Fallout

Made by Interplay, released in 1997

Can't throw a stone without hitting a supermutant



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2011! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




A lot of the time I spent this round was in combat which I didn't take too many caps of, but let's just say this took a lot longer to get through than it may look.

Now to put my cunning plan into action and steal some robes from this shelf!

... except there aren't any robes here. Uh.

Then maybe I'll just steal from the shopkeeper instead, haha!

whaaaaaaaaat

Well darn it, now what?

Oops! No wait, I remember, I thought maybe Lasher had some robes in his cabinets or something I could steal.

I keep reading this as some kind of sadomasochistic thing they have going. AM I ALONE IN THIS

GDIT WHY DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP TRAPPING ME IN ROOMS

ARRRRRRGH

Then I thought hey maybe I can steal some robes off that crazy guy upstairs! But he didn't have anything. What a ripoff!

Finally after a bit of maneuvering I managed to kill the shopkeeper quietly and thus get the robes. But then even with the robes and the thing Lasher gave me, the Nightkin still attacked me! Am I doing this wrong?

BAH, TIME TO KILL EVERYONE

A victory here, but I lost either Ian or Tycho, I forget. Darn it. I decided to forge ahead out of curiousity, with a backup save where they were still alive once I found out what would happen.

I really feel like I should have been able to talk to this guy? Hmm.

wtf there are two of them? well thanks fallout that's not confusing at all

Tiny green bombs! :D Haha that's a Fallout screensaver and it actually existed if I remember right. I think it was included with the game. Alex had it set on the computer for a while. I wonder if there's a video of it...

Aha! If you leave the screen on your Pipboy for long enough it'll apparently go into this screensaver, haha. I swear there was a version for your actual computer though way back when... I think it got included with the files for Fallout 1, but I'm having a hard time finding it though.

JUDGE DOOM??

I've been hoarding Stimpacks and I swear I use half of them on Dogmeat to keep him alive. HE IS MY PUPPY AND I WILL KEEP HIM WITH ME FOREVER.

None of the other computers in here have any info on em it seems. Pff.

Found this in a box though! Looks intriguing.

Didn't seem to help me pick this lock though. Unless I was doing it wrong. THIS GAME DOESN'T EXPLAIN HOW TO DO ANYTHING

Also I'd really like to see the stats on armor BEFORE I pick it up but arrrgh.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY, MY TRUE ENEMY

Alright let's see if this armor's any good.

PFFFFFFFFFT what a waste of time.

Back in the locker you go. I'd give you to Ian or Tycho but they refuse to wear any of the armor I give them. Or use the plasma rifles and pistols I give them either. YOU GUYS I SWEAR TO GOD

Although Ian's currently using spiked knuckles... maybe he'll use the power fist if I give it to him.

2500 WORTH OF WEAPONS FOR NOTHING, THAT'S A GOOD TRADE i should hope so Ian

You better use them I swear

Well not much else to do up here, better go back down I guess.

I GUESS I'LL TAKE BOTH OF THEM, WHY NOT

ONE OF THEM HAS TO WORK RIGHT

Shoot, forgot I didn't finish the battle down here.

THAT'S RIGHT

128 damage, dang.

And no one died! This is hard to accomplish when the Nightkin have flamethrowers and gatling guns and stuff.

Darn it, nothing over here either. WHAT'S THE POINT

Well whatever, better go open that locked door.

Frick, which one's the key?

AFTER SOME TRIAL AND ERROR

of course opening the door gets you immediately attacked OOPS.

How does a gatling laser work?

Chanter seems like a bit of a wuss.

A level, but Dogmeat was killed! I will not stand for it sir.

So began a long process of doing this battle over and over again, restarting whenever one of my named allies died. Which is tough, since Ian and Dogmeat go down pretty easy. AT THIS POINT I BEGAN TO USE THE MAGIC OF QUICKSAVE/QUICKLOAD

which I hadn't really bothered with too much up to this point, excepting that Deathclaw queen battle. Turns out it makes things a lot smoother! If timeconsuming.

Also you need to make sure you don't confuse quicksave with quickload. Because that can cost you. cough.

Nice, but he still gets some shots off. Maybe I can do better.

There we go.

Even better!

118 points woooo

Dang. I don't even like losing these nameless NPCs either. BUT THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH I CAN DO

There we go, made it through with everyone alive for once. Took long enough.

Grab your double keys real quick here

Then I thought hey, maybe I can put on the robes and key and trick the doctor guy into healing me! It didn't seem to work though, he was just as angry as ever.

I'LL GET YOU FOR THAT, DR. WU

This key is so useless. Darn it. What's the point? I can't even sneak up there properly, everything always attacks me anyway. Even if I have the Stealth Boy on they see me. BAH

Anyway, redoing the door battle.

And we're all downstairs and alive! Mostly. Well, the people with names.

Pretty clear where these points should be going, what with this sweet plasma rifle I got here.

Lot of bookshelves in the basement for some reason.

five pounds of SCIENCE!!

