History YMMV / FallOut

11th Feb '16 3:36:44 PM KhlavKalash
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* TakeThat: At those who idealize the past, and wish they born in a time than the period they live in now. Applies to the 50's in particular.
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* TakeThat: At those who idealize the past, and wish they born in a time other than the period they live in now. Applies to the 50's in particular.
11th Feb '16 3:33:10 PM KhlavKalash
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** Isn't the world of ''Fallout'' set in the 50s vision of the future? Then what's with all the stuff that's different!? Society, language, culture in general.. It keeps getting less and less like the future of the 50s! Wait a second.. Does this mean the only thing that could pull Fallout America out of the 50s mindset was all out nuclear war?!
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** Isn't the world of ''Fallout'' set in the 50s vision of the future? Then what's with all the stuff that's different!? Society, language, culture in general.. general... It keeps getting less and less like the future of the 50s! Wait a second..second... Does this mean the only thing that could pull Fallout America out of the 50s mindset was all out nuclear war?!
11th Feb '16 3:31:38 PM KhlavKalash
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay/Obsidian games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather…[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'', ''2'', and ''New Vegas'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' and ''4'' fans.
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay/Obsidian games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather…[[SeriousBusiness rather… [[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'', ''2'', and ''New Vegas'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' and ''4'' fans.

*** Well, at least in ''New Vegas'', that is addressed, with a good survival skill, your character understands how to make instant potable water using a couple pitchers and some surgical tubing.
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*** Well, at least in ''New Vegas'', that is addressed, addressed; with a good survival skill, your character understands how to make instant potable water using a couple pitchers and some surgical tubing.
7th Jan '16 11:14:27 AM nombretomado
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** [[SouthPacific I'm as]] [[{{Mondegreen}} corny/horny]] [[SouthPacific as Kansas is August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie…]]
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** [[SouthPacific [[Theatre/SouthPacific I'm as]] [[{{Mondegreen}} corny/horny]] [[SouthPacific [[Theatre/SouthPacific as Kansas is August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie…]]
29th Nov '15 12:58:53 AM Ryonne
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Updated with all entries in the series by Obsidian and Bethesda, as the Broken Base stands for them as well.
** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather…[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' and ''2'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' fans.
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay Interplay/Obsidian games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather…[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' 1'', ''2'', and ''2'' ''New Vegas'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' and ''4'' fans.
17th Nov '15 12:17:34 PM ironcommando
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* ParanoiaFuel: Sometimes, your settlements can get infiltrated by Institute Synths in disguise. There's no knowing about them until they start killing your population slowly...
15th Nov '15 5:31:04 AM GoneRampant
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* FanficFuel: A common sub-genre of ''Fallout'' fanfiction asks the question of what happened in the parts of the US not seen in the games- what helps is that no game so far has taken place away from the East or West coasts, allowing for a lot of interpretation as to the fate of the midlands of the US.
14th Nov '15 7:15:55 AM BreakinBenny
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Christopher Robin Avellone!
** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather...[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' and ''2'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' fans.
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the Interplay games and fans of the Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather...[[SeriousBusiness rather…[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' and ''2'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' fans.

** Saying anything negative about ''any game in the series'' with the exception of [[AcceptableTargets Brotherhood of Steel]] will usually get you yelled at, and called either a 'stupid Bethesda fanboy' if you complained about the first two games [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg or Tactics]], or a 'stupid NMA troll' if you complained about Fallout 3 onwards. ** Notably, the biggest mistake you can make is complain about the graphics in the first two games. Tends to cue a lecture on the character models being actual clay models.
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** Saying anything negative about ''any game in the series'' with the exception of [[AcceptableTargets Brotherhood of Steel]] will usually get you yelled at, and called either a 'stupid Bethesda fanboy' if you complained about the first two games [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg or Tactics]], or a 'stupid NMA troll' if you complained about Fallout 3 ''3'' onwards. ** Notably, the biggest mistake you can make is complain about the graphics in the first two games. Tends to cue a lecture on the character models being actual clay models.

** Obsidian decided to go above and beyond in New Vegas. Not only is there no dart gun, which was effective against deathclaws in Fallout 3, but they now come in packs and have titanic damage thresholds, meaning most (as in, everything smaller than the anti-materiel rifle) will only do ScratchDamage. Thankfully, they now can't spawn randomly. You'll know where they are.
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** Obsidian decided to go above and beyond in New Vegas. Not only is there no dart gun, which was effective against deathclaws in Fallout 3, ''Fallout 3'', but they now come in packs and have titanic damage thresholds, meaning most (as in, everything smaller than the anti-materiel rifle) will only do ScratchDamage. Thankfully, they now can't spawn randomly. You'll know where they are.

