Am I the only one that has to listen to like GNR on youtube while playing the classic fallouts?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by achaven, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. achaven

    achaven First time out of the vault

    Jun 1, 2017
    Im talking about Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. Personally I just have to listen to GNR or Diamond City Radio or Radio New Vegas while playing them, it makes the experience feel a bit more authentic for me at least. Is there anyone else like that out there?
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  2. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Doing the opposite. Downloaded the mod that put Fo1-Fo2 musics into a radio station when i played Fo3. Those 2-3 musics from the vanilla radio gets old really fast. (like almost everything in that game)
  3. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    When playing the originals I prefer listening to Mark Morgan's tracks, despite being re-used in 2 I don't mind them. I actually think GNR/RNV wouldn't fit whilst playing the originals.
  4. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    While I quite enjoy some of the songs that FO3 and FNV use (and I liked them even before the games were made). For me you can't beat the originals music, they match perfectly with the kind of environment you see your character in while playing.

    For example, going on Necropolis while listening to Johnny Guitar, I don't want to set the world on fire, Big gun, etc would not offer the same impact on the location at all.
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  5. Magnus

    Magnus Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2007
    Fallout was never about the 1950s, it was about the dystopic future that people envisioned in the 1950s. Mark Morgans grungy industrial ambience fits that future. "Bongo bongo bongo" does not.
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  6. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    Each game has its own fitting soundtrack. Fallout 1/2 have those Brian Eno-like industrial tracks that I love so much. "Desert Wind" is a favourite of mine.
    Given the setting and design of Fallout 3 as a whole, I can't think of anything more fitting than GNR.
    Same with New Vegas and Radio New Vegas.
    One of the things I didn't like about Fallout 4 was that they rehashed old songs from Fallout 3 (just filler so they could beef up the radio setlist without paying for more song licenses, no doubt); songs that were made FO3 icons. FO4 didn't have much of a radio direction. But that's easily fixed with Nexus Mods. :ok:

    To answer your question: I'm afraid so. I tried listening to GNR while playing FoNV and it just didn't fit.
  7. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Such a chilling track. City of the Dead is one of my favourites, along with Vault of the Future, Radiation Storm and Industrial Junk (although the last one makes me think of Vault 11 now instead of Junktown).

    I didn't mind Diamond City Radio at first, but when you realize the number of songs referencing end of the world/nuclear stuff it's a little in your face in my opinion.

    I agree though, GNR would not work in New Vegas, it wouldn't fit.
  8. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    Apr 22, 2016
    I always felt GNR was very out of place. Like Magnus said its never been about the 1950's. Personally I was always a fan of the original Fallout tracks because they were ambiance of the dead world around the player. Sometimes you would encounter some music but it was short and simple.

    Bethesda failed to realize that the music is one of the main components of building the correct atmosphere to a setting. Plopping in something like GNR to a population that shouldn't have radios but some how does because *spoiler alert* all the old tech magically still works.

    I strongly feel its lazy garbage like this that ruins a coherent atmosphere of a game by generating a rather severe disconnect with the overall theme and the setting of the game. Sure its nice to listen to the songs, but they are very out of place.

    What I don't understand is why Bethesda didn't let the world of Fallout actually evolve and adapt. Its as if Fallout is permanently stuck in the uncanny valley inside the twilight zone.
  9. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    I honestly prefer GNR/RNV/DCR to the ambient music of any of the games. No offense to Mark Morgan, but the ambience always bums me out and makes me not want to play.
  10. FreedomStalker

    FreedomStalker Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 22, 2016
    Yeah, Fallout was designed to be the opposite of the 1950s. They only threw in 1950s stuff to emphasize how much humanity has fucked things up by starting World War 3 and destroying the world, turning it into a hellish wasteland. I still love Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas but they added way too much 1950s music and stuff in those games.
  11. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    Metallic Monks is a great jam as well. To answer the OP I sometimes listen to CONALRAD while playing the older titles.