What’s up guys, shi0n here. Last two days ago, I got my copy of the Fallout 4. Though, when it came, all I did was create my character and went through the vault. I also tweaked my difficulty level up to hard, so there would be a challenge for me. I’m no usual gamer who likes to go through the story only, I want to feel challenged by it. Maybe, sometime tomorrow or these coming days, I might tweak it up to survival mode. Anyways, if you’re interested in knowing what’s inside the PS4 Fallout 4 R3 box, it contains of:
- A poster from Vault-Tec, the one with S.P.E.C.I.A.L. thing.
- Survival Guide, Condensed Edition, which contains the controls.
- And, the CD, of course…
What can I say about the Fallout 4?
As a gamer who hasn’t played the first three installments, I was quite bothered by playing it without knowing the history. I didn’t do any research at all, except, knowing that it’s a post-apocalyptic setting where you survived a nuclear attack or outbreak. But, as someone who has played Bethesda’s top rated game, which is the Skyrim, the controls and the gameplay were quite the same. It’s when you realized, they run on the same engine, but you’ve got to admit, Fallout 4 engine is already the advanced engine of Skyrim. Imagine Skyrim running in Fallout 4’s engine…
The graphics are superb. Don’t listen to those who’re saying that the graphics looks sucky on the leaked gameplay before. The leaked video looked like it was on a beta or alpha stage of the game. It looks terrific, though it doesn’t look stunning, what’s stunning is the environmental changes. The way how CDPR handled The Witcher 3, it’s quite the same with Fallout 4. I’m also hoping for an update from Bethesda for the hands during the usage of the Pip-boy in-game. It would be much better if the thumb moves along when you move through the sub-tabs of the Pip-boy.
Shooting, it’s like bungie or destiny all over during the FPS mode. I know we’ve heard it, but you’ve got to admit that you want to try if they really nailed the shooting on FPS mode, and they actually did. During the FPS mode, it’s like Skyrim when you don’t have any weapons equipped. It’s like the plebeian mode during the first phases of your character on Skyrim. The shooting is awesome, I’m a regular player of Destiny Year 2, and I actually felt like I didn’t changed the game when I’m on FPS mode holding a handgun(handcannon most likely).
Weapons and consumable items, they confused me during my first day. I honestly was a bit confused on how to equip an item or weapon, and how to customize the weapon. For three times, I accidentally used my stimpak, for having problems with the controls since I’m new to the game, but then, you’ve got to admit, they should patch it up with prompts. Also, if you haven’t played it, lay-off the roach’s meat and the meat you get from the animals you kill. They’re radiated meat, so, it’s better if you wait till your endurance is good enough from the rads. The weapons are quite nice, especially when you figured out how to customize it. I recommend that you customize the melee weapons too, as they save bullets and ammunition. Take note that it’s Bethesda, remember that swing force from Skyrim, they have it too. So be wary of your melee weapon, or you’ll end up dead right away.
Clothing is quite the norm for me. It’s really not fashionable, but I saw some apparel that makes my girl character looks so badass. Though, I’m pretty sure, with that badass look, and with its low rate endurance, she would be more badass if she kills dozens of raiders wearing that apparel. I haven’t seen any fashionable apparel that gives you enough protection from the environment, so I haven’t changed my jumpsuit from vault 111. You can also wear glasses and other goggles. I like my girl protagonist to wear glasses, since I really dig girls with glasses, so I let her wear one.
Enemies and difficulty, I saw my brother played on the normal difficulty level, it’s really the normal thing. You can kill the enemies normally… And when I say normally, headshots can kill right away. As for the hard mode, and very hard mode, you need to find cover first and aim or plan on whether to use the VAT system or not. The VAT system helps a lot, it gives you information on where the armor is weak, it also gives you the option to auto fire for you, but, it consumes action points which you need to run if you ever find yourself in trouble and out of stimpak. The difficulty is well-balanced for this game, I’m having a hard time going through the hard mode, or maybe its because I’m new to the game. Either way, I’ll up my difficulty when I feel that it’s becoming easy.
Characters, I can’t tell much for the characters yet. I just barely scratched the surface of the story, I can’t tell who’s rounded and not. I think we have to finish it before we can tell on how everyone acts. As we all know, our actions and answers can make other characters go nuts and leave you, or be friendly to you and poison you, or just be friendly. Who knows…
Level up system, it’s one of the things I really look up upon playing games like Fallout 4. It’s quite easy to understand the level up system, and it’s also overwhelming. Whenever you level up, you get a perk, and that perk unlocks a new ability, or level an existing ability. You better read the in-game perk list for you to know it better. The perk list is quite long too, but then, it’s on where you decide on what kind of character build you want. If you want a mutated kind of character, or a stealthy human being, it’s up to you.
There you go, my thoughts on the all new Fallout 4. Be sure to buy it when you have the money to. I won’t comment about the frame-rate, since I’m not one of those gamers who makes issues about it, let’s all enjoy the story and the game my fellow gamers. Here’s a clip from Mama Murphy, it contains a very very minor spoiler.