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Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 12, 2021, 12:21:30 AM »
I've played the other Fallouts a few times but I've not completed Fallout 1 in ten years. (I did it for a youtube let's play but the finale didn't record :( )
I wanted to revisit it a little for some research for a Van Buren RP I'm currently doing.
I've done Fallout 2 at least 3 times in the past ten years but 1... not so much. There's a lot of bits that I remember like the back of my hand and bits that I've only just noticed.

I can't believe it took me over ten years to find the wall mounted locker safes in Vault 15. Literally walked past them every other playthrough.  :o

Made sure not to give Ian anything automatic.

No, no ian! Put that staple gun down, put it dow-!

I somehow remember the Boneyard having nothing in it and now I'm finding all sorts kicking about. Like the Death District.

Found out that Ian is a BOSS with a sniper rifle, shame he insists on putting it away and punching things half the time. Like dude, I get that you're badass for punching deathclaws but c'mon man, I bought you a sniper and some bullets. Please use them!

I've only just found Decker and I have to say, hearing Keith David tell me that he's proud of me makes me all gooey inside... almost makes me forget that I murdered a bunch of people.

Loved Jeff Bennet as Loxley, the dude's so talented. I hadn't done either of these quests before, couldn't believe I'd overlooked them.

I actually forgot that they had real voice actors in these games, like named ones that I'd actually reckognize. I kind of like as well that they're talented people in their field instead of just 'oh, people like this guy, so put him in the game!'

I don't know why I found this game so hard. I'm already a force to be reckoned with and I'm only in metal armour, with a missile launcher. God knows what I'll be like when I get power armour again. I'm assuming I messed my stats up something fierce before.

Got a few more Boneyard quests to do, then I'm off to Necropolis! :D
The sun beyond the mountain glows
The yellow river seaward flows
You can enjoy a grander sight
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I have run out of places to climb. I will abandon this body and take to the air. We will leave twin vapor trails in the air, white lines etched into these rocks. I am the aerial. In my passing, I will send news to each and every star.

Mrs Brown says: 'Hapiness is an effect, not a goal.'

Charlie is yelling @barit0wned
PC: A spider laid eggs inside my body and I need to get them out before they hatch
DM: You'll need the spider's permission first...

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Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 06:35:26 AM »
I remember how cool I thought it was that MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) voiced Killian and Freddie Brooks from A Different World (Cree Summer) voiced Tandi.

And I remember the first time Ian shot me in the back. It would be the first of many times.

And then he trapped me on the bridge that one time and I hadn't saved in a while and lost a lot of progress when I had to reload.

Ian was a dick when you think about it.
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Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 12:11:37 AM »
Ian is a bit of a dick, not gonna lie. xD

Also, he makes it weird as Ian was my Dad's name. Couldn't yell at him either, because my Dad would think that I'm targetting him.

Wow, the voice cast is better than I remember for Fallout 2, they all fit so well, I never thought to look it up.

I wiped out the Deathclaw menace, I doubt I could've done that at sixteen, given how I used shotguns and whimpy weapons, even when facing The Master. Definitely enjoyed overthrowing the Corrupt Regulators and them dropping more armour than anyone could feesibly carry meant I could stock up on gear. :D

I did the Waterchip thing, without betraying Necropolis, Set is still a collossal dick but he's at least the fun kind. Unlike the Brotherhood who are just a pain.

Defeating the Super mutants at the watershed was so much easier than it was before. I'd done most, if not all of the side quests at this point, so I walked in in Combat Armour, with a flame thrower. Poor fools didn't stand a chance.

It's weird how much and how little I remember of Necropolis, some bits I remember like the back of my hand but others are just so confusing and messed up to me. I forgot you needed junk parts to fix that damn water well thing, thought I could just use a tool on it or something.

Got to the Vault and handed the chip in. I have to admit, intelligent characters miss out on the golden scene, where the Dweller tries eating the chip and the Vault Overseer has to pull it out of his mouth. xD
The sun beyond the mountain glows
The yellow river seaward flows
You can enjoy a grander sight
By climbing to a greater height

I have run out of places to climb. I will abandon this body and take to the air. We will leave twin vapor trails in the air, white lines etched into these rocks. I am the aerial. In my passing, I will send news to each and every star.

Mrs Brown says: 'Hapiness is an effect, not a goal.'

Charlie is yelling @barit0wned
PC: A spider laid eggs inside my body and I need to get them out before they hatch
DM: You'll need the spider's permission first...

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Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 11:38:26 PM »
I forgot how much I hate the Brotherhood in this game.
I kind of betrayed them in the end, turning on that strike team at Mariposa and gunning them down.
I regret nothing.

I fished the game tonight. All of the companions died in the Cathedral as keeping them alive is near impossible. At least they went up in that epic explosion.
Tycho made it to The Master but got swept up in the crowd of Supermutants, couldn't even find his body.

It was kinda sobering, going in with a party full of chums and coming out alone. I don't think I've ever done a playthrough where everyone survives and shy of dumping them all before the endgame, I don't think I could but I do like the drama of them all dying so... eh.

I didn't realize how many of the endings are broken or missing. I got a few that were apparently impossible to get and triggered some stuff I didn't know was possible. Like I went to see Set, after The Master was killed and he gave me the location of Mariposa, having lines like 'Your desire, my need' and he actually seemed to respect me.

The Ending still suggested that they were overwhelmed by mutants though, despite them surviving the post waterchip slaughter.

The game also thought that I did Mariposa first, even though I did the Cathedral first... dunno why.
Apparently a bug makes that ending impossible but I strangely got it at the end of my playthrough, it's very weird.

I was sad that the Followers are doomed, regardless. Their canon ending is impossible to unlock, because the NPCs needed for the questline don't exist.

As far as I can tell, you can only get the 'the hub dies' ending as well, which kinda blows.

I also got the 'you didn't kill enough raiders!' ending, even though I wiped out the Khans and killed a dozen or so on the road.

I found this game to be even better than I remembered it. Has so many wonderful touches and such a great soundtrack, there's way more weapons than I remember there being too, I guess not seeing the Gun Runners made it harder to get a hold of them but the Gatling plasma/Gatling laser is insane! I doubled the size of The Master's army with that thing. :P

Game is a bit flawed in some places, a lot is missing and some of the things got on my tits a bit (having to put my weapons away, ever time I enter a city... >.<) but it's definitely a game to last. :D
The sun beyond the mountain glows
The yellow river seaward flows
You can enjoy a grander sight
By climbing to a greater height

I have run out of places to climb. I will abandon this body and take to the air. We will leave twin vapor trails in the air, white lines etched into these rocks. I am the aerial. In my passing, I will send news to each and every star.

Mrs Brown says: 'Hapiness is an effect, not a goal.'

Charlie is yelling @barit0wned
PC: A spider laid eggs inside my body and I need to get them out before they hatch
DM: You'll need the spider's permission first...