The Fallout 3 Marriage Proposal

By Jim Rossignol on September 3rd, 2009 at 11:31 am.


While on the surface this is act of love… it’s rather peculiar. It’s a Fallout 3 mod created for a single purpose, and a single person: to ask a Fallout 3 player player to marry the girl who – with the help of the Fallout 3 modding community – made it. The full story begins here on the Bethesda forums, and continues here. To cut a very long story short: a video of the marriage proposal mod being played is below. And he said yes.

Thanks to Alex S for the tip.

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66 Comments »

  1. Cutman says:

    The Chrono Trigger one was much better.

  2. alastair says:

    haha nice

  3. Comment system, what comment system? says:

    That video was a tad long for what should have been 30 seconds.

  4. Bhazor says:

    Women proposing? Madness!
    Also, sounds like a pair of Badly Drawn Boy fans. I don’t know whether their breeding is a good thing or not.

  5. Lyndon says:

    Man that’s creepy.

    I like it.

  6. Ian says:

    There were a lot of things I found quite unsettling about that.

    I do like how he started wielding his bat/mace thing before he opened the door for her, though.

  7. Elman says:

    I want to know what the NPC says if he says no.

  8. Lilliput King says:

    You’d have thought for a thing like this they would’ve at least chosen a decent game.

    Ooooh.

  9. Mike says:

    Awwww.

  10. Rinox says:

    I like the idea behind it, but that girl looked like she had just returned from a round trip to the uncanny valley. Creepy.

  11. Gap Gen says:

    “post-apocalyptic love slave”?

  12. GJLARP says:

    @Liliput king: You said it bro.

  13. Lewis says:

    Genuinely went “Awwwww!” out loud, despite being alone in the flat.

    Though “post-apocalyptic love slave” was a bit weird.

  14. roBurky says:

    Both of those forum links are the same, Jim.

  15. Cathartis says:

    As cute as the idea for this was, some of the dialogue was pretty cheesy.

    Beth NPC’s prolly aren’t the best for delivering convincing, emotional dialogue, either. Ah well, it’s really great to see this kind of community spirit helping that girl!

  16. Q says:

    horrid

  17. Joe Martin says:

    That’s creepier than getting stalked by the ghost of your overweight grandma.

  18. The Sombrero Kid says:

    i feel slightly nauseous after that.

  19. DMJ says:

    A brave attempt to inject emotion into games.

  20. Surgeon says:

    If only he’d said yes, and then shot her…

  21. Heliocentric says:

    And in the game.

  22. Jacques says:

    Oh sweet jesus, that voice acting makes me want to vomit.

  23. sana says:

    why…?

  24. Debaser says:

    Yeah, that was exceptionally creepy.

  25. Noc says:

    And the Uncanny Valley makes everything better yet again!

  26. yhancik says:

    “You saved me. I shall repay you”
    *kneels*

    I got really scared there :p

    And she turns into a limbs ripping monster is you say no… I don’t know what to think about it :p

  27. yhancik says:

    But please leave the uncanny valley alone.
    There’s no “uncanny valley” in a stiff 3D automaton speaking with a telephone voice.

  28. Jacques says:

    yhancik, sounds like you’re getting confused between the uncanny valley and the vulva.

  29. Ubernutz says:

    That was insanely creepy. I wonder what a divorce mod would be like? You get beaten up, half your stuff gets taken away, and then you have to painfully scrape yourself together and try to battle on. A bit like Clear Sky really.

  30. Raziel_axd says:

    Finally, you got it here. Jim, I hope you watched the second video on Youtube in which they show what happens if the boy had said “no”.

  31. Colonos says:

    Oh boy how sick is this wonderful world!!! What will be the name of the children? Pip boy? nuka-cola?. Meeeeeh!

  32. Joe The Wizard says:

    Man, here I was thinking that she did an awesome job in audio post making her voice sound like it was coming through a really shit radio, but as it turns out, she just had an incredibly cheap, low-quality microphone. I gave her too much credit!

  33. Clockwork Harlequin says:

    Wait. It’s really silly, but also a clear indicator that games ARE art. Anybody here written really bad, soppy love poetry before? This mod’s the same thing. Just, in an ideal world, this stuff doesn’t get published.

    I think it’s a sweet expression of her love for her (now?) fiancee. But just like the pet name you might give your beloved [My sweet baby chocolate bunnykins!], it’s nobody’s business but theirs. We shouldn’t have to hear it.

  34. fearian says:

    that was creepy as fuck.

    “and now… he’s mine… to.. keep! umehehehehehehe”

  35. yhancik says:

    @Jacques : I will from now on follow your advice and replace the first by the second.
    It actually makes Rinox & Noc’s comments pretty amusing ;)

  36. torchedEARTH says:

    That’s all very well, but you should see the DLC for agreeing who gets the kids after the divorce.

  37. Wolfox says:

    I wonder what would happen if he used VATS to say no. :-)

  38. Daniel Klein says:

    Am I the only one who was waiting for him to shoot her?

  39. Premium User Badge yhancik says:

    I’ve been expecting him to shooter her by mistake.
    Or for Toad to tell him that the princess is in another castle.

  40. Marty Dodge says:

    This is very cool. Its original and clever…

  41. Premium User Badge yhancik says:

    *to shooter her = to shoot her

    I’m terribly sorry for that silly typo

  42. Rummy says:

    This seems like a sweet gesture, but it’s also very, very cringe worthy. Also why is the Chrysler building suddenly in DC?

  43. Mehhh says:

    I liked the Little Big Planet proposal better.

  44. Anthony Damiani says:

    “Hold on, I’m going to save and reload, I’m being evil this play-through.”

  45. Joseph says:

    “If only he’d said yes, and then shot her…”

    “And in the game.”

    Rofl.

  46. sinister agent says:

    Better than saying no would be the option to quietly walk away and never speak of this incident again. Possibly closing the cell door on the way out.

  47. Serenegoose says:

    Wow, harsh. I didn’t realise we were prohibited from using videogames to express our emotions unless we’ve got a professional sound setup and have been voice acting for some time. I think it’s sweet, and you make do with what you’ve got.

  48. Alaric says:

    This is awesome awesomeness! I’m totally re-posting it!

  49. Nallen says:

    the fffuuuuuu…