Posted: November 21, 2013
“The struggle for survival is a war without end. And war… war never changes.”
Fallout Tactics changed the focus from a role-playing game to squad-based strategy game. With this shift in basic gameplay most RPG aspects from the two first Fallout instalments have been removed, e.g. sequence of missions is fixed and linear, no cities, limited exploration and character dialogues.
Instead it introduces novelties like the squad-based combat system, that gives you complete control of each member of your party (up to 6 members). And with each story-related mission, you can pick up additional team members with different talents, allowing you to customize your team to suit your preferred tactical approach.
In addition you have the possibility of the CTB (continuous turn-based) combat mode, which for the most part should be called real-time mode. From a strategic viewpoint this game lives up to its title, in providing a captivating tactical gameplay with several ways to successfully complete your missions.
Fun fact: The fan community has released one mod called Redux (hosted on No Mutants Allowed), that fixes most problems of the game. It can be downloaded on the link below (thanks to Cory★killer).http://www.nma-fallout.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=1382
My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:
- Combat & Controls
- Tactical gameplay
Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:
- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior
If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
Combat & Controls: S-Rank
(Super Mutant beat the living crap out of Brian, inflicting 362 points of damage.)
Tactical gameplay: S-Rank
(I want these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s deader than a meat-sauce covered ghoul with a chainsaw up his ♥♥♥ in a pit full of god damned starving deathclaws.)
There are no achievements to conquer.
Achievement difficulty: none
Fallout: New Vegas (PC) – Action role-playing game
(Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2010
Fallout 3 (PC) – Action role-playing game
(Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2008
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (PC) – Squad-based strategy game
(Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2001
Fallout 2 (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game
(Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 1998http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/38410/
Fallout 1 (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game
(Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 1997http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/38400/