Fallout

Made by Interplay, released in 1997

Gotta run some murder errands



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




In the last installment, the Brotherhood of Steel turned out to be big sensitive pansies, and wanted me to go rescue a dude. Surely that can't be too complicated!

Do you guys ever actually DO anything

All this loafing, it's murder.

I'M TALKIN TO YOU, WALL

What, prevent and survey this dude's house?

Lady you're not playing a table, that's a slot machine

Oh yeah, this guy. I should collect my cash.

DELICIOUS IGUANA

Experiment with cannibalism! It's free and easy!

Probably shouldn't, I guess. Although my big brother told me that in one of his Fallout 3 games, he decided to make his character a roaming cannibal and made it his goal to eat every single character he could find. Amusingly enough, they began giving him specific perks related to cannibalism the more he did it, like eating faster and more efficiently. Hahaha.

WHAT I DON'T GET IT

WHAT

So much space where? What?

Woah, completely missed this store before.

He didn't have anything terribly interesting, but here enjoy this shot of the iguana on a stick.

This reminds me, I still haven't picked up any water anywhere.

HEY DRUG DEALER HOW'S IT GOIN

Hehe, Chad.

at the GAY BAR GAY BAR GAAAY BAAAR

Oh huh really, I was just making conversation. That's surprisingly relevant to what I was doing.

Now where was old town again

BEAUTIFUL NUCLEAR BANNERS FOR EVERYONE

PEOPLE PLEASE, WE CAN ALL SMOKE THE SAME CIGARETTE, JUST CALM DOWN

pssh employment, whatevs, gonna wander some more

Looks like a good place for a rave.

whotf is Hightower

I do?

uh alright

Come to kill your boss! You?

Your guards aren't very good, Hightower.

Hi, Hightower's Wife! You're such a richly nuanced character, I just love spending time with you.

Even in the post-nuclear apocalypse, the witty one-liner gene reigns supreme.

I guess I'm supposed to kill this guy? But no one told me to, so I probably shouldn't.

And out I go. Well that was painless and obviously out of order.

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

okay, so old town is over here somewhere

Really?

Wanderin around the drug dealer's place. Hey there are junkies back here!

The colors, Duke, the colors!

Anyway after wandering around like a dink for way too long, I finally went into that one room full of dudes who jumped me for no reason that one time, and found out that the door in the back was locked. I didn't have any explosives on me (and Alex told me how they work is obnoxiously complicated anyway in this game), so even though my picklock was pretty sucky, I tried anyway. It took me a few tries, but I did get it open! Let's talk to this guy.

Hahahaha and the thing is I killed those mooks like a month ago, and this guy has just been sitting here the whole time waiting for me to set him free. OOPS.

A Thieves' Circle? :O Intriguing.

This guy doesn't seem that moved by a dude popping out of his back room.

Let's report back in!

Ooo all of these are probably good. What to choose, what to choose... I'm tempted by the laser pistol, but I think I already picked one up somewhere before?

Yeah there it is. Although the Brotherhood's pistol would probably be better... although I already like the Bladerunner pistol I already got.

Screw it, I'm gonna go Power Armor.

Woooo experience!

Do not drop this armor on the ground while trying to pick up every object I see, got it.

A microfusion reactor? That doesn't seem like the safest thing to put in something that's going to get hit with rockets and bullets, but whatever.

Alright, let's see how much better this new armor is than my old armor.

Also hey, that's the armor the dude on the loading screen wears! What do you know.

Dang. :O This armor's pretty sweet.

Oh hey, now I look like the other Brotherhood members! Haha.

I thought they'd give me another mission, but they didn't so I read some books instead.

Well there's gotta be somethin to do at the Hub.

OMG IT'S THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER :OO

I totally forgot I even chose that perk, haha. I thought I'd never see him! But there he is. :O

Critically hit for no damage, sure.

Nothing out of the ordinary? BUT HE'S THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER! :O

BUT MYSTERIOUS STRANGER

YOU ARE SO MYSTERIOUS

I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU

Sadly that was all I could really do to interact with him, so I headed out on my way.

I got nothin better to do, time to take on every job I'm offered!

Hub bucks, those are caps, right?

Little does he know that Radic is dead serious.

I'd normally put little before smart, but okay.

Aww lame I hate remembering dates.

SCRIPTS, BUCKS, THESE ARE ALL CAPS RIGHT

Sure why not, not like they're going to come kill me if I don't show up.

I avoided Decker before, but let's see what the deal is.

CURSES

Topnotch security Decker has here.

Simple enough. I guess this was the deal behind the Hightower antics earlier.

Special position eh? HMMMM.

Haven't I seen you somewhere before?

Well that's a subtle name.

Glad Beth doesn't mind the huge hulking beast standing right in front of her, breathing heavily through her power armor.

That Darn Deathclaw, the latest hit show on Disney

ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS, GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

That's still a pretty vague description.

Haha I like that reaction. WOW A DEMON COOL :D

Harold again, eh? All the pieces tie together.

