Baby, baby, baby, itís a radiation vibe Iím grooviní on...
Say hello to the weird retro-future Boston of 2077. Youíre one
member of a stereotypical family unit Ė you, spouse and baby makes
three. Then one day the nukes hit. Luckily (or perhaps not) your
Vault-Tec subscription is paid up Ė hey, maybe we can be happy
Nope, for youíre forced into stasis, and at some
point bear witness to bubba being napped and spousey being capped.
Then you eventually wake again to find itís 2287, and the world as
we know it doesnít feel fine, for itís gone all desolate and
wastelandy. Hey, itís a Fallout game, what did you expect?!
Your task, naturally, is not only to avenge your partnerís death,
but to find your bubba. Cue a tale that takes the Terminator cues,
then mixes in some Mad Max and a golly gosh heck of a lot of
Fallout lore to boot.
Those familiar with Fallout 3 and
Vegas will feel comfy here, itís just that home in this case is on a
much, much, much bigger Ė yet slicker and more streamlined - plot of
land. Everythingís bigger, from area to tasks, dialogue to loot,
mods to building, erm, building and weapon customisation to enemies
(to use those weapons on, natch). Of course youíll also have companions, including good olí indestructible pooch
With your trusty Pip-Boy glued to your arm, youíve
access to myriad maps and stats Ė you can even stumble across game
cartridges to play on the thing. Speaking of collectibles, you wonít
want to miss out on funky bonus-granting Vault-Boy bobbleheads. Why?
Because youíre SPECIAL Ė an acronym for seven variables (Strength,
Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck)
that you can bolster to aid in your quest.
Fallout 4 is huge, enveloping and blissfully time-sucking. Shine on,
shine on, shine on...