Fallout with the best written dialogue? (Please provide a quote from your choice).

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by R.Graves, Jul 16, 2016.

Best Dialogue?

  1. Fallout

  2. Fallout 2

  3. Fallout 3

  4. Fallout: New Vegas

  5. Fallout 4

  1. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    Yeah, damn shame that it's largely removed from NV, could you imagine low intelligence Fisto? Whatever, I blame the development time. (There's this at least, "Mods will fix it.")
    I believe it isn't explained which Bishop girl gave birth to Mr. Bishop, I know that the one in my game was born from the mother.
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  2. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    It probably wouldn't matter either ways since Mr Bishop will still be born from copulation with either Bishop girls.

    I went with both Leslie and Angela for mine so there's technically two Mr Bishops for my own Chosen One (though in my most recent playthrough, I wound up with the ending where tribals invaded New Reno since I convinced Leslie to leave New Reno and try to go back home).
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  3. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    Huh, I hadn't even heard of that ending until now... odd.
  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Isn't NV the one with the most endings?
  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I didn't even know this ending even existed until I got it. It was a pleasant if not perplexing surprise to say the least since I did take the time to go back to Leslie after killing John Bishop with his explosive safe.

    Here's what the ending slide for said ending says:
    In the years following the destruction of the Enclave, a new family arose in New Reno, following the example of a simple tribal that had once visited their city. They were few in number but surprisingly resourceful. Driven by religious fervor, they took control of New Reno and put the other families to the spear. After their victory, they sent out many messengers across Northern California looking for their founder, but without success. Many felt that the founder had been taken by the fortune spirits and now dwelled in a golden casino paradise in the sky.

    I thought the Restoration Patch added an extra ending for me but through some quick digging, I found it listed on the wiki as an actual ending:
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  6. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    There are 186 possible slides at the end of New Vegas dependent on your decisions (not counting alternate gender slides or DLC) compared to 2 slides in Fallout 4 (:wiggle:), 18 slides in Fallout 3, 4 endings for Fallout Tactics, 55 slides in Fallout 2 and 26 slides in Fallout, so yeah, NV beats everything by a mile.
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  7. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015

    I really just love this speech, it humanizes the master and almost makes you pity him. This horrible person you've been hearing about the entire game and how he wants to take over the world and turn everyone into mutants, ends it all when he learns his plan to save the world would actually doom it and all the atrocities he committed in the end achieved nothing. And to convince him you actually have to show him proof, and use logic, not black and white morality written by a high school drop-out with down syndrome.

    Ex: I'm sorry this video is so long just skip to the 7 minute mark and see the magnum opus of Bethesda writing
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  8. Fallout FL

    Fallout FL First time out of the vault

    May 28, 2017
    This is just me being biased but I thoroughly enjoy New Vegas and fallout 1 and 2's dialogue as well.

    "On a scale of one to ten, I'd say it's a 'shut the fuck up and fix me.' "
  9. Apollyon

    Apollyon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 29, 2017
    I can't say I found New Vegas dialogue always to be enjoyable. It's often one-dimensional and laden with metaphores to the point of pretentiousness (I'm looking at you, Ulysses and Graham...).

    It certainly had it's moments, but the only dialogue that really stood out for me was Caesar's.

    In general I found Fallout 3's dialogue to be more interesting overall. Simple characters like Gob from Moriarity's are already more interesting than most of what New Vegas had to offer. That's just my view on it, though.
  10. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    When I first played New Vegas I didn't think much of Caesar and the Legion. Now I find Caesar's dialog to be one of the best in the game.

    As much as I like New Vegas though, I feel Fallout 1 has the best written dialogue, with its variety in characters from Set and Loxley to the Lieutenant and Master. I especially like the Lieutenant because before meeting him the only Super Mutant you can talk to is Harry and he's thick as two short planks, giving you the impression that all Super Mutants are either dumb or just average in intelligence.

    You can tell by how the Lieutenant talks that he's one of, if not the most, intelligent Super Mutants in the Master's army, which to me makes him more intimidating because despite his calm and polite demeanour he's more dangerous than any other mutant you've faced. You can't use low intelligence to your advantage like you can with Harry.

    As @RavagersPre said, the Master isn't a one-dimensional, pure evil villain, he has reasons for doing what he does and the fact he loses all hope when you convince him his plan won't work. He truly thought he was working for the Greater Good but everything he did was ultimately for nothing.
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  11. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
    No game has made me laugh more than New Vegas. When the dialogue tries to be funny, it actually is unlike the rest of the later titles. Not only is the dialogue funny, but it can be sad or upset you in some way or another. When I think of sad dialogue, Dead Money & Lonesome Road always pops in my head. The outro slides of both DLCs always hit me right in the feels:

    "Finding it though, that's not the hard part. It's letting go."

    "It's said war - war never changes. Men do, through the roads they walk. And this road... has reached its end.”
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  12. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
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  13. CourierFour

    CourierFour First time out of the vault

    May 21, 2017
    Man, if only i were further along in my current playthrough of Fallout 2 i wouldn't have to say i just FEEL like 2 beats New Vegas just a little. I have recently finished New Vegas though.
  14. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Translation: Because NV's characters have coherent motivations and personalities that for the most part make sense, New Vegas is pretentious. Fallout 3's characters are barely even characters and almost everyone from your dad, to the BOS, to the random raiders are all painfully fucking stupid in their characterizations and motivations.
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  15. YeeCop

    YeeCop Just a Sweet Irradiated Transvestite

    Jan 26, 2017
    New Vegas.

    Why you ask?

    Cause of shit like this.
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  16. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I'm going to retract my previous post. Clearly Fallout 4 has the best written/performed dialogue, with gems such as this:

    Hahahahaha, that's so funny right guys?


    Guys, why aren't you laughing?


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  17. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Yer fond of me Lobster!

    Oct 26, 2016
    Seeing that footage makes me dead inside.
  18. Wardened

    Wardened First time out of the vault

    May 31, 2016
    Fallout 1. To me is the game in which characters are more... Human like? They're all so *realistic* in their conversations, the situations, the way they live their lives, react to the world, it's always fascinated me.

    Not looking to start any flames really seeing that NV is the most I loved one so please take it lightly but sometimes I felt like every other NPC had a degree in Linguistics, Philosophy and/or Psychology in that game. Not saying that I didn't like it, anyway.

    And for a quote, Jacoren's final speech. That was the only time I've cried with a Fallout game, just reading it again gets me tearing, damn.
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  19. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I've always thought that Fallout 2 damaged his character by changing his reasoning for kicking the Vault Dweller out to be "so not to ruin the experiment." I think his speech and character is better when you think of him as genuinely doing the right thing for the Vault, or in his eyes doing the right thing.
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  20. CourierFour

    CourierFour First time out of the vault

    May 21, 2017
    I don't understand how anyone in there right mind would think it is a good idea to kick out a community's idol for fear of the rest of them getting ideas about leaving for the big, bad world. I think they'd be more inclined to say if we had rejoined the Vault populace and if needed convinced them to stay. Some would still leave but not half the population that joined the journey to Arroyo. I think it is better that Jacoren's true intent was to control the populace and keep the experiment going; to think that the ultimate evil turns out to be the one who made you go out and do all the stuff in the wasteland makes for a better narrative, in my opinion.