Retro Game Wednesday – Fallout

Way back in the ancient days before 1997 A.D. if I said the word SPECIAL to you, you probably would have thought of that nice boy down the street who just smiled and waved with a vacant (but happy) expression on his face.  And if I said the word “PIPBoy” to you, you might think I was SPECIAL too.

But in September of that year, a game would blink into existence on the store shelves that would forever change how we think of the word SPECIAL.  It went on to win great praise and numerous awards, including GameSpot’s “RPG of the Year”.

Daniel Casey has dusted off (in the virtual sense) his copy of the original Fallout, and here’s what he has to say about it:

On the whole, this is one of the best CRPGs of its generation. There’s a reason this game was beloved enough that Bethesda thought it was a good idea to make a sequel and try to suck some more cash out of the franchise over ten years after the release of the original. This is a unique game with more important choices than modern games have ever managed to work in.

You can check out the rest of DKC’s review right here at Steam Addicts.