I'm in the minority since I started playing with the original Fallout (1). To me, it's the best RPG ever made. Your choices have weight, it has tons and tons of quests and adventures on its world (which isn't huge by today's standards but still feels large enough). The story is excellent, the ending is perhaps the most memorable ending to a video game I've ever experienced aside from MGS1 and FFVII. Oh also, the gameplay is freaking great.
If you read this and haven't played it just cause it's old or because it isn't an FPS, please give it a chance. It's Magnificent with a capital M!
The original two Fallouts look like isometric pause based RPGs, similar to Baldur's Gate. Ifreaking love that gameplay, much more than shooters. So I might give it a try. I see it is available on GOG. As I have an endless backlog, I wait for a sale, but I added it to the wishlist. Thanks for the suggestion.
They are fully turned-based, not real-time with optional pauses on different triggers like BGs. If you like classic CRPGs with lot of role playing options, do try them, arguably nothing beats them at that till this very day (especially FO2).
Every Fallout game after 2 shouldn’t be allowed to be called Fallout.
I loved Fallout 1 to death, but I voted 2 here because it was the same as 1 but with more content (even if the freshness of 1 was gone when 2 rolled out).
That's most likely true - even NV, made by some of original crew, can't hold the candle to first 2 games. As for Bethesda...well, they at least tried with FO3, it's just they don't know how to make better game than reskinned TES and were pretty much completely oblivious of what makes first 2 Fallouts great. Of course, let's not talk about FO4 at all, that's not even RPG to start with, let alone Fallout.