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Fair Chance

July 25, 2018 by Tim


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Bla1ner
Bla1ner
3 years ago

I had someone once tell me that fallout 1 & 2 didn’t matter as they weren’t part of the good fallout series from Bethesda. With a straight face. We haven’t spoken since.

Tue
Tue
3 years ago
Reply to  Bla1ner

No friendships lost there. What good fallout series has Bethesda made btw?

Paulo
Paulo
3 years ago
Reply to  Tue

Well, there’s New Veg… Oh, wait…

Browncloak
Browncloak
3 years ago
Reply to  Paulo

I think you meant Nuka-Wor….nope not that one either.

ArthurRex12
ArthurRex12
3 years ago
Reply to  Paulo

New Vegas is awesome.

Robert Archer
Robert Archer
3 years ago
Reply to  ArthurRex12

Yeah but that was made by obsidian not bethsada which is the point he was making here

Wumbo
Wumbo
1 year ago
Reply to  Paulo

Tru dat.

Nealithi
Nealithi
3 years ago

Fallout 1 & 2. Like trying to explain to people there was Warcraft before World of. . .

And Tue, many like Fallout 3, I happen to like Fallout 4. Could it have been better? Sure. But I still got sucked in and enjoyed the game.

What I think Bethesda should do is partner with Obsidian to put more and clearer writing in. And make Fallout 5 a jewel of a game.

That said, put Ethan on the Final Fantasy road. I think he will convert.

Tue
Tue
3 years ago
Reply to  Nealithi

I know people like Fallout 3, and while I´m not a fan of it I´d call it acceptable (as a game at least). The point is more that Bethesda didn´t make Fallout – they bought the IP.

Liack
Liack
3 years ago
Reply to  Nealithi

Like saying there WERE Warcrafts before World Of.

raven0ak
raven0ak
3 years ago
Reply to  Liack

Or that there were ultimas before ultima online

EMMachine
EMMachine
3 years ago
Reply to  Nealithi

Fallout 3 was the first fallout I had, but the only Version I played through was New Vegas (with only the Missing Steam Achivements “For the Republic, “Heureka!” and “Hardcore”)

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Nealithi

SLEET GILGAMESH

Marcin Mazurek
Marcin Mazurek
3 years ago
Reply to  Nealithi

Too bad Bethesda has spoken on the topic and they’ll basically never partner with another studio on a Fallout game ever again.

I know they act coy like it *could* happen but when your best explanation is “Oh well we’ve gotten bigger since” then that isn’t an explanation.

https://www.gamepur.com/news/29469-bethesda-outside-studios-fallout.html

Tue
Tue
3 years ago

Next after that she can play Arcanum.

Marcin Mazurek
Marcin Mazurek
3 years ago
Reply to  Tue

Ahh that game has not aged too well

Wasteland 2 maybe?

Arcatus
Arcatus
3 years ago

I didn’t get it. Did he fake the fainting?

Ocramot
Ocramot
3 years ago
Reply to  Arcatus

No, he didn’t. Why would you think that?

Biff Tannen
Biff Tannen
3 years ago

Not gonna lie. I felt like Lucas for a minute, then a did a spit take while reading the last panel. Very nice

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

To be fair to the criminal, a lot of the heavy press on Fallout didn’t start until 3, so most of the common man knows it around 3 and 4 and NV.

Now, the real challenge for Ethan and Emily (and the criminal, I guess)….what do they think of Kingdoms of Amalur?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

… are there people who think positively about Kindoms of Amalur?

Honest question. I played through 1.5 major areas and found it simply “alright.” I can’t recall seeing any high praise from gaming websites. I *DO* recall that the doors were pretty cool.

Michael
Michael
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

KoA??? Underrated, I so greatly enjoyed that game. I am quite upset at the entire state of Rhode Island for putting a sequel most likely in permanent purgatory.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

I have no idea what that game is

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

What happened? I can’t quite recall what it was myself and don’t really want to go digging so if anyone could explain it that’d be nice.

Cam
Cam
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

There are plenty of people who like it. One of my friends and I watch a YouTube channel where one of the hosts loves KoA. My friend, being I to RPGs like Witcher and Skyrim gave it a shot, and apparently it’s a slow burn game. And the start they thought “eh, it’s alright, not sure what the fuss is”. By the end of the game they were addicted, I tell you. Addicted!

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Cam

If you’re talking about outsidextra, you’re now officially one of my best friends, too, and God bless that little druid named Ellen

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

outsidxtra. Fucking autocorrect

Samus
Samus
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

I really like KoA but I think that it is a fairly slow game and that it hasn’t held up too well for the few years since its release.

it does do a few things well and I really like how the skill system and multiclassing and stuff works though.

Ocramot
Ocramot
3 years ago

Wait for him to find out there are 4 “Elder’s Scrolls” before Skyrim.

Urazz
Urazz
3 years ago
Reply to  Ocramot

Didn’t you know Bethesda renamed the previous elder scroll series to Skyrim 1 to 4?

foducool
foducool
3 years ago

and I have them in my gog library but I’ve YET to play them

Black Rose
Black Rose
3 years ago

Well, indeed, 3 and 4 have few options for non-combat builds. He probably didn’t even know life has different ways to play, other than killing and looting and picking through trashcans.

