I’d never gotten into the Fallout series. I guess it was one of those things that I figured the game couldn’t live up to the hype, and I’d be better off sticking to whatever I was interested in at the time.
I was taking a break from my beloved MKX, and saw an ad on XboxLIVE for Fallout 4. I don’t even remember buying it. I think it was nearing 7am and I’d been awake all night.
The next day I woke up, scratched my butt, sat down to play MKX and saw a pop-up explaining that I’d apparently not only bought but also installed Fallout 4. I’d done and woken up next to worse, so I decided to give it a shot.
The next two weeks were a void.
These wizards at Bethesda have crafted something so amazing that I can’t really think of where to begin. ‘Immersion’ doesn’t cut it. It’s Immense. Intense. Fucking amazing. The first 5 minutes of gameplay will have you glued to your seat. The opening story of a Nuclear era family being torn apart by marauders is well executed. You’ll find yourself genuinely interested in whats coming next. The side quests are abundant and the game itself is unforgiving. No, it’s fucking ruthless.
The learning curve’s pretty rough. There’s no training wheels, lube or latex either. You get thrown into the wasteland of the Boston Commonwealth. It’s sink or swim. The leveling process makes you feel like you really earned something with every reward. You feel like Bethesda is your dominatrix, whipping the fuck out of you but giving you that sweet ass from time to time. Enough of that sweet ass to keep you complacent while getting your genitals crushed in.
Oh, and did I mention the sandbox is pretty friggin’ large? Not like WoW massive, but respectably big. Like Texecutioner’s ta-tas. If the story grind gets you stressed, you’ll find exploring the wasteland to be fun. Dangerous, but fun.
So in conclusion, all I can say is that I was wrong. I was wrong to assume that Fallout would be crafted of hype and filler. I was wrong to assume it was the typical shitty anime that everyone swears by but sucks. I love this damned game so much I’ve sought out and acquired a Pip Boy and Nuka Cola from E-bay. If you’re in my position and are teetering on the brink of buying the game, I have some choice words for you:
Slap the fuck out of yourself for not jumping on the bandwagon sooner. Because in this rare case, the bandwagon is where it’s at.