Posts Tagged ‘fallout’

Vault boy, child-killer illustration

The amazing, but unused, child-killer illustration from Fallout 2, created by Brian Menze.

vault boy, child killer

This image was unused and the only Vault Boy image to ever be cut from Fallout 2. (I’m sure you can figure out why) I remember when I got the request to do a perk illustration for “child Killer” that there would be no way to keep in from being offensive. I mean really! How do you make an illustration of “child killer” and keep it from being offensive? Anyway for some reason, I thought this was the least offensive way to do it. I have no idea what i was thinking. Even the designer who requested it realized it was a bad idea, so we nixed it. Looking back on it now, I can’t believe I drew this.

h/t HellForge

Fallout Tactics and Cockroaches

I’ve finally gotten around to playing Fallout Tactics, which is a game I’ve wanted to play for a really long time. I played the demo when it first came out and instantly loved it, but never bought it (couldn’t afford it) and then for a long time I simply forgot about it or couldn’t find a copy. I discovered the Fallout Collection selling a few months ago which includes Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics and snatched up a copy right away.

It’s an amazing game, I love the Fallout universe and the Fallout-style post-apocalyptic atmosphere. I’m also a big fan of the squad-based tactical combat, and I really wish there were more games that focused on this style of gameplay. The only similar game I can think of is a not-so-popular game called Shadow Company: Left for Dead, I played the demo which was pretty decent and fun, but I didn’t find it incredibly compelling or memorable.

Despite my overall love of FT, I absolutely hated the cockroaches level. Why the hell would you make a level where all you do is kill roaches…

ft roaches

It just seems like total filler, there’s absolutely no substance to this level. It doesn’t really tie in to the overall plot, the combat isn’t fun, your being poisoned constantly, and it sucks being killed by a damn cockroach. You also waste a ton of ammo (a precious resource at the early stages of the game) and you don’t get anything from looting the bodies (well, yea, they’re roaches).

Oh, and at the end of the level, there’s a boss, a really big, master roach *rolls eyes*.