Should I play this game for the first time?

#1 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

I've heard great things, but I haven't played it or seen any video about it. I downloaded it today since it is free so I'm wondering if it still holds up. I'm a younger gamer than most people on here so put that into consideration. I can still appreciate older video games, but I probably won't enjoy as much as you do. So have any of you duders played it recently? Is it important to play or should I forget about it?

#2 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7056 posts) -

Well it's free and you already have it so no harm in playing it. I say do it.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (11724 posts) -

Definitely play it if you think it's something that interests you. I only played it for the first time a couple of years ago and I thought it was fantastic.

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

There is no reason not to play one of the best RPGs of all time when it is free.
 
Also yes, it is still good.

#5 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Yes. Then play it for the second and third times.
 
edit: Kinda amazed this landmark hasn't made it to Random Ass PC Game for all the guys who only ever played the Bethesda games.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6348 posts) -

Just play it for the second time, skip the first.

#7 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1959 posts) -

Fantastic game, a little dated obviously, but it's such a good game that there is literally no reason to not play it. Seriously, get on that shit.  
 
I played it a few months ago and booted it up again today for shits and giggles when I heard it was free on GOG. Game still holds up, even though I'm young and played the game when it was already getting old (1999-2000?) and I was still super young. Game is super important in open-world history as well, so yeah. 

#8 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

Huh, reading up on this game and it's a turn-based RPG? This'll be interesting..

#9 Posted by Patman99 (1559 posts) -

There is literally no downside to playing Fallout right now. The game is great, much like the rest of the series. To be honest, it was worth the $5 it was worth before this 100% off sale, and it is worth and infinite times more now. Seriously, if you have not played this game and are looking for something to do, GO GET IT NAAAOOOO!!!!!

#10 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

Ha ha thanks guys. I'll play it. May want to record myself playing it too. Now I just need some free time!

#11 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

@Phatmac: Just a heads up. There's a bit of a wall (combat wise) early on that makes things a little tough near the beginning but once you get some companions and skills then it should grand.

#12 Posted by Citizenking (25 posts) -

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/05/fallout-free-on-gog-com-for-the-next-48-hours/

#13 Edited by Shivoa (613 posts) -

Yep, turn based RPG. Tactical stuff, except you're in a world where's it a totally valid life choice to roll low on perception, walk up to an enemy with a chaingun, and unload until the small pieces of giblets spread over the landscape and their feet are all that remains. So valid tactics can be running away, or being a tank, or a more traditional tactical combat role. You can play whoever you want to play, and pick sides in a fair few fights.

Come for the open world, choices matter, story; stay for the watching an enemy fall to pieces under sustained fire. If you can enjoy a game where you'll be doing a fair amount of reading and exploring then you'll be in for a good time.

Edit: can't type, damn these useless fingers.

#14 Edited by Divina_Rex (351 posts) -

It's a fun game and you should play it but, I believe that Fallout 2 is much better. However, you should install the Restoration Project Mod for Fallout 2 because it brings back so much cut content and made the game more enjoyable (much less stupid random battles).

#15 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1741 posts) -

It's a fun game, but a lot slower than most modern games.

Also, don't worry about the countdown. It's much more time than you think.

#16 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

@Phatmac: Just a heads up. There's a bit of a wall (combat wise) early on that makes things a little tough near the beginning but once you get some companions and skills then it should grand.

Thanks! May set it to easy if I get stuck.

#17 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

@Shivoa said:

Yep, turn based RPG. Tactical stuff, except you're in a world where's it a totally valid life choice to roll low on perception, walk up to an enemy with a chaingun, and unload until the small pieces of giblets spread over the landscape and their feet are all that remains. So valid tactics can be running away, or being a tank, or a more traditional tactical combat role. You can play whoever you want to play, and pick sides in a fair few fights.

Come for the open world, choices matter, story; stay for the watching an enemy fall to pieces under sustained fire. If you can enjoy a game where you'll be doing a fair amount of reading and exploring then you'll be in for a good time.

Edit: can't type, damn these useless fingers.

Sounds awesome. If it's anything remotely like FF Tactics than I'm in!

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