SKAAAAG

I'm not sure I want to know how Uncle Slappy got that name.

Oh hey, I didn't know they'd have different responses if I was wearing this armor. :O That's pretty neat attention to detail, haha.

GET DOWN

I just hear this so casually. GONNA KILL IT. :D

Eh this might get me better advice though.

I think this is dialogue code for "Deathclaw attacks ignore armor class", but I'm only going off of what bbot told me after something happens later.

Awesome, I already love shooting people in the eyes!

WE DONE BEEN ET, OVER!

Hot new beat

Woooo what a time to go up a level! Let's see how do I do this again

Oh yay, I get another perk! Let's see what our options are

This seems almost too convenient, but I bet Deathclaws don't count as animals.

Could be useful.

Dang, these would be useful if I used melee attacks like... at all.

Darn it, I don't care about moving in battle, I just want to shoot more often. >:( Unless this is one of those things where it says it's just for movement, but the coding means you can use it otherwise, but aaaaa I should ask Alex about this

Hmmmm. :O

This could be neat, but five percent doesn't seem like that much to start with.

Eh, this isn't terribly important to me.

Tempting, but I can't remember if Alex told me this sucks or not.

With people who get talking head portraits, I think?

Oooo this could be cool.

Sort of an odd name for this perk, but okay.

Dang, this actually could be useful to me what with Ian and Tycho wandering around, but hmm.

HMMM

Never throw anything, so

This sounds pretty sweet.

What could it mean? :O

Or just turn up the brightness on your monitor, either way.

I AM ALREADY PLENTY CHARISMATIC

Dang this could be convenient.

Eh.

Is that what perception does? Huh.

I think my Int is as high as it'll go already, haha.

I don't think I've ever been poisoned?

Dang, this could also be useful.

In the end I decided on this, although in retrospect Explorer or one of the buffers like Swift Learner might have been more interesting. Ah well.

LOOKIN PRETTY GOOD

Might as well pump this up.

Bunch of eggs in here. How ominous.

More eggs! :O

Looks like we found our Deathclaw! I'm feeling quite confident in my new armor. BRING IT

Kept missing at range, so annoying.

Critically hit for three damage, really?

44, that's more like it. Fortunately the Deathclaw seemed drawn to me as opposed to my teammates. I would hate to lose Dogmeat to a Deathclaw. D:

I LAUGH AT YOUR PUNY ATTACKS HAHAHA

81 damage, sweet. WHAT A WUSS

Aww it didn't even have anything.

Let's go talk to the friendly giant over here.

Well that was mysterious. Let's see what's on the disk!

Mutants make a lot of typos, apparently. Also are way more erudite than I assumed they'd be, huh.

He had a radio, but I assumed it was just a generic radio and left it, since I couldn't carry anything else. IT WAS PROBABLY NOTHING.

When you need quality radio gear.

Anyway, let's go report in!

Everyone's so suspicious of me in my sweet new armor! It's just so sweet.

YOUR DELICIOUS BRAINS

I mean brahmin

I just hear this in my head in this deadpan voice.

Cash is always appreciated!

YOUR ARMOR, ITS GORGEOUS

Yeah whatever caravan caravan caravan

HEY

Fine, maybe I'll just go talk to the cops instead.

HARDCORE ACTION AWAITS

hahaha

Down goes Decker

MORE BULLETS IN EYES, MORE

bwahaha

Yeah that's what I thought.

Woooooooooo

And yet, I'm intrigued by the mention of the Thieves' Circle. Perhaps if I do Decker's bidding I can find out more? I saved up a new game in a different slot to check it out.

I see you baby

shakin that armor

YOU ARE BUT FLIES TO ME

Works every time.

Bye Leon.

No, not Hightower's Wife! She was the backbone of this whole story!

wtf dogmeat, how do you even do that

did you just step on your leg completely wrong

MISCHIEF MANAGED

All they had were caps. Pfft.

Dogmeat was limping around due to his crippled leg, so I whipped out my healing powers and got to work! I actually managed to fix it, which is sort of impressive, considering.

Rick was a little late to the murder party.

Hubbucks, scripts, caps, whatever

Dang that's a lot of money.

Make sure I close the door here so no one can get out.

NO WAIT I HAD SO MANY THINGS TO ASK YOU

Whatever, let's talk to this guy. I'm gonna murder you in coldblood in a few minutes but sure, go ahead and heal me.

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO TIGHTMOUTHED AROUND HERE

Fine Thorndyke, be that way.

Nope

I REALLY LIKE PAMPHLETS

Hypothetically.

Darn it Jain you just keep repeating yourself.

LET'S KICK THINGS UP A NOTCH

Wow that didn't kill her, I'm surprised.

teehee

Aww sorry Thorndyke, I didn't actually mean to kill you.

And he didn't even have anything on him.

Whaaat that didn't get me any closer to the Thieves' Circle at all! What a ripoff.

I felt guilty about slaughtering the Children of the Flame or whatever so I decided to load up the one where I killed Decker instead and resume from there. NEXT TIME!

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