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Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  Horny-Bullant (56)
Written on  :  Sep 05, 2004
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

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Summary

Fallout has turned into Diablo.

The Good

Fallout games have always been on the top of my list. So when I heard that there was one coming out on PS2 I sprinted all the way to my nearest game store and picked it up straight away. I was happy to see that the old weapons such as the power fist, the ripper and so on were still being held in high regard by the creators. And all my old buddies were back for me to smash. There is no better feeling than smashing two raiders heads together and watching the third cower in the corner without the backup of his two comrades. Then there is the "swear factor",I mean come on, everyone loves game when you can tell someone who has just asked you for help to GET F%^#ED. OK i'm struggling here, thats about all I can say about how good the game is........but I have a few things to say about it on the bad side.........

The Bad

I said before that I have always been a fan of Fallout games. The reason that I was a fan is because I loved in fallout 2 especially traveling between towns, have hundreds of optional quests, joining an organized crime family etc. But on console they couldn't have that could they? No of course not, they just decided that they were going to do the same thing that they did to Baldurs Gate on console. Which is change it into Diablo.......run into town, get quest, leave town, go do quest, come back, ask for another etc. I mean why do they have to ruin one of best series of RPGs ever and make it a god damn hack'n'slash. Ok deep breath......now onto the actual quests that you are given. One of the first quests I did was clear a warehouse because it was infested by Rad-scorpions. So it all seems fine and dandy for the first few rooms of killing scorpions and rats, but after doing it for about four floors, all the rooms looking the same and KILLING THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, I ended up only being able to play for about 10 minutes before I need a 24 hour break because it was so boring and repetitive.

The Bottom Line

If you were/are a big fan of Diablo then go and pick up this Fallout, but if you are looking for any of the mini-quests or freedom of Fallout or Fallout 2 then you will be very disappointed and this game will probably be up on the shelf in about 2 days.