“The struggle for survival is a war without end. And war… war never changes.”
Fallout Tactics is a great role-playing game experience with an entertaining and engaging storyline straight out of the Fallout universe. While the RPG elements of the previous two Fallout installments are mostly absent, this game introduces novelties like the squad-based combat system, that gives you complete control of each member of your party. And as you travel the wastes, you can pick up additional team members with different talents, providing a high customizability and replayability. In addition the game gives the possibility of the CTB (continuous turn-based) combat mode, which for the most part should be called real-time mode.
The only disadvantage of this classic RPG is the linearity of the storyline, but it will not hinder you to explore and experience the numerous dangers of the radiated wasteland.
My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:
- Tactical demand
- Combat & Controls
Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:
- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior
If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
(I want these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s deader than a meat-sauce covered ghoul with a chainsaw up his ♥♥♥ in a pit full of god damned starving deathclaws.)
(Blessed are those who understand the divine release of charged particles. For those who do not shall be plagued with incapacitation and forceful vomiting!)
(If you think your cause is any more selfless than ours, you’re sadly mistaken.)
Tactical demand: S-Rank
(Super Mutant beat the living crap out of Brian, inflicting 362 points of damage.)
Combat & Controls: S-Rank
(Did you light your face on fire and try to put it out with an ice pick?!)
There are no achievements to conquer.
Achievement difficulty: none
Fallout 3: New Vegas (PC) – Action role-playing game (Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2010
Fallout 3 (PC) – Action role-playing game (Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2008
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game (Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 2001
Fallout 2 (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game (Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 1998
Fallout 1 (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game (Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction) – 1997