History VideoGame / Fallout3

13th Nov '17 5:29:12 AM PRH
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Tranquility Lane, a computer simulation in [[spoiler:Vault 112]], is modeled after 1950's {{Suburbia}} with cheerful background music, neat and clean houses, perfectly manicured lawns, and white picket fences: a complete contrast to the wrecked and rotten neighborhoods of the surface world. However, it's also controlled by a sadistic German scientist named Dr. Braun in the guise of a little girl, who uses his powers over the simulation to torment, torture, and murder the other residents over and over again. Even without Braun's cruelty, it wouldn't be a nice place to live anyway, as it consists entirely of a CutAndPasteSuburb nestled within a small cul-de-sac with no apparent outside world.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Tranquility Lane, a computer simulation in [[spoiler:Vault 112]], is modeled after 1950's {{Suburbia}} with cheerful background music, neat and clean houses, perfectly manicured lawns, and white picket fences: a complete contrast to the wrecked and rotten neighborhoods of the surface world. However, it's also controlled by a sadistic [[MadScientist sadistic]] [[HerrDoktor German scientist scientist]] named Dr. Braun in the guise of a little girl, who uses his powers over the simulation to torment, torture, and murder the other residents over and over again. Even without Braun's cruelty, it wouldn't be a nice place to live anyway, as it consists entirely of a CutAndPasteSuburb nestled within a small cul-de-sac with no apparent outside world.
9th Nov '17 7:31:51 PM Monsund
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** Most of the factions in the game, such as the Raiders and the Supermutants, skip straight from this to AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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** Most of the factions in the game, such as the Raiders and the Supermutants, skip straight from this to AlwaysChaoticEvil.VillainByDefault.



** And enslaving people with the Mesmetron is always an evil act. ''Always''. Even enslaving the AlwaysChaoticEvil raiders. PayEvilUntoEvil is not in effect here as you're only furthering the system.

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** And enslaving people with the Mesmetron is always an evil act. ''Always''. Even enslaving the AlwaysChaoticEvil VillainByDefault raiders. PayEvilUntoEvil is not in effect here as you're only furthering the system.
29th Oct '17 2:04:01 PM Twsnider1138
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** A player with Good Karma can eventually get the the Lawbringer Perk and work with the Regulators. If you bring them the finger of an Evil aligned person, you get a small fee of 5 to 10 caps and an insignificant Karma boost. Given that you will constantly run into Talon Merc squads and raiders, this pays much better than itís Evil counterpart. Also you get a {{Badass Longcoat}} for your troubles.
18th Oct '17 11:21:46 PM Yalsaris63
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* KnockoutAmbush: After retrieving the [[spoiler: G.E.C.K.]] in [[spoiler: Vault 81]], as soon as you make your escape, [[spoiler: you get knocked out by a stun grenade planted by Colonel Autumn's troopers and they apprehend your unconscious body to Raven Rock for questioning of the purifier in the Jefferson Memorial]].

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* KnockoutAmbush: After retrieving the [[spoiler: G.E.C.K.]] in [[spoiler: Vault 81]], 87]], as soon as you make your escape, [[spoiler: you get knocked out by a stun grenade planted by Colonel Autumn's troopers and they apprehend your unconscious body to Raven Rock for questioning of the purifier in the Jefferson Memorial]].
18th Oct '17 11:09:56 PM Yalsaris63
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* KnockoutAmbush: After retrieving the [[spoiler: GECK]] in [[spoiler: Vault 81]], as soon as you make your escape, [[spoiler: you get knocked out by a stun grenade planted by Colonel Autumn's troopers and they apprehend your unconscious body to Raven Rock for questioning of the purifier in the Jefferson Memorial]].

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* KnockoutAmbush: After retrieving the [[spoiler: GECK]] G.E.C.K.]] in [[spoiler: Vault 81]], as soon as you make your escape, [[spoiler: you get knocked out by a stun grenade planted by Colonel Autumn's troopers and they apprehend your unconscious body to Raven Rock for questioning of the purifier in the Jefferson Memorial]].
18th Oct '17 11:08:54 PM Yalsaris63
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* KnockoutAmbush: After retrieving the [[spoiler: GECK]] in [[spoiler: Vault 81]], as soon as you make your escape, [[spoiler: you get knocked out by a stun grenade planted by Colonel Autumn's troopers and they apprehend your unconscious body to Raven Rock for questioning of the purifier in the Jefferson Memorial]].
15th Oct '17 5:32:23 PM DRCEQ
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Inside Vault-Tec headquarters is a computer terminal that describes rule violations regarding the vending machines. They ask that if the machines do not dispense what you purchased, to please refrain from kicking, punching, shoving, hitting the machines, or filling the coin slots with fecal matter.


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* BrownNote: Vault 92 lured in musicians from all over the world for the purpose of preserving musical art and culture, but their experiment involved secretly broadcasting white noise through the speakers to test out a form of mind control. While there was some initial success with the testing, inhabitants eventually went crazy and killed each other. Using a computer terminal to flush each level of the vault with white noise will instantly kill all the mirelurks walking around.
9th Oct '17 6:15:37 PM NubianSatyress
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* TopWife: Within the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dave]], the player finds that President Dave has two wives--his original one, and another he picked up from wandering the wasteland. While Dave never indicates that he has a favorite, it's clear that the original wife isn't happy with the arrangement and that the second wife not only thinks she's the favorite, but that ''she'' should be Dave's only spouse.
2nd Oct '17 9:08:59 PM intastiel
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* ImprovisedLockpick: Locks are opened using a screwdriver as a torque wrench and bobby pins as the picks.
30th Sep '17 9:55:41 AM Samothrace42
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Doc Lesko when he talks about his ant research.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Doc Doctor Lesko lapses into this when he talks about his ant research.



* ShoutOut: A full list can be found [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_3_cultural_references here.]]
** The ''MadMax'' films are referenced prominently.
** In the Georgetown townhouse there is a robot who will go to the (long dead) children's room and read them the poem "[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/there-will-come-soft-rains/ There Will Come Soft Rains]]" (in which nature rolls on after mankind has killed itself in nuclear war). Indeed, the whole house is a reference to Creator/RayBradbury's story [[Literature/ThereWillComeSoftRains based on the poem]] (You can read it on [[http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/fiction/5665/august-2026-there-will-come-soft-rains this website]] or [[http://www.jerrywbrown.com/datafile/datafile/110/ThereWillComeSoftRains_Bradbury.pdf this PDF document]].)
** The Mysterious Stranger carries a .44 Magnum. The Mark Twain story ''Literature/TheMysteriousStranger'' has an alt title: ''No. 44''.
** The Dunwich building is named after ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'' by Creator/HPLovecraft and has a suitably Lovecraftian atmosphere. The good karma ending to a quest given on ''Point Lookout'' involves taking a ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]]'' {{Expy}} there to be destroyed.
** Doctor Lesko is named after the scientist from ant movie ''Film/PhaseIV'' and sounds like (and is about as responsible as) [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Professor Farnsworth]].
** Tenpenny Tower is possibly a shoutout to ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', where a corrupt leader has an elitist refuge against the outside world under threat by [[FantasticSlurs zombies]].
** In the game's opening, one of the images shown is the head of a statue, lying amongst a pile of rubble. This could be reminiscent of the poem [[Creator/PercyByssheShelley "Ozymandias"]], as is the [[LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair general theme of the entire game]].
** You find a highly-intelligent Super Mutant named Fawkes in Isolation Cell 5 of a vault that was a secret government installation testing the use of gene and germ therapy on unwilling subjects. [[ComicBook/VForVendetta Sound familiar?]]
** Mayor RJ Macready of Little Lamplight probably takes his name from a character in ''Film/TheThing1982''.
** Again in little Little Lamplight, a player with 85 speech can gain entrance by saying [[Film/StreetFighter "The day I showed up here is going to be the best day of your life.]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday For me, it's a Tuesday."]]
** The end of the sidequest Trouble on the Homefront contains one to the original ''Fallout'' if you resolve the quest [[spoiler:in favor of the rebels. Amata, the leader of the rebels and new Overseer, will exile the Lone Wanderer from Vault 101 echoing the ending of the first game. She even uses the same final line as Vault 13's Overseer: "I'm sorry. You're a hero... and you have to leave."]]
** The houses in Minefield are one big reference to HideoKojima's VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}. You find a dead body labelled "Gibson", said body is missing his head, which is placed near the body, and searching said body yields a note reading "Search the house!" Searching said house yields items. This is referencing Snatcher's Jean-Jack Gibson who also ended up decapitated and had the exact same note on him.
** There's a restaurant chain called [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot Dot's Diners]].
** When they spot you, Abominations will point their fingers at you and make a really creepy open-mouthed howl, a reference to the 1978 version of ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
** When the game was released, many reviewers pointed out similarities to Creator/PhilipKDick's ''The Penultimate Truth'', including the hero venturing out from an underground vault into an irradiated wasteland and finding out [[spoiler: the President of the United States, heard only over loudspeakers, is secretly an artificial intelligence.]] Not only that, but the game's 50s-inspired {{Zeerust}} aesthetic and tragicomic black humor owe a significant debt to Dick.
** ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'' also has some influence, with a ruined subway station that leads to a human habitation, as well as a cult that worships a nuclear bomb.

