Postat: 25 mai
To this very day Fallout 2 is one of the best games that I've ever laid hands on. I played it back in school for hundreds of hours and now that you can get it on Steam, I just had to buy it once more. Its graphics might seem quite outdated, but if you're not too much of a superficial gamer, you should be able to deal with it.
What makes this game so incredibly beautiful is the developers' love for details and a really convincing atmosphere. You get thrown into a post-apocalyptic world full of glorious black humour, knowing only little about your actual main quest. There is barely any hand-holding, which modern RPGs do all too much. In Fallout 2 there are no quest markers, only hints. To solve your missions, you have to listen to what NPCs tell you, instead of clicking right through dialogues, following a pointer on your minimap and shooting a few bandits in the face. As most things in Fallout 2 can be done in a variety of ways, you can solve problems by talking, violence, in favor of your own interests or to help a certain person or faction. And the outcome will always be entirely different. You decide everything.
On your way through the radioactive desert of the American West Coast you will discover tons of secrets, interesting characters, quests and enthralling side stories. Considering its release date, the game's actually huge. I've played Fallout an infinite number of times, but so far I always managed to discover something new - be it a secret area, a new way to solve a certain quest or just another crazy NPC.
As if this wasn't enough cool things to know about Fallout 2 already, there's even more. For example Fallout's unique character creation system. Your avatar will have a truckload of skills, talents, perks and attributes, which have a direct influence on the gameplay and everything else. You want to conquer the wasteland as a highly intelligent scientist and sweet-talker instead instead of being a violent brute? Want to be sniper instead of chopping your enemies with a chainsaw knife? Well, just give it a shot. No two playthroughs will ever be the same.
I could go on and worship this game for another 20 minutes, but I think, if you're not convinced by now, you won't ever be. However, if you're into oldschool RPGS, buy this game and experience one of the most superior titles in video gaming history. Period.