Přidáno: 18. března
Fallout 2 is a game that went under my games to play radar for far too long, mostly because when it came out I wasn't even in primary school yet. I'm typically not the biggest fan of this kind of post-apocalyptic setting, in fact this is the only one I like. I owe my discovering this masterpiece entirely to the streamlined fallout experience by Bethesda and later Obsidian.
I found the first dungeon to be ruthless my first playthrough, it took me a reload or two before I managed to survive the initial trial and start the main quest. When I emerged into the wasteland of Fallout 2, I was a bit intimidated, every direction on the map had opened up to me. The main quest giver did point me in the direction of a nearby town, but I wanted to see how far south I could go, maybe discover a cool town or two. Nope, I just ended up with plenty of bullets in my corpse.
I decide to not go south when I reload and instead go to the town that the elder directed me to, this is where I lost interest initially. I ended up not in the mood to read any of the dialogs that would've pointed me in the right direction and instead gave up. A few months pass and on a whim I decide to reload my save and see if I can't make any headway in game. After I did a few side quests I really started to enjoy myself, the battle system I found unforgiving started to feel a little rewarding, and I kept going.
I am a little sad however, I'm nearing the final content of the game and I'm trying my darndest to make my remaining hours on my character, the powerfist wielding warrior Gertrude, last as long as possible.
-The game has aged well in my opinion, the graphics may not look as sharp as some people may desire, but the game is still entirely playable.
-The combat is very fun after the initial slow burn, I'd say about level 5 is where it took off for me.
-The characters have been very fun, I can recall most of the characters I've run into in Fallout 2, the same can't be said of Fallout 3 or New Vegas (granted they each had a few good characters).
-Tons of content, I've spent a good 30-40 hours on my current character and still find new quests.
-The game is from the late 90's and has technical limitations because of this (Combat can be very slow when a large number of characters are engaged in battle)
-You cannot reload in combat when it is not your turn to move, this doesn't sound too bad but in large battles where you try to keep your companions alive it can be a little bothersome.
-There is a time limit in game for how long you can play, it's an unfortunate technical issue, however you have about 13 in game years until you are forced to play a new character (my current character is on year 3 near the end of the game)
Final thoughts on the game:
This is honestly the best game I've played in past years, it makes me yearn for games that don't constantly hold my hand. Every mistake I make is punished, every good decision I make is rewarded. The myriad of companions in game really made my experience that much better (barring when Sulik would sit in doorways, blocking my only exit). If I had to give this game a number score it'd probably be an 8 or 9 out of 10. There is no perfect game, and this game certainly has quite a large number of faults, but this is the most fun I've had with a game since my initial Dark Souls playthrough.