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Fallout review

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Fallout is an open world RPG developed and published by Interplay Entertainment. The game was released for DOS on September 30th, 1997. The story follows wars are breaking out all over the world due to shortage of resources. In the year 2161, a Vault dweller sets out to find a new water chip for his vault due to the old water chip breaking. Is this post-apocalyptic adventure worth seeking, or should the game be stranded in the wastes, never to be seen again?

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Graphics-If there is one word that would describe the scenery, it would be earthy. The colors of brown, beige, tans, grays and green make up the palette. The characters and enemies also look impressive, and the facial animations when speaking to certain characters are very fluid.

Sound-The only thing notable is the intro song that plays in the beginning. Otherwise, the rest of the soundtrack is decent at best.

Gameplay-This is where Fallout both hits and misses (no pun intended) the mark. The hit is there’s a lot to do, and quests are pretty straightforward. Combat is a hybrid of strategy and RPG. The strategy part is making sure you’re in position to engage the enemy, while the RPG element is like most RPGs, with taking turns for both player and enemy. The combat is a little confusing at first, but becomes second nature after time. The customization at the beginning is a player’s smorgasbord of options to tinker. With so many options, players can make their character to their liking. The misses are that the slower pace of combat may not tread well with some players and the controls. Clicking from spot to spot gets annoying after a while.

Concept-The idea of a post-apocalyptic future mixed in with old time music and pop culture suits the game very well.

Overall-Fallout is an adventure worth taking, despite minor issues.

Score: 4/5

You can get Fallout from the following sites:

Steam: Click here.

GOG.com: Click here.

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