** The Enclave Soldiers in Fallout 2 were the bane of players everywhere. They are pretty much immune to electric damage and heavily resistant to nearly every other kind of damage due to their power armor, not to mention they have extremely high health and can effortlessly kill you in one turn even without a critical hit. Because of them, going anywhere near the coast until you've reached near endgame levels was instant death. Unlike most DemonicSpiders however, it's pretty easy to tell where they are and which places to avoid (anywhere near the coast pretty much).
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** The Enclave Soldiers patrolmen in Fallout 2 ''Fallout 2'' were the bane of players everywhere. They are pretty much immune to electric damage and heavily resistant to nearly every other kind of damage due to their power armor, not to mention they have extremely high health and can effortlessly kill you in one turn even without a critical hit. Because of them, going anywhere near the coast until you've reached near endgame levels was instant death.DeathWish. Unlike most DemonicSpiders however, it's pretty easy to tell where they are and which places to avoid (anywhere near the coast pretty much).

** [[SouthPacific I'm as]] [[{{Mondegreen}} corny/horny]] [[SouthPacific as Kansas is August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie...]]
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** [[SouthPacific I'm as]] [[{{Mondegreen}} corny/horny]] [[SouthPacific as Kansas is August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie...]]pie…]]

** "You had plenty of money in 1922 You let other women make a fool of you. Why don't you do right? Like some other men do..."
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** "You had plenty of money in 1922 You let other women make a fool of you. Why don't you do right? Like some other men do..."do…"

** And the BadAss trailer for Fallout 3. ''I love those Deeeeeeaaar hearts, and geeeentle people, who live in myyyy hometown...'' Too bad it didn't make it into the soundtrack. ** "I don't want to see the woooorld on fiiiirre..."
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** And the BadAss trailer for Fallout 3. ''I love those Deeeeeeaaar hearts, and geeeentle people, who live in myyyy hometown...'' hometown…'' Too bad it didn't make it into the soundtrack. ** "I don't want to see the woooorld on fiiiirre..."fiiiirre…"

** In Fallout 1, Dogmeat. So much so that he he reappeared in a special encounter in the sequel and had an IdenticalGrandson in ''Fallout 3.'' ** Don't forget Marcus form Fallout, he's pretty much the reason why Fawkes is so well liked.
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** In Fallout 1, ''Fallout 1'', Dogmeat. So much so that he he reappeared in a special encounter in the sequel and had an IdenticalGrandson in ''Fallout 3.'' 3''. ** Don't forget Marcus form Fallout, from ''2'', he's pretty much the reason why Fawkes is so well liked.

* FridgeHorror: Vault 68: a vault with 999 men and one woman, and Vault 69: a vault with 999 women and one man. Once you picture how things would play out there... [[RapeAsDrama urgh]]...
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* FridgeHorror: Vault 68: a vault with 999 men and one woman, and Vault 69: a vault with 999 women and one man. Once you picture how things would play out there... there… [[RapeAsDrama urgh]]...urgh]]…

*** [[FridgeHorror They may not]]. The Scout Handbook in Fallout 1 doesn't exist in Fallout 3, and the skill books may or may not be StoryAndGameplaySegregation anyway. Other intact "pre-War books" are '''insanely''' valuable, if you sell them to some of the few people who seem to realize their importance, and pretty darned hard to find. *** Well, at least in New Vegas, that is addressed, with a good survival skill, your character understands how to make instant potable water using a couple pitchers and some surgical tubing. *** Although, considering that there are actually quite a few bottles of Purified Water laying around the Capital Wasteland, it's likely that there are some people around who ''do'' know how to do it. Not to mention, the purpose of Project Purity is to purify the entire Potomac River and bring clean water to ''everybody'', and you need big machines to do that.
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*** [[FridgeHorror They may not]]. The Scout Handbook in Fallout 1 from ''Fallout 1'' doesn't exist in Fallout 3, ''3'', and the skill books may or may not be StoryAndGameplaySegregation anyway. Other intact "pre-War books" are '''insanely''' valuable, if you sell them to some of the few people who seem to realize their importance, and pretty darned hard to find. *** Well, at least in New Vegas, ''New Vegas'', that is addressed, with a good survival skill, your character understands how to make instant potable water using a couple pitchers and some surgical tubing. *** Although, considering that there are actually quite a few bottles of Purified Water purified water laying around the Capital Wasteland, it's likely that there are some people around who ''do'' know how to do it. Not to mention, the purpose of Project Purity is to purify the entire Potomac River and bring clean water to ''everybody'', and you need big machines to do that.

