Best Fallout game

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Laxite, Dec 24, 2015.

What is the best fallout game that you have played?

  1. Fallout

    39 vote(s)
    28.5%
  2. Fallout 2

    46 vote(s)
    33.6%
  3. Fallout Tactics: BoS

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Fallout : BoS/PoS you choice

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Fallout 3

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Fallout: New Vegas

    42 vote(s)
    30.7%
  7. Fallout Shelter ( I know, for completeness)

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  8. Fallout 4

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I don't think the directions were that confusing, in Fallout 1 you are guided straight to Vault 15 from the overseer or if you're doing the Brotherhood initiate quest then you can ask the guy next to Cabbot after picking up the quest about The Glow and he'll even mark it on your map so you can just click the red button next to The Glow...Same thing with Vault 15.

    I do agree about the difficulty wall in Fallout 2 but you need to focus on putting points into your combat skills until you get them to atleast 120% or else you're not going to hit shit. Though if you focus on ranged combat then small guns is your best bet unless you use the Navarro trick for an energy weapons user. If it's about the Temple of Trials then kite the enemies, hit them with a punch since it's only 3 AP then run with rest of your AP so the enemies in there will waste theirs on chasing you.

    Fallout 1 and 2 got me into turn based combat even though I went into it not liking turn based combat. Maybe if you can give it a chance you'll like it, it's not like Bethesda games where everything level scales with you.
     
  2. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I was talking about F1's confusing directions. That first paragraph was all about how I didn't like F2. F1 wasn't all that bad, in fact it was pretty good. It's just the combat that sucked tremendously. I must've played both at least three times. I just beat F2 again last... July or August or something... and it wasn't any better than it was the last time. Some people like turn based combat. I just don't.

    I actually instinctively mastered kiting before I even knew what it was called. I used the same strategy before with my melee character in NV, Derpderp. Ah, Derpderp. Killed a deathclaw with a switchblade by running up to it, hitting it, then hiding like a pansy in a room the deathclaw couldn't access. Rinse and repeat, insert Benny Hill theme here. Same principles at kiting, really, though with a different adverse effect for the enemy.
     
  3. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Ha the deathclaws in New Vegas, the ones near Sloan was it? Quarry Junction is where I bugged up onto the invisible boarders on the "cliffs" while I took pot shots at all the deathclaws till I killed them. I thought it was funny how they were moving back and forth, rubbing against the wall until I killed them.
     
  4. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I think it was near the powder ganger vault, actually.
     
  5. Censor

    Censor Huh?

    103
    Jan 28, 2013
    FNV >(only just) F1 > F2
     
  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I hated the insane amount of random encounters in Fallout 2, it was insane that there so many bandit gangs around the wastes.
     
  7. DVL

    DVL Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    309
    Nov 19, 2015
    On a third. Fourth? Playthrough. I figured that you can get past the Deathclaws off that one Powder Ganger using the Stealth Boy from the one Powder Ganger you can just straight up murder. (The one threatening Trudy.) After that, I figured you could just stick to the rocks near Black Mountain to break their pathing, rendering the Stealth Boy largely unecessary.

    You then sneak into New Vegas through the McCarran subway line using an NCR disguise you pull off one of the fallen troopers that fight the Fiends or buy one from Contreras. Talk to House and murder Benny; in whichever order suits your tastes.

    If you have Luck 9, you buy Naughty Nightwear to Luck 10 and clear out the casinos. (High luck really does seem to heavily bias blackjack in your favor.)
    Still have that Stealth Boy from before? Steal all the Silver Rush energy weapons while invisible and stash them in your Lucky 38 Suite.
    You are now video game rich.

    Then I came back with a Sniper Rifle to shoot said Deathclaws in the eye.
     
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  8. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I think Derpderp's victory was still more badass. Also, it was on my second character at level 35-ish.
     
  9. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I hate Cazadores. Say it with me, 'I hate cazadores'.
     
