What works and what doesn’t in Fallout 4

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Fallout 4 has been out for just under a week now, and a lot of you have probably already got yourselves horribly lost in the Commonwealth wasteland like I have. I haven’t spent as much time in Bethesda’s new RPG as I would’ve liked, but I’ve played a fairly sizable chunk of it – especially after slogging through the game’s slow opening hours. There’s a lot of good to Fallout 4, and there’s only a little bit of bad keeping it back.

That’s the tale of any Bethesda game really – as the studio excels at world building but struggles to keep the gates close for all sorts of bugs and oddities. Thankfully on PC I haven’t run into anything serious just yet, but there are some niggling performance issues and weird visual events that scuff theotherwise pristine Wasteland experience. The good, however, certainly outweighs the bad, as I explain to Darryn down below.

There’s something truly captivating about Fallout 4 though, and a lot of it comes through the immaculate world that Bethesda have built. More so than ever, I truly feel like I’m exploring a wasteland touched by nuclear war – whether it be running away from dangerously massive hordes of Ghouls or running into morally skewed keepers of the peace, The Brotherhood of Steel. For a game that is meant to embody death and destruction, Fallout 4 certainly feels alive in a way that preserves its premise beautifully, and it’s something Bethesda can smile about.

Other really big improvements include the gunplay, which we’ve already know to have take some inspiration from the likes of Destiny. It’s tighter and more serviceable this time, but still essentially tied down to the game’s deep rooted RPG mechanics. Just because you’ve lined up that headshot in your sights doesn’t mean you’ll get it, making V.A.T.S a more fitting (and equally important) mechanic this time too.

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There’s a lot going on in Fallout 4, and we’re going to break it all down in our review which hopefully will be coming soon. For now though, but enjoy Bethesda’s latest piece of real estate to get lost in. It’s a treat.

Last Updated: November 16, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • WitWolfy

    I will prob get this once the mods start dropping.

    • Can you believe they are also going to allow console mods? Awesome.

      • WitWolfy

        Yeah Is aw that at E3.. Nude mods up the arse.. Wonder how MS is gonna filter certain mods out to keep it clean?

      • Snowlockk

        Only going to do base building once someone mods the interface on xbox. Currently it’s terrible.

  • Sageville

    I should probably know this, but what does L1 do, what is the V.A.T.S you speak of?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      value-added tax system *run*

      • Sageville

        Don’t make me use my pimp-hand!

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Do it! Slap him!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Nee pappa!

        • Sovereign


      • hahaha

    • Hammersteyn

      Vintage Aim Training System. Mostly there for console gamers.
      *Dunno why the Master Race needs help, but there you go.

      • GooseZA

        Vault-tec Assisted Targeting System (unless you’re trolling lulz)

        • Hammersteyn

          I am XD

          • GooseZA

            Should have known 😀

  • Mistake Not…

    “When are we gonna release Fallout 4?”
    “How about early December? Lots of people go on holiday then.”
    “Or we can release it in the midst of exams. On a Tuesday.”
    “That’s a brilliant idea!”

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


    • Also let us release it at the same time as Starcraft CoD and Rise of the Xbox raider just to crunch down on their sales and make good honest folk spend a lot of money all at the same time. 🙂

  • Generic ZA

    Taking the time to be a tourist in the wasteland can be rewarding in itself …

    • If you start the main quest before the 100h mark you are playing Fallout wrong. 😛

      • Hammersteyn


        • Sageville

          There’s a main quest?

          • Hammersteyn

            dunno, too busy base building

          • OvG has a mission to build a base that can touch the sky…

          • GooseZA

            This. The fences are frustrating as all hell but I’m determined to build myself a SWEET hideout!

          • Hammersteyn

            I wanna go home!

          • GooseZA

            So much of this! I just wanna put a few more touches on home base before I head out exploring again!

          • Hammersteyn

            And exploring is so exciting. No telling what one can run into. Tonight I’m going as far east as possible from home sanctuary. See what I can run into

          • 40 Insane Frogs

            I just want to build the greatest farm the Commonwealth has ever seen – Who needs Farming Simulator 2016 when you have Fallout 4?

          • Hammersteyn


          • oVg

            Its been a week and not a single penis shaped building or lights have cropped up yet. What gives 😛

          • Hammersteyn


  • Hammersteyn

    Gunplay is much better this time round. Headshots are much easier with reflex scopes.

  • MakeItLegal

    nice video guys

  • BurninZ

    Absolutely loving FO4!! I have not played nearly as much as i would have liked yet, but that is due to the incredible atmosphere the game has. this game is incredible! also, why do i have 34 coffee cups??

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Those damned super mutants….luckily I’ve only had the taste of one Deathclaw, it pretty much ripped my face off…repeatedly…Beat it eventually, but the building mechanic is not really something I’m into, it’s more of a time sink than anything else…

    • Snowlockk

      Ran into a second one and got melted because I din’t have power armor.

  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    Minute men…shame 🙂

  • Bryan Musso

    Haven’t been able to play due to pesky keyboard binding issue… Bethesda doesn’t like left handed people that make use of arrow keys or any other keys as a matter of fact… Quite a few hard coded keys…

    So waiting for them to fix this or mods to drop to fix this… Patiently waiting (rage is building but is calmed by soothing beer. But for how long?? It’s crisis mode in mood centre of brain, it’s running out of ideas)

  • Nikola

    Great video guys! DO more stuff like this:)

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    Sniff! Sandy, you don’t have to butter us up for the inevitable 10/10 review….

  • oVg

    Top tip, go back to vault 111 and get Dog Meat to fetch the weapon. It will bypass the expert level lock.

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      Great tip – I did that last night. Only problem is, the ammo for that thing is scarce… :/

      • oVg

        Darn Fallout. Its the only game where all my special ammo like Fat Boys and cool armoured mechs are all stored away at base.

        Even if I come across another Fat Man, its the telephone and fan that get a big YIPEEEEE because the junk is more valuable lol

        • 40 Insane Frogs

          My mech just taunts me… I’m too scared to use it because I only have a few cores in storage. What if I need the mech for a particularly difficult mission? Aaaahhhh!

          • oVg

            Same, its waiting for a rainy day. Just sits there 🙁 Ill probably utalise it around the 200hour mark 😛

            20hours in and Im still sporting the wonderer gear and 10mm handgun. Where the fuck are all these kick ass guns hiding? every time I see a new GIF im like, did they buy that shit from Micro Transactions.

  • Enigma

    I haven’t even started yet, I just realised how much time I need to actually make a decent dent in this game. Awesome!

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