Video Game Review: Fallout 4

When someone mentions post-apocalyptic in the same sentence as gaming, you could never fail to talk about the Fallout series of games, each and every game standing up to expectations and even improving on them. In the fifth edition in the series, Fallout Four does not fail to live up to these standards. With a story, that so far, seems to be as in depth as the other four in the series, plus a huge improvement of the graphics. However with this improvement, Bethesda does not take away from the design, it is Meet the Robinsons after the world went boom.

In their story, Bethesda went with the ultimate Sci-fi idea of freezing your hero and defrosting them in the future to fight. However they do not have your perfect hero stepping forth from the cryogenics lab and heading out to save the world, they give you a family broken and you must travel around the world to find your remaining family, which was the idea back in Fallout 3.

From the short part of the game that I have played, it has been a total overhaul of all the ideas in the game. In the earlier games, you chose your S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats and they would only change through bobbleheads and perks, however you had skills such as guns, explosives and repair, and you would level them to get more powerful. Yet the system they created, as you level, you can up you S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats or get perks, but as you want to go further down the tree, you need to level your S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats. Adding to that, while in the previous games, you could get and upgrade a house, you can now own and run a settlement, gaining power for it, along with food and clean water. While I am not far into the game, I believe this is akin to the fallout shelter game and gain new people within your community.

I wish I had more to say, this game is exceptional but I feel like I have barely touched the surface of this game that I am sure to be sinking hundreds, if not thousands of hours into. However, so far this game is a masterpiece of taking everything in your old games and removing mush of it and improving on just the basics until they reach a point where the game is something beyond exceptional. This game is one I will be giving 10/10!

Words of Jack Hardwick