For All Its Success, the Fallout Series Still Hasn't Topped the Original

For All Its Success, the Fallout Series Still Hasn't Topped the Original

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.

We're only seven weeks away from our 200th episodes, so it's time to resume the Top 25 RPG Countdown in earnest. First up: Fallout [download link here]!

We've already covered Fallout: New Vegas in this series, but the original game deserves recognition as well. We talk about how it kicked off one of the best RPG franchises ever; some of its most memorable moments, and why it still hasn't been topped after all these years. Plus, as usual we cover all of the RPG news, as well as how Anthem can avoid the mistakes made by Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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With Nadia away, Mike Williams returns for #7 on the Top 25 RPG Countdown list: Fallout! Mike and Kat talk about its amazing writing, the memorable world it created, and why the rest of the Fallout series is still trying to match it to this day. Plus, Mike and Kat go through all of the week's RPG news while talking about how Anthem can avoid the mistakes of BioWare's last online game: Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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