I haven't ever played both games one after another, and noticed the difficulty of FO2 is much higher than FO1, at least in the beginning. I had no problems playing FO1 beginning to end, only died a couple times due to lucky, critical shots. Then using basically the same character, with the same stats, I couldn't even make it throught the temple of trials. Freaking ants killed me. I'm sure I'll adjust quickly enough, but it just seems like Fallout 1 was too easy. While Fallout 2 is too difficult, at least ine the beginning.