Geplaatst: 30 juni
First of all, I'd like to note that this review is made by someone who has recently picked this game up - no nostalgia, only objectivity.
- Works well, zero crashes so far, one very minor bug (Shady Sands citizen was panicking over Tandi when she wasn't even gone yet). Zero compatibility issues - they have seriously taken GOOD care of the game when they made it available on Steam (I believe it's even running on some MS-DOS emulator but you don't notice a thing about that. Also it comes with some sort of resolution patch). Also, the game is very alt-tab friendly, you can alt-tab at any time without issues.
- Very good story so far (10 hours in, so can't say everything about it, but so far it's been really good). This game is all about the dialogue. There's an amazing amount of text in this game - and many characters even have spoken dialogue and animations when you're talking to them. I'd go as far as saying the story is on pretty much the same level as 3 and NV so far, in my opinion - with better character building than NV, but more of an RPG touch than FO3 (but I know opinions differ greatly on this part, so take it with a grain of salt, and feel free to disagree).
- This game has aged very well. I don't exactly know how to explain it, but I actually guess the closest analogy would be the old Pokémon games, gameplay-wise. Top-down view, grid based, turn-based combat. 2D games like this never really get old. You can try to make them look better but it'll just end up looking weird.
- Price. This game is dirt cheap, I got it for about €1,50 during the summer sale.
- It's a hard game. It definitely is less forgiving than Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas. Don't be surprised to find a surprisingly large group of surprisingly strong raiders in your path at an early level. And even if you've played FO3 and FONV, you will more likely than not screw up your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. which means you'll have to start over and make a new character early on. The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. and stats and perks are all rather complicated. I actually like it, though, despite having to start over because I have 1 strength and can't use my guns properly.
-Resolution. It's locked to 4:3, and although the Steam version seemed to have some sort of Resolution patch and you can set it to your native resolution which lets you alt-tab quicker, you'll still have to either deal with pillarboxing or stretching. The textures also aren't of amazing resolutions, but that doesn't bother me much personally. The art style is amazing.
- Might be hard to get hooked. Older games aren't for everyone and I understand that. I definitely love it though - and I only bought it during this summer sale. Never played it before. Hell, I was 3 years old when this game was released...
I personally think this game is easily worth the price they ask for it during a sale. It's old, but they took good care of it when they made it available on Steam. Give it a try!