A Fallout 4 Game Review – Should You Play This Game Story?
A Fallout 4 Game Review will usually concentrate on the content or features of the game. However, I want to look at the story behind the whole game and see if it’s worth playing. Fallout 3 is the third entry in the Fallout series. It’s a 2021 post-apocalyptic open-world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the folks who created the original Dishonored and id Software. The third major release in the Fallout series, it’s also the first game not to be developed by Interplay Entertainment, who had previously done the sequels to previous games in the series.
Fallout is set in a world where nuclear war has occurred. The remnants of humanity, known as the Post-apo’ers, are hiding from the nuclear bombardment of their hometown. When a band of terrorists with a mysterious group called Thenants attacks the capital, putting the entire city under attack, the government calls upon you to find out what’s going on and stop the terrorist group before they kill the president of the United States.
This game review will not focus on the storyline. If you have played any of the previous games in this franchise, you will know how that story develops and ends. For new players however, it can be quite confusing and I’ll explain that in this article. The point I am trying to make here is that even if you haven’t played the first two games in this franchise, you still might be able to get a lot from this game review.
You start the game as a Courier, a man or woman who travels around the wastes of post-apocalyptic America. You are to find and deliver medical supplies and weapons to fallen soldiers at the front lines. Of course fighting will also be a part of your mission and you can choose between fighting in random battles or engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. There is also a resource bar you will have to fill up with food, water, armor and other items needed for you and your comrades to survive the combat and prevent being taken prisoner. The combat is quite varied but you will mostly fight zombies, raiders and strange creatures roaming the post-apocalyptic world. As you battle through the landscapes, you find that you come across many familiar settings such as cities, farms, tunnels and wastelands.
The story is told through journal entries made by the Courier during his travels. They are humorous and usually about fighting alongside Caesar. Some are filled with despair and the necessity to do things you just can’t do in real life. You find out that some people you meet along your journey are actually people that were part of Thenants and that their aim is not to kill you but to protect the wasteland.
As the game progresses, you learn more about the Courier and the enemy he has to face on his journey. This leads to a well developed plot that keeps the player’s involvement alive. The game provides you with plenty of different weapons, items, perks and abilities that help make the game exciting. A Fallout 3 game review can never talk enough about the atmosphere and the reality that you are stuck in the middle of a post-apocalyptic world and survival is just not easy.
It’s been said that the game has everything it needs to make it one of the best games of this year. It’s not just atmosphere, but the actual game play that really grab hold. The enemies are challenging and plentiful. The graphics are not perfect but they are well above average and the effects and sounds are realistic. The voice acting is very good, and the story line holds the player’s hand throughout.
One thing that makes Fallout 3 stand out is that it doesn’t need any tutorial or instructions to help you get started with the game. You are given a tutorial early on but most of the story will take place while you are just wandering around or sneaking around. A great game review doesn’t have to try to convince you to play the game, but rather just give you a good solid introduction. From there you can make up your own mind on whether or not you want to continue.