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Fallout 2

2 years ago

Feature: Out think Caesar's Legion

Old World Blues translates Fallout to grand strategy

Democracy is on the brink of collapse. Caesar's Legion, the authoritarian slave state across the Colorado River, has launched a massive assault on the last, best chance for freedom in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. It's a grim certainty in Old World Blues that the New California Republic will fight Caesar's Legion: they're the wasteland's two superpowers, diametrically opposed ideologically, each expanding towards the other.…

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Feature: Big Boss

“If you treat them as the enemy, it’s not going to be a good relationship.” Obsidian’s Feargus Urquhart on publishers

Since its foundation in 2003, Obsidian Entertainment has worked with seven different publishers. Commencing with LucasArts on Knights of the Old Republic II, Obsidian has since signed contracts with Atari, SEGA, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft and most recently, Paradox Interactive. In fact, up until Pillars of Eternity [official site], every single game Obsidian had made was funded and distributed by a different publisher. This is…

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3 years ago

Feature: The Psychopath's Toybox

The RPG Scrollbars: The genius in the inventory

I forget which game it was, exactly. If I had to pick one, I'd say probably the text adventure Humbug. It doesn't really matter, as it's not really the game's fault, but I still remember the sadness of being told to go into the inventory and realising that while I was thinking of a big room full of bubbling liquids in interesting flasks and other…

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Feature: In no particular order...

Some Little Things I’ve Loved In RPGs, Vol 1

One of the main reasons I got into RPGs back in the day was that if you bought one, you were getting a lot of game for your money. That was important when there was only one birthday and one Christmas a year, and not much chance that some relative might pop their clogs in sync with Ultima VI coming out. Years later I no…

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4 years ago

Feature: Adventuring with alacrity!

The RPG Scrollbars: Quests Done Quick

I must confess, since finishing Siege of Dragonspear the other week, I've not actually fired up any RPGs. It's not for want of them to play. I'm particularly looking forward to finally trying Final Fantasy IX, which I missed back in the day, and Beamdog's recently announced interquel, Planescape Torment: The Nameless One And A Half. (It's very similar to the original, only now whenever…

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7 years ago

8 years ago

Feature: The Dumbed-Down RPG

The Big Cow Punch: A Guide To An Idiot’s Fallout 2

Joe Martin decides to explore Fallout 2 from the perspective of a character with no stats in the brain department. And, goodness, has a game ever responded coherently to attributed stupidity? Fallout 2 is old, so there’s only a handful of flickery cutscenes and none of these ever show you your hand-built character actually doing anything. The intro, for example, where you’re told that you’re…

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9 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 4/5

Young people. Good grief. Your ignorance is as plain as those spots on your greasy face. Don't you know anything? Can't you be bothered to learn anything? Did you even read the words of esteemed colleagues Rossignol, Walker and Smith detailing the first three parts of this Olympian list of The Most Important PC Games Of All Time? I am quite sure that I, Deacon…

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11 years ago

Fallout 2.5

These'll be of little interest to the more ardent Fallout 2 vet, who's doubtless played all of these long ago, and is already preparing to spam-cry 'OLD!' below. If, however, if you're coming to the game fairly fresh or are replaying it for the first time in ages due to excitement about Fallout 3 or because GoG.com's made it so cheaply available, you might find…

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12 years ago

Make Out, Fallout 2, Make Up (the rest)

When I was writing my Fallout 3 piece last night, I was over at No Mutants Allowed - thanks for the links, guys! - and noticed that a long-in-progress project has been completed by modder killap. The Fallout 2 restoration project is a project which (er) restores Fallout 2. Not in a "makes the world a verdant paradise full of trees and flowers and girls…

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