A Survivalist’s Review of Fallout 4

Another game on my list for 2016 was Fallout 4. I heard a lot of great things about it when it first came out, and it is still enthralling to most of my friends. They’re totally wrapped up in the story line. I got the game as a Valentine’s Day gift from my significant other who has worked hard to get me to focus more on hobbies and using my time better, that for which I am thankful.

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Mods you make to Power Armor, by Nexus Mods

I started playing on Valentine’s day and haven’t been able to put the game down! It has been such a blast being able to build my own weapons, help Sanctuary become a better…sanctuary, and to find interesting companions like Codsworth and Dogmeat.

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Codsworth, Fallout 4, Picture by Christopher Brown

Bethesda put a lot of work into this, as they always do, and it is really cool to see how far they have come. While this game is a bit graphic, Bethesda nailed the images and descriptions on the head. You, the oblivious person out to find your son, have been asleep so long that you have no idea what is going on and you can only figure it out by finding trustworthy survivors, and helping people.

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Sanctuary from Opposable Thumbs Review

If you have played a Fallout game or an Elder Scrolls game before, you know that these games take commitment and a long time to complete with all the side quests and things you’ve been assigned to do. This being said I am certainly not done, but I am wrapped up in it. This tells you a lot about Bethesda’s style and whether this game is worth a play through–of course it is! There is enough to keep you wondering and to keep you busy that while other games are done in 4 hours and have multiplayer options, this game is so vast that you can commit your gaming hours to it and still only finish a few side quests, and maybe help some people out. It is a great investment to have hours of game play that will keep you busy if you like the survivalist type games.

One of the best things about this game that seems so small is that you can collect every day objects and put them to use. You can bargain with cigarette cartridges, use tin and aluminum cans to improve metal structures or weapons, build power armor, etc. A lot of random objects considered junk can actually help you survive. You can also find bits of food, water, soda, etc. These things will have a ratio of radiation to health applied to them. Radiation can build and kill you, and also can prevent your health from going up.

Check out the trailer here if you want to see what you’re missing.

Without giving away too much, this game has been a lot of fun and I highly recommend it. Bethesda has always had a special place in my heart, even with the physics glitches, and this is one of the better games they have made. It is addicting, so be sure not to be in the middle of another game, or if you are, I hope you can balance it out!

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About Jenn Kilgallon

I am a millennial professional seeking out good, healthy habits while still committing to my geek life. I am a proud life optimizer, and a spiritual person of many practices. I want to share that with you! "Always maintain the attitude of a student. If you think you've done learning, bitterness sets in, but if you have more to achieve every day, in any arena, that makes each morning's awakening full of potential and cheery portent."-Nick Offerman Geek. Writer. Artist. Genius. Tea Drinker.

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