How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    My dad, uncle and aunt played Fallout and Fallout 2 a lot. When I was old enough I finally got the discs for my personal use.
  2. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 26, 2007
    I may have mentioned it before, but a friend of mine (who was between residences at the time), had it shipped top my house; that's how I found out about it—along with Redneck Rampage (an FPS released the same year). I didn't play the games at the time... but sometime later I did.

    I didn't get around to Fallout until after I'd finished Baldur's Gate; (which made it a rough and uncertain transition BTW).
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  3. Cellmember

    Cellmember First time out of the vault

    Feb 24, 2014
    I first discovered Fallout 3 back in 2009-10, just randomly came across a person playing it on the tube, decided to try it out my self, got hooked loved every bit of it, then when NV came out jumped on that which then led me to looking for more fallout which I then came across 1, 2 and Tatics and then 4 and now I await more fallout and am a massive Fallout fan, but not blinded fallout 4 wasn't that great, good for what it is but definitely lacking RPG wise.
  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    3/4 are some of the worst sequels of all time. I can enjoy 3 as a game as poorly written as it is because it had like... actual quests. 4 is just 95% procedurally generated quests. That coupled with bethesda's awful writing and non characters and general defiling of lore and continuity has ruined any chance of me enjoying 4 on any level.

    Sorry to shit on your love for 3/4 it's compulsive at this point. It's a real problem for me.
  5. Cellmember

    Cellmember First time out of the vault

    Feb 24, 2014
    4 is my least favorite and I do agree. NV is my go to.
  6. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    New Vegas is one of the greatest sequels in any entertainment medium tbh.
  7. Cellmember

    Cellmember First time out of the vault

    Feb 24, 2014
    I can agree.
  8. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    Fallout 3 was recommended to me by a friend who said it was Skyrim with guns(I was a bethesda fanboy back then) so I tried it and liked the lore and world. I eventually moved on to NV and liked the role-playing elements, when I heard of the first 2 games having better RP elements I decided to try them out. I was initially thrown away by the turn-based combat(the first cRPG I played was RTwP) but eventually I got accustomed to it and eventually ended up liking it more than 3/NV combat.
  9. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    It's like the terminator 2 of video game sequels tbh.
  10. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 26, 2007
    That's not unheard of... I remember that a Bethsoft member once returned to their forum after some time spent dormant, and apologized for previously heckling Fallout fans. He had been a staunch advocate of FO3... until he actually played Fallout 1 & 2. Citing that he now understood what they had been saying.
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  11. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    I guess most 1&2 haters never played them. I'm pretty sure MattyB ended up liking Fallout 2 more than 3/4 as well.
  12. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    Fallout is my first RPG. When I was reading a PC Gamer magazine in 1997, I saw the character wielding a minigun in one of the screenshots in Fallout preview. It got my interest immediatly, because before Fallout I only knew RPGs in fantasy settings (not old enough knowing Wasteland) and I'm not fond of fantasy. After I tried the demo from the included CD, I rushed out to buy the game and official guide (translated). Since I didn't understand English well enough for all dialogs (was only a middle schooler), my playthrough was bascially shittons of trials and errors, like I tried about 20 times in dialog tree to finally convince The Master to suicide. :P
  13. Cellmember

    Cellmember First time out of the vault

    Feb 24, 2014
    That sounds about right.
  14. Courier Six

    Courier Six First time out of the vault

    Jun 23, 2017
    I don't recall how I discovered the franchise, but I clearly remember how I first got into it. I borrowed Fallout 1 from a high school classmate and neighbour of mine. I didn't play much back then but I clearly remember reaching the Brotherhood bunker shortly after emerging from the Vault and firing my first gun at Cabbot because I got upset because he wouldn't allow me in. Needless to say, that ended really bad for my character. Him being torn to pieces by Cabbot's minigun really left an impression on me lol.
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  15. azukee2

    azukee2 First time out of the vault

    Apr 1, 2018
    My mom passed away in 2010 and that's when i bought Copeout 3 GOTY, then New Vegas and eventually the original fallout collection.
    A game series very near and dear to my heart.
  16. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix First time out of the vault

    Mar 9, 2018
    One day I bought Fallout 3 GOTY on sale because it's apparently AMAZING!!! Play it...meh don't see what the fuss is about. Years later play new vegas on PS3, Okay this is better, still plays like shit but at least it's written decently. play on PC, wow this is pretty good.
  17. Sulik

    Sulik First time out of the vault

    May 2, 2018
    First game I ever played and got it as a birthday gift from my Dad. Took us months to beat the first one together. One of the fondest memories I have with my Dad was playing Fallout 1 & 2 together.
  18. Ranger N

    Ranger N First time out of the vault

    May 6, 2018
    Found it randomly. Gave the game a try. My Life was devoted.
  19. LonesomWander22

    LonesomWander22 First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2018
    I think it was the year 2013. I was searching for a game with open world and a lot of different guns for collecting and test out which would fit the best. After a short search on the internet, I had found out about Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. Because I liked the western atmosphere of the Mojave Wasteland more then D.C I decided to try NV. Then I decided to convince my father too buy the game for me at the electronic warehouse near our neighbourhood. (my country is really strict with the rating of videogames, you have to be 18 to buy fallout by your own.) After some time he said I could have the game if I would pay it with my own money. And I got a Ps3 version of the game.

    At the afternoon I was allowed to have my first adventures at the wasteland. I remember my first fight when I defended Goodsprings and the appearance of the Mojave outposts statures if it was yesterday. I was playing the whole summer. I liked to explore new places, to collect stuff to make more caps and to gamble at the casinos. And at the end, even if I was a friend of the NCR, I decided to fight for my own independent Vegas.

    After sometime I decided to play Fallout 3 too. It was different then New Vegas but I was not disappointed with it, even if I missed the opportunities from the other game. I often replayed New Vegas and Fallout 3. After my 18th birthday I decided to buy the Pc versions of both games with included dlcs because I wanted more adventures at the wastelands.

    As I got my own version of Fallout 4 I was a little bit disappointed about the game, but I play it often because I like the gunplay and that there are many places to discover.

    Before a couple of months, I wanted to play Fallout 1. After a short time I was able to get into it. It makes a lot of fun to try all the opportunities and to build a new character. When my addiction to part 1 fades away I will definitely buy Fallout 2.
  20. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    Marketing, word of mouth and trailers got me to buy New Vegas in 2010. Loved it, played Fallout 3. Went back to New Vegas. Got super into the setting/lore, played Fallout 1/2 in 2013.

    Been an NMA dankster ever since.
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