Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I am currently playing the original Fallout on Steam. And I must admit, I was lost at the beginning. The concept of Taking Turns during battle eluded me. (“Why can’t I just kill this rat?”)
I also didn’t understand how to explore the map. I went directly to Vault 15, couldn’t find a rope, got ganged up on by five radscorpions and died without having saved. At all.
This turned out to be good, though, because the next time around I found Shady Sands, which led me to Junktown and The Hub. And I haven’t even been near Vault 15 yet. I also picked up Ian as a companion, which has saved my hide several times.
The pace of this game is…well…sedate when compared to Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas. It’s mental rather than physical.
For something more action-oriented on Steam, I tried Team Fortress 2.
You’d think someone who types all the time would easily adapt to using the keyboard as the game controller.
You’d be wrong.
I am laughably inept at remembering which keys move me and which change my weapon. I’m going to get a mouse and see if I do any better.