New Vegas vs. FO3 humor

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Nodder, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Nodder

    Nodder It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 28, 2008
    What did Oblivion do right with NV's humor, where Bethesda's humor failed? What did NV not get right (i.e. wasn't funny)?
  2. mobucks

    mobucks President of racism. Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Was there humor in fallout 3?

    Some parts of NV made me LOL so far, just better writing, and VO.
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    That would be my question, too.
    Maybe Moira was supposed to be funny instead of an insane abomination from hell.
    Also, I think they meant exploding heads and limbs to be the pinnacle of human humor achievement.
  4. willooi

    willooi It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 23, 2010
    They've just given NPCs more personality and depth overall, and it adds a lot to help set the mood for a town. Even the supermutants have personalities like in FO1 and 2, instead of being mindless, hostile enemies with the exception of Fawkes in FO3. Plus I think that with the variety of options available in quests and being able to have surprising conversations with characters whereas in FO3 you probably would have killed them immediately - such as Davison in REPCONN and Tabitha.

    Novac has been a real highlight so far and I've chuckled at No-Bark Noonan and Dr Ada Strauss' lines. And with NPC intentions in New Vegas the moral boundaries are a lot more blurred, and someone like The King I didn't like at first and was sure that I'd end up fighting him but he won me over when explaining the purpose of their faction. FO3 was far too black or white.
  5. gumbarrel

    gumbarrel It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2010
  6. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Wait till you meet Yes-Man!
  7. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    I don't generally find many things to be very funny, so I honestly haven't noticed much of a difference between NV and Fallout 3. I kind of chuckled at the music that played at the end of, "Come Fly with Me". But I also thought Moira Brown was kind of amusing too.
  8. gumbarrel

    gumbarrel It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2010
    He is the goofiest plat devise I have ever seen :mrgreen:
  9. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    Fucking Dave Foley, man. <3
  10. Nuka-X

    Nuka-X It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 9, 2010
    Fallout 3 humor and jokes were stupid, bland and predictable , New Vegas's humor is actually funny and jokes are well placed. So, Bethesda kinda failed and Obsidian succeeded.
  11. Empty09

    Empty09 Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 26, 2009
    There were some moments when I chuckled at NV's humor...something I never did in FO3.
    Yes-Man was a great character.
    Also, Mojave Outpost had lovely character's with funny lines.
  12. Nuka-X

    Nuka-X It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 9, 2010
    Yes-Man says everything in a hilarious way, even if it's something dead serious. This is one of the best forms of humor by Obsidian in the game.
  13. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^I especially liked his "joke" about a giant death robot. But yes, everything about this character is fucking hilarious - name, image, speech style, lines - everything!

    Also, I found the whole guitar-man character chasing his father across the wastes pretty funny, too.
  14. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    Dave Foley in this game has brought me smile after smile. I'm a HUUUUGE Kids in the Hall fan and have been for years!

  15. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    Yeah, I enjoyed his story about the birth of "The Kings". I laughed how he presumed that guy (who's name is forever lost because all the posters referred to him as "King") was probably "coolest of the cool" because there were actually schools dedicated to teaching how to dress and act like him.
  16. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    One of my friends almost nerdgasmed when I told him about this character today.
  17. Insomnia

    Insomnia First time out of the vault

    Sep 18, 2010
    Fallout 3 had the same level of humor as the stand up comedian in New Reno.
    But New Vegas had that FO2 feel of humor.My personal favorite was when u get back to the atomic wrangler once u get Fisto and say hes a heavy duty model if u know what i mean
  18. TailSwallower

    TailSwallower First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2010
    I actually laughed out loud when talking to that woman about her Aunt who made the Deathclaw Omelettes. The way she described the Deathclaw getting killed by a wanderer who shot it in the eyes... Classic. And it's funny because anyone who's played Fallout 2 has probably done exactly that.

    Yes Man was hilarious.

    I must have missed the reference with the travelling Guitar Man because nothing about that conversation jumped out at me as being funny.

    And yeah, in the early demos of Fallout 3 Todd Howard kept on talking about how hilarious the VATS kill cam was... That's not humour, that's just being easily amused by juvenile nonsense.

    Even though Bethesda claimed to understand the dark humour of the original Fallouts, I can't actually think of anything genuinely funny or even slightly humorous in Fallout 3.
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    As described above, Fallout: New Vegas hinges on "hey remember this!" injokes and the kind of silly humor that made Fallout 2 big, including pop culture refs. It's usually well-written and pretty funny though.

    The type of humor from Fallout 1, the dark sense of humor, seems completely gone from the franchise, though like Fallout 3, New Vegas has some moments (Vault 11, or the Kings).
  20. KillerBee256

    KillerBee256 Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    I took the Guitar Man as more of an generic western trope, thought it could apply as a shot at fallout 3.