Taylor Walden
Taylor Walden
3 years ago

Now if you really want just want to ruin the relationship have her play Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Just picked it up today and my god it is a bad Fallout game. Not a bad game overall honestly just a bad example of a Fallout game.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Hey, Tim if you see this please consider it. What if next issue, they manage to free Zeke of his master’s killswitch? Please take this into planning.

Vlad
Vlad
3 years ago
Reply to  Joystick


Zeke would still be Evil from the humans point of view. Zeke wants to eliminate us as he is superior to us in every way (in its eyes anyway).

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Vlad

Fair. But what if Ethan and Lucas fought him that sure, we are inferior, but can help him by taking it out in the bad humans.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Joystick

*taught

SilverShadow4
SilverShadow4
3 years ago

So from the last panel I’m going to assume that Lucas’s arrows *can* be sharp but don’t have to be, otherwish that guy’s about to be missing fingers.
I remember this being part of a discussion a ways back.

schnozzberries
schnozzberries
3 years ago
Reply to  SilverShadow4

Well he decapitated Ethan pretty early on, so they can be lethal, but I wonder if it’s more of a mind over matter thing. As in Lucas has to will it to move through objects, such as fingers, to make it lethal, you know, now that he’s gotten practice with his vectors.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
3 years ago
Reply to  SilverShadow4

Things don’t have to be sharp to cut/pierce things, they just have to be thin enough and moving fast enough.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago

This is, almost without a doubt, the most hilarious comic I have seen in a bit. Granted that just means it is my favorite of the story arc (because we were doing Starcaster for a while) but this is seriously some prime material.

Sabre Runner
Sabre Runner
3 years ago

Tried playing Fallout 1 three times. Never made it more than a couple of hours. After the longer stretch, it physically hurt.

Urazz
Urazz
3 years ago

To be fair, I never played Fallout 1 and 2. I heard of them but they didn’t appeal to me at all. It wasn’t until Fallout 3 that I started playing the series so it doesn’t surprise me if some people are pretty ignorant of the first 2 games.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Urazz

It’s more of a “wait, there’s a 3, how can there NOT be a 1 and 2?”

Sabre Runner
Sabre Runner
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Yeah. Not knowing there’s a 1 and 2 is just pure ignorance. Not playing them is a choice.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

It happens. Star Wars started on Episode IV, and Xenogears was technically Episode V.

fallout 738
fallout 738
3 years ago

After Fallout 76, I can’t blame the poor guy anymore. There’s no Fallout 5-75, so the possibility that there’s also no Fallout 1 and 2 is now somewhat logical. ?

schnozzberries
schnozzberries
3 years ago
Reply to  fallout 738

To that thought though, Fallout76 appears to be named after the game’s primary Vault, as opposed to just being a name like 3, 4, and NV.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  fallout 738

Super Mario 4 – 63 were apparently so terrible, no one today is able to remember them.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Maybe Bethesda took a lesson from Nintendo.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Eventually they Nintendo tried a version of the “episodic gameplay” concept, and labeled each level as its own game. Really buggy, barely made it out of beta. My older siblings told me tales of when you could put Rabbit Ears on someone and then steal all of their stuff, and how there was this one spot with a HUGE respawn rate on Koopas and Goombas, meaning that you could reliably farm it for everything but Exotics.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

Man, I wish the original Fallout didn’t have that god awful time limit and the iron-fisted RNG. The originals are great otherwise.

MacLeod
MacLeod
3 years ago

Oh lordy lue.. that made me laugh pretty good.

Ven
Ven
3 years ago

okay, that punch line got a good belly laugh out of me. Well played, Tim. Well played.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Ven

Well, if you write comics for 2 decades and don’t work on plot and writing, you are doing something wrong. (Fact: god hates comic fanboys. You know who you are)

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Ven

Tim has obviously done it right. Tim, I have a hard time trying to stop reading your comics and doing other things. That is a really good thing. You are probably one of the best out there. Don’t listen to the haters. They’re just jealous. A merry winter-een-mas to you all! (yes I know it’s the middle of July. Shush. I know what month it is)

DieEasy
DieEasy
3 years ago

I am getting pop up adds in the bottom corner that auto play music, it think we are meant to report those! Ad is for MG cars.

Stef
Stef
3 years ago

I completely agree with her.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Stef

They are a little depressing. But they are also FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago

There was an ad that was targeting me for a amazon gift card. Scam. Gone now. Thanks Tim! You have made the world a better place!

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago

Also, who would like to see Zeke turn good within 2018

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Joystick

Tim please make that happen at some point if you see this. If you can’t make it happen yet, that’s fine. But please have it happen at some point.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago

Can someone please explain to me what the RSS is for and how to use it?

Kirus
Kirus
3 years ago

I managed to get my boss to start playing video games.
Though he likes turn based strategy games, and also watched fallout 4 streams, i told him he should try at least 1 and 2. A few “maybe i get them at some point later”, i bought him the Fallout Starter pack with 1, 2 and Tactics, just to get him hooked, he tried the first one, died to the rats in the first cave and to my knowledge has not tried it again.

I am very sad. 🙁

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
2 years ago

I don’t like every post-apocalypse game, but Fallout is one of the ones I do. They need to have some degree of tongue-in-cheek weirdness and some humor to keep me going. The more serious ones are the ones I find too depressing to play.