. eh. He's impulsive. And if he acts on those impulses one more time, he's gone. No questions asked.
    Awful taste in games, yes. But he also introduced me to KOTOR so he's forgiven. :D

    On another note - he pretended he got me BOS for Valentines day. Turned out to be a gag gift. I was so relieved. I have trouble returning gifts - so I had no idea what to do with it.

    One of these days he'll drive me insane, I swear it.

    Anyways this thread has been so derailed it's not even funny. I just meant to rant, not to change the subject.