What aspect of Fallout do you enjoy the most/What really got you interested in it?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Fowler, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Fowler

    Fowler Sedentary

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    Nov 21, 2015
    For me, at least, the main reason I like Fallout is the pre-war world, being that I am a lover of the Atomic Age and the 1950's in general.
    I've got a decent collection of 1950's monthly magazines like Popular Science.
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Well elements such as those as you just mentioned; this Americana of what people of the 50s thought the future would be like, but also this harsh anarchistic world that has come into being after the bomb in which new societies seek to arise from the ashes of the old one. (thus giving rise to new mindsets and ideologies, some that are flawed and simply extensions of pre war old ones, and some that have been shaped by the world humanity now lives in and seeks to do something different)
    But also the sense of adventure and exploration, trying to find out how this world is put together, what people live in it, what opportunities or dangers can be found over the horizon, and make your own mark on it, perhaps making things a little better (or worse).

    It also spoke a lot to me because it was a scif fi RPG and not another fantasy which I in general dislike outside Planescape Torment.
     
  3. Fowler

    Fowler Sedentary

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Don't like fantasy? Ah, to each his own. I love Dungeons & Dragons (speaking of Planescape Torment - lol - although I prefer Baldur's Gate).

    EDIT: I love Dungeons & Dragons A LOT.
     
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  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Sorry, its mutants, robots, aliens, space travel, post apocalypse, time travel, and universal travel for me ;)
    Though occasionally I do enjoy reading some of the lore of fantasy RPG settings as long as it does not get grimdark as I am honestly not in the right mood and mindset for that now.
    Oh before I forget, I also like Pulp settings (Indiana Jones, Rocketeer and so on) as long as it involves a little super science or the supernatural.
     
  5. Fowler

    Fowler Sedentary

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    Nov 21, 2015
    I used to be interested in some of those items listed. I've dabbled in Star Trek before, and a few years ago I experienced a spike of interest in Star Wars.
    But as of now, I'm a fantasy guy through and through.

    EDIT: However, I do enjoy reading certain sci-fi, such as Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
     
  6. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    It was one of the first non-silly games that I tried, so... I guess I just fell for the non-sillyness of it, as in, it wasn't like running around jumping on turtles, collecting coins, or just shooting stuff pointlessly
    I hadn't played anything like it before, and I was completely sold

    Then it was the visual style, and the gameplay, point and click, gather stuff, talk to people, it's like a gigantic puzzle. Again, so different from most games - then, but also today.
     
  7. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    I used to purposely start three way wars in New Reno, and played the Regulator fight over and over until I managed to save Zimmerman... and found out that the game script can't support that, and the whole town turns hostile. :lol:
     
  8. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Fantasy for the win.

    But on this topic, I loved the dialogue. It's no longer the only game that has really good dialogue but even so, it's still unique and fantastic.
     
  9. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I first heard about Fallout in 2010. I was 10 and well into my Half-Life/Super Mario phase when I first saw videos of Fallout 1. My little brain just couldn't handle the awesomeness, but I never forgot about the series. I was instantly drawn to the aesthetic, but my favorite thing about it back thing was, oddly, the talking heads. For some reason, I fell in love with those weird CG faces.

    Today, I have a different opinion depending on whether it's a BethSoft game or a BIS one. I can't really describe it all that well.
     
  10. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    They were CG, but they actually sculpted them out of clay first.


    I really liked the heads too.
     
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  11. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

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    Jul 7, 2014
    My favorite was Killian's. I'm a big Stargate fan so when I saw it I was all like "omg it's Jack O'Neill! The one with two Ls!"

    10-year-old me was a strange creature.
     
  12. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    You were a fan of the shows and movies? (movies in general for Star Wars though it now had two animated series now)
    I was a big Star Trek and somewhat of a Star Wars (more the spin off material such as games than the movies and animated series), but over the years my interest/enthusiasm for both franchises has somewhat waned as they both started to decline (Star Trek had increasingly bad series and and the TNG movies in general were average, personally I don't like the new movies by Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman), (Star Wars, I did not like the prequels and when Disney decided to wipe out the EU it pretty much killed the universe, though I admit that the EU did suffer from a lot of bad material which honestly did not need to be mentioned in the future)

    I still like the old Star Trek somewhat when I am in the mood to read any Star Trek related material but it no longer fills such a role in my life as it once did.
    Drawback of that is that I now really wish to find a new sci fi universe or franchise that I can be as passionate about as well.
    It is however unlikely I will find that in the general media such as movies as the genre has lost whatever public attention it was, or it is used as dressing to teen drama stories.
     
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I love creative behind the scenes stuff like that, particularily sculptures! When I was little I had this massive illustration-packed book showing Disney's Fantasia's behind-the-scenes, tooons of sketches, concept drawings, etc. At the time I hadn't even seen the movie, and I only half understood English, and I only barely understood the concept of the book, although I did spot the difference between concept sketches, and the clear, crisp lines of finished frames, and I loved to compare and see exactly what they had changed from sketch to final work

    There too, many of the characters were sculpted in clay, in order for the artist to fully know the physical body of the figure they're drawing, it's an excellent guide for them to go by, and I loved how sharp and clear the sculpture was. It impressed me how so much effort and skill and perfection was put into something that was only a tool towards a finished product - a sketch!
     
  14. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
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  15. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Ah I love the smell of CGI in the morning... especially when it brings Set, Killian, Gizmo and Loo-Tenant to life!
     
  16. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 16, 2014
    Whoa, thank you for sharing! Never seen that before, that is really amazing.

    Also, for me, as a series I really just enjoy interacting with the characters. I love hearing their stories, how they've lived in this dark time of humanity, and I especially love interacting with Mutants/Ghouls. Just being able to talk to a few who've retained their personalities and who are willing to share their stories is incredibly interesting to me.
     
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  17. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Agreed. Which made Fallout 3 all the more sadder...
     
  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign White Trash Lord oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I suppose the 1950's World of Tomorrow theme appeals to me and I love post apocalyptic fiction so it clicked with me pretty easy. I love 1950's Americana more than I really should. I must have lived during that time period in another life. :)
     
  19. Usamiko

    Usamiko The Seven-Colored Gamer

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    Nov 2, 2015
    For me it is the "post-post-apocalyptic" feel of the games. When my friend first told me about New Vegas, I was skeptical at first. I thought it was going to be a cliche video game about a nuclear wasteland. When I learned how it was about society rebuilding itself from humanity's errors, it grabbed my attention. I gave it a try and fell in love with it all.

    I guess this is also the reason why I loathed Fallout 3 haha
     
  20. beans00

    beans00 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 19, 2009
    played fallout 1 when i was a kid followed by 2 and tactics, was my favorite game series back then and i replayed all 3 this summer for the first time in several years and its still my fav game series


    good writing/believable characters/ freedom/ c&c/ original setting(cant even think of any other post apoc rpgs from the 90s off the top of my head that were any good)/ good music ect, everything about the games was/is good to me.

    i like the idea of rpgs aswell having freedom to do whatever and advancing your character but for me most rpgs suck dick, i cant stand the generic fantasy brand for the most part, and any game which railroads you without letting you explore what you want is pretty much off my radar aswell

    oh ya fuck any game with retard companions that you're forced to take along, i dont play any games that do that either