You're walking through a dark forest, only to encounter a strange guy in a chicken suit and a cowboy hat asking you questions about the Fallout series. What you have just stumbled into is, the Saturday Polls Zone.
I've been thinking a bit lately, how often do gamers listen to game reviewers and trust in their judgement? Personally, I've always been a bit of a lone wolf in deciding on games when I buy them. I look up basically what the story is, and the gameplay, and maybe I watch a gameplay video. Who is developing it might be a factor as well, if the developer has made other good games as well, I'm more likely to buy it. My judgement tends to be spot on and I end up liking the game. One example from about 4 months ago is a game called Farhenheit for the original Xbox, I was instantly swayed by the idea of playing as a guy who has literally just murdered another dude in a bathroom at a diner for no reason at all, and of no memory of killing him, yet the dead body is right there, and you have to go on the run from the cops. My main point is, I loved that game, and came across it simply by my own judgement. What about you guys, how do you decide on what games to buy?
Last Week's Results
Question #1 Last week I asked everybody who was the person you sold most of the Lincoln artifacts to in Fallout 3?
- In third place with 50 votes came Hannibal Hamlin. He'd probably complain to you all that you "ask for so much" when the slaves "have so little" but well, maybe he shouldn't have been so stingy with the rewards.
- In second place comes Abraham Washington with 70 votes. He's just orgasming with excitement with all the junk, I mean, historical treasures he's been given for his museum.
- Taking 1st place is... yourself! With 89 votes. That rifle was too precious to give away.
Question #2 And finally, my last question was what is your stance towards slavery in the Fallout series?
- In third place, 19 people only make slaves of people who really annoy them. Makes me wonder something, how much do you think you'd be worth if you were sold as a slave?
- Taking second place with 29 votes are the folks who think that slavery is a necessary thing to rebuild the post-apocalyptic country. Since I'm doing a Legion playthrough currently, I'm inclined to agree. Ave, salad.
- And in first place, with 153 votes, are the people who think slavery can never be justified. Well, you're all just a regular bunch of boy scouts aren't you? Those people coulda' been contenders as slaves, they coulda' been somebody, instead of bums, which is what they are now that there's no more slavery. You happy with yourselves?
With my 1st question, I was influenced a bit by the original intended ending of Junktown in the first Fallout game, where if Gizmo had been sided with he would have made Junktown a prosperous and safer town, unlike a dictactorship of cold and brutal law under Killian. My main point is, do Fallout players like quests with more morally grey endings (the supposed "good quest path" actually brings a worse outcome than choosing with the supposed "bad quest path") or black and white endings (choosing the good paths always leads to a good outcome, choosing the bad path always leads to a bad outcome)?
My random video of the week
Because sociopathic violence set to happy go lucky music outsets the violence itself.
That's all this week. If you have any suggestions, leave them on my talk-page.