maddogdrivethru.net

Open all night
It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:42 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


No trolling, no stalking, no bullshit.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Fallout - FREE on Steam - today only!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:07 pm 
Offline
Hair in the soap
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:46 am
Posts: 17241
Reputation points: 13550
http://store.steampowered.com/app/38400 ... ying_Game/


The original Fallout is FREE on Steam today.

I didn't bother with it anymore, after Fallout 2 came out, since the second one didn't have the annoying countdown timer. But it was still a great game back in the day.

_________________
..
.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fallout - FREE on Steam - today only!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:49 pm 
Offline
buck private
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:01 am
Posts: 14059
Reputation points: 8907
As of patch 1.11 (or something) the limit was stretched, think in one case to 14 years.

_________________
Even so, never go to a gunfight without a gun and, if you intend to win, never go to a religious war without religion. You'll lose.
tomkratman.com


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fallout - FREE on Steam - today only!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:51 am 
Offline
His Most Gracious Majesty, Commie of the Year
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:44 pm
Posts: 7081
Reputation points: 14215
There's a way to buy a ton of extra time for the counter, sorry, that's a spoiler, even saying it is a spoiler.

While the timer initially seems constricting, Fallout 1 is really a small game in a small world. You'll sooner run out of things to do than time. Honestly. I know I hated the timer's existence but luckily it wasn't really an issue, only a perceived issue.

It was a nice story too, fun enough of a game even though there were some bugs with how the story was carried with what you could end up being in the wrong place ahead of time unaware of why something was happening or so, breaking out of the narrative and skipping ahead and then later returning to stuff that was supposed to predate the other thing.

_________________
All scientists across the world work for US Democratic Party


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fallout - FREE on Steam - today only!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:45 pm 
Offline
Hair in the soap
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:46 am
Posts: 17241
Reputation points: 13550
Meh... why do F1 when there's an F2 that's more expansive?

;)

_________________
..
.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fallout - FREE on Steam - today only!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:30 pm 
Offline
buck private
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:01 am
Posts: 14059
Reputation points: 8907
Why Fallout?

Quote:
Fallout Retrospective - Time
I n t r o d u c t i o n
.
Remember that assassin who poisoned you in Baldur's Gate? And if you didn't jump through hoops to get the antidote you would die of its effects in a ten-day? "Oh yes!" I hear you say. "That quest sucked! I take great delight in dispatching him before that flag can be set!" Well yeah, me too. Love the Eagle Bow. But that's not the point: the point is that the quest is timed. It's do or die.

Now, while there are numerous examples of timed quests in many of our favorite RPGs (mostly companion/stronghold/minor quests), it is rare that you see one that employs a time limit that effects a major event in a campaign or the outcome of the campaign itself. One of these rarities - in which the passage of time is integral to the campaign - is Interplay's Fallout, the only RPG I unhesitatingly place above all others - and that ranking hasn't changed since it came out in 1997. But in this post I won't be covering its multi-faceted merits (that demands a series of posts); instead, I'll only be covering one facet of its greatness: how it employs the passage of time.

We all feel time. Sometimes we feel like we don't have enough of it, especially as we grow older. On the other hand, some people feel bored and time becomes a massive burden to them. We often ask ourselves how we should spend our time, when we should really be asking ourselves how we can best use it.

Hah! I'm only mucking around. Those are pseudo-philosophical ramblings that are best left to real thinkers, such as the writers at InXile. So let's get on with Time in Fallout, shall we?

F i n d t h e W a t e r C h i p

Ok! This timed quest represents the first of two main phases of the campaign. I am only covering this first phase. The quest is given to you by the Overseer of Vault 13, during the opening FMV. The situation is grave indeed: ....
(Continued)
https://lilura1.blogspot.com/2017/03/Ti ... llout.html



Now you know and it's your job to ...

_________________
Even so, never go to a gunfight without a gun and, if you intend to win, never go to a religious war without religion. You'll lose.
tomkratman.com


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group