I’ve the opportunity to watch it and i want to know if it’s worth it or not, because game-based shows are known to be not that great.

Edit : at the moment i write this, im at episode 3, they seems to have respected the game’s lore even if i disagree with the cause they choose in the scenario to force the hero to left the vault.

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    So far so good 3 episodes in.

    The look and feel of the world is great.

    The characters are pretty believable.

    Writing is good so far.

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      Is the writing like fallout though? Or is it gonna just be some soap opera like the walking dead?

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        Trust me… The writing is very much with the same dark/silly humor as the game. You even get characters ignoring their main quests and going to clear side quests.

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          I just watched the first episode and I’m pretty pleased. However, my friend watching with me had never played the games and I’m sure was rolling their eyes each time I said, “that’s in the game, that’s in the game!” And my reflex to hold my thumb up the moment I saw Vault Boy with that lasso.

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    It’s good.

    If you’ve never played the games, it may take a few episodes to figure out, but my kids (who’ve never played) enjoyed it.

    The universe has so many characters, factions, and creatures that I would say not even 1/4 are in the first season, so there is a lot of in universe room to expand and explore story-wise.

    Not often I say this about new streaming series, but I highly recommend!

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        I haven’t watched the TV series, but I’m a big enthusiast of the games.

        I’d say start at the start, especially if you’re alright with more old-school games. The first two are (sometimes punishingly hard) isometric RPGs that I personally had a blast playing. Some of the later games have little references to them that you might miss, too.

        Get Fallout 2 on GOG instead of Steam if you can, the version on Steam is the censored European version that removes all the child characters and quite a bit of content with them (since you had the option to kill them in the game’s open world environment, despite the game heavily penalising child murder).

        If turn-based combat and 90s graphics really repulse you (totally fair, I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea), you could try playing the 3D games instead, which are essentially first-person RPGs with FPS elements. Fallout 3 is alright, the story isn’t that good, and the gunplay just feels a bit off, but the environments are really well-crafted and are fun to traverse.

        If you have to play one Fallout game though, I would pick Fallout New Vegas. It’s mostly made by the guys who made the first two games, and they really really knocked the ball out of the park. It’s still got the slightly awkward gunplay of the third game, but everything else is really well done. The story especially is probably one of the best video game narratives I’ve experienced (putting it up there with those of Disco Elysium and Undertale).

        I haven’t played Fallout 4, so I can’t really give you any recommendation there.

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          Seconded.

          I’ve played most of the games.

          New Vegas is best for overall gameplay.

          Personally, I like 4 best, but that’s because I played it first and the newer interfaces and voice-acting integration is smoother (it’s a newer game, so this is kind of th point). But, everyone I’ve talked to says New Vegas is the best, and I have to agree.

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        The games are pretty dated

        There is a good chance you won’t enjoy them, see if it’s something you’d like first and pick the one that looks most fun

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    It constantly makes me smile, whether it’s being smart, the actors are giving perfectly calibrated performances, or the action suddenly goes wham-bam VATS over the top.

    3 eps in. Happy.

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    Basically binged through everything but the last episode and it’s really good. I was skeptical that the concept could even work, but it’s knocked my stupid socks off.

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    Finished episode three and it’s good. Credentials: played every Fallout game ever made.

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        I feel like the protagonist reminds me playing the original Fallout games. You’re on the move and it’s real easy to die. You aren’t some immortal god.

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    Great show so far. We used to complain about how Hollywood would change everything we loved from a game series, when translating to the screen. This show literally takes place within the canon of the games, and shares every bit of lore and design that games do.

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    It’s extremely good. They really knocked it out of the park. It’s already been renewed for season 2.

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    I’ve watched the first season (8 episodes) and I think it’s pretty good. I personally think the first episode was a little slow getting into things. If you don’t know anything about Fallout it may be a bit confusing at first because they don’t really explain much of the Fallout lore or how things work in that world, but it mostly all comes together by the end of the season.

    Apparently they’ve already greenlit a second season so that’s awesome, I’m just sad we’ll have to wait until probably next year to see it.

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    Watched 6 episodes and I think I’m done. It’s boring and very contrived and simply written. I’m not enjoying any of the characters or performances either

    The prop and costume design is well done. That’s about it

    Also, they erased the New California Republic despite setting the show in California. Not sure why Bethesda hates ideas that they didn’t personally create, but it’s very off-putting

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      The NCR plays a big part in the show. I think that revelation is in episode 7 though.

      I agree on the plot being contrived, but I still enjoyed it regardless. That could just be because I’m a huge fallout fan though.