Is Vault Boy worse on Fallout 4?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Risewild, Apr 21, 2017.

Is Vault Boy depicted worst on Fallout 4?

  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. It's the same

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  1. Risewild

    Risewild Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I always thought something is off with Fallout 4's Vault Boy.
    First I thought it was just biased because I don't like Fallout 4, but today I was looking at some perks over at gamepedia and my wife passed behind me and said "Why does that character look worst in the colored pictures?"
    She doesn't play Fallout and she doesn't have a bias toward the game. So I start thinking that maybe the quality of the Vault Boy drawings got worst somehow.

    So I am writing this thread to ask you guys that have younger eyes and probably a better judgement of style than I do to tell me what you think about the Vault Boy in Fallout 4.

    I noticed that it still uses a lot of recycled Vault Boy images from older games but it seems that with each newer game they just scan the images and then draw over them again, and that it loses quality each time they do it or something. I always have this feeling that the lines of Vault Boy in Fallout 4 were made by kids or someone with no practice in drawing things. Even perspective in some images look wrong (for a quick example check the foot of the Vault Boy in the image for the perk Animal Friend I will post below).

    I wouldn't mind having the opinion of people who actually draw, but I don't know many of those around here, I guess @Walpknut and @alec . So if you draw, come and give me your opinion.

    Some examples:
    Iron Fist Fallout 3:

    Fallout 4:

    Night person Fallout:

    Fallout 3:

    Fallout 4:

    Awereness, Fallout:

    Fallout 4:

    Strong Back, Fallout New Vegas:

    Fallout 4:

    Cannibal, Fallout 3:

    Fallout 4:

    Animal Friend, Fallout:

    Fallout 3:

    Fallout 4:

    Also notice how the previous image uses the same Vault Boy as the Medic one:
     
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  2. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    They look worse because of 'less is more'.

    Fallout 1-2-3-NV are normally simpler in design, and lack colour, making a sense of nostalgia, and makes them look more fitting for a pseudo-1950's game.
     
  3. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Vault Dweller
    Modder

    Jul 14, 2016
    I like it really. I loke the little animation for some of the missions in fallout 4 tbh its porbbaly one of th ebetter things done in fallout 4. There was't bad in the games either though
     
  4. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016

    I miss this guy... ;(
     
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  5. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Vault Dweller
    Modder

    Jul 14, 2016
    He was't featured that much in the orginals I also noitced was actually spelt vault tek
     
  6. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    *-That because the vault boy isn't voiced yet. He will look better with a voice.* Todd
     
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  7. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Oh god...

    Oh god no!
     
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  8. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Colourist's fault, it looks cheap. Even worse in animation. Not only that but Vault Boy animated even in Pip-Boy which doesn't make much sense. Pip-Boy is not a kid's toy after all.
     
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  9. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Yeah...They turned what was originally a PDA-serious device (like the stalker PDA ;D ) into a childs toy...
     
  10. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    To me, Fallout 4's looks much, much more cartoonized. And because of that, it looks definitely worse.

    Although, to be perfectly honest, since Fallout 3 is my first game of the series, there's certain sense of wonder and veneration I had for 3's and NV's style. 4's definitely off for me.
     
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  11. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I might be alone in this, but does anyone else think Vault Boy is overused in Fallout 4? EDIT: I feel like he has too much presence.
     
  12. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    Tbh I liked Vault Boy best in Fallout 4. Aside from him being on the face of many quests and such, he also makes an appearance on the S.P.E.C.I.A.L PSAs (which I enjoyed by the way)
     
  13. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    Uhh, maybe a bit. Yeah, he has way more screen-time than he usually does in a Fallout game. Though I love Vault Boy so I don't mind
     
  14. Zyax

    Zyax There's no need to be upset

    Mar 14, 2016
    Some of them look better, some look worse, and some are the exact same. The only real difference is the fact that the Vault Boy is more featured in 4 so you tend to notice it more.
     
  15. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    Wait for the spin-off animated series about the vault boy and his talking deathclaw friend (and a couple of Garies sidekicks). I could definitely see Beth doing that.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    No, but the fact that Bethesda thinks everything is Vault Boy now, shows their grave missunderstanding of the franchise in generall.

    Tell the Nu-Fallout fans that there was a Pipboy once, and they will either give you a strange look, or think that you're talking about the device on the 'wrist' of vaultdvellers.
     
  17. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Somewhat off-topic, but I went to a seaside town last week and I've just remembered I saw a diner there with the Made Man Vault Boy icon as its logo.

    Is that even legal?

    Yes, along with the overuse of "War never changes" too.
     
  18. Wasteland Wanderer

    Wasteland Wanderer First time out of the vault

    Mar 24, 2017
    The perks are a bit much for me but the little SPECIAL cartoons are fantastic IMO
     
  19. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    Probably not. There was also a moving company that had the Strong Back Vault Boy on their trucks.
     
  20. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
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