25 years of Fallout

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Dragula, Oct 4, 2022.

  1. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008


    "In October of 1997, players first encountered Fallout’s post-nuclear world and its memorable characters, irradiated monstrosities, impactful conversations and stark reminders that war…war never changes.

    25 years later, the Fallout series is a best-selling franchise that not only helped define PC role-playing games and spawned entries across multiple console generations, but also has made its way to tabletop games and even an upcoming television series. Join us as we ring in a milestone year for Fallout throughout the entire month of October!"


    This celebration comes with a free play week of Fallout 76 as well as an update to Fallout Shelter. Not very relevant for most people here, but I feel it is worth highlighting the 25th birthday either way.





    https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/377160/view/3263444873769606017
     
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  2. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    They tweeted that image with some caption about '25 years of iconic characters'. Some balls to call those F3 and F4 characters iconic. You're seriously going to put that oracle lady there over say Sulik or fucking Vic?
     
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  3. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    And Fallout 4 Dogmeat over the original Dogmeat?
     
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  4. Hardboiled Wanderer

    Hardboiled Wanderer I'm just here for the guzzoline...

    157
    Apr 24, 2016
    Nothing says "fuck you Obsidian" more than the portrayal of that New Vegas sign there - alone, far in the distance, and with no other reference than one generic NCR Ranger and Rex. No Lanius, no Graham, no Ceasar.

    Thank god that most-annoying-characters-in-gaming-history contest in the foreground makes up for everything.
     
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  5. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    478
    Jun 7, 2008
    Threedog featured prominently, one of the most useless characters I've ever met in a video game
     
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  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    He served a role but his writing was pure crap. They might get it one day if they takes notes from better games but those games do not sell as well so I doubt it.
     
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  7. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Every single Bethsoft character feels out of place to me in that image. :D
     
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  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Kind of given that this would be a promotion piece of Bethesda's Fallout, and not the games that started it all.
    You know, the games that actually established Fallout?

    Makes you wonder. Had Fallout not existed, would Beth have gone after Wasteland instead?

    Edit: were Fallout 1 and 2 such great selling titles back in the day?
    I know it renewed interest in PC rpgs but I never looked into the sales numbers.
     
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  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Not really. Fact is most of the games we loved sold like shit.
     
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  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Not surprised on hearing that.
    It actually now makes me want to look at my own favorites from 1990 (I started PC gaming in 1996, but I also played older titles) to 2002 and see which were really good selling titles.

    Consoles still were the major platforms, right?

    Edit: Oh I now noticed that Super Mutant Behemoth drinking down a barrel of toxic waste, because that is what Super Mutants do, they eat chemical and nuclear waste.
     
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  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    If they had some Tactics love there I might even stop talking shit about them but nah.
    Hard to believe I was 12 when I first played Fallout and saw NMA/Interplayforums.
     
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  12. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Games in general sold less in the 90s, it was not such a big industry as it is now so it is moot comparing sales numbers.
     
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  13. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Fossil
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    Congratulations to Fallout 1!
     
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  14. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Poor Master- literally one eye behind Marcus.
     
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  15. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
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  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    WHERE IS TACTICS?
     
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  17. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Australia
     
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  18. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

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    Jul 5, 2022
    Yeah I agree, WHERE'S FALLOUT TACTICS!? :confused:
     
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Nobody wants to admit it exists but they will do that shitty zeppelin in 4. Buncha crackers.
     
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  20. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I think on this thread that criticism is valid. As this is 25 years OF Fallout. Not the birthday of. So 1024 apologies as I have Tactics but have only done the trainers.
     
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