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It is almost unfair the act that Fallout 4 had to follow! The previous game was a massive hit and for the majority of gamers out there it was their first taste of this series. When this game came out, it had very high expectations and for the most part, I do feel that it delivered and that it is a really fun action-packed RPG.
All About Revenge
While there is quite a lot going on in the world of Fallout 4. The main motivation for your character's actions is revenge. You are living a decent life with your significant other and your son until one day the sirens go off and warn of a nuclear bomb! You and your family run to the shelter where you think you will be safe.
Things take a turn when your partner is killed, your child is kidnapped and you are stuck in a vault that puts you to sleep for many years. Once you awaken, getting your revenge is the only thing that is on your mind. There are a ton of side stories too, but the main story thread was one that I did enjoy.
A Sprinkling Of RPG
Fallout 3 was 100 percent a game that you would describe as an RPG. With Fallout 4 they went a little bit lighter on the RPG elements. You do still have upgrades and progression in the game, but things this time around are more “basic” and straightforward. To be fair, I did not have a problem with this, but I am sure there were more than a few (and from what the reviews said there were) players that were disappointed by this aspect of the game. One new feature that I did like was the way that you could modify the weapons. You find a bat and that is cool, but you can modify it so that it is a barbwire baseball bat!
The Waste Land
The decimated Boston in Fallout 4 is great and there is a lot for you to do here. One of the main new features of the game is the base building. I have to be honest and say that I could have done without this entirely. It is not bad, but I never got into it and I just did the basics of what I was required to do. The game is packed with quests and some very memorable ones too so there is a lot here that is going to keep you busy.
A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name
The Boston location is probably my favorite location in a Fallout game so far. As much as I loved Fallout 3, the Washington setting was quite drab and it had a hell of a lot of brown and grey. There are still depressing places like that here, but there is a lot more color in this game than in the previous two Fallout games. I have played around in larger open worlds than what this offers, but I give them a ton of credit for making the various locations have their own style.
Did I like Fallout 4 more than Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas? It is honestly hard to say. However, I do think that over time if I were to go back and play one of these three games it would probably be Fallout 4 that I would make the effort to play. I know it is a bit more streamlined than what we had before, but I liked the action-heavy approach to the gameplay and I thought the main story arc was the best in the series so far.
- The Boston setting is great
- It has a ton of stuff for you to do
- I really did think the story was excellent
- It has some fantastic voice acting that makes the story even better
- I did not get into the base building at all
- I can see why some people think it is dumbed down compared to the last game
Download Fallout 4
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP