EFMS - History of Fallout
- May 17, 2013
Danny goes on a trip to our irradiated future in this Fallout episode of Escape From Mount Stupid.
@MW2ismygame I'd rather them spend the time and make sure to make a quality game with lots of good gameplay and different ways the story/character can go as well as a good story than rush it through to get it out right away. Even better if they take their time and make it run smoothly (I know Bethesda is not known for non buggy games though). There are plenty of games to take my time in the meantime.
I mean I won't complain if it comes out soon as long as it wasn't rushed and they compromised to do so.
@tigress666 I always hear so much shit about how buggy Bethesda games are, but having put over 1000 hours into Bethesda games, haven't experienced it. I guess I got the few discs they burned properly.
I don't comment much, but I absolutely love the Fallout series. I'm 29, old enough to remember the first two fallout games, and they turned me into a dedicated PC gamer for life, which is tough to balance with my military career. However, I can honestly say FO1 and FO2 are my two favorite games of all time. FO3 and NV were great, amazing games and I can't wait for more. PC mods for 3 and NV have kept me playing since their release, a total of about 750 hours, and I still go back to them from time to time. You hit the nail squarely on the head Danny, as the setting and characters of the series are the biggest draws. The moral choices you face playing the games are some of the best in gaming, as they are natural and fluid, unlike games like Fable where you know you are doing bad things or good through constant feedback, but basically no impact on your gameplay. There are no renegade/paragon quicktime actions, or snarky/nice dialogue responses ala Bard's Tale. Every conversation is believable, with the ability to use your skills peppered in. Well done with your series synopsis. This series is the finest example of RPG gaming I can think of, only matched by the likes of Baldur's Gate and Elder Scrolls. If anyone tells me FFVII is the best roleplaying game of all time ever again, I will personally go into VATS, target their crotch, and fire until there is nothing left but red mist.
@SkylerX I honestly wouldn't compare the two (FFVII and Fallout of any sorts). They're not really the same type game, it's like comparing apples and oranges. And I could easily see where fans of one would not like the other (I for my part love both) as gameplay is pretty different. Doesn't make one game better than the other, just means you might prefer one style over the other. Yes, Fallout does let you create your own story, but JRPGs the point is more to play out the story. And that's fine too. Really I play one to be more immersive and RP cause it allows me to and the other to more get into a really good story with the story being the reward for getting through puzzles/challenges/battles. They are really different things.
Just cause both fall into the very wide catagory of RPG doesn't mean they are the same thing really and honestly really shouldn't be compared. It's like saying Bioshock is better (or Fallout is better than Bioshock), it's really not the same gameplay or type game at all. Just cause both have shooting doesn't mean they are the same. Though I'll say I'd probably say Bioshock has a better story but I enjoy Fallout more (I like having more RPG elements than shooter really and also more variety in how I tackle getting by an enemy. Also, in being able to interact more with friendly characters as well. I kinda prefer games where you get to talk to people as well, not just shoot everyone. But, look at what I compared, they are different games aimed at different gameplay ;). Which is kind of my point).
Great episode, makes me want to play Fallout 3, never got the expansion packs though. Maybe I'll pick up the game of the year edition.
Fallout 2 "way less buggy than the first one"?? Hmm, I think popular consent states the opposite. I would say F2 crammed more gameplay options into the mix, which made it more broken than the first one.
Awwesome, another brilliant episode, probably the best yet, thanks Danny !
Fallout is by far my favorite game franchise ever. I'd just started replaying Falllout NV a couple of weeks ago and it's just as enjoyable as the first time round for me...Actually I still replay Fallout 1 and 2 every few years for the same reason :D
@Mega_Loser Jimmy Savile, a well known figure in uk who died a couple of years ago and has since been outed as a paedophile and general pervert/rapist scum... at last count there was around 400 cases against him.
Stunning show as usual Danny, I do love these video's as you get to learn all about these great series of games.
