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This review is from: Fallout Trilogy - 3 Pack Compilation (DVD-ROM)
If you don't mind the limitations of a 1980s program, this is a great package. If you haven't ever played the fallout series, I envy you. You may be in for a pleasant surprise. A lot of love when into these games. They are not just "good for the time", they are just plain good.
The original fallout was a winner. Fallout 2 was even better in many ways. Both of them were very absorbing with a lot of replay-ability. Both quickly developed a fanatical following. Fallout Tactics is not really the same kind of game. I believe it was a result of lots of fans screaming for a sequel. It's basically a 3rd person shoot-em-up and not in the same league with the first two, but still lots of fun.
In fallout and fallout 2, Your actions determine how others react to you. You can play the game as a shooter, or a talker, or evil, or nice. Each type of play is not only possible, they are all fun.
Both Games have a fairly straightforward story line with a few cool twists and a LOT of other stuff to do. You can mess around in the wasteland for a LONG time and never see it all. You can play a different type of character and have a completely different gaming experience.
The NPCs (especially in fallout2) are very memorable. Sulik, one of your companions, is staunch, dependable and has a hilarious way of expressing himself. Once the game ends, you find yourself missing him. Marvin (a teenage boy who wears red sneakers) is also pretty funny. Try leaving him behind and he panics and offers you bribes not to ditch him...(try playing a female and watch Marvin's hormones kick in...funny stuff.) The NPCs also interact to some extent with each other. All of this is achieved without overpowering the game's story line. It's there if you like it, or you can ignore it. In fact, you can totally ignore the story line and just go around throwing dynamite into outhouses. (try it)
A word of warning. The GUI takes some getting used to. Once you master it, the GUI is very playable and ergonomic, but it's probably not like any game you have ever played. If you are tired of all the first person 3D shooters with lame stories, and are starting to get bored with spectacular graphics... You might be ready to play a lower-tech game with some substance. Give fallout a try.
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Initial post: Apr 17, 2010 5:52:40 PM PDT
Kevin O'Brien says:
I agree with you -- Fallout and Fallout 2 are both amazing, must-play experiences. However, they are certainly not 80s-era games; the original Wasteland came out in 1987! Fallout 1 came out in 1997, and Fallout 2 came out in '98. Very different era of games. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2010 6:25:55 PM PDT
Big Jon says:
You are right. They were both very innovative games and ahead of their time too.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2010 8:41:40 PM PST
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Posted on Sep 8, 2011 4:40:24 PM PDT
Kid Icarus says:
Interplay and Origin create worlds. The substance is in the gameplay. Too bad games now have draconic copyright scemes and added headache and aside from gaphics are boring at best. Personally, I think the movies/ cutscenes and diaglgoue are better here (as far as claymation can go for movies) the voice acting and plot is better than #3.
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