Your Favourite Fallout game?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Millim, Oct 13, 2010.

Your favorite Fallout game

  1. Fallout

  2. Fallout 2

  3. Fallout 3

  4. Fallout: New Vegas

  5. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

  6. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

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  1. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    FO2 for me.

    While I love FO1 for it's tight design, I suspect it's more popular than FO2 on NMA mostly just because it was the first.
    The only criticism I ever hear about FO2 is the excessive pop culture and IMO that's pretty small in comparison to FO1's gameplay issues.
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Fallout 1 for me and my vote brings it to a 36:36 for Fallout and Fallout 2. :>

    To me Fallout 1 feels a tad smarter than 2 and I like most of it's mechanics a lot more (the encounters, etc).
  3. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 3, 2009
    FO2 is bigger and had some mechanics improvements, but for me, that's not enough to compensate for the massively superior atmosphere of Fallout (especially considering the silly comedic factors that started crawling into the series with FO2).

    So Fallout 1 it is for me.
  4. tiagop

    tiagop First time out of the vault

    May 24, 2006
    For me Fallout 1 was my favorite game, the story is definitely better than the story of fallout 2.
    I never felt so immersed in a game like i did in fallout 1 and the soundtrack is stunning (in setting the mood) and has in average two talking heads per town which helps of course :D.
    But Fallout 2 has some better things, like bigger maps, more background story and tons of things to do (more replay value) :D
  5. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Antediluvian as Feck

    Sep 14, 2009
    The map design in Fallout 1 was much stronger than Fallout 2...the larger towns looked like they were falling into the ground, you don't get that feeling in Fallout 2.
  6. tiagop

    tiagop First time out of the vault

    May 24, 2006
    Yeah I forgot to mention that :oops: , Fallout 2 gives the feeling that the civilization is already rebuilding (Vault City, NCR)
  7. Eternauta

    Eternauta It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 8, 2010
    I voted Fallout 1, and I always thought the same as the ones who like it more than Fallout 2 in this thread.

    Edit: do you remember the "old battle" encounter? or the lone raider you can find after crushing the Khans? in a way, Fallout 2 has more content. In a way, it has less.
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Fallout 2 has more generic filler content than Fallout 1.

    Remember "Raiders" encounter in Fallout 2: A big group of well armed badasses who want to get you dead. Then check out some of the "Raiders" encounter in Fallout 1: A bunch of ghouls with spears and maybe a hunting rifle. That just has much more style and feels more natural than meeting heavily armed dudes all the time.
  9. Continuum

    Continuum Vault Fossil

    Nov 8, 2006
    Perhaps... First Fallout game I ever played was Fallout 2... being 1st or 2nd isn't any factor for me :shrug:

    Half of Fallout 2 is basically unplayable for me (goofy shit of epic proportions), so Fallout wins in how big the game is category anyway :shrug:

    Indeed. Fallout 2 was the beginning of the end of the series :rip:
  10. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    Favourite definately Fallout, not that it's perfect or even close but it is well written nicely balanced and fun. Not too big that it requires a lot of combat filler, the really obvious pop culture references are kept to the special encounters that you might not even find. And the retro futuristic theme is subtle, just enough to lift the game above being generic post apocalyptic fodder without going over board with hundreds of energy weapons and power armour equipped troops running around. Plus it nicely explains the presence of energy weapons, robots and power armour.

    Fallout Tactics comes a close second for me, the lovechild of Fallout and Jagged Alliance. Or so was promised, but had neither the roleplaying of the former or tactical options of the latter. Instead it was the redheaded stepchild with Fallout's limited combat and Jagged Alliance's minimal roleplaying, oops someone got those the wrong way round. :( But in it's way FOT was far closer to Wasteland, and personally I think it's still got the best combat out of all the Fallout games Fallout 3 and New Vegas included.

    Probably Fallout Tactics greatest sin was it's art design which was more anime than retro futuristic but after playing Fallout New Vegas I've come to realise that I'm more of a fan of Fallout's mechanics rather than the retro futurism.

    Fallout New Vegas a distant third. The combat sucks, I laugh at those claims that first person is so more immersive. Nothing is more immersion breaking for me than to see three to four shots hit between and opponents eyes and they still keep on coming. First person, even third person and hit points/skill point damage do not go together. The story is tight though, sure New Vegas itself is pretty much a rehash of New Reno but it's easy to ignore for most of the game. I do like the survival aspects, I wish I could mod these into Tactics.

