Yayınlanma: 25 Mayıs
The Fallout world is my favourite fictional world, period. The lore is deep and intelligent, and packed full of interesting characters, concepts, and secrets for the player to learn about and discover. The debut Fallout game itself is a classic RPG by an measure, and one of the best RPGs of the 90s.
While not as accessible as the most recent games in the series, Fallout doesn't lack charm and depth, and for those with the patience to tackle a game that's part classic RPG, part adventure game, it holds a wealth of wonderful fiction to discover.
However, As much as it was a great achievement in terms of storytelling and world-building, it is a product of its time and thus suffers from some of the problems that plagued both the aforementioned genres in the 90s: clunky UI, an isometric camera that often impedes movement and blocks items and people, combat that relies utterly on chance with little skill involved, unforgiving difficulty for beginner characters, and - worst of all IMO - illogical solutions to problems that can leave unwitting players frustrated. You didn't think to use a radio on that one particular computer? Too bad, buddy, you're stuck
Fallout 2 is bigger, streamlines some of the technical issues and irons out some unintuitive features, but I think that this is the superior game when it comes to plot, tone, and narrative. The fantastic voice acting from some great performers coupled with the driving storyline really draws you in and makes you feel like there is something real at stake. The narrative and the world really are the game's strongest features. Complaints aside, I do recommend that any fan of the Fallout series commit some time to discovering this game, and delving deeper into the world of Fallout.