Let's play Fallout: BOS

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by FeelTheRads, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004

    I started a Let's Play of Fallout: BOS on RPGCodex here, but I'll post the updates here too.

    For now, because I'm lazy, I'll just copy/paste the two posts, as they are, from the Codex:

  2. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I have yet to actually bother buying/playing this game because of the way people talk about it, so I've never seen much of it except a few gameplay videos and horrible trailers.

    This'll certainly be new for me, then.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Alright, let's get the motherfucker!

  4. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Fallout 1 reference actually.
  5. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    Oh god kudos to you sir for enduring this crap. So tell us your dirty little secret....did you have fun?
  6. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 8, 2008
    This looks so cheesy and trashy it might actually be fun as an arcade style shoot 'em up.
    I never bothered with it but i like the fact that it doesn't look like it's pretending to be an RPG, a Fallout sequel, or serious about anything, instead it looks totally honest about the fact that it's downright stupid. I think if i was 10-12 years old and had a playstation when it came out, i'd play it and enjoy it.

    Plus you get a vibration and a wink wink comment when hiring the hooker, which is two steps up from fallout 3.
  7. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Here we go with a quick update to the Let’s Play of the game that made the PS2 the all-time best-selling console.

    Last time we were supposed to go finish the raiders and their matron, so I packed up some small ammo and some big ammo.

    Time to check the character and the inventory.

    I have a flamethrower too, which uses fuel ammo, but it sucks. The burning gloves (which burn… all the time) are better and they don’t use any ammo.
    In the armor department I don’t sit very well, but it should do as I couldn’t afford to buy a good armor even after selling the flamethrower. Maybe I spent too much on ammo.
    Notice the little lightning bolts near the armor pieces. I suppose those mean they provide energy resistance so I assume there are energy weapons too.

    The character is currently level 7 and the skills I got in the meantime are:

    2 levels of Slayer = +15% chance of a critical hit
    1 level of First Aid = +40% to all health items in the game
    2 levels of Melee Skill = +15% melee damage
    3 levels of Gun Skill = +20% ranged damage

    OK? Ok. Time to go.

    As we were previously warned now we don’t only have to kill raiders but avoid mine fields as well. And sure enough, a dozen raiders later we find the first one.

    There’s dead people in it. Because it’s a mine field. And mines kill people.

    Two dozen raiders and 3 or 4 mine fields later we find this.

    One of the raiders must have it. For real? OMG. I get to kill me some raiders! Oh… wait…

    Before finding the key, though, I find Ruby’s Necklace.

    Hurray, let’s get back for the reward.

    The game sure doesn’t shy away from calling her a prostitute at every occasion.
    She doesn’t have another quest for the moment it seems, and I can’t spend any more caps on her either. The option just isn’t there anymore.

    I end the dialog, and I hear her say: Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    Huh? Well, bitch, you can bet it’s a pistol. Count yourself lucky I didn’t choose the big nigger and pounded your ass. Bitch.

    I also leveled up around this time and got 16 skill points. I’m level 8 now. I didn’t pay attention until now, but it may be that the number of skill points you get is double the level you are. I guess I’ll see next level. For now I keep them because I want to get this:

    Will he be named Dogmeat?

    Back to fighting. More raiders, more mine fields.

    Walking by some stuff I get this:

    And that’s it. I can’t do anything. It’s being repaired, though, so that puts my mind at ease.

    Later on a bit:

    Did I previously say something about raiders decorating their hideout with corpses?

    I also find Dual Berretas.

    Oh yeah, dual-wielding, bitch!
    Close to the mill, I find Jesse, Wasteland Trader. He said he’ll be here so there he is.

    Me: Where can I find the Raider Matron?

    Jesse: Well, just north of us is the bulk of the mill’s machinery. Matron usually hangs around there. Says she likes the vibrations… heh heh…

    Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa…. Haha… :cry:

    Me: Can you tell me anything about the mill itself?

    Jesse: The old mill safety locks are still workin’, so you’ll probably have to mess with the machinery, create some havoc.

    So let’s go and create some havoc.

    The doors are locked indeed.

    It’s a lair! She lives in a lair, because she’s evil!

    I go through the other door which is supposed to lead to the “machinery” and find a Raider Lieutenant (which is a woman too) giving some instructions.

    Raider Lieutenant: You know what you have to do, right?

    Raider Soldier: Attack anything that moves.

    The matron would’ve said to also attack anything that doesn’t move.

    Raider Thug: …Except each other! Right?

    Raider Lieutenant: Right. That’s good, good. Carry on.

    Raiders are stupid.

    Somewhere inside I find a Vault 13 Flask, which is a quest item.

    I haven’t got any quest about it yet, though. Is it the flask of the Wasteland Stranger? The curiosity it killing me.
    Finally I get some more jumping and here ends this update because I died two times trying to make that jump and I have to redo a big portion of raider killing to get here.