    Fallout 2 is where the rot really set in pure quantity over quality and comes last for me (not played FBOS or Fallout 3). The Enclave, if they had to have a remnant of the prewar government/military that had access to high tech equipment why didn't they just use the Brotherhood? Sure the Brotherhood were isolationist and more concerned with preserving technology than what was going on in the Wasteland but exposure to the Vault Dweller and the threat of the Master's army could of changed all that. It would of added a nice twist to the game especially if you'd enlisted their help in Fallout. It would of most certainly put a stop to the Brotherhood as noble knights righting wrongs in the wasteland. They had the NCR Rangers for that. Plus with the Brotherhood as the bad guys while it's not far fetched to see them get involved in the outside world there is no way they would have traded away energy weapons to New Reno. Then there would also be no need to invent new more powerful power armour, two things that just add to the power creep.

    New Reno, while it might be well written and offer great role playing decisions like KotOR 2's main plot it just doesn't fit the setting. Probably the 50's clothing in the vault of the future artwork confused them and led to Thirties style mobsters? Perhaps if the artwork in Fallout had shown people dressed like the Jetsons instead this might have been avoided? Likewise if Gizmo's hadn't of had working slot machines and used the gaming tables for mutant roach fights or some other strange made up games for people to bet on, then New Reno and New Vegas might of turned out to be rather different towns.

    Talking Deathclaws, which led to hairy talking Deathclaws, or Mutant Death Goats as I like to call them, in Tactics. In Fallout Deathclaws are mysterious and rare and powerful. There's a great sense of foreboding built before you meet one. Then you meet one and it sees you and then you are reloading, and then reloading and then maybe if you're really lucky you get a lucky critical and you think I never want to meet one again. Then you walk around the corner and... But in Fallout 2 the main deathclaws are intelligent, and while not exactly cuddly you get to recruit one and then in Tactics you get to recruit loads. Now in New Vegas they are quite bad arse again but they do seem to be everywhere.

    The real World Guns, sure the P90 and G11 are just stupid additions, but most of the rest of the real guns make some sense. Grease guns would be a logical weapon for the Gun Runners to manufacture, revolvers a much better option for use with reloads using homemade propellants. If only they'd added to all the descriptions a Gun Runners manufacturing mark. Most of the real world guns in Fallout are easter egg references but all non energy weapons (except miniguns and perhaps rocket launchers) should have been explicitly depicted as being produced post war by either the Gun Runners or the Brotherhood. There should have been a clearer delineation between pre and post war produced tech and the intro movie could have shown the soldier in the execution scene using a plasma or laser pistol instead of the 10mm. Perhaps the Gun Runners did produce most of the normal weapons, my memory is a little hazy but they also sold some energy weapons leading to the impression that they were also producing energy weapons. Which in my opinion started the power creep in the following games. Instead it just opened the doors for developers to add any gun that took their fancy to the series.

    The great Vault experiment, in Fallout vaults were just shelters, they knew there was a strong possibility of war and prepared for it. In Fallout 2 they were suddenly part of some social experiment why? It adds nothing to the setting except opportunity for the developers to get really wacky. Is it really logical that with war looming they would go to the expense of building these vaults for some experiment when survival would be a much more imminent concern? Sure there wouldn't be enough vaults for everyone, but that didn't stop governments in the real world (during the cold war) from building their own such shelters. The most illogical part was the experiment didn't start until the bombs dropped, shouldn't they have been experimenting before people had to go in them for real? If they didn't know how people would cope how could they determine someone was going to be around to view the results?

    A much better idea would have been to have the player discover a test vault populated by the descendants (or their corpses) of volunteers who had gone in prewar to see if the vaults were a viable survival option. The test subjects were meant to have been let out eventually but then the bombs came and the experiments turned into reality. The developers would have been able to explore the same ideas but without having every future game needing a weird and wonderful experimental purpose for any vaults. And the Pop culture references, has any game ever before or since contained so many pop culture references? What is this a post nuclear role playing game or an easter egg hunt?

