Well, for starters although I generally agree with this and actually did uninstall Fallout 3 without really having the incentive to actually even bother installing it ever again--not even a pirated copy--I actually do take issue with a few things in this image not to mention his absolutely atrocious spelling. I mean for starters there's multiple things he keeps talking about and mentioning in there about Fallout 1 or 2 as compared to 3 and quite frankly it was the same back then too. One of these things is that you actually can often shoot a guy repeatedly in the head with a 10mm pistol and all it's going to do is just piss him off. Come to think of it I actually forget why this was done that way but you can shoot a guy in the head or aim for the eyes, which I guess actually does make sense in the fact that you can get hit twice in the jaw and just end up looking like Steve Buscemi in Fargo, but still. Everyone knows that you have to actually aim for the eyes for better criticals which are often fatal with a good enough weapon but you can still shoot a guy in the face with high powered body melting or halving laser weapons and plasma and actually have the guy still coming at you. Because it's a game. And because it's usually not often fun or fair to just hit a guy in the face or worse yourself get hit in the face and die instantly, even though you probably should.
That panel often perhaps lost egregiously fails to mention that the absolute biggest and worst thing about Fallouts 1 and 2 is that apparently you're a kind of living god once you actually manage to equip combat armor--I'm not even talking about power armor mind you, but combat armor, because yes apparently just strapping on metal plates with a metal air force helmet and dark sunglasses is plenty enough to shield you from energy weapons, small arms fire, grenades, high powered rifles, and heavy assault rifles wielded by tough and well trained fighters as you literally slaughter entire villages at a time.
The entire system of Fallout 1-2 was irretrievably broken in that regard and those games were notorious for it. I remember when I played it back in high school and realized I could do that and just shoot any random NPC--which was indeed a spectacularly good thing mind you and quite revolutionary at the time which many games fail utterly to incorporate even today not to mention the fact children are absent or invincible in most games--and I actually managed to find and completely butcher a whole host of different locations. Like I think i actually just went ahead and completely wiped out Junktown and the Hub--COMPLETELY ON MY OWN. And did I have power armor? Of course fucking not.
So you see, that was the one main problem of the first Fallouts, which was that the way the armor class system worked could make you into a walking tank pretty easily which enabled you to just scour the land butchering everyone. He failed to incorporate that issue into his pic so bitchint about taking multiple headshots from a 10mm no less is fucking laughable.
>VATS isnt here
Err, yeah I don't know about that. Now I'll grant you, I didn't actually play Fallout 3 itself enough to probably form a solid opinion but at least in FNV and iirc I'm pretty sure in F3 as well you could shoot a guy in the legs and cripple him in which case his speed is like halved or something, not to mention shooting him in the arms causes him to aim wildly and usually miss you if you somehow land a crit. This was a valid tactic in Fallout 1 and it was certainly as valid a tactic in FNV which by the way I still maintain was a buggy fucking mess and while it wasnt a total piece of shit game I still think that it was pretty terrible, especially the writing. I mean, ho-lee-fuck the writing was bad in FNV. It wasnt just that the dialogue system was utterly crippled by teh terrible bullshit that really can just be blamed on a mixture of Bethesda and engine and UI, but also, the rape. The rape, Sansa, the rape. I, a complete stranger from the Wasteland, just fucking show up one day to a goddamn military base of all things and just start asking recruits questions, who first of all for some reason decide to begin gossiping to me about their fellow soldier, and second of all, actually fucking decide to task me with getting their comrade in arms to see a shrink, and see a shrink because she got raped.
yes, in five fucking minutes of me showing up there they all decide not just to trust and confide in me all this, but give me the responsibility of doing it.
And then the best part? It only takes me another five minutes to get this supposedly psychically wounded rape victim woman soldier to spill her guts to me and agree with me to go and see some quack medical doctor who's operating out of a shed.
If all of Fallout 3 is as fucking terrible as the storytelling and dialogue of F3 then yes I am sure that it is shit, and on a related topic I fucking hate hate HATE that pass/fail system for stat checks and think much lesser of any faggot who wants to pollute my vidya by requesting it of developers. I actually saw someone doing exactly that on the Wasteland 2 forums and I'm pretty sure I chewed the kid the fuck out and called him too retarded to play rpgs for it.
But otherwise, yes I do take issue with some of the things he said, and had they been implemented I'm sure he would've bitched about it anyway like
>apparently filtering water through some dirt makes it no longer contaminated with deadly radiation!
Yeah well idk about that either kiddo. I think he means sand like in a pond filter or something similar which, eh I'm not a scientist.
>dont tell me these models dont suck
Well, they kinda don't. I actually don't think these are terrible and certainly not for 2008. The textures DO suck however, particularly on ghouls. Man do the ghouls look like trash.
>apparently 200 year old food is still edible!
Yeah well you coouldve had the exact same problem with not only Fallout 1 but also 2, since while 80 something years or whatever it was is still pretty bad, given how much longer Fallout 2 takes place and you can still eat pre war meat pies? Without even getting sick or poisoned? Yeah, about that
So I'm just saying, as a big time crpg and Fallout 1-2 fan, every time I see this pic I agree with it but I always cringe a little because he misspells plenty of words while saying totally stupid shit that completely undermines the otherwise perfectly reasonable and spot on complaints and logic by making himself sound as just a whiner rather than having numerous completely valid points and a scattered handful of very not good ones.