I have spent every waking hour anticipating the release of Fallout 4, ever since they announced it only a few short months ago! So, when it finally got released, I popped it into my console eager to play. Did it live up to my expectations? Let me put it like this: It is one of the worst Fallout titles to date(The only exception being brotherhood of steel)……That doesn’t mean it’s horrible, it just sucks when you expect something as good as Fallout 3, or even New Vegas and end up getting stuck with this.
What’s wrong with it? Well, for starters it’s a Bethesda game! That means that it is very bug heavy! A patch has been released which fixed SOME bugs…but not all. For instance when you are installing the game, if you have the game loaded and watch the “S.P.E.C.I.A.L” video you will encounter a “The disc is not readable error”, and then have to start installing over again. Thankfully this is easily worked around by putting the disk in, and letting it install completely before loading the game up(You can’t play until it’s fully installed anyway). Another bug is for crafting furniture. The furniture will be red and float in the air, where you will be unable to place it. There is an easy fix for this too, it’s just not quick. The only way to fix it, is uninstall the game, and reinstall it and hopefully you will be fixed..If the issue persists, do it again until it’s fixed.
Bugs/Glitches aside, the games story seems mediocre at best. The only fun aspect of it, was seeing life before the great war briefly during the…I guess it’s a tutorial?
What really makes this game bad though, is it’s like it doesn’t know what it wants to be. It’s like bethesda was just WAY too ambitious with this project and tried sticking features in it that make it less fun, and more annoying. Still, there’s worse games out there, and to be fair the game is very pretty with an incredible character customization feature and fairly decent voice acting…and as usual, an awesome soundtrack.
Is it worth getting? If you are new to the series? Yes, it’s a great jumping on point, and you aren’t expecting anything from previous titles. If you are looking for more of what made past Fallout games great….I would suggest holding off and getting it while it’s on sale or discounted..or wait for a Complete Edition that will include the DLC.