Fallout 4 Initial Impressions
I'm not a Fallout diehard fan but I really liked Fallout 3 and I've been looking forward to Fallout 4 ever since it was announced.
Since it came out earlier this week I've been able to starting digging into it. I picked it up on PC and have been playing it both on my computer with keyboard/mouse and on my TV via my Steamlink with a Xbox 360 controller. Well, I would be but the Steamlink set-up is a little buggy at the moment for this game. I can get it to stream to the Steamlink but I can't get sound. It's launch week though, and it's such a low priority bug. I'm sure it'll get patched up quickly.
As a quick side note so far I haven't had any gamebreaking bugs on PC. Just a couple super tiny graphical oddities, but they're rare and far between.
I really like Fallout 4. It's a brand new open world to explore. The very first night I touched the game I played a 6 hour session. I honestly don't know the last time that I was so into a game that I sat down and played for 6 hours straight. That's a crazy amount of time for me with my current schedule/responsibilities.
I'm having the same feelings I did when I first played Fallout 3, I just want to explore the world! It's all new and anything could be around the next corner. As always, some of the most fun comes from getting distracted and stumbling onto something when you were actually trying to do something else.
It's a lot like Fallout 3... but refined. The graphics are better, the gameplay is tighter, the world feels more dense, the dialogue flows easier, everything is just cranked up a notch. If you liked Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas you will love Fallout 4.
There are a couple new things as far as crafting goes. Such as the fact that crafting exists. All of the junk you pick up can be used as material either for crafting structures or crafting modifications for weapons and armor. One of the cool things I noticed is that I'm actually starting to get attached to weapons since I'm modifying them. It's giving me a weird sense of ownership... but that's probably it's own post.
So far I'm loving Fallout 4. If you're a fan of Bethesda's open world games you should definitely pick up Fallout 4. You won't be disappointed.