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Finally, we come to the end of the journey. We’ve looked at the graphics, the gameplay, the story and everything in between. After all this natter, after all this time, is Fallout 4 rad or shite?
It’s tough to say to be honest.
On the one hand, it is certainly enjoyable. The gunplay is good, the story and environments are entertaining enough, and while they’ve shat all over the dialogue system and half-arsed settlements, it’s still a fun game.
However, a lot of the elements that made Fallout great are missing. Very few interesting characters outside of the main story, and even they aren’t exactly super memorable. You do have bits and pieces of the world revealed through the terminals, notes and books, but so much of the time I find myself shrugging and not particularly caring.
There is very little end game past the main story, which in some ways is actually a good thing. I am now level 60+ with insanely good weapons, armour and I am slowly discovering every part of the wasteland. But there is very little to spur me on. Perhaps that is the point. The main storyline was integral to the game, and once that is over the game feels empty. Developing settlements gets repetitive, though it is entertaining in a Minecraft way.
There just ends up being a case of “what’s the point?” by the end.
When you’re the biggest bad ass in the Commonwealth, you can go anywhere and do anything with very few repercussions. Even turning it up to the highest difficulty means little. I searched out the nooks and crannies of the wastes and found some cool stuff. Cool stories. Cool weapons. But I still reached the point where I didn’t care.
Even before this point, I didn’t care a lot about the Commonwealth and its inhabitants past the main factions. Mostly because they didn’t really do anything or make any real difference to the game whatsoever.
So, final verdict. It’s tough, but while I have serious issues with a lot of Fallout 4 and I think that Bethesda has now made its shallowest game to date, it is still fun. It’s a good buy and entertained me for many hours, and for that I have to say it is rad.
I can only hope that the DLCs add a fuckton more stuff.
This was a tough one to give a definite answer to, but overall we found Fallout 4 worth our time and money. Did we get it right? Or is our verdict complete and utter bollocks? Let us know in the comments below.