Note: The opinions expressed in this article are on a basis of roughly 32 hours spent with the game.
With the holidays steadily approaching, you are likely considering how you’ll spend your time over the break from school. If you enjoy video games, you might want to think about Fallout 4, if you haven’t purchased a copy already.
Fallout 4 was recently released and has received many positive reviews from regular players, as well as popular video game coverage websites – GameSpot and IGN among others. The gameplay is similar in some ways to most shooter games, but Fallout 4 surpasses them all with its reputable aesthetic: detailed and realistic.
The Fallout franchise has a great reputation for nearly perfecting, and continuing to improve on, the open world genre. When another sequel was announced the summer of 2015, gamers were ecstatic; Fallout 4 had a lot of expectations to live up to.
The new video game is set in a first person shooter mode, like the games it followed. But even in its fourth installment, the video game makers were unable to fix the bugs. The game crashes multiple times in one sitting, which is something that seems simple enough to correct. But despite the minor troubles, Fallout 4 was able to fulfill the hopes of many.
The game takes place after World War II, where the world becomes obsessed with nuclear energy and leads to, of course, inevitable nuclear catastrophe.The player is thrown into “nuclear fallout”, and given the choice to do anything. You can follow the main story, or arm yourself to explore the nooks and crannies of the large map.
When you have so many options in terms of customization, it becomes difficult not to lose your surroundings; it is a feeling that video games are rarely able to achieve. Players can’t help but grow fond of the look of the game and its many characters. All interaction is optional, but players are drawn to them because they feel important and worth the time. There is a strong sense of progression, and sometimes satisfaction, as one plays on for longer.
All in all, Fallout 4 feels like a work of art. Everything comes together to form what feels like a living world. Its ridiculous amount of content is truly something to experience. And despite its frustrating weak points, this video game is definitely worth checking out for a refreshing take on a familiar game.