I had the opportunity to take a closer look at the post apocalyptic open world RPG Fallout 4 and give it my thoughts on the game. With this review were going to go over the story, graphics, and replay ability of the game, as well as get opinions from other gamers who’ve experienced the game in some capacity.
The main story line of Fallout 4 is that the player is a father or mother, depending on character choice that has woken up in an underground vault that has kept the player cryogenically frozen for one hundred years. To the player’s surprise they find their spouse shot dead and their newborn son missing. At this point it’s the player’s goal to find who killed their spouse, as well as find their missing son.
I found this to be an interesting start for the open-world game. Right off the bat the creators try to rope the player in with their emotions in order to feel more inclined to continue with the story. If the player were to only do the main story it could take roughly 30 hours to complete. But there is far more to explore and discover and there are hundreds of side quests that the player can complete, which I highly suggest to get the full experience.
With a lot of games one of the first things gamers look at is the graphics. I was able to analyze and compare the graphics in Fallout 4 to other games.
It’s easy to tell from the first Fallout game to the current there are amazing improvements. Even from newer games like Fallout New Vegas there are tremendous improvements, from things like skin textures to player movement and even better A.I. movement. There’s always room for improvement in any game graphics-wise, but the developers did a fantastic job with the graphics even though the game is massive.
The biggest priority for game developers is being able to make a game that has high replay ability. If a player has a game that they can only play through once, gamers will lose interest fast and the developers start to lose profit.
I myself have played multiple games in Fallout 4. The thing I find that the developers of the Fallout series do a fantastic job at is the replay ability. They give players hundreds of side quests as mentioned before, which all of them can assist the player in beating the main quest. They sometimes also have their own little stories that can pull a gamer in making them more devoted to the game. With this gamers will want to try and complete all the side stories to find out the whole story Fallout has to offer.
It’s not always the story that people replay the game for either; sometimes it’s to find all the hiden secrets developers have left for gamers. Fallout always has hidden secrets or “Easter eggs” as gamers call it, weather its in reference to other games they have made or something from pop culture. No matter what it is, its fun and exciting to go back through and find these hidden gems that the player might have missed in a previous play through.
I had the pleasure of talking to some fellow gamers online and get their opinion on the game. The first one I talked to went by the name of Extra IQ and he stated “I don’t consider myself as a mega Fallout 4 fan but what I can say is that I had a fun time playing through the story, and I plan on buying the next game in the Fallout series if one were to come out.” Dankaudib8 was the next gamer I met online he expressed, “I absolutely love this game! I haven’t played the previous games so I was surprised on how much I enjoyed the game.”
From all the information I have gathered, as well as my own personal opinion it’s safe to say Fallout 4 is a fantastic game and I would highly recommend it to any gamer. If I had to give an exact score on the game I would give it an 8.5/10.