I absolutely adore Fallout 2.
I've played around 10 hours of the second installment from Black Isle and it's awesome.
I'm now a "Made Man" in the Salvatore family in New Reno, my wife is carrying a laser pistol, and my undead buddy Lenny is rolling with some Mk.II leather armor. We're ready to raid the next quest with force.
Anyway, go play it. If you haven't tried it, try it. If it's overwhelming at first (it was for me) go read the beginning of http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/The_Nearly_Ultimate_Fallout_2_Guide
If you have played it and have some tips for me and my crew for the next mission, I'm all ears! n_n