Back in early October of 1997 I got a call from my best friend Nick from high school and he was going on and on about this new game he just got called Fallout. “Dude…you gotta pick this game up!’ He told me, “I can’t put it down. My character and this guy I met, Ian, are tearing it up.” He proceeded to tell me about the “SPECIAL” system and all the skills and traits he had picked for his character. Me being the sucker that I am for peer pressure, I went out right after I got off the phone and picked up the game.
Fallout was easily one of the best games I had ever played. All the ways you could customize your character, the different paths through the game and the multiple ways to complete quests just floored me. Plus…it had Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) voicing one of the characters in the game. You can’t go wrong with that! Enjoying Fallout as much as I did, it was a no brainer that I would pick up Fallout 2 when it released a year later. The return to the wastelands of the Fallout universe with Fallout 2 was another great game in the series.