fallout depression:arcanum

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by rikus, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. rikus

    rikus It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 7, 2003
    i'm at the middle of fallout2 at the i don't know what time(more than 10).

    planning ahead for the big dry seasons-hence, no something related to a title and people getting sacked..hmm, can't remember what it was, anyway-
    besides feeling the will to kill everything i can(again, i don't know why) i must have some consulation as no more stimulating stimpacks are availabe soon...so arcanum...its huge, diverse, full of people to talk, somewhat apocalyptic, out of time and zone, but i don't know any other game like those( besides gothics but they're too mch fantasy based).
  2. APTYP

    APTYP Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2003

    Dude your topics better start making sense.
  3. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003

    You a fan of Gertrude Stein, Rikus? Your post is like... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay distorted, man. Cubist gossip. Weird wordplay.

    You mean to say that you don't know much games that have the same 'atmosphere' as Fallout and Arcanum? Me neither. I'm playing Jagged Alliance 2 from time to time and that comes pretty close to Fallout (graphics, talking heads, turnbased combat, raiders...) and Fallout Tactics (strategy, squad turnbased, lotsa weaponry). JA2 is actually better than Fallout Tactics, me thinks, but I keep hearing that X-Com is even better, although I've had no luck so far at finding a copy of that classic.

    I've tried stuff like Baldur's Gate and BG2, but they just don't appeal to me very much. I hate the combat system.

    Another great game in the Fallout tradition would be Planescape: Torment. I only played a demo, but I'm gonna buy it as soon as I find a copy of it, 'cause it's really good.
  4. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    Keep looking for X-com, It'll definitely turn out to be worth your time. As for Tactics, no comment, I still can't find a copy. But Jagged Alliance was one of my personal favorite games. Anybody know of a game in this vein that's worthwhile to play online, because all I play right now is Gunbound and C&C Tiberian Sun. One is too kiddy, and the other is really old.
  5. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Well, Fallout Tactics comes really really close to Jagged Alliance 2 (don't know about Jagged Alliance), but multiplayer sucks bigtime. I heard a lot of good things about this here, though:


    It's made by the Gollop Brothers who made X-Com. Haven't played it myself, though, but I plan to do so very soon.
  6. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    Hell yeah! Laser Squad Nemesis looks like it has the same interface as X-Com. Thanks for the link. Maybe I'll see you there.
  7. rikus

    rikus It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 7, 2003
    depression, a disease or an infection that hits most people, affecting thier daily lives and turning then into the shape of the grey land of mordor.
    trying to play bebop phrases over cetain chord changes won't do me any good either, so i waited for fallout3 in vain-and who was there to save me?
  8. Liquid

    Liquid First time out of the vault

    Dec 2, 2003
    You speak in riddles, man ;)
  9. w@rfare

    w@rfare First time out of the vault

    Dec 19, 2003
    I don't understand much of this topic:P
    But arcanum is a great..yet weird game...
  10. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 31, 2003
    Gist of this topic. Fallout and arcanum are great games...

    Rikus is fucking insane.
  11. The Couch Guy

    The Couch Guy First time out of the vault

    Dec 21, 2003
    It's like post-apocayptic hiaku...

    Apparently, Darwinism doesn't apply to internet forum posts.
  12. KiTA

    KiTA First time out of the vault

    Dec 31, 2003
    X-Com can be gotten through Cd-Rom Access. The Underdogs has a link here to it. Clicking on that probably sends a few cents TUD's way, so do your duty, soldier. *Salute* :)

    Is Fallout Tactics any good? I've been tempted to get it but I heard a bit of grumbling from a few fallout fans I know, so I held off until it got cheaper than $50 and now it's hard to find. =/ The trailer on Interplay's website for it looks really cool. =)
  13. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    Uhhh that link sends you to X-com apocalypse. Which is not the game I was referring to. The original X-com Ufo defense (or enemy unknown as it's sometimes called) is a far superior game. Apocalypse was good, but the realtime gameplay just wasn't quite right.
  14. Slayn

    Slayn First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2004
    I'm playing through it now and thoroughly enjoying it. There are a few annoying problems, like enemies firing on you even though they have 0-1% chance to hit you, but it's a fun game. Just bear in mind that it was never meant to be Fallout 3.
  15. King of Creation

    King of Creation Vault Fossil

    Dec 9, 2003
    You're playing it now? Enjoy it while it lasts, cause you're not gonna like the end....
  16. Slayn

    Slayn First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2004
    I'm playing it more for the gameplay than the story. I lost interest in the story after I succeeded at an assualt on the mutant base in the first super mutant mission, only to discover that what I thought would be there wasn't (I won't spoil anything, but if you've played, you probably know what I'm talking about). Those mutants with the M2s or whatnot were ANNOYING to get past.

    Stand-duck, stand-duck, stand-spalt....Ah shit, reload time.
  17. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's like 4too has his own Mini-Me! :lol:
  18. chrisbeddoes

    chrisbeddoes First time out of the vault

    Jan 7, 2004
    I do know . The rumored Troika post-apocal game must have the same atmosphere.
  19. Mohrg

    Mohrg Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 27, 2003
    Hey that crappy car is about to hit Virgil, you should add some crosswalks to that sig...

    Mohrg :twisted: