Have you ever jumped into one of Bethesda's many sprawling RPGs and, in between the hundreds of side quests, just ran around meeting random NPCs and pretending to be in your own personal, epic, HBO style TV series? I know I have!
In my current Skyrim save, the Fellowship of the Ring, Link (thank you, mods!) and I have been running around Skyrim beating the shit out of anything we see, because we're mercenaries tasked with the glorious purpose of acquiring as much coin as we can horde to escape this troubled land. 'Cause it gets tiring keeping your eyes to the sky, traveller.
But the basic point I'm trying to get to is, thanks the sheer breadth of narrative and story within both The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, a whole world of potential is afforded to a Bethesda TV adaptation. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a Fallout miniseries? That's why this fan made Fallout pilot blew my mind with the force of a thousand WHAT? THAT'S SICKs!
The first part of a, soon to be, deliciously spot-on three piece series by MechanicalCakeTV, 'Fallout: Revelation' is an awesome piece of work. The performances, sets, grading, props, everything is as great as you'd want a Fallout homage to be. And it doesn't feel too grating when it takes itself seriously, which is also quite nice.
Just look at it for yourself:
See? Pretty good right? I cannot wait to see the final two episodes. What about you? Haven't watched it yet? Well here are a few shots of the action to tide ya'll over.
War Never Changes
Here's our mysterious hero recording a tearful message for people yet to be known. But he sure misses them. Look at that longing! He also says someone is coming for him. Who could that be?
See what I mean by the grading? The wasteland looks immense in real imagery.
Signs of Life
After receiving a emergency beacon, our hero sets out to discover its location. And manages to stumble upon something rather unfathomable...
In the wreckage of a downed air or spacecraft, our hero discovers a spherical object that connects with his mind and forces the startling truth behind the world's destruction upon him. As if existing in the wasteland wasn't bad enough!
And there's so much more to be seen in these 15 minutes of brooding badassery. Believe me, I really don't want to give anymore away. So give 'Fallout: Revelation' a watch, sole survivors. Don't be a silly smoothskin.
What did you make of 'Fallout: Revelation'?