REVIEW: Fallout 4

REVIEW: Fallout 4

      A scene in Fallout 4.

By Noah Keel
eSomethin Staff

Is Fallout 4, the largest post­-nuclear war action role-playing game on the market, worth buying? We’ll see if Fallout 4 is worth $60.

Fallout 4 is an interesting mix between survival and story. From building to looting, there’s plenty of activities to do in the vast open post­-apocalyptic world.

But let’s start from the beginning and talk about my experience in the first part of the game. I didn’t really like Fallout 4 from the start, the trailer was hard to watch because it was boring and I wasn’t expecting much due to the previous game, Fallout New Vegas, leaving me feeling unfulfilled.

For gamers returning to Fallout it was a let down. They fell in love with Fallout 3’s open world story-driven mission of survival. The gameplay in Fallout 4 is dry and repetitive. That’s unlike Fallout 3, which offers depth to the fighting and story aspect of the game.

The base building in Fallout 4 is a new feature, which I enjoy.

The quests in Fallout 4 are long and annoying because when the player first starts the game, the quest sends the player out into the wasteland. Here the player will likely face off with some monster that is 10 levels higher than the player. This results in the player having to respawn and reload their last save file which could be miles away from where the player was just defeated by said monster.

Although many players might enjoy the challenging combat, for amateurs like me, it is just impossible to defeat a monster many levels higher. The story of the game is just like the gameplay, basically it’s the same story over and over. This game is very repetitive.

Overall, this game is not worth your $60, but it is worth picking up for like $20 because I believe games should be $1 for an hour of gameplay.

There’s no way I could play this game for 60 hours because by hour two I was already bored out of my mind roaming the wasteland because I gave up on trying to defeat the enemies. In all honestly, I believe the games of today should be selling for a much lower price because people buy the game, play it for a couple of hours, then leave it to collect dust on a shelf.

Gameplay: 6/10

Sound Quality: 9/10

Graphics: 6/10

Compatibility: 10/10

Optimization: 4/10

Fun Factor: 4/10

Uniqueness: 2/10

Total: 41/70 Review Points

Don’t buy this game for more than $20.

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