FALLOUT - MIDI ROX: Sound and Music Discussion

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A thread to discuss the sound design, use of sound and music within the game, quality of voice acting, etc.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 28 September 2008 23:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Bump and welcome!

forksclovetofu, Monday, 29 September 2008 00:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I just started playing this. The music is very spooky. The wife is playing Hexic on the 360 which also has spooky music. Killing the rats makes a satisfying splat.

Peter Cetera (Euler), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 02:50 (thirteen years ago) link

oops I guess we are supposed to wait until Friday.

Peter Cetera (Euler), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 02:52 (thirteen years ago) link

I love the Inkspots' theme song Maybe. I've loved it forever. And 'A Kiss to Build a Dream On' in Fallout 2 is pretty great too. And I think they're using the Inkspots' 'I Don't Wanna Set the World on Fire' for Fallout 3. Great tastes in music.

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:34 (thirteen years ago) link

oops I guess we are supposed to wait until Friday.
― Peter Cetera (Euler), Wednesday, October 1, 2008 2:52 AM

No, no; just for the long form stuff.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:28 (thirteen years ago) link

ok yeah, the opening movie was pretty great! I didn't know who the song was by, but it effectively set a mood (of nostalgic despair, my favorite sad emotion).

Peter Cetera (Euler), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 13:59 (thirteen years ago) link

The Inkspots show up numerous times in Bioshock as well; it's one of many direct links between the two games.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 14:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe I should give Bioshock another try? To what extent is it an FPS as you get further into the game? I played the demo and enjoyed it, but I tend to get motion sick when playing FPSs, or any game where the motion is fast but the cameras aren't good, like in Lego Star Wars II. It's a pity because it means there are games that I would o/w play a lot, but I end up wanting to hurl.

Peter Cetera (Euler), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 15:07 (thirteen years ago) link

It's a straight FPS, lots of role playing and story, but don't be fooled. I had a bit of vertigo initially too, but it's reduced to the point where I don't notice at all. I'm still playing the game through for the first time (and it's eating into the time that I SHOULD be playing Fallout) and I would answer with a resounding 'YES'; you should go back to it. It's one of the best games I've ever played.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 2 October 2008 04:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, that game has some weird fisheye going on that makes it more difficult to deal with, I find.

But Fallout, right?

I love the little noises that come outo f the pip-boy in this game. They're reserved but delightfully glitchy little blips and grinds.

THERE IS NO VULCAN DEATH GRIP (Will M.), Friday, 3 October 2008 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

The clicks! How I love the clicks and pop-out console buttons.

Voice acting definitely holds up better than most games from that decade. Ron Perlman makes the introduction classic, of course, but even the CG talking heads characters have generally been decent.

Nhex, Sunday, 5 October 2008 05:48 (thirteen years ago) link

This is jumping ahead a bit, but I love the voice of the Thieve Circle head.

Mordy, Sunday, 5 October 2008 06:14 (thirteen years ago) link


also, i keep getting this weird tapping on wood sound when i walk in certain not wooded places that makes the inveterate "search everywhere" rpg dude in me waste tons of time clicking on rocks, drains, junk, etc. which produce absolutely nothing.

SANJAY BLOGDAI SANJAY (John Justen), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 08:32 (thirteen years ago) link

duuude I LOVE THE NECROPOLIS MUSIC. my favorite track in the game, by far. that creepy mechanical vrrrrAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWrrrrrm is awesome.

cankles, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

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