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If your decision is wavering between Fallout and another game (made by a company which is more dedicated to the Mac like MacSoft), get Fallout. If you're tired of Myth and Quake and want something new, get Fallout. If you're simply in the market for a new Mac game, get Fallout. It is one of the finest games to make it to the Mac in a long time and is worth every penny.
Fallout truly is the 'War and Peace' of the gaming world: a masterwork of brilliance, an undying statement of fiction, and a cast of characters you need a database to keep track of.
The story bug is really only a result of Interplay granting us the right to do anything at any time, so it's not really a huge fault. Bugs have plagued Daggerfall and Ultima Online, but they just aren't here to the same degree in Fallout. This game has depth, it's fun, it looks good, it plays well, and its got a great story. So what are you waiting for?
Des thèmes sombres, une vision pessimiste et sarcastique de l’humanité, capable de s’atomiser et de retomber dans la brutalité d’un âge obscur où seule la survie compte, loin de la société lissée de consommation… Ce ton adulte et sans concession détonnait, et détonne toujours, au milieu des RPG heroïc-fantasy où l’on mange du Chtimi le nain (car il vient des mines du Nord) et de l'elfe évanescent aux oreilles aérodynamiques, à longueur de scénario galvaudé. Bref, une œuvre rare.
Combat and quest mechanics can only take a role-playing game so far. What really shines in Fallout is the story it tells and the way all of the quests and fights tie together seamlessly. The story keeps you tied to your computer and when it finally ends, leaves you wanting more.
Overall? Well, Fallout is one of the most engrossing games I have come across for quite a while, and the way that you have complete control over how your character develops is a powerful feature. Normally when I see a good game I find out that it is far too short, this should not be a problem with Fallout as there are 15 different locations with over 50 maps to explore. The only real problem is that you require quite a powerful machine to play it in it's full glory.
Fallout is the best game I have played this year. In fact, near the end of my quest, it made me late for work quite often. I'm usually not drawn to this type of game, but it turned out to be a very welcome break from the mindless slaughter of Duke or Quake-type games. As you go further into the quest, you meet some interesting people, and the story of the world begins to take you over: a couple of nights I found myself dreaming about the DeathClaw beating down the door and slashing me into ribbons. The only comfort was that my mini-gun and powered combat amour were safely stowed under my pillow!
I cannot urge you enough to try this game (or at least the demo), even if the thought of RPGs turns you off!