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My Fallout 4 Honest Review

Posted by splix, in Reviews, Fallout 4 13 November 2016 · 4921 views

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My Fallout 4 Honest Review

Fallout 4 was released in November of 2015 by RPG giants Bethesda Games. The game was subject to quite a lot of pre-release hype and fast became the most anticipated game of the year with Bethesda Games shipping out a massive 12 million launch-day and pre-order copies of their new ground-breaking title, before going on to win a BAFTA for Best Game of 2016.

 

Using a revamped version of Creation Engine (which was also used in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim), Bethesda Games offered Fallout 4 players a brand new -and vastly improved- character creation system. As opposed to the tricky and imprecise sliders that were forced upon us in the previous Bethesda Games’ releases, players are now offered a much more intricate and accurate character creation experience with the introduction of click and drag-style morphing. This opens the way to create the character exactly as you wish and with a lot less time and hassle.

 

After a blissful time in the character creation screen we are thrown in to a seemingly 1950’s suburban household with the occasional not-so-subtle hint that we are actually in the year 2287 (ten years after the events of Fallout 3). After a little small talk with your wife, Nora; a friendly greeting to your butler-bot, Codsworth (one of the aforementioned hints) and a short cooing over your baby boy, Shaun, the doorbell sounds and we meet a Vault Tech salesman who sells you your very own place in Vault 111. Unlike most salesman, this one had impeccable timing, as not even five minutes later your stereotypically British-voiced butler-come-robot, Codsworth, informs you “Sir, you need to see this” and guides you to the 50’s style TV set where an exasperated newsreader is informing America of nationwide nuclear attacks. The report cuts off to the sound of air-raid sirens and loudspeakers calling for immediate evacuation. It is time to move in to your convenient freshly-acquired dwellings, and thus, the game begins.

 

I don’t want to go to far in to the story, or leave any unnecessary spoilers in my wake, but what happens next is one of the greatest semi-cutscenes of the year and it gives the game a high burst of adrenaline and catapults you in to an outstanding story that you will never forget.

 

If you were a fan of Fallout 3, with its enhanced graphics and new additions such as the ability to build bases and strongholds; a canine companion; better crafting and a character that’s actually voiced, Fallout 4 will blow your mind. Once again Bethesda Games hit the nail on the head and delivered exactly what their fans wanted.

 

My advice to any RPG fan (even those that have never played a Bethesda Games Game) would be to snap a copy of this up with haste. Whilst there’s a lot of good stores online you can purchase this from, G2Play with Gamer Bargain who offer a fantastic coupon that will save you a decent amount of hard-earned money. Check it out at G2Play Coupons






Great review! I plan to get around to this game at some point. I may re-buy it on Xbox One though, for the Mods. I started playing Fallout 3 GOTY on PS3 a while back, but I figured it was going to halt my backlog progress too much. Not sure if I'll ever get back to it. I was following a strategy guide, and it was all over the place. It was....confusing.

I wish half of Fallout 4's DLC wasn't for settlements. 

 

At least Fallout 3 and New Vegas had substantial Story DLC and a good amount of it too.

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