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Published January 17, 2018

Here’s what we think of Fallout 4 Virtual Reality. You can really dig into Fallout 4 and make it your own. Because a physical backpack full of 300 items wouldn’t exactly be practical, Fallout 4 Virtual Reality Technology definitely gets a break when it borrows a majority of its UI from the flat-screen version for its more utilitarian purposes. This again makes you feel less of a participant and more an observer in something greater than yourself.

Oh boy, time to break down and analyze Fallout 4’s gameplay. Other than the most obvious core game differences, as discussed above, Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR differ most dramatically in that they aren’t even available on the same platforms right now. If you want to play Skyrim VR then you need a PlayStation 4 and PSVR and if you want to play Fallout 4 VR then you need a powerful gaming PC and an HTC Vive (or Oculus Rift). There’s no way around it.fallout 4 review pc

Luckily this doesn’t really detract from the whole experience, given the sheer quality of the world and the characters. With its bright colour palette, blue skies and stunning lighting, Boston is a joy to behold and explore. Bethesda has clearly listened to what fans wanted and the world is now littered with caves, hidden passages and settlements – all packed with loot for you to salvage. More so than any other Fallout game, there’s a real incentive to scavenge items – everywhere you go, you’ll want to wander off the main track and investigate.

Fallout 4 does a lot of things right. But with a game of this size, some flaws are also to be expected. For example, even though Fallout 4 makes travelling between different locations easy, navigating the world map is arduous because the map is so rudimentary. You’ll have a simple compass that points to your next location, but it’s only when you zoom out that you get a sense of how far you need to go. Inventory management is also less efficient than you’d like when you’re picking up so much loot. The categorization of loot is basic, and you’ll have to do a lot of scrolling and reading when you’re looking for the right parts. Dialogues too, will inexplicably stop mid-sentence sometimes. It’s a Bethesda game, after all and you can expect the moders” will be diligent and fix the bugs that are found.

Many of the interactions still need polish. I found a handful of doors I couldn’t open, along with plenty of crates and bags I couldn’t loot. But I did manage to earn a laugh from my chaperone by picking up a nearby hard hat and trying to place it on my own head. Sadly, that’s not how equipment works in Fallout VR And it turns out the oft-endearing lankiness that accompanies so many Bethesda releases is still present in virtual reality. After the battle outside the Museum of Freedom, I had to teleport through a wall to reach the Minutemen holed up on the top floor. In the grand scheme of things, they’re relatively minor problems, and some will probably be fixed before Fallout VR is released to the public. But don’t expect a bug-free experience.

For me, this has been Fallout 4. It’s a highly customisable RPG in a world that’s packed full of things to do. Its systems are intricate, and invite you to tailor them to your liking. When you do, it can be wonderfully satisfying, but also—in the sense that you can be a huge stealth machine carrying an antique, irradiated sword—a little bit dumb. Fallout 4 wilfully trades immersion for an enjoyable, freeform sandbox of possibilities. Whether you’ll enjoy it or not, I think, depends on your reaction to the description above. Does it sound like an infuriating, dissonant mess, or the cool, emergent intersection of player-driven decisions. I’m in the latter camp.

Fallout 4 was without a doubt one of the best games of 2015. Even for young teenagers, the violence is nonexistent at best and comedic at worst. The sex is dubious, and it doesn’t occur. I bought this game as a present for my cousin. From what I have seen, the game is rather tame compared to (say, movies that are rated R). There are drugs and alcohol, but do not exist as a help, and instead detriment the player. Sex consists entirely of “flirting”, and going to sleep (with no action). The partner is in bed, the player presses a button to go to bed, and wakes up in the morning, and the partner is already awake. Nothing is seen, and the screen just goes to black. I hope you take this consideration into review.fallout 4 review pc

The story plays like an amalgamation of Blade Runner and Mad Max, with your character being a vault dweller tasked with locating your kidnapped infant son. Throughout their journey, the player character can discover and interact with numerous locations and factions throughout the world, from the revolutionary Minutemen to the legendary Brotherhood of Steel, and several groups in between. Moreso than previous Fallout games, no two factions are explicitly the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ choice to go with; morality is one of Fallout 4’s main themes, and the question of bad or good is one the player ultimately decides the answer to.

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