  8. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Hahahah. :lol:
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Raider matron is the best villain in a Fallout game to date.
  10. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    And I haven't even met her face to face yet. Imagine then!
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    So I assume that you consider Allistair Tenpenny an anti-hero?
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    More like face to ass amirite :smug:
  13. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Why not kick it up a notch?
  14. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Man after reading that I have the sudden urge to fist pump a brah and down a few brewskis before high fiving and watching the game.
    Whatever that means.
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003

    The closing scenes of Requiem for a Dream scarred me for life.
  16. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lol at the mario-jumping stuff.

    Why is everyone a dwarf? are you playing as a freaky-tall super mutant chick or something?

    Also, as someone on the Codex pointed out, the writing is better than FO3's. :lol: :lol:

    Also2, Lara Croft-wannabe detected:
    Keep it going and :salute: to you.
  17. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Nice. This is not the playthrough one was waiting for (I'd rather you did a playthrough of Pong), but it's enjoyable. :ok:
  18. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I agree that this game has many flaws, a lot already mentioned by the OP and others in this topic.

    The only thing that is somewhat better than Fallout 3 is that at least the general storyline is something new instead of a rehash of what has been done before, but the execution has been poorly done.
  19. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I bet you didn’t expect an update so quick, eh? Well, I’m sorry to bring you back, but there we go. In this here update we get ourselves a dog, have the final showdown with the matron and kill raiders. Sounds interesting, right?

    I leveled up soon after the jump part and as intended I got the dog. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that he didn’t appear right next to me. To have him appear you either must go to another area or go near a save point. Makes more sense than just have him teleported near you, no?

    This is the dog.

    Lovely, isn’t he?

    He’s actually pretty good (when he doesn’t get left behind stuck in some wall or dies in some trap) and scores plenty of criticals. Bad part is he takes your experience, and for what I don’t know. I don’t think he levels up. I can’t find a way to access his character sheet so no name for him either. I’ll just call him Drog. Drog, man’s best friend.

    OK, so let’s find that machinery.

    Some raiders nearby are having a talk.

    Raider Guard 2: What?

    Raider Guard 1: My pee. It’s coming out bright green. Radiation, I guess.

    Raider Guard 2: That sucks, man. I’m, uh, I’m gonna stand over here.

    Radiation makes your pee green. Kinda like the lollipops that make your tongue blue.

    Not long after that we finally get to the machinery which is a reactor and we activate it.

    So we’re heading for the lair. Again, to my surprise, we don’t have to take the same route back. In fact I think it’s blocked now so we go another way.

    On that way we find the first enemy that poses a threat to Drog. Electricity.

    He died here, but be not afraid, he reappeared at the next save-point.

    Opening a valve kills a raider nearby with hot steam.


    Speaking of which, we get to test the steam dodging skills BOS taught us:

    Thank God I did the tutorial.

    Then we find this:

    Well.. durr… I press square cuz no way something bad’s gonna happen.

    Hurr… I did not expect this.

    Let’s leave this prime example of unexpected event and go forth.

    I find a weapon that I cannot use.

    Did you expect this? I certainly did not. No idea why I can’t use it, though.

    I get to flush a toilet too.

    And sparkling stuff comes out of it.

    Toilet humor? I don’t get it.

    Finally we’re out and can open that previously locked door to the matron’s lair.

    She’s having a talk with someone.

    But something happens.

    Raider Matron: You better not be messing with me you big –


    He’s voiced by Tony Jay, btw, just like the cinematics of this game. A disgrace. And he has long hair and 2 balls on sticks coming out from his back.

    Mutant General: Our business is concluded.

    Raider Matron: Wait! Where are you going?!?

    Raider Matron: If there’s a problem, maybe you can stay and help me out… then I can help you.

    …she says, in a seductive voice.

    Mutant General: Whatever problem you now face, it’s yours to face alone.

    OMG. ASS VIEW!!!!

    How the hell did the general got through those small doors?

    Because he did… and left the matron quite surprised

    She let’s out her feminine side:

    At this point I’m given back control and since we’re near a save-point, let’s save. But…

    OLOLOLOLOOOOL!! Because you see all other worked, but this doesn’t and it’s right near a boss. Take that, player! Unexpected, challenging gameplay!

    Fuck you, Chuck Cuevas.

    OK, so we enter the room and the matron greets us… sort of.


    Btw, the tits use bounce technology. Way before people started calling it innovative.

    Me: I’m looking for some Brotherhood soldiers – you know where they went.

    Matron: I met some paladins weeks ago. The mutants were heading for a ghoul city, so I gave the Brotherhood directions. That’s what you killed everyone to find out?

    Well… I’ll be. Grey area and all that. I may have killed so many raiders for a trivial matter.

