Fallout 4 anticipated by gamers

Andrew Fisher
Staff Writer

Fallout 4: the name alone makes many fans excited, since they have been waiting for it for close to 7 years. It was almost to the point where many fans gave up on the possibility of it even happening. That was, until Bethesda’s presentation at this years E3 2015 Convention in Los Angeles. When Bethesda showed their new trailer for Fallout 4, the fans were beyond amazed.

The game will be released November 10, 2015.

Fallout 4 takes place 200 years after a nuclear war on Earth, in the ruined New England area. The game follows the one survivor of Vault 111, who can be a male or female depending on the player’s choice. A lot of features from the previous titles will make a comeback, such as the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, or V.A.T.S.  

In previous titles, using V.A.T.S. would stop combat and allow you to target enemies, while showing you the chances of hitting them. However, using V.A.T.S. in Fallout 4 won’t stop time, but will instead slow down time significantly.

Crafting has been further developed in this game, now allowing the player to make their weapons with different modifications, such as scopes and barrels for guns, out of the different materials that can be found while exploring the world.

The Pip-Boy will make a return as the menu screen, where you can access your items, current quests, the world map, and fast travel options. Just like in previous games, you will still be able to have companions follow you around for additional help.

The canine companion, Dogmeat, will make a return, this time being unkillable by friendly fire. He’s not invincible, however, and can still be knocked unconscious if he takes enough damage from many of the basic enemies, such as mole rats, raiders, deathclaws and super-mutants.

There are also a lot of new features that Fallout 4 will have. For starters, the player will be able to make their own settlement. The settlement can house vendors and other kinds of NPCs, as long as the settlement is well defended and has food.

The player can also build defenses, such as turrets for their settlement, and farms and gardens will be necessary for food. The developers also stated there will be over 50 guns/weapons that can be found and/or crafted throughout the game. A big change in this game will be the ability to customize your power armor in different ways, such as adding a jetpack.

There will also be new options to avoid some combat altogether for the players that prefer the peaceful route, but a lot of the combat will still be necessary. Also, for the first time ever, the Xbox One version of the game will feature PC-mod support, allowing players to import PC-mods to the specified version..

Fallout 4 is rated M  for blood and gore, intense violence, sexual content, strong language, and use of drugs. It is set to be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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