So i'm basing my approach by reading Otten's Two Flavours of Dieselpunk
, which most of you know, as "Ottensian" and "Piecraftian".
And most of you surely already know what Fallout 3 is all about. If not, you can check it out here
. (For arguments sake i'm going to add atompunk as a "smaller part" of ottensian dieselpunk)
So bearing all that in mind, why would I ever claim that fallout 3 is the only creation to be dieselpunk in its fullest sense?
Because it includes both flavours of dieselpunk in its story.
If Fallout 3 had not included the amazing art deco buildings, the crazy diesel/atom inventions, etc and relied solely on the "big bada boom" war, it would still classify as dieselpunk, albeit a Piecraftian Dieselpunk along the lines of Mad Max/Waterworld.
If Fallout 3 had not included the "big bada boom" war and relied solely on the retro-futurist progress which is present throughout the game, it would still classify as dieselpunk, albeit an Ottensian Dieselpunk along the lines of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
But Fallout 3 adds both! And that is precisely why its the only creation which is completely and utterly dieselpunk
What do others think of this?