Fan Service (Dude, I remember that from Fallout 1/2!)

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#1 Posted by LoLAdriankat (12 posts) -

Is anyone else loving how it's impossible to go anywhere in New Vegas without seeing anything that is somehow related to Fallout 1 or 2? Cassidy, Great Khans, quiz about NCR history, the music, it's all making me go insane. 
 
It's almost like they're trying to get the hardcore RPG fans to like this game.

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#2 Edited by themangalist (1869 posts) -

Is it wrong though? It's the same guys from Black Isle anyways. Nice little nod i guess.
 
You want to know who tried too hard? Bethesda stuffing poor old Harold in F3.

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#3 Posted by PopBot (118 posts) -

Fallout 2 was already super in-jokey considering it was only the second one in the series. Anyone else have the problem where you can tell there is a reference but it's been so long since you played the first two you have to check the wiki figure out what they are calling back to?

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#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

This all makes me so disappointed I've never played the first 2 Fallout games. Darn it, man. They need to bring them to XBLA. I'd totally buy them both.

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#5 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

ooh I thought it was the good kind of fan service

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#6 Posted by Frohman (161 posts) -

In Fallout 3 that's all they did.
 
-"I don't want to set the world on fire" being the song they wanted to get for Fallout 1 and failed to. And they also used "Maybe"
-GNR, GNN was seen at the start of Fallout
-Old pals like Dogmeat and Harold.

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#7 Posted by DrPockets000 (2877 posts) -

Not a FO1/2 reference, but I came across a refrigerator with a skeleton and a fedora.  It made me lol

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#8 Posted by Tennmuerti (9322 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" This all makes me so disappointed I've never played the first 2 Fallout games. Darn it, man. They need to bring them to XBLA. I'd totally buy them both. "
Any old ass cheap computer or laptop will play it, you could probably find something under a $100 or just borrow one from somebody.
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#9 Posted by zegolf (255 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:
" @TheGreatGuero said:
" This all makes me so disappointed I've never played the first 2 Fallout games. Darn it, man. They need to bring them to XBLA. I'd totally buy them both. "
Any old ass cheap computer or laptop will play it, you could probably find something under a $100 or just borrow one from somebody. "
They're about $12 for both on Good Old Games, and probably just as cheap on Steam or something else.  I wanted to play them, as well, just never got around to devoting the time to them.  They're also a slight deviation from Fallout 3, which was the first one I played, so I probably wasn't in the right mindset to play them when I tried the first time.
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#10 Posted by Tennmuerti (9322 posts) -
@zegolf: I was referring to a price of an old laptop/PC
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#11 Edited by zegolf (255 posts) -
@Tennmuerti: Yup.  And I was following up with the cost for software on top of that. 
 
But I realize now how what I said could be seen as replying that you were implying that the original games were $100.
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#12 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" This all makes me so disappointed I've never played the first 2 Fallout games. Darn it, man. They need to bring them to XBLA. I'd totally buy them both. "
Problem is the UI hasn't aged that well. Playing those games is a chore. 
 
They're great otherwise, I just keep getting annoyed at how you play them.
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#13 Posted by Brodehouse (10812 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" ooh I thought it was the good kind of fan service "
Fan service with a smile.
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#14 Posted by Bamsen (383 posts) -

Did anyone else find some red balls and a dead dude on top of a mountain? 

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#15 Posted by zegolf (255 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Bamsen (383 posts) -
@zegolf:
Oh thats right, sorry my bad I forgot about the perk :-/
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#17 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -
@zegolf said:
" @Bamsen:
  Pretty sure that only triggers with the "Weird Wasteland" perk, though. "
True but you aren't getting the real fallout experience if you don't take that perk ;p
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#18 Posted by zegolf (255 posts) -
@Karkarov: I could not agree with you any more!
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#19 Posted by flatluigi (62 posts) -
@Karkarov:  You're only getting the experience if you do both!

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