TAKE THAT BOOKSHELF

the doorwall is locked, why won't this key work, waaaa

what the where did you come from

Okay let's try this again

Darn it. WELL LOOKS LIKE IT'S BATTLE TIME AGAIN

I feel weird killing these named NPCs. Like I should have talked to them more or something. JEREMIAH WHAT SECRETS DID YOU HOLD

woah did i end up in silent hill all of a sudden, what IS that

Looks like some kind of manspider and a huge neuron.

Master's pet, eh? THIS MASTER'S INTO SOME STRANGE STUFF

okay random guy, whatever

Dang there's a bunch of these things

Oh dang those guys look big

Let's just say the battle didn't go well. TIME TO LOAD

Alright time to abuse quicksave/load to get rid of these guys.

NOO DOGMEAT

Slowly cheaping my way along here

HAHA, ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE QUICKSAVE/LOAD FEATURE

Good chunk of exp for that too, hmm.

I guess this mutant was going to have lunch or something before I interrupted him. OH WELL.

I'm still not sure what these noodles are for though. Your character doesn't seem to eat or anything.

SORRY JEREMIAH

A vault is under this cathedral! :O

A fine doorway indeed.

This is why you need to clean your keyboards, guys.

YOU WILL NOT DEFY ME, COMPUTER

Ha ha, victory. A military base, hmm.

These computers are more useless.

NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY HERE, HMMM

Let's keep on movin

A phrase so evocative that everyone had to say it at least once.

Looks much like the other vaults I've been in.

MAD SCIENCE IS GOING ON HERE that or the scientists are creating silly putty

Also fun thing about the NPCs, sometimes they can go walk around hostile units without them triggering, thus why that one there is just waltzing by the super mutant and they don't seem to care.

Sometimes they do trigger them though, which is very annoying. WITH ALL THEIR DOWNSIDES I DUNNO WHY I'M SO FOCUSED ON KEEPING THEM ALL ALIVE

Alright, let's start the meeting deciding who'll bring what to the next Children of the Cathedral potluck. Yes, you in the back?

Humans for eating! Or turning into mutants. Or something.

Mutants sharing a tender moment.

Let's talk to Vincent! Even though those scientists are clearly awake. Or are able to sleep standing up. That could happen I guess.

I'LL JUST SAY HELLO WITH PLASMA TO THE EYES

116 damage, hahahaha.

Uh oh.

There goes Tycho! The scientists went for me too but they were like gnats, I batted them away.

And there goes Ian too. Let's just say this didn't go well and leave it at that hahaha

Alright let's try this again

Maybe I can free the humans in here and get some points for that!

Run, run, you're free!

i

what

what are you talking about

I'm looking for experiments? Wait, when did this happen?

Join what?

WORSHIP WHAT

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

So the Master has protectors... and this nullifier stops them...?

DID I DO THIS OUT OF ORDER

That's sure a psychic nullifier alright.

Well that was fruitful.

hey, who hasn't been there

Language! Is that the first time that particular one's popped up? I HAVEN'T BEEN KEEPING TRACK

MAY THE RATS EAT YOUR EYES

which village, where

Silly putty everywhere here

pssh whatevs, let's see if the third floor has something more interesting

YOU DON'T HEAR ME COMPLAINING bunch of pansies

Hey, a bunch of robots! And I can talk to them? :O

And a whole mess of super mutants. Dang this isn't much better than upstairs.

HEY MISTER ROBOT WANT TO CHAT

it ended up going EXTERMINATE and attacking me, although I sadly didn't get a shot of this. OOPS.

Then I threw a pulse grenade at it, which worked pretty well. Unfortunately I only had the one. HMMM

BAH WHATEVER CATHEDRAL VAULT

MAYBE I'LL GO LOOK AT THE MILITARY BASE INSTEAD

Oh woops

wait what

how does that work

well whatever

And then he attacked me! wtf lasher

I TOLD YOU I'D GET YOU BACK SOMEDAY DR. WU

yet somehow this victory feels hollow

well anyway let's go to this military base!

FINE LEAVE ME TO FIGHT A SWARM OF MANTIS

I DON'T NEED YOU

especially when i can oneshot them no problem, haha

A female mantis!

and onwards we go

I sort of remember fighting these things. HMM

ZZAP

jeez this place is farther away than I thought

FINALLY

F---

204 DAMAGE, BOOYEAH

noooo stop punching my dog noooo

OOPS

man screw that let's try this again

DARN IT

WE'VE STUMBLED ON A CADRE OF IAN CLONES!!

could have used your help with the supermutants, mysterious stranger

man ian you better hope i don't confuse you and the raiders

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

YOU'RE SO MYSTERIOUS

AND AGAIN and there's the stranger again! :o

dang haven't seen radscorpions in a while

THIS RIFLE IS SO SWEET

OH MY GOD LEAVE ME ALONE

jeez, finally

uh, sure

NOT SO TOUGH WITH THE POWER OF QUICKSAVING!

yes come closer

bwahaha

man the mutants over here have way less hp than the ones in the cathedral. Should I have gone here before? Eh.

heard you the first time, tycho

A NEW TAPE OOO

awwww

Well that was straightforward enough.

SURPRISE!!

