FALLOUT 4 IS COMING, FALLOUT 4 IS COMING. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Any gamer worth their salt would have watched Bethesda announce the much anticipated installment in the Fallout franchise a few weeks before E3 this year. They would have also watched the E3 conference itself where Bethesda teased some gameplay and showcased some new features.
New Vegas, which was initially released back in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC (wow it's five years old), follows The Courier as they travel through post-apocalyptic Las Vegas and the surrounding Mojave Desert. Whilst it wasn't a direct sequel to Fallout 3 and developed by a different team, New Vegas does build upon the base mechanics and features that were implemented in 3.
I'm going to give a run down on some of things used in New Vegas that I consider to be Fallout staples and hope they make a return in Fallout 4.
Levelling and Perk System
I love the Fallout franchise, I love the gameplay and the weird futuristic "stuck-in-the-50s" post-apocalyptic aesthetic. I love the lore and I love the characters and making my own characters. Here's to hoping that Bethesda can deliver on the hype and continue to build upon the franchise as previous titles have done - here’s to hoping that Fallout 4 is going to bigger and better than anything we've expected.
Escape the Vault...
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