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* ShoutOut: A full list can Can be found [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_3_cultural_references here.]]
** The ''MadMax'' films are referenced prominently.
** In the Georgetown townhouse there is a robot who will go to the (long dead) children's room and read them the poem "[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/there-will-come-soft-rains/ There Will Come Soft Rains]]" (in which nature rolls on after mankind has killed itself in nuclear war). Indeed, the whole house is a reference to Creator/RayBradbury's story [[Literature/ThereWillComeSoftRains based on the poem]] (You can read it on [[http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/fiction/5665/august-2026-there-will-come-soft-rains this website]] or [[http://www.jerrywbrown.com/datafile/datafile/110/ThereWillComeSoftRains_Bradbury.pdf this PDF document]].)
** The Mysterious Stranger carries a .44 Magnum. The Mark Twain story ''Literature/TheMysteriousStranger'' has an alt title: ''No. 44''.
** The Dunwich building is named after ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'' by Creator/HPLovecraft and has a suitably Lovecraftian atmosphere. The good karma ending to a quest given on ''Point Lookout'' involves taking a ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]]'' {{Expy}} there to be destroyed.
** Doctor Lesko is named after the scientist from ant movie ''Film/PhaseIV'' and sounds like (and is about as responsible as) [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Professor Farnsworth]].
** Tenpenny Tower is possibly a shoutout to ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', where a corrupt leader has an elitist refuge against the outside world under threat by [[FantasticSlurs zombies]].
** In the game's opening, one of the images shown is the head of a statue, lying amongst a pile of rubble. This could be reminiscent of the poem [[Creator/PercyByssheShelley "Ozymandias"]], as is the [[LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair general theme of the entire game]].
** You find a highly-intelligent Super Mutant named Fawkes in Isolation Cell 5 of a vault that was a secret government installation testing the use of gene and germ therapy on unwilling subjects. [[ComicBook/VForVendetta Sound familiar?]]
** Mayor RJ Macready of Little Lamplight probably takes his name from a character in ''Film/TheThing1982''.
** Again in little Little Lamplight, a player with 85 speech can gain entrance by saying [[Film/StreetFighter "The day I showed up here is going to be the best day of your life.]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday For me, it's a Tuesday."]]
** The end of the sidequest Trouble on the Homefront contains one to the original ''Fallout'' if you resolve the quest [[spoiler:in favor of the rebels. Amata, the leader of the rebels and new Overseer, will exile the Lone Wanderer from Vault 101 echoing the ending of the first game. She even uses the same final line as Vault 13's Overseer: "I'm sorry. You're a hero... and you have to leave."]]
** The houses in Minefield are one big reference to HideoKojima's VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}. You find a dead body labelled "Gibson", said body is missing his head, which is placed near the body, and searching said body yields a note reading "Search the house!" Searching said house yields items. This is referencing Snatcher's Jean-Jack Gibson who also ended up decapitated and had the exact same note on him.
** There's a restaurant chain called [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot Dot's Diners]].
** When they spot you, Abominations will point their fingers at you and make a really creepy open-mouthed howl, a reference to the 1978 version of ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
** When the game was released, many reviewers pointed out similarities to Creator/PhilipKDick's ''The Penultimate Truth'', including the hero venturing out from an underground vault into an irradiated wasteland and finding out [[spoiler: the President of the United States, heard only over loudspeakers, is secretly an artificial intelligence.]] Not only that, but the game's 50s-inspired {{Zeerust}} aesthetic and tragicomic black humor owe a significant debt to Dick.
** ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'' also has some influence, with a ruined subway station that leads to a human habitation, as well as a cult that worships a nuclear bomb.
[[{{ShoutOut/Fallout}} here]].
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