Fallout

Made by Interplay, released in 1997

Killing Killian??



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2009! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




Haha try and get back into this. I SWEAR I'D PLAY THIS MORE IF I DIDN'T HAVE THAT FRUSTRATING CURSOR PROBLEM BAH

Anyway last time in Fallout we made it to Junktown where two hilariously named people apparently held grudges against each other for some reason or another, I forget. WHICH ONE WILL MY LADY SIDE WITH? LET'S FIND OUT!

Installment also includes: zombies.

Okay, what were we doing? Frick I've completely forgotten by now.

WELL LET'S LOOK AROUND

That's right you like your boss, buddy... if you know what's good for you.

MAYBE I WON'T

Who are all you people

Nice shack you got there.

These sound like hints but I have no idea how to apply them for now SO LET'S KEEP MOVING.

Breaking into other people's homes: a longstanding tradition.

The green text in the corner has some fun stuff in it again, if you've forgotten over the months since the last installment. IT WAS HIS CAT.

MEDIC!!!

I... what?

what

STUPID PEOPLE HAVING SCHEDULES

I've never been good at paying attention to time in games. I feel like this will haunt me later.

Hahahaha, a fine Granite Inc. rock.

I apparently somehow found my way down here. It's been so long I forget how I did it. OH WELL

Are you alright? I mean, after the divorce and all

Apparently Radic has some rage issues. Or potentially can. I'M NOT IN THE MOOD FOR MIDGET CHOPPING TODAY

Mess with the doctor's stuff? okay

Mmm, human.

DID YOU GET THAT THING I SENT YOU

Badum ching

Woah not all at once guys

They're beautiful people.

DARN IT

Alright, there we go.

Killian Darkwater was a pirate once for a brief period.

NOTHIN WRONG WITH VAULTS RIGHT

Uh oh, angry face. Better retreat.

Wow that's a lot of names that don't mean anything to me.

I was jumping around the conversation a bit, haha.

Would you really trust a "Doc Morbid"?

You're so touchy, Gillian. Killian.

Roving bands of cannibals? IT MUST BE THE FUTURE!!

I got an umbrella, I'll be fine

ella ella eh eh

Killian had a buncha stuff but I'm poor so I didn't buy any of it.

THEN SUDDENLY A DUDE BROKE INTO KILLIAN'S STORE AND SHOT HIM WITHOUT WARNING

IT'S AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT!

Alex says the reason he loves Fallout so much is because there are tons of solutions and paths through every scenario and everytime he plays it, he finds something new. For example, here, if you're buff enough, you can apparently off Killian and go join Gizmo's crew.

Alex says if you do that though all the guards in town hate you. He says "I was never able to commit to that level of evil. My evil was always sensible and judicious."

But I liked the backup of Killian's guards, so I just killed the assassin instead.

SURE WHY NOT

First I need to pester this random person in a shack.

CANNIBALS!!!

:)

Yeah I'll pass

NOBODY EVER WANTS TO TALK TO ME

Anyway let's go find this Mogwai already

But is it a wretched hive of scum and villainy?

With my luck in gambling minigames, there's no way I'm touching these. I wonder if Alex is any good at these? My guess: yes.

Hahahaha

OH GAMBLING ADDICTS

Fine, be that way

I'm just bizarrely amused by the quiet sociable gambler here.

Anyway let's go see this Gizmo Guy.

(Does he like to play on his power PC?)

AUGH

I decided to come back better equipped

One of the things about Fallout that throws me off is that if you, say, do what I just did and leave a conversation because you aren't ready, you miss that opportunity. So Gizmo refused to talk to me. This happens to me again a few times later. APPARENTLY THE MOTTO IS JUST TO CHARGE AHEAD, WHY NOT

But it's a bit counterintuitive to me. I GET TOO PARANOID

Anyway, loaded my game and let's dump this bug in here, yeah

You can also play Gizmo and Killian off each other as a double agent if you want. :B

That's some foolproof vetting process you've got there Gizmo no way that would ever backfire

Also if your stealth is really high, you can sneak into Killian's store at night and just steal the dogtags without hurting him. MANY WAYS THROUGH THIS BASICALLY

Or so Alex tells me

WOOO LET'S GO

This I kinda messed up because I apparently did it by accident woops. Apparently there's a dude who wants to get in his house, but there's a dog there that won't let him through. Remember how I picked up that leather jacket in that one other vault? If you have that jacket, then the dog that's harrassing the guy likes you (because I think it either belonged to its old owner or reminds it of its old owner) and begins to follow you around. Otherwise it just ignores you, I think.

i have a new friend and his name is dogmeat

Uh sure

Uh I guess I did both? I'm not sure, maybe I was supposed to drop the bug and come back to Gizmo later. WELL ANYWAY.

Tough choice but Alex recommended the shotgun.

JUST DOING MY DUTY

This was another instance where I was like WAIT LET ME GET READY and then it was like WELL GUESS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE QUEST THEN HAHA MISSED YOUR CHANCE

so i had to load another game

YEAH LET'S DO THIS WOOOO

Dogmeat does attack people in battle and does a pretty good job of it too all things considered

HAW HAW VICTORY

Oh cool cash I can always use that

I then took a break for like a month, reloaded, and promptly forgot everything I was doing or had done. NO WORRIES, LET'S KEEP GOING!

