It’s been a long time coming , really. The first time I ever heard about a “Fallout 4” was in December of 2013 , I was excited and I was wondering when the game was going to be released. It was a myth, it conjured a mythical status for many years and at one point, I thought “Well shit, Fallout 4 is never coming out.” because it was reaching the 7-9 year mark until last year.
Last June, the unexpected came and Fallout 4 was announced. I unexpectedly lost my shit, it was like the game that we’ve all been waiting for finally came out not only was there a new Bethesda game after 5 years but it was a Fallout game.
When it released in November, I really liked Fallout 4. It was an unmissable open world experience, the Commonwealth was a world that we’ve never experienced before, it was something that we heard about in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it was mentioned everywhere.
Then the expansions dropped, they were mediocre except for Automatron, Far Harbor and Nuka World, the last expansion to the near mythical Fallout 4. Each expansion felt tedious except for Far Harbor which I enjoyed because it was replicating Point Lookout from Fallout 3, and each expansion just pushed the settlement stuff which I hated doing in the base game and even more with the expansions, “Wasteland Workshop, Contraptions, and Vault Tec Workshop.” but the three expansions, “Automatron, Far Harbor, and Nuka World.” actually felt like real Fallout expansions.
Despite these very underwhelming expansion packs, Fallout 4 still felt fun and nice to play and it was just a different Fallout with less RPG mechanics and more Shooting, but it was alright. It was a great journey that lasted nearly a year, it was great fun. Now, I’m looking forward to The Elder Scrolls VI or to a new project led by Todd Howard.
It’s been a long time coming, I remember when Fallout 4 was just a myth and was something that we had in our dreams but now that is real and now that it is ending, it’s been a pleasure to return to Fallout and to return to a world that I can just get lost in and do whatever the hell I want.
Granted, Fallout 4 wasn’t really the best Fallout but it was alright. I enjoyed my time with it, and I can’t wait for next installment, Fallout 5. Let’s hope it doesn’t take too long of a wait, it’s been a pleasure. See you when I see you.