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Fallout Is How You Do a Video Game Adaptation

The series has been confirmed to coincide with the game, even continuing storylines and factions, such as the Brotherhood of Steel.


   Amazon Prime Video has debuted Fallout, a post-apocalyptic dark comedy and drama series faithfully adapted from the Bethesda game series of the same name. The show takes place in the irradiated lands of Los Angeles, two hundred years after a worldwide nuclear conflict resulted in the near extinction of humanity.    

    The series contains eight episodes, each averaging about an hour long. It follows three main protagonists. Lucy, played by Ella Purnell, is a kind-hearted vault dweller venturing through the Mojave wasteland searching for her abducted father. Maximus (Aaron Moten), a scribe looking to make a name for himself in the vast Brotherhood of Steel. The Ghoul (Walter Goggins), a nomad gunslinger making caps wherever and however possible. 

     Fallout currently bestows an 8.6 rating on IMDB, a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and there’s no question why. Fans of the Fallout game series will be pleasantly surprised by this extremely accurate portrayal of the games, while those new to the franchise can expect an action-packed satirical comedy with a vastly fleshed-out world. 

     Everything down to the set design, props, and costumes, perfectly emulates the original Fallout games. This can be attributed to the fact that the show brought in many of the original developers of the game series, even Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard had a significant role in the production process. This is something future video game adaptations need to take note of. 

    So If you’re a fan of the Fallout games, I highly recommend you watch the show. If you’re just a fan of gruesome post-apocalyptic media, then I also highly recommend Fallout to you. Overall, Fallout is a fantastic show that deserves a watch. 




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Ashton Young is currently a sophomore at UHS, and this is his first year as Staff Writer on The Torch. He enjoys reading and visiting national or state parks. He appreciates and listens to all kinds of music and his favorite film is Reservoir Dogs.
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