Fallout 2D Sidescroller Shows Off Incredible Gatling Laser Gameplay

A fan-made Fallout 2D side-scroller featuring some incredible footage of the game’s Gatling laser machine. The Fallout franchise has inspired some incredible fan projects in the past, but this one has the polish that many have come to expect from an official release.

Since its original release, fans have created tons of different projects that bring Interplay’s Fallout games into the modern era. Another project wants to remake Fallout 2 as an FPS, making it more similar to modern Fallout games. The original game is over 25 years old at this point, so it’s absolutely logical that players would want a fresh way to experience the classic. Right now, Bethesda doesn’t appear to have any intention of officially remaking any of Interplay’s games, so until then, fan projects will have to fill a void in the market.

The game is a full remake of the original 1997 isometric RPG, this time from a 2D perspective. It’s aptly named Fallout 2D, and Redditor MaxRocker, the project’s developer, posted Gatling Laser gameplay. No doubt it looks pretty impressive, as the main character makes his way through hordes of ghouls in satisfying shots. One thing the project hasn’t touched on yet is player choice in Fallout. This element is an important part of the Fallout game, and it’s unclear if the developer plans to incorporate player choice in any way.

Fallout 2D: Gatling Laser || u/MaxRocker Top Gun in FalloutMods [FO2], [FNV] More gameplay from the Fallout 2D project came out in March, showcasing some Vault 15 footage while evoking the past Side-scrolling games, such as Metroid. The project’s rapid progress is palpable – where previous gameplay footage focused mostly on small 1v1 combat encounters, the developers now feel comfortable enough to allow players to fight a large number of enemies at once. It speaks to how much the combat system has come a long way in such a short amount of time, and it’ll be exciting to see how it develops further in the coming months.

Even though Fallout 5 is still some time away from release, the series has a lot to offer fans in the near future. Fallout 76 continues to see regular expansions, and after a rocky launch, the game is finally in a state that longtime fans of the series can enjoy. Additionally, Amazon’s upcoming Fallout TV series is said to have finished filming, so more news should come soon. With The Last of Us’ massive success on HBO, there’s a sense that studios are finally starting to understand how to properly adapt video games to other media, something they haven’t done before, and gamers will reap the benefits .

The original Fallout was released for PC in 1997.

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