One of the things I love about Fallout is its utter lack of seriousness. This is a game that is set in an apocalyptic wasteland, mind you, but the last thing new players should expect is a Cormac McCarthy novel. From the monsters to the robots to the radio, it’s pure pulp. The Road less traveled.
As you may know, a lot of the satire is based on the politics of the day. And it most definitely is satire. That’s why my initial reaction to the vanilla Chinese Propaganda Radio was to laugh, the same way I laughed when I heard President Eden. I didn’t agree with Bethesda’s choice to put on such a thick accent, because the real Tokyo Rose spoke with perfect clarity, but I get the need to sell the character as foreign. I think Jessica Osborne does a much better job here of selling that fact without resorting to PEACE RUVING PEOPRE OF CHINAH like the vanilla actor.
I haven’t decided whether to make this a station that’s only part of The Free and the Pure, as opposed to one you can access at any time like Enclave Radio. We shall see.