How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Fabricator-locum

    Fabricator-locum First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2019
    Well i was at friend who was playing Fallout 3 on the ps3. I always liked a post apocalyptic setting and i loved the 1950 theme too. He also promised me to take it with him when he went to sleep over he forgot. Getting off-track like a year later i bought fo3 for ps3 got interested in the setting which ended up me playing the entire series.
     
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  2. fallout[12]enthusiast

    fallout[12]enthusiast First time out of the vault

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    Jul 22, 2019
    Back in 1999 I traded a German Fallout 2 CD (and later also a Fallout 1 CD) from a guy I met in school who had bought 'Gold Games 4' (game collection which included them), can't remember what I gave him for it. When I first played Fallout 2 I thought it was a real crappy game (graphics looked bad even in 1999, but in time I fell in love with the unique look) and some mechanics (like how to use dynamite etc.) seemed very unintuitive at first. I kept on playing through the Temple of Trials and by the time I had reached Vault City I couldn't stop anymore :) (I later even bought the English version of the game, just to support Black Isle and Interplay). When I had finished Fallout 2, I traded the Fallout 1 CD from the guy and played it through. How can Fallout 1 play so different from Fallout 2 when the engine is almost the same? Well, I love both of them, each a unique experience! In the years since I played them over and over (sometimes with mods like the Resurrection Project - which is fantastic) and recently played through the total conversions Nevada and Resurrection, both of which are fantastic imo, and just started playing Last Hope (which seems very good too so far and has a great inventory filter!).

    Never played Fallout 3 and the newer ones - I don't want them to spoil my Fallout experience. I bought and played Tactics but didn't finish it - Tactics is a real bad game imo, although released much later, it does everything worse than Jagged Alliance 2 (one of my other all time favorite games).
     
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  3. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    First fallout I played was 3, I picked up the GOTY edition quite cheap and I put a lot of hours into it, playing through the main games and dlc multiple times to try every different dialogue option and find things that I may have missed. Then I got New Vegas and was very much obsessed with it and played it to death for a while. I didn't have Internet for a while so I had the buggy version of the game for a lot of the time that I played it, I remember quests not working and the game crashing a lot, but I still kept playing because I fell in love with it. I then picked up the ultimate edition and played through it again with the dlcs. Very much didn't like Fallout 4 as I felt it was kinda empty when compared to 3 and New Vegas when it came to being an RPG. The world design was great but I felt like a lot of it was just kinda there so I could go and kill things.
     
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  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    What world design? They just placed dungeons and monsters around at seemingly complete random same as in fallout 3

    Tl;Dr
    Obligatory fallout 3/4 bashing
     
  5. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    This directed at me?
     
  6. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    That applies to 3 as well, locations are just scattered randomly with no cohesion or any thought on its placement. Not to mention how two locations can be right next to each other and not acknowledge each others's existence. Really, it's a theme park.

    New Vegas is the only 3D Fallout where the devs seem to actually try to have an actual world map design and cohesion in its location placement. Not saying it always make sense in its entirety but it's far better than what Bethesda does.
     
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  7. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    I agree, I just have a lot of nostalgia for 3 as it is the first one I played. I feel like 4 was a lot more jarring for me in that regard though.
     
  8. OldBreed

    OldBreed First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2019
    I started with Fallout 1 back in late 97 early 98. Me an my siblings destroyed our playstation by playing FF7 pretty much constantly. (had to take turns you know) so i moved onto the PC, and FO1 was pretty much the first actual PC game i played. My mom purchased the big box for me because i thought the power armor looked really cool. I had no idea what i was doing. i remember leaving the vault and thinking it was so cool to escort caravans. My first play through saw the Vault die off as i just escorted caravans the entire time. All that helped allot when i restarted. I was hooked from then on.
     
  9. VaultNoodles

    VaultNoodles First time out of the vault

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    Oct 18, 2019
    I discovered fallout 3 sometime after it came out. I didn't hate it like some other people here did, but I thought it was pretty mediocre. I was talking to a friend of the family about it and he mentioned that he used to play Fallout 1 and 2 when they were new, and he still had a copy. He let me borrow them soon after that and while there was a learning curve, I fell in love fairly quickly. It kicked my ass because I was stupid and not used to this style of RPG where stuff I do actually matters, but that just added to the appeal. Eventually I bought my own copy and I've been interested in classic fallout ever since.