  10. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
     
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  11. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite [REDACTED]

    Oct 13, 2010
    New Vegas just wins it for me, it's a game I can still go back and just play the shit out of it. I loved every second of it.
    Fallout 1 is a close 2nd, I've not played it a great deal, but I like the hopelessness the game gives to the player.
    Fallout 4 is 3rd, while I didn't have as much fun with it as F3, I felt this was at least a decent attempt to make a Fallout game, even if it did fall flat.
    Fallout 3 is 4th, I enjoyed the shit out of it years ago, and still enjoy it today. But it's kind of a shallow game. It hasn't held up as well as the first two and it hasn't got a gripping story to go with it. The DLC is what holds this game together, and even then, Mothership Zeta is just... eh? I found MZ was the only DLC which felt like a chore to get through and turned a neat easter egg and nod to the old games into a full blown thing. But at the same time, The Pitt and Point Lookout exists and those were better than the main game itself. In fact, The Pitt is possibly my favourite piece of DLC of all time, even if I think the quality of F3 DLC is lower than that of New Vegas DLC.
    I would put Tactics as 5th, not played much, but what I have played, it feels okay. Wouldn't pass it up.
    Shelter I'm not going to count as it's more of an app. Eh, as an app... it's better than some others out there. I would certainly rather play it than candy crush.
    Fallout 2 I've not played enough for me to really comment on, I will get round to it eventually (I promise).

    Piece of shit... I would rather have Mothership Zeta be turned into Fallout 5.
     
  12. sandercohan

    sandercohan First time out of the vault

    24
    Aug 4, 2015
    The only answer is either Fallout 1 or 2.
     
  13. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    413
    Jun 20, 2015
    Why? I fail to see anything wrong with his post. He's just saying that he doesn't like turn-based, not that Fallout 4's writing is better or something like that.
     
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  14. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Okay before everyone kills each other, we all have our own opinions and let's leave it at that. If Ben happens to prefer New Vegas as his favorite then that's okay no need to be hostile about it.
     
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  15. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    413
    Jun 20, 2015
    I don't know where you got the idea that I was a cosplayer though, unless saying that their hobby isn't stupid makes me one.
     
  16. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Wow, seriously let him be. He likes Fallout New Vegas at least.
     
  17. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I also don't dislike F1. It's F2 I really don't like.

    You have to find Vault 13... Because we were too stupid to draw a friggin' map.

    You're the only hope for our village... So we'll send you off with nothing but a crappy spear and the jumpsuit on your back.

    We have people who can communicate with you psychically... Because that's a thing now. (Yes, I know there were psykers before, but they were experiments of the Master. What's Hakunin's excuse?)

    The Enclave will take over the world by killing everyone else... Except that's a really contrived plan since the Enclave apparently don't understand how genetic diversity, mutation and basic evolution works.

    Add to that the awful difficulty spike and incredibly boring environments and we get an overall bad game.
     
  18. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    So what if Ben Soto isn't the biggest fan of Fallout 2, just because many of us love both Fallout 1 and 2 doesn't mean bullying people who prefer New Vegas or dislike one of the originals for level headed reasons doesn't mean we bully him.
     
  19. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    There are two insects in the world that rate a 4 (the max) on the Schmidt sting pain scale: the bullet ant and the tarantula hawk. The stinger is an inch long, and it is used to paralyze large spiders so that the females can lay their eggs inside of the helpless spider.

    Thankfully the males are harmless (like mosquitos but more terrifying), and they're pretty docile since they don't want to eat you, they actually pretty much only eat nectar (they just lay their eggs inside of paralyzed living creatures.) You wouldn't be paralyzed if one stung you, you'd just have about three minutes of wishing for death (reportedly you spend pretty much the entire time screaming) and then you'd get better.

    If we're listing insects that are a terrible idea to make gigantic though, this would be high on the list.
     
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  20. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    Now, if I said Fallout 3 was the best Fallout game, then I think I'd like you to actually shoot me, because dear god, not Fallout 3.
     
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