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7 hours ago, Heartofice said:

Fallout has it's own aesthetic that I think of as 'Fucked up Jetsons'. I think of it as a world that people in the 50s would imagine the future to look like. So lots of crazy things like robots and flying cars, but mixed in with their own limited vision of what a tv would look like based on their current tv.

A bit like how spaceship controls look in old Star Trek. Now it seems utterly ridiculous to suggest you would fly a star ship using big flashing buttons and levers. 

Agree, Jetsons on acid works for me

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Tim Cain on the show, with some thought on seeming lore changes. He's fairly cool with it all, but

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if they really want to say Vault-Tec started the bombing, he's not a big fan of that.

 

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Tim's videos on all aspects of Fallout are pretty good, from the original idea to them working on it for three years (an insane amount of time to spend on a video game in the mid-1990s) to how they settled on the retrofuturistic setting and absolutely horrifying Steve Jackson when he came in to play it with the level of adult content, to the point he refused to give them a GURPS licence and they had to completely rework the rules system eight months from launch. He even has a good bit about how they came up with the box art (Leonard Boyarsky created it on a whim one day and never got paid for it, as they folded it into his regular duties).

There's also some interesting stuff about internal Black Isle/Interplay politics, and how he left partway through Fallout 2 after Fallout outsold initial projections several times over and he didn't get his bonus, and several other developers resigned in solidarity with him.

He also has great stuff on the running of Troika and the absolute brain-numbing requirements of being the company boss, which is why they terminated the company even though they could have kept going despite the various problems Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodlinesTemple of Elemental Evil and Arcanum had.

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I got around to finishing it and I enjoyed it greatly but I enjoyed all the games I played(yes even Fallout 76).

I'm thinking about making a Lucy Fallout 1 run.

She clearly got small arms covered (she actually never misses a shot she takes IIRC). 

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I got surprisingly exited when I noticed the destroyed securitrons during the credits of the last episode. Although I would prefer House to be dead as René Auberjonois is sadly not longer alive. Yes Man could work.

 

 

 

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A two-part review of the TV series from Chris Avellone. His take is interesting because he was a key writer and designer on both Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, and project lead on several of the New Vegas DLC. He also worked on the original, abandoned Fallout 3 at Interplay.

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Disagree with many of his takes and glad he didn’t write the show or was involved in it. Cains review came up much more balanced and enjoyable.

Edit: I think the difference is nitpicking on details. Cain enjoyed the story a lot and had some good points about things that worked less for him. Avellone here just nitpicked everything. Sure it’s a review so to be expected but no one really likes to hang out with nitpickers. They take the fun out of everything. Almost every piece of media or literature can have holes poked in it.

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