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Black Isle Studios


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Role Playing (RPG) (Turn-Based RPG)


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05/09/2013 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Remember When ‘Fallout’ Was an RPG?

At the dawn of the 5th Generation of console hardware, the PCRPG world was undergoing drastic evolution, lead largely by publisher Interplay. On one hand we had the Canadian startup BioWare producing “Baldur’s Gate,” which would set the quality bar for PCRPGs for decades. On the other hand, we had California-based Black Isle Studios working on an entirely new RPG series NOT based on Dungeons & Dragons: “Fallout.”

Being a D&D fanatic who only grudgingly suffered through the technical frustration of playing PC games at the time, I had heard of “Fallout,” but without a D&D setting (indeed, a post-nuclear setting sounded incredibly weird and unappealing at the time) I decided to give it a pass. With the RPG genre suffering mightily on both consoles and PC throughout the 7th G...

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