142 DAMAGE, BAM

I didn't get a shot of this, but one of those mutants turned out to have a rocket launcher and he promptly blew up half my team. NO DOGMEAT NOOOOO

only tycho survives. WHAT KIND OF LIFE IS THIS WITHOUT DOGMEAT

might as well look around before i load at least

lot of forcefields around here, hmm

YOU DON'T SAY

And now began a long series of restarts where I refused to let anyone die in the battle, which meant taking out the rocket mutant first. Sometimes the gatling ones would still get him though. IT WAS A TRICKY BUSINESS

AFTER A LOT OF EFFORT

So this place is really obnoxious because walking through those forcefields does damage to you and your teammates, and they're too stupid to heal themselves, so I had to use a bunch of my stimpacks to keep them from dying while walking around here. SO ANNOYING

vrooooom

This looks promising! I wonder if I can trick that mutant into going through the field if I hit him once?

Again no caps of this but he turned out to have a rocket launcher and everyone died again. OOPS.

time to play reload the save

I haven't been using grenades at all, maybe that'll work better.

On the positive side, the guard doesn't seem to see me while I ran around in front of the barrier.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO

long story short it was a victory okay MAYBE I MISSED WITH A FEW GRENADES BUT WHATEVER

dogmeaaattt

i'll heal you honey

alright let's see if this conspicuous computer can do anything

ALWAYS BET ON BLACK no wait

Okay, so half of the yellow ones should be gone now, right? Right?

Nothing off the other computers. Booo.

ARGH I HATE THESE RED FORCEFIELDS

wtf the barrier's still there!! darn it. Maybe there's another computer I need to turn off somewhere or something.

After a bit of wandering I eventually found these mutants. Surely they must be guarding something.

Good thing since he had a rocket launcher.

Ian made this battle really irritating because he had a tendency to try and run away when his health was too low, which would make him run right into the forcefield and kill himself. IAN WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

But hey, a level!

Oh sweet, a new perk! I haven't mentioned this too much, but in terms of action points in battle, right now I can do either an aimed shot for 5 and then be out the rest of the turn, or two unaimed shots for 4. An extra point would let me do an aimed AND unaimed shot, which would be super sweet.

Some of these are repeats I think but I can't remember which ones. BUT ANYWAY this would be pretty sweet too. Hmm.

It's hard to imagine playing this using only hand to hand weapons, but it must be possible I guess. :O

MAY HAVE MISSED MY CHANCE FOR THIS ONE

This one is tempting.

this would be convenient, but i don't think i'd waste a perk on it

Is this one new? HMM

And these huge bonus ones seem new too, haha.

I COULD stack these, but it'd probably be better to have more + better rather than more 2. BUT HECK I DUNNO

HAHA I AM ALREADY A SCIENCE GENIUS

My sweet armor has thankfully made this less necessary, since I don't take nearly as much damage as I used to, haha.

SOMEDAY, YOU'LL DINE, ON A TREE FROOOOG

A tag skill what, what's that

WHATEVER, I'M GOING ACTION POINTS

aw yeah, energy weapons goin up real nice now

Structurally enhanced for the genetically enhanced!

These robots kept running into the forcefield like a bunch of chumps. YOU'RE ALL GOING DOWN NOW

Can't complain with that.

And then a second shot! So awesome.

I wonder what hitting this would do?

Dang, in any other game I'd assume this was some kind of slidey block puzzle.

Ian and Tycho then decided to trap me in this corner and refuse to move. I HATE YOU GUYS SO MUCH

WHY DO I EVEN TRY TO KEEP YOU ALIVE

it got to the point where I had to load a game because they just would not move. UUUUGH FALLOUT COULD YOU NOT HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

alright whatever, let's see what's downstairs already

ARGH MORE FORCEFIELDS

and a whole bunch of super mutants.

ian and tycho, nooo.

Well might as well look around before I load. Nothing really in these lockers aside from some ammo and stimpacks.

THERE'S NO REASON TO SKIMP ON CLEANLINESS

Darn it, none of these computers are doing anything either. WHY ARE THESE FORCEFIELDS STILL UP

More of those weird tables again.

JOINED IN DEATH

Another named mutant! I feel like I should have talked to him or something. Why are you tweaking me out like this Fallout

Picking off the remaining mutants without Ian and Tycho was pretty easy, actually. I'm almost tempted to just let them die off and continue on just with Dogmeat, but they're such good packhorses.

ARGH MORE FORCEFIELDS

Took ages to unlock this door and there's just ammo and grenades back there. Darn it.

WELL MAYBE THE THIRD FLOOR HAS SOMETHING

This one somehow hid behind a wall and got me before I could see him. STEALTH MUTANTS

Weirdly empty room, alright

this looks suspicious

ARRGH THIS ROOM IS FULL OF TRAPS and i have no idea how to find them and defuse them. WELL I'LL JUST MUSCLE ON THROUGH

OH WHAT

SCREW YOU

WHAT WAS EVEN THE POINT

so wandering around a bit more in hopes of finding something and ian got killed by the forcefield. and then decided to stand around a bit. what the.

DEAD IANS EVERYWHEEEEREE

man i must be missing something. well maybe with my extra ap i can get further in the cathedral or something.

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