Creating a Fallout series video essay, want your feedback and ideas!

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Indigo, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Indigo

    Indigo First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    Hey guys,

    Heard about this forum for a long time but never posted here before. I am a long-time fan of the series since F1, and I now have a small-ish gaming YouTube channel, and am currently working on a 10-20 minute video essay on the Fallout series, what it accomplished and how it's strayed from its roots.

    I plan on covering F1, F2, with mentions of Tactics and BOS, Van Buren, F3, New Vegas and F4.

    I have a lot of things written down already that I miss and see missing from the newer games, but I thought it interesting to get some more ideas, stories or feedback from other oldschool Fallout fans.

    Let me know what the series meant to you, what you like/dislike about the new and the old games, or what you think Bethesda got right or wrong about the Fallout universe and feel.

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  2. StemeMcPhie

    StemeMcPhie First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    There's a ton of content already here on both this forum and the rest of the internet that should help you with making this video. Here's a few videos that I think will help you the most:

    This video goes over some very interesting Van Buren content:

    This video is nearly 90 minutes of explaining why Fo3 is garbage:

    This video is nearly 90 minutes of explaining why Fo4 is garbage:

    This video very intelligently goes over what the Fo3 and Fo4 lacked in comparison to the classics:

    I feel as if Fo3 and Fo4 are inadequate successors to Fallout 1 and 2. Bethesda has twice showed a blatant understanding of what made them unique and in-turn what made the appealing to me and many others. IMO nearly every aspect of Fo3 and Fo4 is not worthy of much admiration whatsoever. Still, to give credit where credit is due, power armor in Fo4 feels better in comparison to Fo3 (although the inclusion of fusion cores is stupid) and the gameplay in Fo4 is entertaining enough in comparison to Fo3 (although admittedly nothing impressive).

    Good luck to you, though. I really appreciate the effort people put into making these videos. I would recommend posting this to Reddit if you haven't already. Even though r/fallout is fairly filled with, ahem, "normie" apologists who will downvote you for not liking Fo3/Fo4, you'll get a bigger reaction from Reddit than you will here.
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  3. Indigo

    Indigo First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    Thanks very much for your input. I've watched a couple of these but I will look into them more. I agree with you re: Reddit. Tons of people there and lots of opinions, but there are zounds of people ready to downvote you because you don't go along with the grain.

    Got a lot ahead of me to do, but I want to get all the details that I may have missed before finishing my script and voicing it all. Thanks again for your help!
  4. StemeMcPhie

    StemeMcPhie First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    And don't forget to link us that shit once your done with it bruh.
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  5. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 14, 2016
    Yeah there are tons of videos I think that you should focus on smaller topics and smaller videos e.g here's some ideas

    Compare the world maps e.g explain how they done and what made them good bad. Like NV was like a travel where as fo3 was more scatted with destoryed washington. And how fo4 had too simple map.

    Weapons pretty easy to get at


    Just simple videos like that would be cool. I would make shorter sort fo videos because I think there are tons of videso talking about why fallout 4 is trash but they dont really pick smaller sub topics to focus on and that would be something I would want to see. Just something like talking about the maps and focusing on that would be great.

    But yeah thats my two view
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  6. Indigo

    Indigo First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    Finally done. Let me know what you think of the video. I missed a few points I wanted to bring up but it's fairly comprehensive.

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  7. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Spotted a few things that I'm pretty sure aren't factual:
    • It wasn't called VATS in the originals. That was just added later when Bethesda brought it back. Fallout 1 manual calls them targeted shots.
    • The Fallout1 patch didn't remove the time-limit on getting the waterchip, just the other one for the mutant army. (Also you say 100 days, but I guess it doesn't matter much since you display 150 days on screen at the same time)
    • Van Buren was planned to be a hybrid, like Fallout Tactics. Playable in both realtime and turnbased.
  8. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Reddit isn't too bad these days. Basically, there's three major conflicts going on over there (New Vegas: Good Or Bad?, Fallout 4: Good Or Bad?, Bethesda VS. Black Isle) but the discussion tends to remain fairly civil. There's a massive pro-NV circlejerk over there (though I really have nothing to complain about with that) and Fallout 4 is divisive, but the massive downvote storms don't tend to happen unless you're either a). illiterate or b). showing blind hatred of BIS or BGS without saying why.
  9. Indigo

    Indigo First time out of the vault

    Jun 30, 2017
    Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad the video is (mostly) well-received. The hate I do get on the video are people who despise/never played the original games or just think I'm too nostalgic. I've lived through a couple Diablo videos that blew up so I'm a little used to getting a backlash when I compare games, but I was also pretty surprised by how many old-school Fallout fans who said they thought I worded their feelings exactly. Pretty cool!

    The census I got was that most people think Fallout 4 is going in the wrong direction, and that Fallout: New Vegas was the best yet. My preference is for the first two games (probably Fallout 2 since it ties you less tightly to the MQ, though F1 has a superior story IMO), I've been doing a livestream series where I'm modding New Vegas to fix some of my qualms with it. Still not a perfect game but it's easily the closest to ideal and most fixable of the the New Fallouts.

    Thinking of doing a future video (similar to one I did re: Diablo late last year) where I do a visual design document of what I would consider the outline of the perfect sequel would be. Down to mechanics, setting, atmosphere, etc. My Diablo vid was 20 mins long and took over a month to put together so I'm not chomping at the bit right after doing a 32 minute Fallout vid, but that definitely interests me.

    Anyways, cool to have had my 15 minutes at NMA, hope to talk to you guys again!