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Playin' in the 70's Fallout New Vegas by Margenal Playin' in the 70's Fallout New Vegas by Margenal
Aaaaaaaan now to close the works about fallout, the one and only "third" in my heart, New Vegas!

I recently began an new playthrough of this game with a mod made by one of the Lead designers Paul J. Sawyer, the kind of mod wich makes the game even more challenging and closer to the feeling of danger you could have with the original fallout games.

With years i understood more the reasons Fallout 3 was more liked than NV despite the best quality of the second. Nowadays games are considered as products to appeal masses and Fallout 3 has been made in this way and following the pattern of a sandbox RPG: exploration, dungeons and treasure, fights, and an effing "epic" quest.

Sure fallout 3 had a strong visual identity, some good writting ideas helping the player to feel being more "inside the story" (the father figure) but when you really look at the core few good arts remain: it still talks about a player fighting monsters and rotten guys, or monsters and good guys, blac or white, simple as this.
New Vegas has been flayed by lots of problems, one year to craft agame with an engine you dont know at all when you are known to be a company who often has problems with bugs.... And despite this this game was far more complex, sure it was less appealing but more coherent, and curiously the monsters wore human masks, and even rascallions can have some redeeming sides ( great khans buy example )

Shades of grey are always more interresting than mindless brutes or evil doing, beiong a bastard can always follow a reason or a cause and that's the reason NV will be for me the true third opus. Fallout 3 was a nice game, but i always consider it as a spin off. Even if the struggle for survival, the decaying world and adventure looks fine, Fallout was more about men than monsters: muties could talk and reason, ghouls were'nt future zombies, raiders were'nt mindless cannibals and most of times mere humans were worst than all of them.

If fallout 3 has been made for teenagers, New Vegas show the true face of a mature game and that's the most important for me.


For this Compo i decided to remain simple: the burried alive courier's hand holding a card, his role presented by the joker, the two bullet holes showing the beginning of the story, and the nuclear symbols to resume the context. It was hard to work on New Vegas Itself so i preferred representing the remparts and the Lucky 38 tower. No less no more, i hope it's enough and you will like it.

Don't hesitate to add your critics and opinions, enjoy!!!
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cressidaisolde Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
These are so great.

The mod's by JE Sawyer though, isn't it? Joshua, lol
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, one of he game big bosses himself ;)

Thanks for the support :)
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a15godzilla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Ah! Thats why I like Vegas more. I always thought it felt more intricate, not to mention it has Ranger Vets.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And berets with a boone under :p
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a15godzilla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Yes.
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StJost Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful tribute to the game! I would have to agree with everything you said concerning Fallout 3 vs. Fallout: New Vegas. Personally, I also prefer the latter. To me, it just has a lot more character than FO3 and it will always have a special place in my heart as the first game that I absolutely could not put down.

Very nicely done on this; it does a fantastic job of illustrating the story. :clap:
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, happy to see you enjoyed it!

NV was indeed trully much closer than the original games, i advice you to find them and give a try, they trully worth the time spent even if the gameplay get a little old... :)
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Ran2Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your opinion on New Vegas versus Fallout 3. Love the poster with its simple design and strong focal point, though I think an orange tint would work better for the sky. The Red seems more akin to Dead Money or Caesar's Legion in my opinion and this poster should be more nuetral to how the player will change the Mojave.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When i see people claiming fallout 3 is the best game evar i have urticary, youngsters this days, they cannot enjoy a game when it does'nt involve good doers and naughty monsters :p

However thanks for your support, i am always trying to expand the "playin' in 70's" series and try new things, have a look if you have time ;) As for the color i understand you well, orange or blue would be more akin to represent the mojave but red imediately popped in my mind when i sketched the cover project, maybe because of the flashiness of vegas or the boiling situation... Also because i could'nt re-use the orange as i used it for fallout 2 :p
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Ran2Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually love your series of movie posters. I made one except its for the 60s based it off Ocean's 11. The color I just realized you had done it before with the other games, sorry. Are you going to include Tactics or 3 in that? I know your opinion on 3 but you should go for the full set, although there is a few others. Can I also ask what posters were you using as reference for these?
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tactics? maybe if i can find a good concept...

personally all bagun when i got my ass whooped by olly moss' works ( [link] ) and i wanted to do my own works following his "classic" way...

As for direct references i think i have'nt big ones except some looks at the old 70's covers, i focus on main aspecs of the game or strong aspects and compose with or do some pre sketches...
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Ran2Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, now I see, I remember seeing his poster of 'The Great Dictator' and the Dark Knight Rises. Still your work is great.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your support! :D
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Navin-Toast Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
are you going to make a "fallout 3" poster? these look awesome! make other game in this style please :)
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thanks! Glad you apreciated it, i util now made and posted on my account other posters from other games and of course i will do some more :)

But well... i invite you to have a look at the small ranting i wrote above wich summarises my opinion about Fallout 3 so... yeah maybe i will do it, it was'nt a bad game in itself and i don't blame people to like and having enjoyed it, but Fallout 3 was a bad fallout for me ^^'
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archanix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Yeap... Fallout 3 was like reboot... bad reboot. What was inteligent in classic became stupid... like supermutants... no Orks.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried so many tears with the ghouls and orcs, please what do they had in mind? :p
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archanix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Orcs aren't Orks. Orcs in... I don't know; Warcraft are muscle brave warriors able to create great civilization when Orks from Warhammer are so stupid race so they are killing each other to... kill something. They fight because they want and thats all. But at liest they were funny when on DC greenskins are stupid, strong green(of course) but not funny. Master is turning over in his own grave.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please don't turn the hallberd in the wound, the master was a masterpiece of nemesis, the percfect thesis of an utopia which gone wrong, the hope of an ideal future world paved by a genocid for the greater good...

And now what do we had? a bland remix of the president of fallout 2 you can easily destroy and one fucking button to press with a code taken from the bible no one cares about while being helped by the boringhood of steel and an anti communist goldorak... WHOOHOO!!!!
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archanix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I mean Master would be ashemed if he would see what the called Supermutants in DC. He was a great antagonist.Smart guy who wanted to bring back safe America. Even in NV in Dead Money thanks to him we got serious, depresing story of Dog/God. One of my favourite.

I remember Brotherhood from Washington. "F*** the code, f*** people who died in War. We are shooting muties now!!!"

And to be honest I hate James(father). He should be a good one but: He gave his child a gun in guarded Vault, he let people die in 101. After meeting again he send us to kill muties. And we can't kill him or anything. Most evil thing we can do with that is... Blowing up random town Megaton! It is so odd!
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I blow random city becaus it's EUUVUL HURR HUURRRR :p
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Navin-Toast Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
i agree that NV was the much better game, but i found it too easy to survive in NV even in hardcore mode where the only real danger was being shot or eaten, you could find food and ammo crawling out the wood work. In fact both game are bad for that :(
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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with hardest difficulty this mod will change totally your experience, believe me ;)
And honnestly the biggest callenge always has been to survive and not being killed, ammo has never been a big issue you know, even in fallout 1 & 2...
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