In response to Enigma's question in another thread I though I would start a thread dedicated to the Fall.
Where I got ithttp://www.1advd.ch/DefaultG.asp?idlnk=4130034
I've created a walkthrough for the game, it needs a little updating. I just moved onto other games before i finished the walkthrough as much as I wanted to detail in it
Walkthrough does include the fan based English mod, so you can have english subtitleshttp://home.comcast.net/~taskforcecommand/The%20Fall%20FAQ.doc
My little mini snap shot review of it
If you ever played Soldiers of Anarchy, the Fall is made by the same developer, and feels very
similiar. However the game is much more about roleplaying and character development, than straight tactical strategy title. Think Soldiers of Anarchy meets Fallout and you get the basic idea. If you've never played Soldiers of Anarchy , I guess think Jagged Alliance light with 3D, meets Fallout theme
The setting is very Fallout esque. Set in a post apoclyptic setting no civilization to speak of, and a few remaining communities barely hanging on. After you home town is burned to the ground you wander into a town that's building a reputation as re-establishing law and order in the wild lands. You quickly get recruited to restoring order in the area and soon find yourself leading a team of 5 other soldiers to restore peace, while making peace with what happend to your parents and finding what remains of your familiy in this wild frontier. I really enjoyed this one once I got into it.
Downside, is that they never made (and will never release) an english version, so I had to buy the german release and install the fan made english mod. Problem is you have to deal with german speaking with english subtitles. It took about 3 re-tries till I got into it, around the time I was about a hour in...and finally got hooked by the story and otherwise great title.
The game has just a few lowlights. A few non criticial bugs, and some rare poor translations, but otherwise play is rock solid. The combat despite a wide array of skills, and weapons, mods, ect, is pretty straight forward and requires pretty straight forward tactical strategies. However, considering the dearth of party based RPGs I really enjoyed this one! You can customize how you look, your skills and stats, and your party and who's in it. Fairly open ended play (sort of like NWN2 with new areas opening up as you go but find yourself hitting the old areas as well for your tasks).
The Fall really does feel like a living breathing world, much more so than Obilvion or Morrowind for instance. You find yourself talking to just about every NPC to find out if there are quests they can give you, even if they dont have a quest they each have their own stories and their repsonses and comments change depend on time of day and of course quest status or choices you made.
People go about their daily lives as you adventure. The game models, passage of time and day and night. So you'll see people cycle through work, play, sleep, and sometimes their stories change depending on the time of day! Talk about a roleplaying game!
I love/hate that I feel compelled to look for loot in each new area. I've find the occasional very cool item, and a of course a whole lot of cheap junk, and just about anything can have items you can salvage, wreaks, barrels, crates, tables, junk piles, and the building interiors and maps are littered with a mountain of things to search.
You can also hunt deer, wolves, look for water, and scavange folage from the land as you explore. This game is huge! I'm not even mentioning stats, abilities, weapons combining, vast arsenal of weapons, time dependent events and quests, and on and on.
I really enjoyed this one, and I think just a tad more satisfying that no one else really knows about it.
Or willing to deal with having to order a game overseas and play it with subtitles. For me though, it was so worth it