** Isn't the world of Fallout set in the 50s vision of the future? Then what's with all the stuff that's different!? Society, language, culture in general.. It keeps getting less and less like the future of the 50s! Wait a second.. Does this mean the only thing that could pull Fallout America out of the 50s mindset was all out nuclear war?! ** Watch the intro and listen to the charming Music/TheInkSpots tune "Maybe". Then play the game. Now listen again. [[spoiler: Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue. Then what will you do?]] * IAmNotShazam: The Vault Boy is '''NOT''' called [=PipBoy=]. Even the developers of Fallout Tactics fell into that. Vault Boy is the blond, wavy haired man in the blue jumpsuit, and [=PipBoy=] is the redhead pixie in the yellow and orange spacesuit, in case you were wondering. ** And his name is '''not''' FallOutBoy either, despite his face being prominent in all Fallout games.
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** Isn't the world of Fallout ''Fallout'' set in the 50s vision of the future? Then what's with all the stuff that's different!? Society, language, culture in general.. It keeps getting less and less like the future of the 50s! Wait a second.. Does this mean the only thing that could pull Fallout America out of the 50s mindset was all out nuclear war?! ** Watch the intro and listen to the charming Music/TheInkSpots tune "Maybe". Then play the game. Now listen again. [[spoiler: Maybe [[spoiler:Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue. Then what will you do?]] * IAmNotShazam: The Vault Boy is '''NOT''' called [=PipBoy=]. Even the developers of Fallout Tactics ''Fallout Tactics'' fell into that. Vault Boy is the blond, wavy haired man in the blue jumpsuit, and [=PipBoy=] is the redhead pixie in the yellow and orange spacesuit, in case you were wondering. ** And his name is '''not''' FallOutBoy either, despite his face being prominent in all Fallout ''Fallout'' games.

** The Sniper perk in the first two games. With high luck, almost every hit will be a critical hit. Combine with shots to the eye and a decently powerful weapon and only the strongest enemies will survive more than one round of combat.
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** The Sniper perk in the first two games. With high luck, almost every hit will be a critical hit.hit ('''always''' with a Luck of 10!). Combine with shots to the eye and a decently powerful weapon and only the strongest enemies will survive more than one round of combat.

** In the Mac port of ''Fallout 1'', the aftermath of [[spoiler: the slaughter of the ghouls at Necropolis]] will sometimes leave the dead bodies standing upright, as if they're mindless flesh statues, frozen at the point of their death. Which is very creepy when you're wandering around looting them. ** Similarly, in New Vegas, there's a room in Gommorah [[spoiler: with a dead hooker in it that you visit for a quest. Sometimes when you enter she'll be standing and acting as a life NPC, even trying to seduce you, while you examine her for rigor mortis.]] * HilariousInHindsight: A character in combat armor outside the Boneyard (''Fallout 1'') wears a pin reading "I'm Chris and you're not". Chris Avellone joined production for ''Fallout 2'', and has become the name most associated with the franchise.
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** In the Mac port of Sometimes in ''Fallout 1'', the aftermath of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the slaughter of the ghouls at Necropolis]] will sometimes leave the dead bodies standing upright, upright in the first frame of their "explosive death", as if they're mindless flesh statues, frozen at the point of their death. Which is statues. It's very creepy when you're wandering around looting them. ** Similarly, in New Vegas, ''New Vegas'', there's a room in Gommorah [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with a dead hooker in it that you visit for a quest. Sometimes when you enter she'll be standing and acting as a life NPC, even trying to seduce you, while you examine her for rigor mortis.]] * HilariousInHindsight: A character in combat armor outside around the Boneyard Library (''Fallout 1'') wears a pin reading "I'm Chris Christopher and you're not".meat". Chris Avellone joined production for ''Fallout 2'', and has become the name most associated with the franchise.

* TheWoobie: Harold in the three main games. He has lost just about everything he had by the time you see him in the first game, and suffers a FateWorseThanDeath in the third. At least you can actually do something about his situation in that case (or don't, if [[spoiler:you choose to restrict his growth instead of mercy-killing him or expanding his fertility. Thanks, jerk.]]).
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* TheWoobie: Harold in the three main games. He has lost just about everything he had by the time you see him in the first game, and suffers a FateWorseThanDeath in the third. At least you can actually do something about his situation in that case (or don't, if [[spoiler:you choose to restrict his growth instead of mercy-killing him or expanding his fertility. Thanks, jerk.[[WhatTheHellPlayer jerk]].]]).
12th Nov '15 4:33:05 AM 16teeth
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** Saying anything negative about ''any game in the series'' with the exception of [[AcceptableTargets Brotherhood of Steel]] will usually get you yelled at, and called either a 'stupid Bethesda fanboy' if you complained about the first two games [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg or Tactics]], or a 'stupid NMA troll' if you complained about the third one.
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** Saying anything negative about ''any game in the series'' with the exception of [[AcceptableTargets Brotherhood of Steel]] will usually get you yelled at, and called either a 'stupid Bethesda fanboy' if you complained about the first two games [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg or Tactics]], or a 'stupid NMA troll' if you complained about the third one.Fallout 3 onwards.
12th Nov '15 4:29:01 AM 16teeth
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the first two game and fans of the third one (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather...[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' and ''2'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' fans.
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** There is not generally much overlap between fans of the first two game Interplay games and fans of the third one Bethesda games (though exceptions exist), and the disagreements between the two groups can get rather...[[SeriousBusiness vehement]]. It even spills over to TVTropes - much of this page's edit history can be summed up as a permanent low-intensity EditWar between ''Fallout 1'' and ''2'' fans and ''Fallout 3'' fans.
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