The Sum/Nous Aurons is a total conversion of Fallout Tactics

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Dragula, Jan 10, 2023.

  1. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
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  2. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    As I've said before on here, I think getting funded by an arts council was a touch of genius. These bodies love to lavish money on the avante garde.

    Video games, a work of art? I bet Tracey Vermin is jealous as fuck. :P
     
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  3. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Carbon Dated and Proud

    Nov 26, 2007
    The premise of the mod seems entirely counter to series tenets; not the utopian world concept, but if it actually worked for them. What a dull game.
     
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  4. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Then if it deviates from the OG, possibly turning things on 'their' head it is seen as wrong or boring?

    I think a fallout game showing human beans striving to rebuild * society * is much more accurate than people living in shithole buildings, sleeping on dirty mattresses and eating Parson's Noses
     
  5. Golbolco

    Golbolco It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 12, 2015
    When I played through last time, I got the sense that the utopian societies were very much not working for them. There were hostiles in plenty of areas, groups antithetical to my own PC's chosen background society, and struggles in the wasteland for basic resources just as we see anywhere else.

    Frankly, The Sum is the closest fan game I've played to the vibe of Fallout 2, just with a very different flavor and aesthetic.
     
  6. ropetight

    ropetight First time out of the vault

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    Feb 7, 2020
    I've been looking at it for long time, but I never gathered enough will momentum to try it.
    it has its thread on NMA.

    The Sum is based on Libertarian Municipalism ideology, so it is all about DIY, anarchist communities being self sustainable after capitalism destroyed the planet.
    Instead of XP you gather "autonomy points".
    It is also very woke - general lampooning of Christianity and right wing on every step, CRT, intersectional feminism, LGBT and gender theories laced with early Punk (bands like CRASS) lyrics scattered over the wasteland.
    So you can choose lots of genders and political ideologies like radical, trans or old(!).
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/thesum

    It is also fairly unfinished - map is huge and the game is very ambitious, and project was one man band in the beginning.

     
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  7. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I had never bought FO Tactics like lots of others for the obvious reasons.
    I bought it last year for the sole reason of installing 'The Sum'

    I was advised by Mr Proletarian to give Tactics a run through. I've seen other posters liking Tactics, also saying it is forgiven for veering away from OG's.

    I am a spoilt western bastard who has quite a few unfinished games, so the time I play and finish tactics, The Sum may be more polished.

    I will play as a hard left Trotskyist and develop workers control and management, but take the piss out of ultra left 'Utopian dreamers' that often put the cart before the horse.

    Viva La Revolucion. Da
     
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Painstakingly Based & Cringe

    Sep 11, 2010
    I like some of the ideas (character archetypes that have different starts) but I don't like the execution.
     
  9. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Who gets executed ?
     
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Just play Xconn's mod instead.
     
  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Not enough anarchists.
     
  12. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    After the anarchist's 'leader' is executed the ordinary run of the mill anarchists would make a deformed Napoleonic state.
     
  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's why you don't stop at just executing the leader.
     
  14. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    If the anarchists all dressed in similar attire then I suppose executing them all is the only solution.
    Unless one person had a badge saying ' I am the leader of this leaderless anarchist commune ' things could become tricky.
     
  15. Mirin Lurker

    Mirin Lurker First time out of the vault

    66
    Oct 25, 2022
    The irony of a state funded anarchist art project.
     
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  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    What is ironic is the mod without funding is much better.
     
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  17. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    As I like both the above posts, without being patronising I wish to send monies via Patreon or PayPal.

    I am a fairly well known Lesbian and Phalangist. I donate to causes that touch me, and I am touched.