After over a year of wishing I could afford to buy Fallout 4, I finally found it on sale for $36 and instantly bought it. My internet decided that day was the perfect time to go as slowly as possible for a couple of days, meaning that it literally took 2 and a half days to download the game. The wait was incredibly painful.
Finally, the download finished and I got the chance to play Fallout 4! My first problem with the game is that I suck at it. I have never been great at games with guns. Give me a bow or a sword and I can perform at an acceptable level, but for some reason, I can’t do guns. I always run out of bullets and get really frustrated. So far, I haven’t really found any effective melee weapons either so when I run out of bullets, I die.
I’m still getting used to Fallout. I haven’t quite worked out the SPECIAL system yet, I never know what upgrades I want. Stealth never seems to work for me. Every time I try to complete most of my current quests I die. I feel a bit stuck at the moment. I get annoyed at the health system, being required to both reduce radiation and heal to reach maximum health.
Having said all that, it is a great game. I love the landscapes and am intrigued by the storyline. The Vats system is fun to use (although I keep forgetting to use it) and makes long distance shots easier. It’s also useful when in a fast paced fight to give you the chance to slow down time and plan your next move. Bethesda always makes great games, and although I am really enjoying Fallout, Skyrim is still my favourite.