I have been waiting to play this game for over a decade. Since the very first Fallout, I have been hooked. I have always been a fan of Dystopian Futures and Alternate History Fictions. Probably why I write that style of Fiction for my novels.
The eager anticipation was only sated last week when I bought my Fallout 4-XBox One 1TB system Bundle Pack! Yes, I only just got a next gen system. I'm a writer, not Donald Trump. Anyway, I couldn't get home fast enough. Then I had to wait close to an hour as the system updated. Then the game had to update. Then my controller had to update. "FINISH ALREADY SO I CAN PLAY THE DAMN GAME!"
"FINALLY!!! Wait, the game is still updating..." I was almost on the verge of a psychotic break, when like a crying baby I was soothed by a sweet lullaby. In this case the lullaby was the animated movies Bethesda did for all the "S.P.E.C.I.A.L." Perks. They were very entertaining I must say. Here is one now.
These are your attributes which depending on your level of; allow you to select better "PERKS" that help you in your game play. Lockpicking, Gun Smithing, Medic, etc...
I go through the intro and the beginning story line (No spoilers here, sorry) and I'm off and exploring the waste land. The graphics are AMAZING! The game play and controls are slightly different than "Fallout 3" and "Fallout: New Vegas", but all in all it is still very similar.
On Xbox One, the button to initiate your V.A.T.S. Combat system is the Left Bumper as opposed to the Right bumper. Took some getting use to, but now I have got the hang of it. It is so very exciting. The fact that I can have multiple sets of power armor, and trick them out however I feel like Is really AWESOME! This is my current set of T-51B Power Armor.
Yes. That's right. HOT ROD FLAMES! HELL YEAH! I also am starting my own power armor dealership, you might want to see the latest floor models at my store.
That's right gang. You can have multiple sets of upgradable power armor. I've got 8 so far, and I know where at least 2 more are. You can even have some of your companions operate them too. Obviously not "Codsworth"(Robot) or "Dogmeat"(dog) though. That would just be silly.
My biggest gripe with the game so far, would be the scavenging for parts. It's really a pain in the butt just trying to find aluminum, screws and oil. You need to scavenge to upgrade weapons, armor, power armor; and to build settlements. I haven't done too much questing for the main story line as to the fact that I have been busy hunting for power armor and leading the Commonwealth Militia the "Minutemen". Oops. Was that a spoiler? Here are some more pics from my game play.
All in all, the game is AMAZING! My wife is pissed cause I'm playing it all the time, and I'm sure my fans are chomping at the bit for me to finish editing my new fiction novel "War in the Backyard: 4 Judges".
Congrats Bethesda, The game is EPIC! Graphics are smooth, the terrain and scenery are beautiful, not brown or gray.
The ability for dialogue and plot developments are phenomenal.
It really reminds me of the choose your own adventure novels from when I was a kid.
The combat system still has the ability for iron sights down your weapon like New Vegas did, which was one of my favorite take aways from New Vegas.
The new Mirelurks and molerats are creepy as hell too. I love the fact that there are 'rankings' among some of the enemies. It kind feels D&D'esque that way. With Legendary and Rare creatures giving tougher fights and better rewards. It is definitely a very cool feature of the game.
Now, if you'll excuse me, "Preston Garvey" and I have some Ass to go Kick!
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