It’s still eight long days until the official release of Fallout 4, but what seems to be more than a few copies have managed to find themselves in the hands of people not bound by – or caring about – embargoes. Subsequently a ton of Fallout 4 information and screens managed to find their way online over the weekend, with Bethesda working hard to try and shut down any sources. It’s a hard job, and one evidently a little too much to handle by the existence of 20 minutes of gameplay video.
It’s split up into four separate videos and could be taken down at any time, so if you’re really that impatient this is your best bet to get a look at the game running before next week. The first two videos show what is probably the prologue – showing life before the world descended into nuclear war and saw thousands evacuating to the infamous vaults. It’s a change of pace for the series, and I especially liked the finer details in it all (like the TV talking about the battle in Anchorage – one you could play in Fallout 3’s DLC).
What I like even more is the added voice acting from your character. This is the first time in Fallout that you’re character actually speaks – in the sense that you as a player can actually hear it. In that past your were left to just picking text dialogue options and imagining how your suave wasterlander articulated his words, but that’s not the case with Fallout 4.
Otherwise, it’s just 20 minutes of a game that is probably going to have hours and hours of more gameplay, so it’s hard to judge it. What’s certain is that Fallout 4 definitely looks like a Fallout game through and through, although the added detail and lighter sheen to it all make it feel a little new. It’s out next Tuesday on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Last Updated: November 2, 2015