The original Fallout is a turn based RPG. You create, control, and level up a single character, but you can also recruit others to your cause. Unfortunately, followers can only have their weapons upgraded in the vanilla version of the game; however, with Fallout Fixit, they can level up and have the armor upgraded like in Fallout 2.
The game is short by RPG standards -only about 20 hours- but a low price should offset such concerns. Furthermore, the time that you do spend in game is what I refer to as quality game play time; in other words, there are no boring and repetive quests or other filler content that increases game time without really adding to the game. Your time spent in Fallout 1 will be filled with lighting raiders on fire, taking headshots on super mutants, performing unique side quests, and collecting all manner of new and destructive weapons.
Unfortunately, Fallout 1 is not without it's flaws. For one, the grapics are quite dated. If beautiful graphics are a requirement for you, then you might want to skip this one. Second, the inventory interface is rather clunky. Such an interface would probably be considered unacceptable by modern standards, but it's not bad enough that it should destroy your ability to enjoy the game. Finally, there are other small concerns (such as the inability to move followers that get in your way). However, these are mostly fixed by the Fallout Fixit patch. In fact, I highly recommend this patch (see the Steam Forums or do a Google search). It restores some cut content, makes followers more useful/powerfull, includes the high resolution patch, and much more.
The game may be showing its age when it comes to graphics and a clunky interface, but RPG lovers willing to look past these flaws will find a diamond in the rough. The RPG mechanics are quite satisfying and the world and atmosphere are so captivating, that even after 15 years and 4 other Fallout games, fans still can't get enough.
Geplaatst: 28 december 2013