Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas was a master class in how to make the most of the Fallout setting with brilliant, nuanced writing and meticulous world building. Bethesda's Fallout 3 and Skyrim were... popular. Let's see how much their dialog has improved in the hotly anticipated Fallout 4.
"Hello, adventurer. Welcome to my store. Would you like to purchase an item?"
"Weeeeeooo! I'm a crazy vampire!"
"I hear the adventurer explored a vault. What a brave adventurer."
"Hi, we're the Brotherhood of Steel. We are good guys. We would like to help people and stop bad guys. That's our whole story."
"Hey, you! You're finally awake. You tried to open the vault, right?"
"Go get the transmitter for me, the quest giver."
"Thank you for getting the transmitter. Here is your reward."
"Welcome to Kid Town. We're all kids here, you fucking idiot. An ancient prophecy states that child NPCs are indestructible. Whatever that means! God, you're ugly. Me and my three pals will follow you around now, shrieking insults and blocking your path."
"Hi. I am Character. I know about many topics. Select one to receive an info dump."
"Move along. I'm a town guard. It looks like you're wearing a Pip-Boy and (pause, slight change of vocal intonation) LEATHER ARMOR."
"Did you see those two skeletons holding hands downstairs? Incredible. Environmental storytelling at its best. I bet they cared about one another, but then they died. Powerful stuff. Show not tell, right? Gotta love it."
"Radscorpions? More like badscorpions."
"Go get the orb for me, as a quest."
"Congratulations, you got the orb. You saved the wasteland!"
"Hello. I am a central character. Let me tell you about myself: I am doing fine. Well, that's all. Farewell."
"I hear that if you look in containers you can find food and bottlecaps. Don't know if it's true, though. No one has looked in any of the rather obvious containers nearby."
"This is a Pip-Boy. You can level up with it. I suppose this is goodbye. I love you very much. Goodbye."
"Some people tell me I sound just like an actor from the pre-war days. A bald captain of an enterprising spaceship. I suppose it's a nice compliment, though I also look and sound curiously similar to half the men in this wasteland."
(Incoherent screaming, as Super Mutants can't talk)
"Heard things got pretty bad over in Washington, DC. I bet if someone familiar with events in Washington, DC was in earshot right now they would shake their head and say 'Brother, you don't know the half of it!'"
"I'm very evil! I will laugh as I tell you about my evil plan!"
"You saved my life. Here's a burnt sock. Please, I insist. You've earned it, noble adventurer."
"I'm here to kill you. I am very angry."
"Radroach? More like large roach. You shouldn't have come here."
"New Vegas, you say? No, must have been a dream. Whole area has been barren for hundreds of years. None of that stuff ever happened."
"I can't believe it. The true meaning of Fallout was in our hearts all along."
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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
If it weren't for the flaws, this would probably be perfect! 9/10
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