God damn did I hate that metro system in Fallout 3. Unless you had those points already discovered, you had to use it to get ANYWHERE in D.C. I remember as I was walking into the city, still on the outskirts a little bit near the Fallout 3 bunker, I started to walk along one of the streets sidewalks. Eventually I stepped on a sewer grate and heard a *clink* sound. What was that? Then my character falls into a sewer system full of raiders, still low on ammo. Fuck. Anyway I managed to get out of there with a few crippled limbs, only to find out I had to crawl through some more of them in order to get to the Mall area. Fuck that. I would have just sat down with a Fat Man and launched the mini nuke straight up into the air. See where it landed... Well, this is a year and three quarters, or over two years if my math is that bad, that you posted this so I doubt you will be checking in on it any time soon. But my first game was Fallout 1. It was 2002, maybe 2003 I can't remember. I was reading through some new gaming magazines while I waited for my doctor's appointment. About halfway through, I read an article that held, literally word for word, this as it's headlines; The Nuclear Apocalypse Won't Be Coming Anytime Soon Obviously this caught my attention. I was reading and apparently, "some game people were calling Van Buren" was apparently canceled. As I read into the article more, I learned about Interplay, Black Isle Studios and their financial problems. Then I learned, through the magazine's "insider source" at Interplay that Van Buren was the third "Fallout" game. The magazine hadn't said what Fallout was, however after explaining that Van Buren, or Fallout 3 as they were no referring to it was canceled, they explained the game's origins and what the game was about. At the end of the article, they said that there was rumors that Titus Software who was now the majority shareholder of Interplay was most likely going to sell the rights to Fallout. Anyway I decided to buy Fallout, it seemed interesting enough. I picked it up at one of those Office Supplies stores, you know the stores that still sell computer desk supplies and in the back they have a selection of Really old games? Well anyway I picked it up there. I ended up playing it and it captured the imagination of my teenage youth. Or in a less gay way, I liked the game. It's still remains my favorite Fallout game to date. Eventually I picked up Fallout 2 a few years late. Like Killa P said, the Temple of Trials was a complete throw off for me. I put it down, but it didn't take me years to pick it up again. I started playing it again within the next week or so. Eventually I finished the second Fallout, shrugged, said *it was ok*, and went back for another run on the first Fallout. Even still, I like Fallout 1 better than the second game, or any of the FO games. However, now that I think about it, I've only finished the first Fallout about 3 or 4 times, and the second Fallout maybe twice. Kind of like Killa P, I've been putting all my time into doing something special in my appreciation of the game, though what I'm working on hasn't been in the making for years like his RP mod. I'm working on a novelization of the first Fallout.