How did you discover Fallout ?

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
     
  4. Jw224

    Jw224 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 30, 2019
    This directed at me?
     
  5. 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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  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. TheHobbler

    TheHobbler Woah there

    36
    Feb 11, 2020
    I played Fallout 3 when it came out. It was fun enough, so I decided to look for the first game. I'll be honest, the isometric view and difficulty spike were hard to get through at first. But once I cleared the scorpion cave I never looked back. Fallout 1 and 2 blew me away, and the second thing to blow me away was the complete non-reaction to Fallout 1 and 2 I got from other folks that played Fallout 3. I played New Vegas after finishing 2, and ever since then Fallout's being going down hill. Oh boy.
     
  10. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

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    Aug 9, 2017
    There were certainly ups in a form of fan-made games:
    Nevada (set 60 years after the War)
    https://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/fallout-of-nevada-Фаллаут-Невада.207311/

    Resurrection (set between FO and FO2 in New Mexico)
    http://resurrection.cz/en/
     
  11. TheHobbler

    TheHobbler Woah there

    36
    Feb 11, 2020
    Man, I'm glad I joined this forum. Thank you for the links!
     
  12. plasticsoda

    plasticsoda First time out of the vault

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    Mar 19, 2020
    Played Fallout New Vegas when I was 11 years old, I though it was shit (LOL) so I unninstaled it before getting to Primm, I decided to give it another chance and tried Fallout 3 instead, I fell in love with the world, the retrofuturistic setting, the depressing atmosphere and moral options (LOL). Keep in mind I was 11, and thats why I think i disliked New Vegas at first: It was too complex for my child brain to understand but FO3 holds your hand and gives you lots of exposition before releasing you into the world which is great for a newcomer to the series. I finished the main quest and some of dlcs, thought they were all shit too what kept me playing was the exploring, which I thing is a testament for bethesda games: shit writting, shit story but fun to play overrall. Couple years later I finished New Vegas for the first time, did all the dlcs and then played the classic games and I can never go back to 3 anymore, It was fun but I cant turn off my brain and enjoy it while aware of the butchering they did to the franchise.

    Also, I finished the main quest in FO3 by accident, I was just shooting stuff and doing random quests on the Capital Wasteland until I stumbled upon my dad, up until that point I had no interest in doing it and didnt care about the water nonsense Liam Neeson was spitting
     
  13. Erich van Loon

    Erich van Loon Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 23, 2016
    I think I saw FO3 on YouTube way back in middle school. Thought it was cool so I got it.
     
  14. Elrotor

    Elrotor First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Searching Steam for deals. Found FO1, had heard about it never played, not really my type of game, but it was cheap last Christmas. Bought it and have been hooked since. Just started FO2 a few weeks ago. Yes, I am old and slow :).
     
  15. Vic Vos

    Vic Vos First time out of the vault

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    Mar 25, 2020
    Been hearing a lot about the series before caving and picking up FO1, FO2 and Tactics in somewhere around 2005-2006. No regerts.
     
  16. JoonaAhonen

    JoonaAhonen Holder of multiple Rad-X world records

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Now that it's finally on Steam, I just purchased Fallout 76. I'm really happy to have tried it, since it's a pretty cool game to play with the bois. I'm now waiting for Fallout 77 with all you old veterans! :)
     
  17. I was 8 years old when Fallout 3 came out. I used to watch my older brother play it on his Xbox 360 when we shared a room together. I have many fond memories like the one time when he unleashed the Behemoth on Evergreen Mills and after it slaughtered the raiders, it chased him up the cliff and scared the shit out of the both of us. When I was old enough to get my own Xbox, I started playing Fallout 3 and got addicted. Then of course New Vegas. For the longest time I never bothered to play the originals because I was turned off by the isometric gameplay. I wasn't raised in the time where those kinds of games were popular. I can't quite remember what exactly drew me to actually try out the originals, but one day I kinda just said fuck it and got Fallout 1 on Steam. The game had a ton of bugs, the biggest one being that the entire screen would go black and I'd have to frantically wave my mouse around to "clean" the glitch off the screen. On top of that, I didn't know how to play and the game does have quite a bit of a learning curve, especially for those who never played CRPGs that old before (Or at all like me at the time). It took me like 3 playthrough attempts to realize I could level up at the bottom of my screen and not miss every damn shot I made with my 10mm. I was such an idiot lmao. Slowly I learned how to play the game on my own, the Steam version of the game got fixed, and at around age 15 I finally beat Fallout 1. It was right around the time Fallout 4 was announced, and I started onto Fallout 2 afterwards. To this very day Fallout 1 remains my favorite game in general, and my favorite Fallout game by far.
     
  18. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    The game did not have that bug back then; I believe that it is a recent incompatibility.

    *The quick-fix for when that happened was to press the f1 key twice; this refreshed the entire screen by opening & closing the the help menu.

    ** Modern patched versions might have corrected this issue.
     
  19. das-brut'el-dood

    das-brut'el-dood First time out of the vault

    21
    Feb 10, 2019
    was prob browsing ign/pc for new releases, found fallout 3 and had to get it.

    Not to mention reading the latest magazines at the time for exclusive info, that, and yotuube/old hah
     
  20. SilverStarApple/Epsilon7

    SilverStarApple/Epsilon7 Still Mildly Glowing

    210
    Oct 27, 2017
    Call me what you will, but it was Fallout Equestria that first told me Fallout exists.

    I decided to play through Fallout 1, 2, and NV before I read FE so I would get any references.

    Then FE turned out to be pretty bad. But Fallout's a great series anyway.