On the day of its release, I was quite literally the first person in line to get Fallout 4, and so far I'm enthralled beyond description. While I enjoyed Fallout 1, 2 and 3, and Fallout: New Vegas is on my top 5 favorite games of all time, Fallout 4 has given me something the other titles haven't: the feeling of leisure. Fallout's 1,2 and 3 had a sense of urgency about them whether that be obtaining a new water chip to finding my Liam Neeson dad, New Vegas gave had a strange surreal quality- at least for me- because I've been to most of the in game locations in my real life, evoking a bittersweet nostalgia and even a sense of patriotism (NCR for life!). Fallout 4 however, has given me a very real feeling of being able to go from setting up a settlement to just wandering around the starkly beautiful environment and fighting critters that would've probably given me nightmares as a kid- seriously fuck Bloodbugs. New Vegas also introduced weapon customization which for a gun nut like myself was awesome, but Fallout 4 took to the next level with its crafting system. Being able to virtually swap out receivers, barrels and stocks is extremely satisfying, not to mention being able to jimmy rig together a set of armor. Then there's the power armor- Oh sweet chocolatey Coca Cola goodness, dat power armor. Its been proven to me on more than one occasion that while wearing the armor I'm not invincible, but for the first few minutes of blasting away raiders and super mutants, I feel like a post-apocalyptic god of destruction. The addition of a sprint function has also made this one of the better games in the franchise because I've had more than a few occasions where I'm minding my own business only to be confronted by a creature that could annihilate me with a wistful sigh, and I find myself NOPING all the way back to my primary settlement. I also managed to literally find Miss Wright in the game, who I immediately took to romancing. It isn't every day you find a character that share's your last name, and she's one of my favorite in the game.
I'm not the type to have any real gripes about games, but I do have to say, I've had a couple of glitches most of which were really, REALLY funny. I pretty much called the plot of the game when I learned about the player character, but I'm not going to spoil anything for anyone. If you guys have the chance, I emphatically recommend Fallout 4.
Have a great day, dA faithful!