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.
Great episode! I find myself eager to watch videos when I see Danny in it. I find his shows very entertaining. Still miss Start/Select though.... :(
Anyways awesome job Danny!!!
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Great watch again! Thanks!
I start 3 weeks off work tomorrow, and planned to get 3 weeks solid studio time in... then i watched this... blacked out, then realised I just installed NV for another play through! Nice one Danny! ;-)
I loved Fallout 3, and decided to trade in my copy of it to get the GOTY Edition when it came out. Then I found out that the game is completely fucking broken and freezes often enough that it's practically unplayable. I held out for a patch, but it never came because Bethesda simply doesn't give a flying fuck about it's customers. NEVER buying another Fallout product ever again.
I love the exploration of Fallout. Whether you come across a giant city littered with problems or a small den with a few corpses and a secret backstory, it's always interesting to explore the wasteland.
I really can not wait until the next Fallout. I'm holding my breath for an E3 announcement.
Well it's going to be interesting to see what Brian Fargo will do with the 3 million dollars fans gave him for his wasteland 2 project... As a fan of the original isometric system, I believe that Fargo will deliver a well told story, with deep involved characters and a great expanding open world game... Don't get me wrong, I like FO3 and FO NV, but as a fan of the original games I would have liked to see a game updated to be more similar to "The Fall: Last Days of Gaia" or something similar. I love Oblivion, and that's the reason I thought the capital wasteland was amazing. As long as they keep telling great stories, We've got nothing to fear from bethesda....
Awesome games Fallout 3 n New Vegas. Im waiting for the Fallout 4 in the greatest graphics ever, for new xbox and ps4... *-*
My favorite, Fallout 3. Such a great game for virtually any type of player, and the one that got me back into gaming. The beautiful post-apocalyptic setting, open world, and lots of interaction with interesting characters.
My only hope is that Bethesda doesn't tinker too much with the gameplay or theme in the next one. Just update the graphics, reduce bugs, keep VATS, and maybe give me a four-wheeler.
I played the first Fallout and loved it. It had a lot great little mini-stories. If you went to the wrong area though you'd get obliterated. It was better than diablo, which I was playing at the time.
@sebbysebbseb Agreed, loved #1! 2 was good aswell, but then it went a bit too "3d" imo. I loved the detail in 1 & 2, that got lost when it went "3D".
(note to modern kids... by "3D" i don't mean it comes out the screen lol, i mean it's not 2D sprites.)
@sebbysebbseb I would like to see an episode on Commandos, what a great series and it was a little hard also. Good memories.
Loved the show Danny, makes me want to boot up Fallout 3 GotY Edition again, although I hate New Vegas, way too many bugs and the loading areas in NV were awful on consoles (I mostly play consoles). Also can you do an EFMS on Ninja Gaiden?
Fallout 3... memories? How young are you here? Damn none remembers the old series? Those were the hard core games, and the new ones pale in comparison to the godly Fallout 1&2
@CloudXentar I actually was not old enough to play one and two when they first came out. However, when they recently came out with that triple pack that caused so much legal trouble, I managed to buy a copy before the trouble started. I put quite a bit into those games, but they are quite a bit harder than today's games, and were above a mind of my caliber. They were, however, a lot of fun.
@CloudXentar What shocks me is I just got back into gaming and fell in love with Fallout 3. One of my friends who is a huge gamer (like that's pretty much how he spends his free time as well as designing board games and even found his job when helping program on some online gaming community), was easily able to talk Fallout 3 with me but had never played the originals. It's odd to me that even die hard gamers (and he's older than me) haven't played the originals. Then again, I'm probably not being fair, not sure how much he's into turn based rpgs (Though I know him through tabletop rpging). Even I had made several attempts to play the original back when it came out and a little later (I get frustrated too easily though so I'd always end up getting to the first vault that wasn't where I came from and eventually giving up).
Fallout 3 was my first in the series, loved it to bits! put more than 200 hrs into it :o
" Lay a hand on Dr. Zimmer and I'll snap your neck like a chicken bone!" that has always cracked me up XD
Fallout 3. Man still remember first playing that game. Was blown away. It set a new standard for an open world games. Not just the gameplay but the setting, the humour, the characters, the quests. Ahhhh man. I loved it. Still aint finished New Vegas but I liked that too, had more of a feeling of war, and you felt like you could decide the outcome. You'd also see random battles going on. Love Fallout man. Please., Please give us 4.
P.S Nothing more funny and witty than being called a communist by a robot that think he's a a sherif ;)
@Lash540 Got the Goty edition and couldn't finish it :S Due to all the freezing! which is a shame. thought I did most of the side missions lol
Although successful in rebooting the franchise, Fallout 3 and New Vegas were still inferior (imho) due to that horrible engine - damn you Gamebryo!
Well done as always Danny. Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout 3 all have a special place in my gaming collection and watching this video has made me want to go back and delve back into the already familiar universe to enjoy it some more.
Fallout for me was special, not because of the story & characters. It was how it dare's to ask questions about humanity. Moral choices, which were the best part of the game created a dilemma. None of the moral choices were easy. Fallout was succesful in showing the best and worst of humans. It potrays the pros and cons of basic human nature. For example, Blowing Megaton. It is truly one of the best gaming series in existence.
Fallout 3... ohh the memories...blowing up Megaton probbly one of the best things I did in that game ;)
I'd love if you'd do a episode about the S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise ;
@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.
@CincoToes @tigress666 They're not super annoying but they are definitely there (Fallout 3 for me seemed worse than Skyrim honestly, at least in bugs that affected being able to play the game and also crashing. Skyrim I didn't seem to notice as many problems until my game got pretty big). And I experienced the Skyrim slows down once you play so many hours on a character. Part of that for me though is I'm playing on a PS3 (I think that last part is due to game saves accumulating a lot of size as you play and the PS3 really not having enough RAM).
Most of it that I saw was just stupid stuff to laugh at (like two horses being put in the same spot). And really, with how open and many different things you can do in the game, I'm impressed enough that they can do it (I tend to expect games with that much variation to have some bugs, it's a huge world and a lot of variables to take into account for, easy for small bugs to sneak in that even with a lot of gametesting don't get found until the game goes public and has tons of "game testers" so to speak ;) ).
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).