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Is full melee viable in Fallout 1?

#1Tyranius2Posted 9/23/2013 2:02:18 AM
Don't want to go down that road only to see myself screwed later on.
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#2SlaynPosted 9/23/2013 2:06:30 AM
Can't you beat the entire game with little combat involved?
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#3DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/23/2013 2:09:10 AM
Very much so. Powerfists and super sledge's make it plenty viable. Just need to take care around enemies with miniguns as you'll never have enough hp to last no matter what your build.
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#4CatToyPosted 9/23/2013 2:12:39 AM(edited)
Viable yes. Power fist for HtH and Super Sledge for melee. HtH also gets the Slayer perk which a d10 is rolled and if the number is equal to or below your Luck stat, you'll get a critical hit. This is a level 24 perk, very late game, but if you have a high luck stat, most of your hits will be critical.
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#5AsellusPosted 9/23/2013 2:25:16 AM
Extremely viable, even without the Slayer perk.
#6ShuraYukihimePosted 9/23/2013 2:59:31 AM
I feel my easiest runs in Fallout were full melee.
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#7NingishzidaPosted 9/23/2013 3:19:24 AM
bunch of newbs

anyway, you can get 10 melee attacks per round in Fallout 1

that should speak for itself.
#8Tyranius2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 5:08:45 AM
So, what is Steam's version of Fallout? I tried using the resolution mod but it says I have an unsupported version of Fallout
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#9MarceloSampaioPosted 9/23/2013 5:29:46 AM(edited)
Any kind of build is viable in Fallout. I did beat it once with a full melee character, and the game ended up being easier than I thought. Not only you can be VERY strong and hit enemies' weakness easily, but you also don't have to worry about ammo or anything. ;)

No enemy ever did gave me a headache, I just had to be carefull not to start fights in the middle of a city with a fully armed population. :p

BTW, the mutants that have bazookas are fun! :p They sometimes shot missiles up close (stupid fellas!), giving me quite a good wooping, but they DO get hurt in the process too. Most of them, though, just try to get away from you before shooting, and end up without enough AP to shot after moving. :p
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#10NingishzidaPosted 9/24/2013 3:25:05 AM
hand to hand > melee

better for stealth build too, you can infiltrate bases and the enemy can't react before they're dead. you just punch a hole in their back for massive dmg

any perks that facilitate mobility aid in this practice