Fallout 1/2 and Icewind Dale 1/2 are great games. In fact, I enjoyed both as much as DD. Yes, IWD is hack and slash, but that's what it was meant to be from the start, so I didn't expect anything other than that (although I heard some people complaining it wasn't the next Baldur's Gate). I just recently installed Fallout 1 again on my WinXP with GF4 and it works fine. No problems with that, but again, I didn't finished it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Didn't finish Fallout 2 too.
Arcanum is a nice game to get lost in, things move at a 'realistic' pace (the first time I read the in-game newspaper I was hooked on it, I even waited sometimes JUST for the newspaper to come out <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> ), my favourite setup is using a halfing thief and robbing everything in sight. I use Tolo Underhill's NPC level-up scheme since it upgrades all the skills I use, so I get a halfing/thief/assassin that can kill most things with ONE backstab.. Mwahaha <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif" alt="" />
I finished the game by using only 2 spells. The demon spawn spell (can't remember the name) and fireball/fireflash/whatevername... With high cons and wisdom, the demon made the game too easy. Killed the final boss with only 3 demons while i sat back and watched the show.
***speak to the paw, coz the Wolf ain't listening***