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Let's Play Fallout 2: Can't escape anything in this town

chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon.Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Games and Technology
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So, after reasonably well recieved LPs of Fallout Tactics and X-Com Terror from the Deep, I'm going to try for a hat trick.

Fallout 2, the sequel to the much beloved first Fallout, is famous for its depth of options, huge world, and, somewhat less fortunately, its lack of commitment to a central narrative.

Fallout 1 was about saving your small community and eventually the world. Most of the locations played into the themes.

Fallout 2, once you leave your crappy, crappy peasant village, is about wandering California and causing all kinds of messes. Joining the mob, starting and stopping any number of small wars, prizefighting, starring in porn, all that and more? On the table.

So, sit back, relax, standard fallout warnings apply. It's going to be a ride.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    And bookmarked.
    Looking forward to another entertaining ride Chia.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • MulletudeMulletude Glorious Leader! Registered User regular
    You better star in a porn whilst in the mob.

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  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    I'm hoping for a porno about being a prizefighter who is in the mob. Maybe that's just me.

    Either way, this'll be great.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    :^:

    Looking forward to this.

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    You better give the Tin Man his oil

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Prologue: Burdens of leadership
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  • oakkeoakke Registered User regular
    You should totally make a character with 1 point of Intelligence


    ...ok, maybe not.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I knew you couldn't stay away. :D

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    I've never actually played a INT 1 fallout character. Sounds like I need to give it a shot!

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Bigity wrote:
    I've never actually played a INT 1 fallout character. Sounds like I need to give it a shot!

    Trust me on this: Go int 3.

    Maximum skill points while still getting all the dumb options.

  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Of course, with a low int character, you really DO want those extra skill points, since I believe you miss out on quite a few quests.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited December 2011


    COM PU TER CHIP

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    I always thought it would be interesting to play Fallout 2 as a total nerd. Extremely high intelligence and perception, extremely low strength and agility, middling endurance, and a relatively low charisma (due to general awkwardness and social anxiety).

    Imagine if Steve Urkel was thrust into the Wasteland.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    10int and 10per can easily break the game

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    I'm not saying I'll dislike you if you don't work your way up to the Gauss Rifle and Bozar... I'm saying I WILL HATE YOU AND SPIT at the very MENTION of your name.

    Nah, play however you like. It's bound to be entertaining. Or else you DIE.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    I'm not saying I'll dislike you if you don't work your way up to the Gauss Rifle and Bozar... I'm saying I WILL HATE YOU AND SPIT at the very MENTION of your name.
    Nah, play however you like. It's bound to be entertaining. Or else you DIE.
    Geeze, I was just going to threaten to cut myself if Chia was less then marvelously entertaining.
    I think you may be taking things a bit too seriously here GF.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I'm really glad you're doing another Lets Play, as your previous ones are all excellent.

    I just hope you aren't burning yourself out or anything. I can't imagine how much investment goes into each post, in the form of time, effort, and emotional energy. Still, I can't wait. I look forward to reading it, chiasaur.

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  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    It was mostly a joke, lol. I like seeing how others play games I personally enjoyed. Might get me back into the game, lol.

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  • Helios127Helios127 Registered User regular
    I could never actually *beat* fallout 2.
    Spoiler:

    And no, Chiasaur should definetly NOT do a low-int lets play. Three reasons

    1. Very hard, most side quests cannot be done AT ALL
    2.Would be incredibly hard to stay in character, which leads me to
    3. Low-Int plays are a narritive in their own rights. You are usually presented with a maximum of 2 dialog choices. Ever. Even then, most of the time you only get 1. The game is outright trolling you and, while its fun in its own right, its not something that should be attempted for a lets play

    But with that said, Let me recall one of my favorite line from it
    Spoiler:

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Yeah. an entire low int run isn't something I really want to see...I mean, I've already read the fallout 2 LP from something awful, and it was a low int run.

    However, I'm not familiar with the drugs in Fallout 2. Are there any that lower int? Are there multiple that stack? If so, maybe you could have one update like when Milo was drugged out of his mind in the tactics LP.

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  • Helios127Helios127 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    heenato wrote:
    Yeah. an entire low int run isn't something I really want to see...I mean, I've already read the fallout 2 LP from something awful, and it was a low int run.

    However, I'm not familiar with the drugs in Fallout 2. Are there any that lower int? Are there multiple that stack? If so, maybe you could have one update like when Milo was drugged out of his mind in the tactics LP.

    Taking Buffout has an aftereffect that lowers INT. Its really the only way I got the conversation above.

    Also, Somethingawful eats coats.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Chapter 1: This town will never let us go
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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Chapter 2: Son of a bitch. It let us go.
    Spoiler:

  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    edited December 2011
    Teddy getting his hands on a gun is going to be the defining moment in the Wasteland's history.

    Shit will go down. Fifteen years from now, people will be celebrating The Day of Arming, when their savior took up his flaming .308 longsword.

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  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    Your SPECIAL build is virtually identical to the one I prefer.

    Whenever I fire up the old Fallout games, I just can't bring myself to go without Small Frame and Gifted.

  • ErlecErlec Registered User regular
    This is almost exact to my new vegas build as well (I don't take any traits). Intelligence for the victorious elites.

    Will I assume that this journey will make our hero realise the joys of simple life and horror of modern life?

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  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    You don't need endurance when nothing will be able to get near you.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Chapter 3: Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman.
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  • thecakeizaliethecakeizalie Registered User
    I've beaten it once before but my second time through I got stuck.

    Fucking mutants keep cornering me, I can't kill them or run away.

  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I am loving the FUCK out of this. Also, I never expected you to do this thing this fast. I figured you'd do it, like, maybe in January or something at best.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    yalborap wrote:
    I am lucking the FUCK out of this. Also, I never expected you to do this thing this fast. I figured you'd do it, like, maybe in January or something at best.
    Not that I'm complaining or anything, because reading these updates is a high point of my day, but yeah I figured you'd take some time off as well.
    Thanks though. Like I said, high point of my day.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    Greatest Fallout 2 LP ever. Already.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I made this post awhile ago
    Me: Hey this is alot like the previous installment which happens to be one of my favorite games!
    Fallout 2: Isn't it?! But first we wanna show off these sweet ants, and some scorpions. Kill them with this spear we gave you.
    Me: Whew! That took a long time Fallout 2, now give me a gun and lets get some action!
    Fallout 2: Wait wait wait, how about we give you an air-rifle instead? And oh man, instead of action, how about GECKOS?! Do you want more goddamn GECKOS?! Fight some more GECKOS. Hey I want to skin GECKOS my friends been kidnapped by GECKOS go kill GECKOS

    Good to know I can experience it through someone else years later :P

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  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    edited December 2011
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Found a second gun deeper in, which looks really cool, but then I can't hit anything, so I'm sticking with the Weaver stance.

    Teddy seems more like a CAR guy to me. He'd want to look as badass as possible whilst he shoots the living fuck out of any and everything.

    Then again, using it with a gun with almost no recoil in non-enclosed spaces seems a bit pointless.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Chapter 4: Give every other guy a gun...
    Spoiler:

  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    edited December 2011
    When everyone has a gun, the fastest wins.

    When everyone is fast, don't miss.

    Also, I love how there is already an outrageous amount of running involved.

    Nerivant on
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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    Sooo, what non-typical role will goris get?
    gambling outdoorsman? flamethrower-wielding tradesman extraordinaire?

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Chiasaur for LP President!

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  • NerivantNerivant Registered User
    Elvenshae wrote:
    Chiasaur for LP President!

    But what if our Resident President is hesitant?

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