Grrr where do my comments keep disappearing to???? I cannot tell if they are being deleted for some rule breaking of some sort, or it is something wrong with the site. Either way... :C sad face. Long story short, I felt New Vegas, although it had great additions felt incomplete relative to Fall Out 3. Like besides the bugs, areas of the maps and quests seemed less thought out and less polished. Even the art style was awkward compared to FO3....
i just started playing new Vegas again at the beginning of the week and then see this man i love fallout.
Great show as always Danny! let's all hope that Bethesda gets Fallout 4 out there, or at least the news, that it is coming soon... I can only imagine the wasteland with Skyrim-like graphics... so much fun blowing people to pieces....
@sundfeld Honestly, from some one who played Skyrim first, the graphics weren't too much worse off (other than third person running) than Skyrim (Though as my roommate pointed out there was less for the computer to render). Granted, I'm playing on a PS3, not a PC so that might affect the differences I would notice.
Anyways, I'm totally for Fallout 4 to come out (and the next Elder Scrolls). Bethesda has me really hooked between Skyrim and Fallout 3 (and I'll say I think I enjoyed Fallout more though I was disappointed in length after playing Skyrim. And I usually prefer fantasy settings. But something about the Fallout setting is just very compelling and gameplay I think was more fun).
Loving memories of Fallout & Fallout 2 ... Never really had the time and will to play Fallout 3, but after this EFMS episode and lots of positive vibrations on Fallout 3 here in comments below, maybe I'll try it after all. Fallout series is one remarkable and very significant edition in video gaming. I'm glad that it still lives in these troubled times of gaming industry.
@Grbonjic fallout 3 but it doesn't hold up to the greatness that is 2 and 3. It is more like an action adventure than a deep rpg, but its still fantastic and worth a go! (also when i first saw the fallout 3 trailer back when it was announced i nearly died it was so awesome!)
@CincoToes @Sikrion @Grbonjic I dunno. I think they're different games honestly to be able to directly compare. I can't say for sure but I think I prefer 3 myself (I only ever tried to play 1 but never got very far in it. I really did want to, ended up buying it for my PC, then for my Mac when I replaced the PC, but always just ended up frustrated and not motivated enough to get past that frustration). I still dream of playing Fallout 1 again (but now I'm on the newest Mac OS which is not compatible with my Mac version of Fallout and my PC has been dormant for a while cause it needs an OS).
But anyways I like the first person POV better and kinda like the mesh between turn based and action (I like Vats honestly, use it for some things. But I also love the choice to try my hand at real time action/stealth).
@cuk2uk Gotta agree here. Though they could try to make their games less buggy and do a little better with their story lines but I'm willing to overlook that as despite their flaws the games I've played by them so far are very addicting (only Fallout 3 and Skryim for now).
@cuk2uk @tigress666 I'll probably get around to Oblivion but since I don't have a PC won't get a chance at Morrowind (yes, I'm a console gamer. Comes from preferring macs. Though I suppose if I ever get an OS for an old PC I have lying around it quite possibly could run Morrowind. It's old but we built it to play MS Flight Sim 2004 so maybe it could run Morrowind).
fallout is my favorite series :3 i love this video.
Also I love gex! my cousin had it and we would play it whenever i came over
Wish I could get my F3 memories wiped like Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine so I could get that feeling again of emerging from the vault into the wasteland, knowing there are hundreds of hours of potential adventures awaiting me.
@snowSHO Yeah I know. Even if the game is replayable it's not the same as encountering that world for the first time and discovering new stuff.
Fallout 3 is the best game I have ever played.....call me crazy but I have two game of the year editions with me and one of them has remained sealed since purchase
I really am glad both for the new Wasteland and that Fallout has found the new audience as well as the old.
Love it all (except BoS which was really just...meh) but I still prefer the isometric.
A shame we never got Van Buren.
Fallout 3 was such shit, the worst engine ever made, shit combat and one of the worst story lines ever.
I better hear some Fallout news soon, Bethesda has been putting great games out but you can only kill so many backwards flying dragons before you wish to return back to the return.
@Moegitto so its okay to milk this franchise? just curious because it seems like gamers decide on timetables and release dates... or think they should/do.