Originally Posted by mattbarton.exe
Yes, there was a lot of flack over the children, though I'm not clear on what the fuss was about. Apparently, at least one side quest in the childless version is unsolvable because the kid you're supposed to rescue isn't in the game.
That would be fallout 2 then I think, I don't remember a child saving quest in F1. Luckily I didn't have the childless F2 version
I believe there was also a bug where the children in the Den would still steal your crap even when they weren't there.