My stats can go over 100? :O

YEAH THE NECROPOLIS SOUNDS LIKE A FUN PLACE

oooo i like that shot

STENCH OF DEATH IN A PLACE CALLED THE NECROPOLIS? PROBABLY NOTHING.

Ghouls! But they're just standing around. I bet they're friendly ghouls like in Ultima Underworld. HELLO GHOULS

OW

RUN GUYS

Fine I guess I'll go to the Hub instead.

I assume I'll be able to take a job guarding these caravans at some point.

THEN WHAT GOOD ARE YOU

Well that was kind of boring. LET'S GO INSIDE

I feel like you two are at odds with one another.

Deckard?

THE MALTESE FALCON YOU SAY

Thank you, anonymous voice.

I like these two. But as usual it's night and no one wants to talk to me. FINE.

Wait talk about what now

who's doc morbid

what's going on

hahahaha YES

Oh cool, blackmail. MORE CASH FOR ME

Completed a quest I forgot I had! Alright.

Haha, bored toughs.

MAYBE I WILL RENT A HOOKER

THEN YOU'LL BE SORRY

Haha for some reason Lorenzo the Munificent is cracking me up right now.

Definitely nothing suspicious here.

Well I have no idea what that means but alright.

It's a name you can trust.

HMMM.

Otherwise this guy just offers loans. NO THANKS, I DON'T TRUST YOU.

Riiip oooooff.

Is that you talking, Ian?

Haha, I like that these gamblers are very upset.

SURE I'LL AGREE TO ANYTHING

You sort of resemble a potato, sir.

Wow, that's a good chunk of cash. SURE I'LL DO IT WHY NOT HOW HARD COULD IT BE

Missed a cap here. I'M SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE THE BEGINNING FOR YOURSELF

Hey drunk guy

Alright alright down to business

BUT FIRST LET'S TALK TO THIS RANDOM GUY

I'M PLENTY EXPERIENCED

F--- YOU

i'm level four

Water merchants, eh?

HELLO RANDOM TWO HEADED COW

Not all at once everyone, shh.

Necropolis might have one? HMMM.

Or they're zombies, never mind.

That sounds pretty sweet FRICK THIS IS EXPENSIVE

Darn it.

Well this seems like a fine church.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK OF YOUR FLOWERS, AERIS

Nah I'll play it straight

You sound like Jasper on a chocolate milk binge, kid.

I WANT ANOTHER ONE

In his defense that was a pretty dumb question. OH WELL.

Darn it now he won't talk to me. DARN IT FALLOUT

How do YOU know buddy

I ASSUME AT SOME POINT I MAY HAVE TO TAKE THIS CATHEDRAL DOWN

:D? :D?

Eh whatever, let's go talk to Mysterio down here.

Oh hey, she's a lady!

Woah, flashbacks to QFG4 all of a sudden.

Probably shouldn't threaten a lady with a huge bodyguard next to her.

Haha I love the dismissive answers in this. IT'D BE FUN TO PLAY A JERK THROUGH THIS SOME TIME.

I'm just chatting guard guy jeez

Mutants? Wait, since when have there been mutants?

OMINOUS??

WHATEVER I GOT A DUDE TO KILL

I'm not even in your house you dink.

NOT YET, ANYWAY :D

Frick the guards are onto me and things seem to be going badly.

NOOOOO DOGMEAT I DIDN'T MEAN TO SHOOT YOU D:

DOGMEAT!!! DDD:

Well I obviously need to load and try this again later.

HEY CARAVAN DUDES

They actually accepted a much cheaper price this time around for some reason, huh.

Water versus inevitable death... water.

Cool, another hundred days added!

Haha I'm picturing this lady talking really really fast, just :D all the time.

SURE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO OR ANYTHING

Continuing my crime spree of breaking into random people's houses

Okay okay jeez

ANYWAY at this point Alex came in and I told him how I got killed trying to do the merchant mission, and he recommended talking to that dude in the shack. I said that guy said I wasn't experienced enough, and Alex was like "...wait, what level are you?"

"Four."

"WHAT"

Apparently there's a ton of stuff in Junktown that I missed out on (consequences of not playing for extended periods of time and just hopping to the next city i guess) and I was way way underleveled, so he told me to load a game back there and do some stuff.

AND SO I DID.

This sidequest thing only pops up if your speech is high enough, Alex says. :O

HOSTAGE SITUATION! :O

YOU DON'T KNOW THE HISTORY OF BLOOD FLOWING

I DO

Haha, a raider who "seems" crazed.

uh

WHOOPS

Reload

WHOOPS

Reload

Wow, that was easy.

Yessss

Hahahahahaha

Eh? EH? >:3

COME BACK SINTHIA

Cool, free place to stay.

WHAT ANTICS WILL RADIC GET INTO NEXT? STAY TUNED

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