Fallout 1 and 2 are a breath of fresh air among modern role-playing games

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Even if they’re outdated, the original Fallout games still teach us how to do RPGs right over twenty years later.

Ever since I played Fallout 3 for the first time back in 2007, I’ve been an avid fan of the critically acclaimed role-playing game (RPG) franchise. The amount of play time I’ve invested between Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4 is staggering, and despite the issues that I have with these games overall, they remain some of my favorite games ever made. Recently, though, I decided to go back and play the original two Fallout games — Fallout and Fallout 2, released in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

As a millennial born in 1998 myself, I wasn’t into video games at the time these two were in the spotlight. However, as an adult now, I wanted to experience these groundbreaking titles firsthand and see how they spawned a franchise. What I found is that their design philosophies hold up to this day.

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Zero hand-holding whatsoever

Source: Windows

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