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MENES THE PHARAOH [BDZ] Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:45am
SHOULD I JUST START WITH FO2?
OR PLAY THE SERIES FROM THE BEGINING!
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she-ra Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:24am 
id say its your choice, but FO2 is fleshed out, a lot more going on. FO1 is quite minimalist in comparison but is still a great game. maybe try the first one to start with just in case you feel it doesnt compare, but they are both great games in their own ways
MENES THE PHARAOH [BDZ] Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:38am 
THANK YOU! I WILL DO JUST THAT.
MagicalSmallrusWalrusJones Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:03pm 
Fallout 1 serves as a great, but less balanced tutorial to fallout 2.

Its final boss is straight up haunting, and playing it only serves to enhance the experience of fallout 2.



Fallout 2 is funnier, wackier, more serious, lighter, darker, more balanced, and overall more interesting. It plays off the curiosities left behind from the first game, and has enemies that will stay terrifying much longer then they did in the first game.
Go Towards The Light Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:12am 
Fallout 1 has a far better sense of exploration of a brave new post apocalyptic world. You are the vault dweller, your people have been couped up in there for 200+ years and you are the first vault dweller to step foot outside the vault. The atmosphere for the first game is unlike anything you'll get in Fallout 2. If you're new the series and serious about investing the playthrough time, do both games starting with the first. It's a smaller and shorter game, but really sets the tone moving forward for all the other games that have come since.
Calloused Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:39am 
Fallout 1 is a fantastic game, it really gives you a sense of desolation as civilization is struggling to rebuild, its much smaller than 2 but it has rich content, and you will learn to instantly go on a murderfest as soon as anyone hurts dear sweet Dogmeat. Also, watch out for Ian, he is a ♥♥♥♥.

Fallout 2 though, is amazing, you have a larger world to explore, more places to visit, more people to interact with, more stuff to do and more depth to your consequences. If you choose to be a slaver, expect it to alter the majority of your interactions with common folk.
The choice of saving or damning a town is more pronounced, it shapes every how that town interacts with you. Blow up the reactor in Gecko? Their neighbor to the south, Vault City, will banish you. Become a Hubologist, or Scientologist as its a very thinly veiled reference, it will colour how that town perceives you and what you can do.
Want a crack at a genuine military base staffed by trained troopers with high quality weapons? You got it.
Think you got the moxy to become the heavyweight champ of north California? You can try.
Pornstar? Yup.
Drug dealer? Certainly.
Wider variety of NPCs to recruit, each with individual strengths and weakness, including a bad ticker? Yup.
Car? Hell yes.
Storyline thats effected by your stats? You got it. The idiot playthrough is great fun.
Fallout 2 is the best in the series and the story is so well written, that when Bethesda made 3, they ripped the whole story off with some small changes.
H.M.P^ FooJuice Sep 1, 2013 @ 2:52am 
~ []D - [] - []V[] - []D - [] - []\[] ~ beers ~ smokes ~ drugs ~ hookers ~ slavery ~ violence ~ theft
...and these are from the nice neighborhoods in FO2!! love the storyline. Too bad the new games arent nearly as advanced as what the originals were for the times. Sure the new ones look PRETTY but they hardly add anything new except graphics...advances in story telling should have been a priority of the fallout universe other than a 3D world.
Not that it was bad, but for the times...it should be so much more!
Jean Luc Picard Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by MENES THE PHARAOH BDZ:
OR PLAY THE SERIES FROM THE BEGINING!
okay you should play fallout 1 first but i played 2 a little before 1 and i got the plot just fine. its not like fallout NV and 3 how there not connected at all. 1 and 2 are connected alot. it sorta spoiles it if you play 2 first but it wont kill you id recommend playing 1. you can wait to fight the enclave i couldent thats why i picked 2 lol
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Jean Luc Picard Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:16am 
Originally posted by calloused:
Fallout 1 is a fantastic game, it really gives you a sense of desolation as civilization is struggling to rebuild, its much smaller than 2 but it has rich content, and you will learn to instantly go on a murderfest as soon as anyone hurts dear sweet Dogmeat. Also, watch out for Ian, he is a ♥♥♥♥.

Fallout 2 though, is amazing, you have a larger world to explore, more places to visit, more people to interact with, more stuff to do and more depth to your consequences. If you choose to be a slaver, expect it to alter the majority of your interactions with common folk.
The choice of saving or damning a town is more pronounced, it shapes every how that town interacts with you. Blow up the reactor in Gecko? Their neighbor to the south, Vault City, will banish you. Become a Hubologist, or Scientologist as its a very thinly veiled reference, it will colour how that town perceives you and what you can do.
Want a crack at a genuine military base staffed by trained troopers with high quality weapons? You got it.
Think you got the moxy to become the heavyweight champ of north California? You can try.
Pornstar? Yup.
Drug dealer? Certainly.
Wider variety of NPCs to recruit, each with individual strengths and weakness, including a bad ticker? Yup.
Car? Hell yes.
Storyline thats effected by your stats? You got it. The idiot playthrough is great fun.
Fallout 2 is the best in the series and the story is so well written, that when Bethesda made 3, they ripped the whole story off with some small changes.

i feel fallout 1 there bare bones nothing rebuilt yet unlike in NV theres a ton of stuff .in 1 almost complete waste land and the gritty graphics and cinimatics really give it that atmoshpere that NV did not have. fallout 3 fallows the same fomula but doss not have the mood the first 1 and 2 had. but i dont hate fallout 3 and NV there just not as good in my opinion. i just hated brotherhood of steel the console one
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MENES THE PHARAOH [BDZ] Sep 1, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
SOME REALLY GREAT ANSWERZ HEAR! I APPRECIATE IT FROM ALL OF YOU.. GOOD INPUT... I WILL MOST DEFINETLY BE STARTING WITH THE ORIGINAL FALLOUT!

I SUPPOSE I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION, AND IT'S ONLY OUT OF INTREST... I KNOW THE MOD COMMUNITY HAS CREATED SOME GREAT CONTENT/FIXES! WOULD YOU PLAY THE GAME WITH ANY MODS, NOT FOR ADDITIONAL CONTENT, BUT TO JUST TRULY MAKE THE GAME, 'SMOOTHER' IF YOU WILL? OR JUST PLAY THE VANILLA GAME? THANKS
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