Fallout 4

Ah, my first posting of the year, way overdue actually. So today, I’m gonna talk bout the following:

Yes, after much much delay, I finally got round to getting a PS4. I got lucky, my nephew decided to sell his PS4, coz apparently kids are into PC games nowadays. So I got it at slightly less than half the price of a new set, and he hardly used it anyway. The deal was that Fallout 4 was part of the package, so it worked out for me. I’ll just have to buy another controller sometime soon.

Anyway, I can’t talk bout Fallout without giving credit to Wasteland. Wasteland was a game that I played that came out way back in 1988 (yes, my age is showing). It was an RPG, but what was unique was that Wasteland did not use the typical RPG character classes. Instead, there were skills and you were free to put whatever type of skills you wanted on your own characters and turned them into whatever you wanted (brawler, techie, medic, sharpshooter, wimp, etc). Wasteland had no level cap and they allowed you to replay the game with the same characters again and again. The game was so good that you didn’t get bored of repeating the same quests. My only complain would be bout the weapons, the progression was from one weapon type (pistol, SMG, Energy Weapons, etc), so after a while you stopped using the smaller guns. This is something they fixed in Fallout and Wasteland 2. Anyway, read more bout the game or play the game, links at the end of this post.I would also like to add that Michael Stackpole was involved with the game, easily one of the best authors around (and my favorite). Link to his website is below as well.

So anyway, there was always plans to make Wasteland 2, but shit happened so they decided to make Fountain of Dreams, which was supposed to be a pseudo sequel. The game was crap, so the less said bout it the better.

They did eventually make Wasteland 2, this finally happened a few years ago and it started with a kickstarter campaign that performed beyond expectations. The game was brilliant, really loved it. And the irony is that WL2 used quite a few concepts from Fallout (which btw was considered a spiritual successor to WL). 

Anyway, back to Fallout. So in between WL and WL2, the developers of WL decided to make Fallout. Again, the game was brilliant, I’ve played Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas and now I’m playing Fallout 4. There was even a mobile game called Fallout Shelter. What’s not to love bout the series? Retro-futuristic post-apocalyptic with lots of action and humor thrown in. The game uses lots of concepts from Wasteland, and each new version is much better than the previous version (though some people say Fallout 3 was the best). Fallout 1 and 2 had gameplay similar to what Wasteland 2 turned out to be (guess you can say WL2 followed Fallout’s gameplay), where else 3, NV and 4 is the typical FPS RPG. I forgot to mention that all WL and Fallout games use a free-roaming concept, so you’re free to do whatever you want at your own pace.

 I’ve only been playing Fallout 4 for less than 2 weeks, but the game seems to be more epic than the previous ones (and I never managed to finish all the quests in the previous ones). But it’s been great thus far, messing up my sleep though, but that’s the price you pay for a good game. I’ll prob have more updates somewhere down the line.

All links below, I’d love to put more, but getting links is tough when you’re posting from a phone.

Links:

Fallout Series

Fallout 4

Wasteland

Buy Wasteland

Wasteland 2

Buy Wasteland 2

Michael Stackpole’s Website