Replayed Fallout after many years, have a question

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by bji, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. bji

    bji First time out of the vault

    Dec 4, 2008
    Hey all. I first discovered Fallout in the Interplay Anthology that I bought in 1999. At the time I thought it was a great deal to get a dozen or so games for $40 instead of just getting one game for the same price. The only game I was familiar with in the set was Descent, which is still one of my top 10 games of all time.

    Fallout was a great discovery; I had never really heard of it (I vaguely recalled seeing Fallout when browsing through the game section at Fry's a couple of years before), and it was an unexpected pleasure to play.

    I finished Fallout a few weeks after I started it, and then went on to Fallout 2, which I did *not* finish because I became so addicted to it that I had to do something, so I a) destroyed the CD in the microwave and b) went online and read a complete walkthrough for Fallout 2 to remove my desire to continue to play the game (if I hadn't done this I probably would have just bought it again and become re-addicted). Drastic measures, I know, but this is something I've done with several other games as well because after I become so addicted that I spend 20+ hours every weekend playing, I have to have my life back so I have to do something.

    Anyway, when I heard that Fallout 3 was coming out I was truly stoked. Currently I am living overseas and have a wimpy laptop as my only computer, not even remotely capable of playing Fallout 3 (Intel integrated graphics, anyone??). When I return to the USA in about 4 months I intend to dive into Fallout 3, but in the meantime I thought I'd replay Fallout and Fallout 2 to get myself ready for Fallout 3.

    I got the "White Label" version of Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics (which I guess I'll try if I'm really bored). It's the UK version (I'm in New Zealand) and I had to apply the children patch to bring the game up to where it should be. I had a great time re-completing Fallout; I still remembered much of the content and it was almost as good the second time around. I played the same character that I did the first time - a smart bruiser who smashes everyone with the super sledge but keeps a sniper rifle handy to finish off anyone who tries to run away.

    Some things happened differently this time around (as would be expected), and one of the things I was looking forward to didn't happen.

    Specifically, when you get to the "hall of flesh" right before the Master, you're supposed to get a bunch of creepy messages describing horrific visions as you progress down the hallway. The first time I played these really creeped me out and I loved them. This time, however, I didn't get any messages, no matter how many times I ran up and down the hallway (except for one message occasionally at the end of the hallway about the walls having human body parts in them that were calling to me). I don't know if this is because I was playing the UK version this time, or if it's because I had a companion this time (dogmeat, whom I managed to keep alive through the entire game, quite a challege when stray mutant minigun fire would take him out so easily), or if it's because my character was better optimized this time than my first time around.

    Could someone post the full set of creepy messages so that I can read what I missed this time around?


    And now, to install Fallout 2 - and hope that I don't get as addicted this time as I did 9 years ago!
  2. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 10, 2008
    Welcome to NMA. :)
    Unfortunately, it's likely to get you ready for disappointment, since Fallout 3 plays almost entirely unlike the first two.

    As for your "hall of flesh" questions, if you grabbed a psychic nullifier, I think it might block all of that.
  3. bji

    bji First time out of the vault

    Dec 4, 2008
    Thanks, I've read a little bit about it (including the excellent review mentioned on this site by the guy who wrote the scathing Oblivion review) and my expectations are not very high; but I intend to enjoy it for what it is, even if it just reminds me how great the originals were.

    Yes, I did manage to get my hand on one of these when talking to some of the crazies in one of the rooms. But I dropped it at the beginning of the hallway because I wanted to see the creepy messages. Maybe the game gives you the benefits of the psychic nullifier if it's handed to you, even after you subsequently drop it.

    Anyway, if anyone has the sequence of creepy messages, I'd love to read them. Thanks!

    By the way, I just started Fallout 2 (I don't really remember any of the spoilers that I read last time I quit the game, which is good), and my goal is to do it as a pure hand-to-hand fighter, no guns at all. Maybe some spears or something for throwing at anyone who runs away from me ...
  4. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    There you go.
  5. bji

    bji First time out of the vault

    Dec 4, 2008
    Many thanks. Those really creeped me out the first time through, especially when the sliver of bone pierced my eye ... good stuff.
  6. Chancellor Kremlin

    Chancellor Kremlin Mildly Dipped

    Nov 17, 2008
    Kiss good writting goodbye. I don't think even a respectable FPS could give you all that detail.
  7. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Ah yes, great piece of writing. I surely miss those descriptions in F3....