Which is the best-looking Power Armor?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by TamaNeko, May 28, 2009.

Which power armour?

  1. T-45d/T-47 Powered Infantry Armour (Fo3)

    98.7%
  2. T-51b Powered Combat Infantry Armour (classic Fo1)

    0.3%
  3. Advanced Power Armour (Fo2)

    0.7%
  4. Enclave Power Armour (Fo3)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Enclave Tesla Power Armour (Fo3)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Hellfire Power Armour (Fo3:BS)

    0.3%
  7. Midwestern Power Armour (FOT)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Vault-Tec Power Armour (FOBOS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Yazman

    Yazman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    134
    Dec 23, 2004
    T-51b, looks great in all three :)

    I always thought that the "Enclave power armour" in Fallout 3 though was meant to be Advanced Power Armour.

    **edit**
    Well, I was 90% right (its advanced power armour Mk2), if we accept what the fallout wiki says:

    http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Advanced_Power_Armor_Mk_II
     
  2. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Voted Fallout 2 APA for sheer awesomeness.
     
  3. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

    212
    Apr 28, 2009
    For me is would be
    1. T-51b
    1. Midwestern PA
    2. Advanced PA (F2)
    3. T-47
    3. APA mk.II (F3)
    3. Tesla APA
    4. Hellfire PA
    5. others

    Also I think
    That both Tesla and Hellfire are variants of APA Mk.II, with different specialization.

    Midwestern PA is probably T-52 which was in prototype stage when war erupted.

    BoS F3 PA is T-47 cause is was hinted in game and T-45d was powered by MFC (this one isn't).
     
  4. NyquilAddict

    NyquilAddict First time out of the vault

    37
    Oct 3, 2009
    The best looking power armor is the Advanced Power Armor in FO2. I dislike the power armor from Fallout 3 because it doesn't make the characters stand tall enough, but I think the T45A looks cool. I hate the FOT power armor, I hate the fucking cape and they made the helmet look fucking stupid.
     
  5. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

    212
    Apr 28, 2009
    Cape and the chain on chest was added later by BoS. I understand that you hate it, but still it is perfect middle ground between T-51b and ApA. It have those orange eyes (probably with inner illumination which explains lack of big lamp that earlier models had). Pipes from helmet`s "mouth" appears to be armored. About horns, well this is fallout, and horns are 50`s and neat :D

    My ideas only:
    When West-tec was assigned to experiment with FEV, the armored infantry project was moved to other company or branch that was operating near Chicago. They have designed Midwestern PA (probably signed as T-52), which wasn`t much better ( I think that only real improvements were those armored pipes and illuminating eyes). I think that it`s true peropus was to frighten Chinise even more with convention that America is even more advanced, and able to create , more sophisticated PA then T- 51b (which as we know curved swat in chinise forces). That convention would probably make them surrender sooner.
     
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Wrong. Chris Taylor (for the dim minds: designed large parts of Fallout 1 and the setting) said he'd like to redo the sprite to be more retrofuturistic.

    Ergo, you fail.
     
  7. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO [REDACTED]

    Jul 12, 2009
    Horns are 50s? What?
     
  8. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2009
    I mean that those horns on helmet looks like wings at the back of highwayman:


    Thats why i think it fits.
     
  9. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO [REDACTED]

    Jul 12, 2009
    Ah, now I see what you mean.

    EDIT: Although, they don't really look like the "horn" design was taken from cars. The Fallout: Tactics power armor seems to be designed to just "look cool", I'm not really seeing it as too influenced by the 50s. It certainly can fit in a futuristic setting, but I'm not sure how well it goes with Fallout's retro-futuristic style. :?
     
  10. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I actually liked the Midwestern Power Armor a lot. It might even score 2nd place on my list (sorry T-51b, you're 3rd on my list, hey, it's not all bad, you could be Vault-Tec or T45-d power armor, then it would be bad). I'm not ashamed to say I liked Tactics and it's weapons/armors. Gotta admit, some of them were quite cool.

    Rufus Luccarelli: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I really didn't feel a 50s vibe in Fallout 1 or 2 that much at all. But Bethesda went overboard on the idea and made the whole of Fallout 3; 50s orientated. What about in Fallout 1 and 2 when there were Neo-Punks (that weren't raiders, unlike in Fo3; everyone with a Mohawk is a raider) and other crazy guys, they were more 60/70s than 50s.
     
