Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fallout 4 Impressions - Spoiler Free

It's good.

I'm not a crazy Fallout fan, but I do like it quite a bit.  I think I played 2 and I definitely played 3. So far, this feels very much like Fallout 3, just newer.   That's a good thing, a lot of people liked it.  So far I have put about 3 hours into the game.  I've left the vault and done a little exploring.  There are a few things I like, a lot.

1)  Seeing the world before the war.  That was very cool, and really made the tragedy hit home.

2)  Crafting.  I never liked crafting in Fallout 3.  It is much better now.  I like finding junk, since it is easy to get that into usable crafting materials.  You can do quite a bit with it too, instead of just a few special weapons.  Most of my time has been playing with this stuff.  I modified my 10mm pistol to have a longer barrel, better grip, and a larger ammo clip.  Very cool.

3)  Building.  I just started to learn about how to manage a settlement.  It seems pretty awesome.  One of my tasks today is to clear out a gas station for materials.  I still don't know if there is a real purpose behind it.

I have barely even touched the main part of the game yet.  I think that's a good sign.