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SummaryJust like Fallout 1, but... bigger.
The GoodAfter posting a review of Fallout 1 here on MobyGames that sounded something like a lovesick eleven year old girl talking about her favorite American Idol star - purely because everything that could be said about the game had already been said but I still had a passionate urge to say something anyway - I thought I'd try posting a review of Fallout 2 that would be somewhat more explanatory as to WHY the Fallout series is such an unquestionable must-have for every PC gamers collection.
Unfortunately, Zovni has beaten me to it again, with such a comprehensively gargantuan review, that all he's left me to do is mumble like a freshly dipped Super Mutant and say "Guhhh, game good! Like he said, game good!". =)
To paraphrase Zovni's review, the best possible thing I could say about Fallout 2 is that it is exactly like Fallout 1, but much bigger. And being that Fallout 1 is the best RPG, and arguably the best computer game, ever created by man, I can't think of a more shining compliment to give Fallout 2.
The BadIronically, that same statement stands for the one bad thing about the Fallout series - the bugs. Fallout 2 had several game glitches, much like its predecessor, but more of them. But no matter how many times one of my henchmen blows off my head with a poorly aimed chaingun burst, or my game crashes and my save file becomes corrupt because I just happened to co-incidentally place exactly 13 rounds of 10mm AP ammo in the third locker from the left while carrying a sledgehammer and facing east, I still just can't bring myself to think or say anything bad about Fallout 2. No matter how many times I may feel like throwing my PC out the window due to some small programming glitch, the intense playability of this timeless RPG always lures me back.