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)

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

  3. Advanced Power Armour (Fo2)

  4. Enclave Power Armour (Fo3)

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  5. Enclave Tesla Power Armour (Fo3)

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  6. Hellfire Power Armour (Fo3:BS)

  7. Midwestern Power Armour (FOT)

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  8. Vault-Tec Power Armour (FOBOS)

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  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    you mean they did not cared to "work" around that part. They might have just completely ignored it cause they seen it eventualy not as important enough, but I am sure its less a issue of engine limitations considering the fact that Bethesda has full access to the engine and could do what ever they want with it given enough time of course. Hell the most simple way would have been eventualy to let the MFC ammo work like a "spell" in the end which just has a pretty long time before it wears of and you have to "cast" it with a item again. It works with alchemy and drugs where they would increase stats this items could increase the defence of your character and decrease the weight of any armor and a simple script check could have let this only work when the player is using a power armor.
  2. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I think they might borrow Id's engine. Hopefully, they will. Gamebryo is getting old as hell.
  3. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Ah yes, Zenimax has Id, I forgot.

    Well, being a fan of Id software I can trust their Id Tech Engine 5 will beat the shit out of Gamebryo, Id Tech Engine 4 was better.

    And Brink, which is using Id Tech Engine 4 is being published by Bethesda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brink (click Brink (Video Game), it won't URL properly).

    Though publish =/= develop anyway.
  4. Necropolis

    Necropolis First time out of the vault

    Jan 17, 2010
    I think the regular grey BoS Power Armor from Fallout 3 is the best looking. You did forget "Tribal Power Armor" though, which is unique looking.

    I also think that the Hellfire Power Armor is stupid. It looks like a bunch of safes or airplane blackboxes that somebody hollowed out and put on themselves in segments. I never wear it.

    The Original, T-51b armor is okay, but I feel like it makes the characters look a bit "fat" or "pudgy" because it is so rounded and thick.
  5. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2009
    To be fair, its a suit of armor that makes it possible for humans to carry, fire and withstand large ordinance that would normally need to be deployed from vehicles. If anything, that's the look it needs to achieve. The other armors look flimsy and i doubt some of them could stop a 12.7mm round, let alone explosions and real combat like they PA is designed for.

    T-51B looks like a real armor as well, whereas the others have too many joints and look more like a tin suit than armor, although the enclave gear in FO2 is beginning to grow on me.
  6. Necropolis

    Necropolis First time out of the vault

    Jan 17, 2010
    Oh, yeah that makes perfect sense. I don't know much background about the armor in-game, just how they look. And I agree the Enclave armor in FO 2 is great.
  7. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2009

    And the backstory on the use of PA.

  8. Jet1337

    Jet1337 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    LOL, too many jaded fallout fans here.

    Of all the designs, I'm going with the Hellfire Armor.
  9. BR4ZIL

    BR4ZIL Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 22, 2008
    you guys gotta be kidding :shock: , power armor sucks, LEATHER JACKET FTW!!!

    but anyway since i have to vote, i voted for advanced power armor (FO2)
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    surprsing for a Fallout community isnt it :P
  11. Red Aviary

    Red Aviary First time out of the vault

    Jan 9, 2010
    I think he meant to emphasize the "jaded" part.

    I'm tied between the T-51b and the T-45d/Outcast armors. I don't like how some parts of the T-51b look, but like others, just as I don't like how some parts of the T-45d look, but like others.

    If they could just combine the two, and give it an Outcast paint job, I'd be happy. With how they look, at least.
  12. FuneralFog

    FuneralFog First time out of the vault

    Nov 18, 2008
    t-51b of course, and since when the hell did the enclave acquire Midwest Brotherhood armor?
  13. Childmolester

    Childmolester First time out of the vault

    Feb 17, 2010
    I still prefer FO2 ADVPA over T-51b. Bigger, wider, bulkier, far more menacing. Power armors in Fo3, on the other hand, just don't seem to be large enough or wide enough; don't have that walking tank feeling to it. They are more like glorified whole-body plate, like those in Oblivion.
  14. Voiddweller

    Voiddweller First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008
    There is another texture for custom classic APA and it looks much better that original... I thought about some adjustments to geometry, but still too lazy to do it))
  15. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 24, 2009
    I like the Outcast PA and the Enclave mk. II from Fallout 2. Those armors just rock!
  16. Jax Sparrow

    Jax Sparrow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 29, 2010
    I like all the power armours besides the hellfire one cuz it's just ugly , but my fav one is the power armour from Fallout BOS , in BOS it's just a plain advanced power armour
  17. Sephis

    Sephis It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 29, 2010
    Leather Jacket indeed, but I'd say of Power armour I really did like Fallout 2's Advanced Power armour and FoT's advanced power armour.
  18. Ghoulie

    Ghoulie First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2010
    The Enclave Power Armour because....... I don't know i just like it.....

    Maybe its just the fact that of the 3 times Ive played through FO3 Ive used Enclave Power Armor.

    And used the FEV to poison the wastelands
  19. z27z

    z27z First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2010
    I voted for advanced power armor (FO2).

    However, I really like the Midwestern Power Armour (FOT) too.
    The horns look strange, but rememeber: the midBOS recruited many primitives. So the armour reflected this influence.

    Plus, the armor is more fearsome that the "metal can" T-51b or the "Rat-face" Advanced Power Armour, probably because the midBOS use it also for a psychological effect on "natives".
  20. Argonnot

    Argonnot Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 27, 2004
    I would have liked Hellfire armor if not for the gimpy arms and piggy helmet its got going on. Would have been better with a more streamlined and manacing helmet. But nope, we got gimpy little arms that i swear are smaller then your own arms. Then again unlike the other pieces of power armor in fallout three, your character, genious that he is, doesnt removed the entire left arm below the elbow, completely rendering the whole point of powered armor being a sealed suit to protect from radiation and biological contaminants. With logic like that is only stands to reason the enclave wouldn't emply something like mustard gas to kill off, you know, everybody who is anywhere near you, instead opting to poisen one small supply of water that bearly counts compaired to the unholy shitstorm that is a mutant infested fuckign wasteland. So yeah, T-51 all the way, woo, and what the crap is with that valve crank on its back, where the hell is its pack its stupposed to have containing the 120 years of nuclear fuel to power its, you know, powered functions it doesn't have.