View Full Version : Fallout and Fallout 2
Wed, 8th Jun '05, 9:15pm
Just got done with my Fallout marathon. Every bit as good as I've heard. Good story line, Baldur's Gate game engine and graphics, interesting NPC's... oh yes AND GUNS. Lots of guns, hand guns, lasers, machine guns and really big machine guns.
In the first game I choose to be a sniper (finesse, more criticals, better criticals, etc. specializing in small guns and energy weapons) -- developed a character who could shoot your eye out. It was a lot of fun doing 250+ points of damage with a critical hit to the eyes using the turbo pulse rifle (at two shots per round). Reach out and touch someone.
Fallout 2 I opted for the more bangs = more buck philosophy (fast shot, better rate of fire, more damage per bullet, living anatomy, etc. specializing in machine guns and big guns). Using a bozar (big machine gun) 'The Chosen One' was doing over 300 points of damage per burst -- with two bursts per round. Body parts flying everywhere -- hoo yaa!
Strongly recommended for those of you who actually like the infinity engine and think the infinity engine + guns = fun. It make for a nice change of pace from casting fireballs and whacking with swords.
[ June 08, 2005, 21:31: Message edited by: T2Bruno ]
Wed, 8th Jun '05, 9:34pm
if only there were a mod where you could use The Nameless One avatar for The Chosen One. Would probably fit with the story too...
actually, IIRC, I was kindof annoyed in that game to get the power armor, and have to use that avatar. I mean, Vic still looked like a fat slob when he wore the power armor, why did The Chosen One have to look like a giant cyborg? Was almost worth it to be much weaker and wear the far cooler black leather...
Wed, 8th Jun '05, 11:05pm
Yeah the legendary, one sleeve black leather jacket. I always try to keep that one on for as long as possible. I tried to finish the game with it but the supermutants weren't impressend with my good looks :rolleyes:
Wed, 8th Jun '05, 11:10pm
I kept the combat leather jacket on even after Vic, Cassidy and Sulik were wearing combat armor....
Took a lot of unnecessary damage for the sake of style.
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 1:29am
I've been thinking out getting these games for awhile. Now if I could just find some place that sells them (yes, Tal, I checked Amazon.ca, but no luck :( )
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 6:50am
Fallout 2, high Agility, Perception, and Luck. Small Guns, Sniper, and a Gauss Rifle = lots of dead Enclave soldiers. It wasn't even funny haw fast they died. If you also take the Fast Shot, your almost guaranteed critical more then makes up for not being able to aim.
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 8:30am
Never did get people's affection for the leather armor. I always went for combat armor myself. Reminds me of some cool anime special forces hero kinda thing.
As for the perks and traits, I don't remember their names anymore. But I usually played 3 character types:
1. A HtH combater, with Bruiser, Action Boy and other such traits & perks to make him hit as hard and as fast as possible... also with the perk that allowed to move more than normally possible (up to 6 action points for moving). This fella would never wear a big bulky Power Armor unless absolutely necessary. He would make do with sub-dermal armor etc.
2. A weapons' expert. Not finesse for the reduced damage (or whatever the deal was with that), but just tagging all the firearms skills save small weapons as you could get books for that. Then just using snipers, big guns, energy weapons and grenades.
3. A science & research & socializing expert. With little or no focus to any form of combat, this one would be the most intelligent, most goodlooking character in the world with supreme knowledge of everything. Using dialogue as a way to do more things than the more violent characters ever could, and using the 5 followers coming from a charisma of 10 to fight when there had to be fighting, this one was always my favorite. Often a pacifist of a sorts who wouldn't kill anything s/he didn't have to.
I've played Fallout 2 through some 15-20 times over the years I believe. And I'd say 50% of those times I did it with the 3:rd type, 30% with the 2:nd type and 20% with the 1:st type. Of course there was always variation, but I always went by those main template ideas.
Ahh... what a legend that game was, and is.
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 11:24am
This thread inspired me to start another game of Fallout - and on this computer it even *doesn't crash* every time I save :)
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 2:18pm
Buy it at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004ZBSX/ref=nosim/sorcerersplace) (used & new). It only costs a few bucks at this point, and you won't pay that much for shipping to Canada.
Sparhawk the Pandion
Thu, 9th Jun '05, 5:57pm
Nothing beats critical hits to the groin with the Super Sledgehammer.
Except maybe a critical hit to the eye with that one gun whose name I can't remember. Excellent death effects.
Wed, 15th Jun '05, 3:17am
Hitting kids in the groin with a sledgehammer is fun.
Shooting kids in the groin with a Desert Eagle is fun.
Shooting kids in the groin with a minigun is fun.
you get the idea ;)
Anyways, very good games. I also always use the leather jacket as much as possible. Also, once when I had my eye shot out I didn't heal it just so I could pretend I was running around with an eyepatch. :D
Wed, 15th Jun '05, 6:31am
I actually like the regular leather armor better, at least for guys. With a girl, the sooner I get the leather jacket, the better! :D
Sat, 18th Jun '05, 11:13pm
The metal armour looks the coolest in my opinion, and the best weapon has got to be the humble hunting rifle.
Sun, 19th Jun '05, 12:17am
Psh. The advanced power armor is the most sylish armor around. You get to be a walking tank. Leather can't touch that.