Fallout

Made by Interplay, released in 1997

Well he did drink a lot of phosphorus



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2010! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




LAST TIME we found out there were a bunch of supermutants somewhere I'd have to kill, and the Brotherhood of Steel wanted me to go to someplace called the Glow for some reason. Sounds fun! And healthy!

dum de dum

Here, you can see my radiation resistance is at a measly 10%. This will not do!

Pop a few of these babies here...

Yeah, now we're talking.

What's that Ian, you want one? Too bad, suck it up.

Alright THIS time I'm not gonna die while I'm walking around here. Hopefully.

I want to take a moment here to mention that the item system in this game is remarkably stupid, and that just using the rope in my inventory gave me a "That didn't do much" message and made it vanish entirely, causing me to load and try again. I think you have to select the rope, or the hole, and then select the rope or something FRICK I DON'T REMEMBER IT'S JUST ANNOYING BASICALLY

there

Looks just like that other abandoned vault we explored that other time!

People in the future sure loved their tables.

Nothing worthwhile to rob from the dead here. RIPOFF

Oh hey I was running low on plasma

Yoink

Wait there's a trap near

what do i do

OW

Poor Dogmeat got hit by the trap. Which seems to happen a lot.

He can take it.

Nothin over here, mostly.

Must check everything

Huh, lot of weird stuff here. Alex said motion sensors were kinda useless so forget that.

Tools can be useful when you want to fix something, so I'll take that.

GET SOME READING DONE

pfft

This looks like the guy I came to see!

Aha!

A hard drive, how peculiar

An odd looking hard drive BUT STILL

I CAN FIX IT

You don't say.

I'll just borrow this here.

OW

OW HEY I HAVE THE CARD LET ME THROUGH

Do you want me to use science on the door first what

OW WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME

OW

Oh you have to specifically use the card from your inventory on the door, fine. BE THAT WAY.

ONWARDS AND... DOWNWARDS

Nothin new here.

What have we here

I have a feeling these Sentry Robots are going to pop up and try and kill me, probably when I fix the power.

Hey, a rocket! I'll just throw this at an enemy really hard.

There we go.

Well if there's a trap, surely I can disable it here.

ONWARDS

More eventually deadly robots. Hmm.

THIS IS GOING TO BE ANNOYING LATER, I JUST KNOW IT.

Ugh so much ammo everywhere

SO MUCH AMMO

ON WE GO

Jackpot.

I see "the drain is clogged" and my first thought is HOW CAN I UNCLOG IT

Turns out it's just flavortext.

ANYWAY

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON CINNABAR ISLAND

Oh neat, a computer. TELL ME ABOUT POKEMON CLONING, COMPUTER

ZEX??

Also, I ate a thesaurus.

You don't say.

So this must be the cause of all those supermutants! Mystery solved.

And if so, how do I make it? What random items will I have to combine?

Oh. Well I guess there's only one solution then.

2002 eh? Not that long ago!

Although the nuclear holocaust in this happened in what... the 1950s, didn't it? I forget.

Please keep going, it's fascinating.

OH BOY OH BOY

DO I SMELL A GRUE

Aww that was not as interesting as I'd been hoping.

Yeah yeah I know that, tell me more about FEEEV.

Uh, because. NEXT QUESTION

Unprotected sex, you know.

YEAH THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR CHESS WHILE MY RAD-X SLOWLY WEARS OFF

Dang.

I have no idea if any of this is important but BY GOD I WILL SAVE ALL OF IT

More talk of this powerarmor. I need to get me some of that.

AND SO, THE CONTAGION "LUCIFER-ALPHA" WAS RELEASED, SIGNALING THE CATASTROPHE no wait wrong game

Come to California for all your genetic experiment needs!

Darn it, I still need to fix this I guess.

Do NOT shoot these computers, we're serious.

Anyway this elevator needs MORE POWER CAPN so we'll have to go fix this generator first.

Played a lot of Pool in the Glow before it went down.

Yes I will take all your robot hearts.

FINALLY A PLASMA PISTOL AND I'M CARRYING TOO MUCH JUNK TO KEEP IT

WHAT A WORLD WHAT A WORLD

time to shuffle some stuff around

How'd this peasant escape the castle

Alright, this looks important.

Hey guys could you give me some space

GUYS

UGH they trapped me against the generator FOREVER in such a place where I couldn't actually do ANYTHING, including fix the generator, until one of them moved AND IT TOOK THEM AGES ARRRRRRRRGH

FALLOUT THIS IS SO OBNOXIOUSSSS

even more annoying cause I gave the tool i wanted to use to Ian so I had to steal it from him but I didn't have enough ROOM until HE MOVED and ARGH

FINALLY

There we go, no thanks to you losers.

Man I want another perk, when can I get another perk

Ah that's much better.

And just as predicted, robot attack!

SEE IF YOU CAN SHOOT ME WITH NO SENSORS, ROBOT

Yeah, that's right.

Dumb robot

Amusingly enough, the robot used a normal gun to shoot at me and company. I dunno why the image of a robot holding a sniper rifle cracks me up so much. WELL WHATEVER IT'S MINE NOW, BUDDY

Alright, let's finally check out Floor 5 after all this time.

OH MY GOD ROBOTS

Thanks for that robot, that's really helpful.

Upon being blinded, the robot promptly ran away. Ha, sucker.

Darn it!

Finally, jeez.

I didn't take caps of this, sadly, but Alex told me a certain grenade works good on the robots, and this battle was actually pretty tough. So at one point I decided to try throwing the grenade at a pretty close range, which promptly incinerated me, Tycho, AND the robot. OOPS.

I had to load and try again, as you can imagine.

You don't say.

Hey, all the specimen tubes are up! Let's see if Jenova's in one.

My favorite magazine.

Also that armor in there was way better than the metal armor, as well as way lighter. ALL THAT ITEM SHUFFLING LAST TIME FOR NOTHING

ah well, whatever.

That's more like it.

Oh hey, this looks important.

More plasma guns! Just like everyone keeps telling me to use! Better pick this up.

I guess it doubles as a bayonet.

CLOGGED TABLES WHY DO YOU MOCK ME

So many pistols. I will take this laser pistol for my own.

Alright, let's actually use these and see what happens.

INFODUMP HAPPENS

Quad-helix?

Jeez Barnett way to be a buzzkill WHY WON'T YOU LET US EXPERIMENT

I hope our escaped, mutated, hyperintelligent raccoons don't cause any problems.

The number of animals chosen seems so random in these. I guess animals are kinda hard to come by these days.

SURELY NOTHING BAD WILL COME OF THIS

Oh hey, I get experience for checking these, sweet.

LASERS: NEAT? Y/N

Wait, they just had sniper rifles, what kind of super robots where these suckers fighting

Gehenna???

A FAIRY TRIPPED, IAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK

I was briefly concerned going in that Ian, Tycho, and Dogmeat might have trouble with the Glow since I didn't give THEM any Rad-X, but actually it seems they are perfectly fine. I AM THE ONLY ONE SUBSCEPTIBLE TO RADIATION POISONING I GUESS

Loser.

Anyway, now that I've got their thing, surely the Brotherhood will let me in now! I wonder what stuff they've got in there. Maybe some neat stained glass windows or organs or something.

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