Yeah I have no qualms proclaiming that Fallout 1&2 are the best rpg's I've ever played. I know that an outside observer may consider attributing that to nostalgia, but hell, I played those two games a good 10 years (at least) after they were released. Deathclaws were so terrifying in Fallout 1 that I came very close to wiping out their nest in that one vault in Fallout 2 (I relented, but I can't shake the feeling that I might have doomed the earth that day...)
I really enjoyed Fallout 3, but I agree : The deathclaws were a bit too easy. For my next playthrough, if I get round to it, I'll set the difficulty to hard and perhaps look for a mod that decreases the rate of xp gain. Those damned bears were more frightening with their eery zombie-ish growls (shudder)
Interesting to hear you mention warhammer tabletop. C clocked in many
hours playing Dawn of War online and I came within an inch of playing tabletop 40k - I wanted to build an army out of the Salamander chapter of the spacemarines. I had a starter kit and frequently bought that White Dwarf magazine. I especially enjoyed reading the battle reports :) The Green knight seemed like the coolest unit ! If I had to lay warhammer fantasy tabletop, I'd probably go for the dwarves...
I have one big "Nope moment"
When playing System Shock 2.
I was continuously fighting and loosing against a door and three turrets. each time I died I pressed quickload and tried again. On the 30th time however I pressed quicksave by mistake and saved as I was falling to the floor dead. My last real save was an hour ago. And now I had to do it all again......
I nearly ragequite.
been there :)
Games need to develop the habit of saving in three quicksave slots, and autosave slots for that matter. I seem to recall a game that did that, but I can't remember which one (perhaps the first Half Life)