Reviews by therealBIGdeal


Fallout 1 from an Unbiased View

therealBIGdeal | Sept. 10, 2014 | Review of Fallout®: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Having just recently hearing of and playing this game, I lack the fond memories of playing through this game till 3 in the morning that seemingly every other reviewer seems to have. I'll put it this way: if you like Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas for the lore and atmosphere, than you will enjoy this game. The controls take a bit to get used to, and the turn based combat will bore and frustrate you in the beginning, but you'll enjoy playing through this game. However, if you like FO3 and FNV because you had all the energy weapons, grenades, and killed all NPC's, then you're in for a nasty surprise. This game is open world, but a different open world than we see today. You travel patches of the wasteland in small segments at a time.

The one thing that I downright hated in this game was the running clock. To complete the first main mission, you only have 150 days. You can complete the mission at a leisurely pace in about 70, but just knowing that something was timing me just turned me off. I loved open world games when you don't have a care in the world: you can just do whatever necessary to survive and nothing more, or you can help to save the world. In Fallout 1, if you want to play the game like it's meant to be played, you must find the water chip in 150 days for your vault. Other than that, this game has much deeper lore than an average Fallout 3 play through, so go into the game with that mindset!


A Practical Guide to Wasteland Survival

therealBIGdeal | Aug. 16, 2014 | Review of Fallout®: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Like many others of this modern day, I played FNV and Fallout 3 before picking up a copy of this game. What a mistake that was. If you have either of those two later games, and want to explore the wasteland in a different/more strategic way, PLEASE play this game. It's not a game for FPS combat junkies: when it comes down to a fight with a super mutant, you can't spray and pray like you can in FNV and F3. You instead have to actually focus on building a character that is tailored to your fighting style, and then use this character tactically.

And for those expressing concerns about getting this game to run on operating systems made after the dotcom boom: don't be! I have Windows 7, and it ran perfectly fine, even better after I installed the Fixt (that patch works wonders on this game). Don't let yourself miss this terrific game that revolutionized the cRPG genre!


The Complete Experience every PC Gamer should Have

therealBIGdeal | Aug. 12, 2014 | Review of Half Life Complete

To not play the Half Life series is a shame that you don't want to put yourself through. It has it all: strategy, adventure, gun action, puzzles, and an unforgettable story that made GabeN a god. With this pack, you get to have the full experience, from the original Half Life all the way to the Second Episode, and everything in between. Be prepared to never look at City 17 the same again.