I like fallout 1 and 2. however one claim its fans make irks me.
its not possible to play the fallouts without combat
In the first fallout you get into fights with rats right from the outset when you leave the vault. It doesn't matter what your speech is, or your outdorrsman, etc. You still have to fight. Ditto in fallout2 in the temple of trials. You cannot talk the rat into not attacking you, so a diplomatic only chacrter cannot play the game without combat encounters!
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TOTALLY AVOID COMBAT IN FALLOUT 1 AND 2.
So there. They are great games, but I wish their uberfans would stop lying. And anyway, the combat is so fun why would you want to avoid it anyway?