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Retrospect of 2015: Fallout 4

February 4, 2016

The Witcher 3 was a game where people looked at with cautious anticipation, Bloodborne was a game that many had high hopes for, but Fallout 4 was easily one of the most anticipated games of 2015.

            Fallout 4 follows the story of a survivor of the Nuclear Apocalypse, who leaves an underground shelter called a “Vault” in order to get back the one he or she lost while they were trapped within the Vault.

            The game takes place 200 years after the Nuclear War, in Boston Massachusetts, where people are barely getting by through many different methods, ranging from farming and community, to raiding and pillaging. Humanity is surviving, through any way they can.

            Fallout 4 took familiar concepts from previous games made by Bethesda Softworks, and made them solid mechanics that make playing the game all the better. The player has to scavenge and wander, kill and plunder, always looking for any equipment and scrap that can give you the upper hand in this merciless world.

            Fallout 4 is probably the most accessible game in this list. It’s easy and fun to just wander the wastes, exploring any ruins you find on your journey with no destination. Everything from the world you walk in, to the people you meet, all the way to the monsters you fight, are all interesting and keep you wanting more.

Though the game isn’t perfect, with some technical issues and “bugs” found every now and then, it cannot really pull anyone away from enjoying themselves. The combat can be intense and rewarding, and every story you come across in the world is engaging and unique.

            Fallout 4 simultaneously blew players away, as well as gave them more of what they love. The game can be entered and enjoyed by anyone, without having to play any of the previous Fallout games or any of the other games made by Bethesda. Wandering the wastes of Boston is time well spent, in Fallout 4.

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