    Me: Just tell me how to get to the ghoul city and I’ll be on my way…

    Matron: Ha ha! You think I’ll let you live after what you’ve done?!? No, I’m gonna kill you myself, you little shit… and I’m going to enjoy it!

    Me: If that’s how you want it. Let’s get it on.

    Unfortunately she didn’t mean what I thought she meant by “let’s get it on”, so the fight begins.

    She died incredibly fast. I don’t know if it was because of dog or not.

    Fucking unfulfilling.

    Back in town pretty much everything is back to normal. We can even uses Ruby’s services again. But we’re just gonna take some information.

    Me: Have you heard anything about a mutant army in the area?

    Ruby: Mutants?!? When I was a little girl, people told stories about mutants to scare us. They’re not real, are they?

    Little girls who don’t believe the stories they’re told become prostitutes. I hope you’re happy.

    Me: I’m afraid so. And I’ll need your help if I’m going to find them…

    This option just brings me back to the root of the dialog.

    Me: I’m looking for a ghoul city in this region…

    Ruby: Sorry, I can’t help you. I’ve only seen one ghoul before, a shriveled up fella passing through town. What was his name? Henry? Harold?

    Harold… the one they turned into a fucking tree in POS2.

    Well, she’s as useless as ever.

    The doctor isn’t, however.

    Me: You know, there are mutants working with the raiders.

    Vidya: Mutants?!? I never saw one, but I’ve seen the destruction they’ve caused… If there are mutants in the are, we’ll have to be extra careful from now on.

    Yeah. So far you were just sitting here taking it from the raiders, but from now on you’ll be strong!

    Me: Do you know anything about a city of ghouls?

    Vidya: There was a ghoul city to the west called Necropolis. But that place was wiped out by the mutants. I guess the survivors may have settled somewhere else…

    Nothing else of much interest in town. The bar and the warehouse are now inaccessible and there’s another reference on one of the walls.

    When you have no imagination to come up with something good just stick posters on walls. That should do it.

    The one that apparently can help us push the thing forward is the Wasteland Stranger.

    Hah! What did I tell you? It’s his flask! Kiss me, you sentimental old fool!
    Wasteland Stranger: Thanks, kid. You just made my day. And the old vault colors haven’t even faded that much… well well. Here’s those caps.

    Wasteland Stranger: Maybe you’ll make it as a Brotherhood knight after all. I’ve been helping these people figure out how they’re going to stay alive… but I’ll be leaving soon.

    Me: There are mutants working with the raiders.

    Nadia doesn’t give a shit about the old man’s stories.

    Wasteland Stranger: I’ve dealt with mutants before… I still remember their Master, his flesh crawling along the walls, a floor of wriggling fingers, clutching at me… If mutants are involved, you’ll need all the help you can get. Here, take this.

    Ah.. 1 stimpack. Thank you so much! This is what I needed to destroy the mutants!

    Me: Do you know anything about a ghoul city in this region?

    Wasteland Stranger: Yeah, I know about a ghoul city.

    The answer is always half of the question.

    Wasteland Stranger: It’s called Los… Los Anything. I’ll draw you a map.

    Los Anything…


    Wasteland Stranger: Careful if you go there – they don’t like humans.

    Well, I guess I’ll just wear a ghoul mask then. Haw haw.

    After the dialog is over:

    OMG, new character AND bonus movies! Bonus movies being the cinematics I’ve seen so far I guess. Great bonus!

    We get to chapter two of the story now, in Los Anything where…

    The githzerai have invaded?

    Ah.. they’re only ghouls. And they have a Cult Priest which is larger than the others. The next boss?

    He recites some deep stuff.

    Ghoul Cult Priest: We Strive in battles dire…

    Ghoul Cult Priest: … in unseen conflictions with shapes bred from the forsaken wilderness.

    Ghoul Cult Priest: Shapes of beast, insect, serpent, and… human.

    Ghoul Cult Priest: Los behind me stands, a terrible flaming sun!

    Ghoul Cult Priest: It dictates the penalty for trespass: annihilation!

    He sort of floats, I think, I can’t see very well… being that THE FUCKING CAMERA IS SO CLOSE and kills the man.

    I guess they really don’t like humans.

    Ghoul Cult Priest: Let the word go forth.

    Ghoul Cult Priest: None may enter the city of Los without the permission of the Church of the Lost.

    Ghoul Civilian 2: Who cares? It’s just a human.

    Ghoul Civilian 1: Come on, let’s go pick our scabs.

    Somebody kill me.

    Next time we get to do this:

    And shoot the unfriendly ones in the kneecaps, I guess.
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    The city's just called Los, maybe with "Los Anything", the Vault Dweller (sigh) just means "Los something or other"? I dunno.

    Raider matron :(