    Then there's the Tribals, now I have no problem with the idea of groups regressing so much in so short a time, read Lord of the Flies or Earth Abides. But Fallout already had low tech tribals, the Khans and people of Shady Sands for instance, was there really a need to add half naked primitives to the setting?
  11. Funnytown01

    Funnytown01 First time out of the vault

    Jun 24, 2011
    Who are the two people that chose Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel as the best Fallout! :o
  12. Funnytown01

    Funnytown01 First time out of the vault

    Jun 24, 2011
    I loved the ridiculous humor in Fallout 2. That's what made it the best in my mind. I guess I'm in the .05% judging from people's comments, but I really wish Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas had more of that silly humor.
  13. @Funnytown: There's this wonderful little button that says "edit" on it.

    Anyway, my list goes:

    FO2: This is my favorite because it let me explore more. I love 1, but the "hurry hurry, find the water chip. Hurry hurry, kill the mutants" was good for realism, but like Pikmin 1, it just made me rush more. In Fallout 2, I can can do more stuff, like collecting weapons, armor, and companions. Plus, it has Cassidy.

    New Vegas: It's what 3 wishes it could be. If I'd started out with the original Fallouts, I'd accept this as a proper sequel. Plus, it has Cassidy's daughter.

    Fallout: Despite being rushed, this was an excellent game. I really can't say anything about this one that wasn't already said.

    Tactics: to be honest, I don't play this unless I'm really bored. It's fun, but a little light on story.

    3: Only included because I had to include it. Todd Howard should go to hell for the sin of murdering Fallout.

    I've never played POS.
  14. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Wonderful post. Exactly what I think, except for maybe the Tactics elements.
  15. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    New Reno: Do you not play one of the later/patched versions that removed the mutant timer? Or are you just referring to when you originally played the game?

    Otherwise I pretty heavily agree with you, although I do like having some skill-related items at the start like you do in FO1 as opposed to FO2's "here's a spear, go get us a GECK". It's somewhat slower opening offputs me from starting a new game every now and then as opposed to FO1.

    New Vegas is a far better heir to the throne 3, and really about the best we're gonna get today. The only way we'd get a better one is if somebody other than Bethesda had bought the IP.

    I really need to give tactics a proper playthrough but I have JA2 for tactical pewpewpew.
  16. DecepticonCobra

    DecepticonCobra First time out of the vault

    Jun 21, 2011
    I started Fallout with Fallout 3 admittedly, but went back and tried the first two. Maybe I'm just more prone to liking FPS and such, but I liked New Vegas the best. However, I appreciate the stories of 1 and 2.
  17. The Hanged Man

    The Hanged Man First time out of the vault

    May 11, 2011
    This is a difficult question because each one is unique
    Fallout 1 is a more wasteland feeling to it more about the survival and selfishness of humanity.
    Fallout 2 seems to be more civilised rebuilding of humanity similar to the end of the wild west.
    Fallout 3 is like Fallout 1.

    I would be here all day trying to figure my favourite...
  18. JackBurton

    JackBurton First time out of the vault

    Dec 14, 2011
    Another vote that goes to F1 :mrgreen:

    My list will be:

    F1: the atmosphere, the wasteland, the humor, the pulp-scifi, the Brotherhood... im still in love!
    F2: nice improvement in gameplay and freedom, love the easter eggs, but turns too weird at times (and too funny!)
    FTactics: i always wanted to control the whole party in a fallout game, not bad, but not at the cost of loosing to much fallotish feeling.
    FNV:what F3 had to be, my opinion, i can still play it if i dont look too much at the main plot... :wink:

    This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.
  19. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 25, 2011
    1. Fallout - It's my favorite,It's the beginning.I love it. [ 65/65 ] "Classic"
    2. Fallout 2 - A second thing that change my sense for the world in present days. [ 60/65 ]
    3. Fallout : Tactics - i like it too, is still Fallout. [ 47/65 ]

    I will keep my comment for bethesda Fallouts ,because they stink and they are not "Fallout"
  20. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Order of preference: Fallout>Fallout 2>Fallout Tactics>Fallout New Vegas>FO3>This space intentionally left blank . :wink:

    If I had to choose only one, it'd be FO2; (because its bigger, mechanically the same, but with fixes, and in the few places it fails, I can forgive it).