Your character has customizable statistics, such as "strength" and "perception", as well as skills, such as "small guns", "first aid", "lockpicking", and "speech". There are also Perks that you can acquire as you level up through experience, which allow you to add cool abilities to your character throughout the game. With so much customization possible, you can play a variety of styles (ie. violent, stealthy, diplomatic, etc.). If you haven't played these games, you need to.
Fallout Tactics, on the otherhand, I hated. It's a game based on Fallout's tactical turn-based combat, which it mimics well enough, but somehow the game feels very hollow, uninspired, and completely lacking in the atmosphere and awe that Fallout 1 and 2 had. I don't recall the game having much of a story... not an interesting or worthy one, anyway. Some may enjoy it. But even with this dud thrown into the mix, this package earns its 5 out of 5 score just based on the merit of Fallout 1 and 2. A must-have for fans of PC gaming, whether you typically enjoy RPGs or not.
R.I.P. Black Isle Studios, along with Fallout 3; both of which were recently given the axe by Interplay. Thanks for some of the best games I've ever had the pleasure to play.
So why only 4 stars? Fallout Tactics is not quite up to the standard of the first two games. It is a tactical squad-based combat game, where the RPG elements take a back seat. While fun, it lacks something in comparison to its predecessors.
So what you have here is two classic RPG's and a respectable Tactical combat game. I heartily reccommend this set, it won't disappoint any RPG fan. I still hope that Fallout 3 may some day arrive, as these games still leave me wanting for more.
I even play the second still
The third I haven't been able to get my hands on for neither love nor money. Read more