Excerpt: War... war never changes. But games do. And I think I might have done, as well. Once, I might have bemoaned change. But trudging through the original Fallout , some thirteen years after its release, is an interesting experience.
Excerpt: Pity the PC RPG'er, for theirs is a market either flooded with fantasy-themed games, or short on titles period. Truly memorable PC RPGs are few and far between, and those memorable for good reasons are even less frequent.
Excerpt: Fallout holds a special place with me. For starters, it was the very first role playing game I ever bought and to this day it still remains one of my favorites, although there are a few issues which let it down.
Excerpt: Fallout was 1997′s best role-playing game. It was released in a time where people had been waiting years for something really groundbreaking to come by in an RPG, and Interplay didn’t miss the mark.
Excerpt: Anyone ever get tired of the endless numbers of CRPG´s we get, where we must "battle a horde of goblins and orcs, rescue the kingdom and in the meantime collect our huge reward enough to build a golden bridge across Faerun? Anyone?
Excerpt: Why yes Jimmy, Nukes can be fun! Interplay's foray into the role-playing game (RPG) market is welcomed greatly. Except for Ultima Online , there have been few or no quality RPG's to come out on the PC in a long time - and it's about to change...
Pros: + Yeehaw! (hick for "fun"), + Good Graphics, + Great Sound, + MacGyver!, - Small story bug
Summary: The past several years haven't exactly been kind to role-playing game fans. Very few role-playing games have been released since 1993, and those that have made it to retail shelves have largely been unsuccessful at combining playability and originality with the complexity that role-playing game fans...
Conclusion: Many older games deserve to be rediscovered and replayed by all gamers. Fallout is a part of gaming history and a perfect example of a game that was ahead of its time. Flawed by today’s standards then… but still a classic that paved the way for a whole franchise nonetheless.