Bethesda giving away 1/2/Tactics to Fallout 76 players

Discussion in 'Fallout 76' started by mannawyadden, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. mannawyadden

    mannawyadden It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 3, 2016
    Just read this on this page:

    "As shared previously, anyone who logged into the full release of Fallout 76 on any platform in 2018 will receive the Fallout Classic Collection on PC. All user entitlements have now been granted."

    Although these games have been given out for free before and I assume 99.9% of FO76 players either already own or have no desire to play 1/2/Tactics, it could still be cool if the giveaway results in a few people playing these great games for the first time.
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  2. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    The first two games are definitely worth at least one playthrough. Fallout Tactics, however, is a different story. Not a bad game, but not my cup of tea.
  3. AbullSinCara

    AbullSinCara Modder&Mapper

    Jul 2, 2012
    fallout 1 isn't worth too much attention.

    Fallout 2 was in fact the greatest success from my point of view. I didn't quite like FO1, it was very limited in thing you could do.

    FOT is different only because it doesn't pay attention to chit-chat and speech tree like in the other games, talking is not an objective there, but killing enemies and fulfilling the main objectives are.
    In FOT you will always have more kill count than in F1/F2 combined, because the speech is not in the hotspot there. You just kill and move on for the next enemy/target. Not exactly a decision city rpg etc... FOT is like Hitman.
  4. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    Take that back.
  5. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    Fallout [1] is the best Fallout game of the IP; all others suffer badly the [photostatic-style] copy-of-a-copy effect of the previous game; where the finer details get lost in the process, and all you have left is a recognizably degraded image of the original to embellish upon—one that is made worse when this is itself done from a copy instead of the original... and in Bethesda's case, the previous game copy was FOBOS.

    Fallout 2's principle benefit was that it (for the most part) delivered an improved [fixed] Fallout 1 engine, with a few additions that Fallout should have had from the beginning. Fallout 2 does introduce detrimental aspects along with the good though. :| It is however very close, and significantly larger; so that is a plus... if you have already played through Fallout 1; if not.. then Fallout 2 has a long time to imprint a less than the best impression of the world setting upon the player.

    I would say that FO:Tactics—if you ignore the continuous-turn default combat— delivers the best Fallout-IP combat of any game in the series to date... but you have to enable it in the options. :(
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  6. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    Might be playing through Tactics for the first time this year, what do you have to enable in the options? Is there a way to make it turn based again? I'm interested in whatever it is you're talking about.
  7. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    It's not incredibly spectacular, it is simply that Tactics isn't exactly turn based by default. Once you enable turn based mode, it plays like Fallout 2 combat, with a few extra options.

    I'm not a very experience player with Tactics, but I can say that the game is a mission based squad game slightly akin to Jagged Alliance in some ways. The map works a bit like Baldur's Gate 2, and if you can envision it... the single player plays a bit like a solo-multiplayer game in BG/IcewindDale series—which was when you started up a multiplayer game, and controlled all of the PCs yourself.
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  8. FDO

    FDO Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 4, 2018
    When is bethesda giving away Fallout 1/2 and tactics as a free 'intellectual property'? (really hate this concept when it doesn't directly apply to the actual writers and designers of something)
  9. Atlas711

    Atlas711 First time out of the vault

    Dec 25, 2019
    I highly doubt that the majority of Fallout 76 players have an attention span long enough to get through those masterpieces.
  10. necrosis

    necrosis First time out of the vault

    Jan 13, 2020
    Fallout 1 has the best atmosphere and the best story line. Hands down.
    If you like the game play or not, it is still a perfect video game.
    For any fan of Fallout should play though Fallout 1 and see where it all began.
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  11. das-brut'el-dood

    das-brut'el-dood First time out of the vault

    Feb 10, 2019
    a big whoop te doo, so what fallout 1 and 2 are trash abandonware sheit
  12. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    Fallout 1 is arguably the only good Fallout game in the series. The rest were made first by the confused, and later the corrupt.

    The Bethesda games are not bad games in and of themselves, on their own merits for what they are and try to be (which is certainly not to be Fallout sequels), but they are far—far removed from what they should have been to be able to carry the series' name.

    There are many players who only appreciate the Bethesda games, and that's fine, but it's very much like getting served Nutella spooned out of a Vegemite jar, and thinking how great Vegemite tastes. It is also quite the reverse for those expecting the real thing, and being served a sickly sweet waste of their time in the form of FO3; it offers none of the important—nutrients one would expect of the brand name.


    The FO3 & 4 fans who have not played (and completed) Fallout 1... know nothing of Fallout, and are fans of impostors.

    *I have read posts by Bethesda/FO3 zealots, who played Fallout 1 (for spite or curiosity sake)... only to return to the Bethsoft forums and post an apology once they understood.
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
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  13. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    You are trying too hard there, buddy. Tone it down.
  14. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Fallout 1 is certainly the most focused game in the series.
    It's a pretty short RPG all things considered, with there being a time limit and all.

    Fallout 2 sadly suffers from a lack of focus, the whole game is rather big however so that lack of focus is somewhat forgivable.
    It still has some great writing.

    The two of them kind of need to be played together, it's a nice duology of games.
    The 76 fanbase is very different to 1&2, although there may be some overlap.

    Personally, giving away the original 3 games isn't worth buying 76, but it's worth borrowing it and linking your profile.
  15. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018