  11. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

    212
    Apr 28, 2009
    Well it was agreed long time ago, that not all things that are 50, are Fallout. Fallout Tactics which have less 50 themes than F3 is far more Fallout than the other game.
     
  12. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO [REDACTED]

    Jul 12, 2009
    True, Fallout 3 really went full force with the 50s idea. It really wasn't all that "Hey look at me!" type design in Fallout 1 and 2, but there were nice little touches. You gotta remember, its supposed to be a wasteland, so there really wouldn't be much evidence lying around about society, just things here and there (unlike Fallout 3, but Fallout 3 really got the message across that this was retrofuture 1950s; although sometimes I get a more mid-late 1940s feel from the entire Fallout series).

    But in relation to Fallout: Tactics power armor, while it looks neat, the design kind of steps away from the retro style of previous Fallouts.

    I guess the Mohawks just popped up in the 60/70s. :lol: The 101st Airborne paratroopers during WWII had some men with mohawk hair styles. Sure it wasn't until the punks of the 70s that the style was at its most popular, but that doesn't mean it was non-existent before that, though probably not worn a foot high in the air as seen today. (Yeah, the green mohawk lady in the Fallout games did always seem out of place for me)
     
  13. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    T-45d/T-47 Powered Infantry Armour (Fo3) Crap, looks like someone put on a metal box and stuck his legs through two buckets and a bucket with holes for eyes on the head.

    T-51b Powered Combat Infantry Armour (classic Fo1) The poll speaks for itself, nothing beats this one, it's magnificent.

    Advanced Power Armour (Fo2) Meh, it's pretty badass, but the "mean" look is abit lame.

    Enclave Power Armour (Fo3) Sucks, It looks like they though they had to surpass the ones from Fallout2 and tictacs, and failed. miserably. And I just don't see the problem with keeping the old design.

    Enclave Tesla Power Armour (Fo3) Sucks too, they were still trying to reinvent the wheel. Fail.

    Hellfire Power Armour (Fo3:BS) same as the latter.

    Midwestern Power Armour (FOT) Pretty stupid, this is also a bad case of trying to reinvent the wheel. And the fucking horns?!? Still better than fo3 though

    Vault-Tec Power Armour (FOBOS) *sigh*


    The punks were the children who was born right after the war, and so grew up in the society that was (supposed to be) perfect (the fifties vision of the future), and some say that that's the reason for the punk rebellion, maybe they saw the flaws in this "perfect" society. Maybe this doesn't make sense at all, but that could be the logic for having the punk-style in Fallout.

    But she was certainly hot!
     
  14. Mistrz

    Mistrz Still Mildly Glowing

    212
    Apr 28, 2009
    About FT PA/T- 52 looks like baby of T- 51b and APA. Also creators of F3 must like this one cause their Enclave PA is inspired by it.
     
  15. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    :roll:
    Yeah I know, I'm talking about how they didn't really become that popularized until the 60s/70s. I know they have been around for ages. The only people you see them on in Fallout 3 are really just the raiders, and in Fallout 1, I don't remember all the Blades being "kill on sight" raiders.

    Fallout 3 went wayyy too far with the 50s theme.
     
  16. Nightling

    Nightling It Wandered In From the Wastes

    150
    Sep 28, 2008
    Yea! I'm vote 100...
    I have to agree the original T-51b is one of the easiest on the eyes but right now I have my character (yes, still playing for the 'hell-only-knows'th time) running around in Outcast Power Armor... oddly enough it's really good camo agains the backdrop of the wasteland and most (comonly) unlit buildings of the ruins. Unfortunately still 'clank' when I walk.
     
  17. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I dunno. I actually don't have a thing for the T-51b (blasphemy!). Too clunky and big looking, and I know I'll get guys saying, "It's supposed to be like that because...". I'd say I am a sucker for the Enclave Armor in Fallout 3. Sleek, intimadating, and good camo for dark areas.
     
  18. Holiace

    Holiace First time out of the vault

    20
    Dec 4, 2009
    The classic green T-51b :)
     
  19. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    It was actually Tony Oakden, the game's producer, who said it.

    Actually, it is T-45d, which was confirmed by JE Sawyer (lead designer of Van Buren and Fallout: New Vegas). Bethesda simply ignored the MFC part, just like they did with the Ripper, simply because the engine did not allow armor and melee weapons to be powered by any "ammo".
     
  20. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    They really should have upgraded from that shitty, shitty engine that they use.