Here’s Why Fallout 4 Is Still a Fun Game & Why You Should Play It

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Fallout 4 was a long-awaited game, fans were looking forward to the continuation of one the best post-apocalyptic game series, but upon release, the game was bombarded with negative reviews. Although there are legitimate reasons for this fans were generally disappointed with what was promised and what was in turn delivered. Today’s post is not going to be the analysis of all the things that Fallout did wrong. It’s instead going to be an analysis is the game worth playing. Let’s see if Fallout 4 is a fun game and if you should try it.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Fallout 4 is an objectively fun game. Even though it has many areas for improvement, it checks every box that a game needs to check to be considered fun.
  • It has a large open world teeming with encounters and places of interest. It has engaging combat and storyline, and crafting and building systems are some of the most immersive and detailed in the genre.

Fallout 4 has a large and detailed open-world

If you’re a fan of open-world games, Fallout 4 is a must. The game is set in the so-called Commonwealth area, encompassing the city of Boston and the surrounding Massachusetts region. The map of Fallout 4 is smaller than that of Skyrim, but it managed to cram a lot of places of interest, locations and encounters into it.

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If you like exploration and delving through ruins, Fallout 4 hits all the boxes. While the map is dense, and it seems like you encounter something new every few seconds, keep in mind that a much smaller area was transferred to the virtual world compared to many other open-world titles that usually adapt whole countries or large sections of countries. The world was carefully crafted, and every detail felt handmade.

The story is just average, but it really comes down to personal tastes

You wake up as a “Sole Survivor” after 210 years that you’ve spent in forced cryogenic stasis. The last thing you see before you are put to sleep is your spouse being killed and your son kidnapped. After you wake up while your wounds are still fresh, you realize that the world is a very different place after the nuclear holocaust took place. You start searching for your son, and along the way, you interact with numerous factions formed in this post-apocalyptic world.

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Most factions are aggressive toward each other, and the ultimate goal is to wipe out the resistance, with the bigger “evil” the Institute dictating the ending of the game.

There are plenty of companions designed to follow you on your adventures and plenty of sidequests and radiant quests that you can do between the quests in the main story and after you finish the main story. The main story all-in-all felt a bit flat, it feels like your choices don’t matter at all, and the dialogues are sometimes comically bad. The story starts out good and then loses its steam somewhere along the way. If you don’t care about stories in games all that much and you would rather focus on exploration, crafting, and re-vitalizing Commonwealth, it’s passable.

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Crafting and building systems are the most detailed out there

There are plenty of things to craft and deconstruct in the Commonwealth. There are plenty of resources to keep track of and a lot of strategizing and planning when it comes to building settlements. Yes, you can build your own settlements across the Commonwealth, but you need to keep track of and maintain the population.

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You need to make sure that your settlement is well-defended and that people are taken care of. It adds a bonus depth to the game. The building mode is not without its issues, and the whole system sometimes feels a bit grindy, but it’s a welcome addition to the game and an opportunity for you to start fixing all the wrong things with Commonwealth. When it comes to crafting, you can craft almost anything from food to custom-made weapons, furniture, and medical supplies.

The mods are the game’s biggest forte

And just like with most other Bethesda titles, the mods are what make the game “evergreen.” Considering the fact that seven years have passed since the original release, there are plenty of mods available that, in large part, either fix or completely overhaul major mechanics in the game. There are graphics improvement mods, immersive mods, follower mods, crafting and building mods, and story mods. Just about anything you can think of has been modded, improved, or changed.

All in all, the vanilla game might be hard to digest, considering today’s standards. The modded version of the game can be turned into a true masterpiece with most large issues repaired.

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Conclusion

Fallout 4 is still a game worth playing. If you’re looking forward to a decent amount of exploration and crafting, it’s one of the best choices out there. While the story and graphics perhaps could have been better, it really comes down to personal tastes.

The game becomes even better when you add mods to the mix. With seven years gone by since the original release date, there are plenty of mods at your disposal to fix just about any major flaw with the game. Overall it’s a good and fan gave that the fans of the post-apocalyptic genre will appreciate. It might not be your favorite game of all time, but it’s definitely still worth playing.

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