Do Ghosts belong in Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by JustAShcookius, Sep 28, 2020.

Did anyone else feel that this game was supernatural in some evil way?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Fuck you your full of shit

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  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    It's also clearly and obviously meant as a non canon Easter egg but ok. So tired of this same old excuse.
  2. ElloinmorninJ

    ElloinmorninJ Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 25, 2019
    Personally I have no problems with jokes or references in Fallout 2 or New Vegas with Wild Wasteland. They’re funny, it is a video game.
  3. Eshanas

    Eshanas Vault Dweller

    Jul 6, 2016
    Fuck no.
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  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    ...And thus the quote. ;)

    It is. Some of the designers just simply did not understand the setting; although not all of the —bad— special encounters were bad... some were just badly placed.

    I suspect that we are thinking about two different encounters; this one is from Fallout 1, and the bodies are not shown in detail. They could easily be props from a hoax, or movie. The velvet Elvis painting really does add to the credibility issues.

    *The fact that the 'blaster' is a functional weapon does not prove it of alien origin. The setting has energy weapons, and this one could simply be a unique [prototype?] device; possibly even decorated to look alien.

    I don't have problems with easter-eggs either, but I despise the justification crutch of saying, "it is a video game" [:irked:], as this implies an optional common flippancy for all games regardless of tone—one that could for instance see alien streakers put in a D-Day simulation, or perhaps the inclusion of cartoony physics.

    Imagine seeing in FO3, 4, or The Witcher series, the PC (or conventional NPCs) reacting to a situation in this way:
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  5. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    There's a skeleton inside of Sierra Madre Depot that's the same art asset and it was supposedly after experimenting with mentats in some extreme way.
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  6. Ugly Kid

    Ugly Kid It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 9, 2018
    I like the way Zetans are used in FNV or Fallout 4, but I feel like it shouldn't be any deeper than that.

    Ghosts weren't done well in any game. Although there are some supernatural things i think were done well though, like sulik's ancestors, or (please don't call me cringe) the interloper in Fallout 76.

    I also like the idea of flashes of the old world.

    I also really like wanamingos, if they are so bothersome then you could just redesign them a little bit. The Fallout 3 concept art is great, but I would like them to still have tentacles as well.

    I like S'lanters. I think they could be done differently but I like them.
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  7. ElloinmorninJ

    ElloinmorninJ Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 25, 2019
    Wannamingos should’ve stayed
  8. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    Yes, this shit should be by default rendered surreal shit that is deliberately written off because it's in a Special Encounter in the desert, but not quite as farcical as the Fallout 2 encounters where it completely and totally rips you out of the experience like having literal characters from Monty Python or the Star-Trek shuttle. Safely weird and non-real, but enough there to leave a little bit of wondering. That was the point. Fallout 1 crosses this line the wrong direction with the TARDIS IMO.
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  9. JustAShcookius

    JustAShcookius hardcore gamer since age three, SFM artist aswell

    Sep 4, 2020
    This is unfortunately the case with 2. Iv'e always had huge criticisms with the retarded "jokes" and shit.
  10. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

    Jun 1, 2020
    Fallout 2 falls into the trap of mistaking a reference to popular culture for humor.
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