The irradiated hype-train begins here, right now, with our Fallout 4 review. So, has Bethesda managed to capture the same open-world RPG magic they have in the past?
Of course they have. I can't believe you doubted them. Here's a snippet from our review:
Settlement-building is an important part of the game, should you choose to play it that way, but at its core, Fallout 4 is very much what we’ve come to expect from one of the best open-world and player-dynamic studios in the biz. It’s not nearly as pretty or technically impressive as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and its story isn’t even in the same league, but that’s because in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it’s Geralt’s story, in Fallout 4 it’s entirely yours. There’s very little beyond “RPG” and “open-world” that actually links these two games, and what makes Fallout 4 elevate over its technical and visual shortcomings is its value in player-agency and emergent gameplay.
There's enough new, and enough old to make this familiar yet refreshing year-end title the game you need over the Holidays. Yes, there's a lot of other really solid gaming to be had, but only Fallout 4 will keep you begging for (even) more.
Click here for our full Fallout 4 review