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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 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 Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, one of he game big bosses himself ;)

Thanks for the support :)
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a15godzilla 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 Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And berets with a boone under :p
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a15godzilla Aug 27, 2012
Yes.
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StJost 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 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 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 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 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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