That's because it's a strategic first person shooter. I used to think that until I played through the second one with proper squad management.
There are difficulty settings on the second one, just so you know
The first one is free though cuz it's abandonware, but that one is a b**ch to play difficulty wise because the friendly AI is sh*te (and the enemy AI is not), so yes I agree if you are referencing the first.
On topic, this was amazingly worthwhile - I'd recommend buying fallout for 6 bucks off of GoG even if you missed the deal - the story is excellent, and the control the player has over situations is simply amazing - great atmosphere too (because of the music). I can't believe I never played it this far other times I had it. Once you get the water chip it really becomes a sandbox for you - though I would recommend getting the unofficial 1.2 patch, hires patch, and child restoration patch because GoG.com sells the censored UK version, and Fallout relies heavily on it's dark humor and mature themes.