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

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    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

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    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

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    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. Squadcar

    Squadcar Still closed. Still closed.

    Jun 1, 2018
    :flameon:
    Take that back.
     
  5. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    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. Squadcar

    Squadcar Still closed. Still closed.

    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 So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    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 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    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

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    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

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    Jan 13, 2020
    No.
    Wrong.
    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.