Many of us had grown up playing several video games. One of the games we will be discussing in this post is an action role-playing game ‘Fallout 4’. The video game has been developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment of the ‘Fallout’ series. The game was released on 10 November 2015 worldwide, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Further, the game has a set up of the year 2287, after the ten years of Fallout 3 series. Also, it presents 210 years after “The Great War”, which caused catastrophic nuclear devastation across the United States. Additionally, the game had set within an open world post-apocalyptic environment that sketches the city of Boston and Massachusetts.
Caption: Fallout 4
The player’s character assumes as a ‘Sole Survivor’ and takes shelter in an underground nuclear fallout shelter, Vault III. The player goes out after the murder of his/her spouse and kidnapping of a son. The game player further discovers the game’s dilapidated world, completes various quests, helps out factions. It also requires a high level of experience to gain points to level up and increase the abilities of their character. Let us scroll below to know more information on the game, its release, and voice actor.
Fallout 4: Plot & Gameplay
The action role-playing game ‘Fallout 4’ staged up similar to that of ‘Fallout 3’ and ‘Fallout: New Vegas’. It features a layered armor system, base-building, and around 111k lines of dialogues. The game also introduces enemies like Mole, Rats, Raiders, Deathclaws, Super Mutants, and companion Dogmeat. Further, the player also has the ability to move freely and converse anytime. The game includes over 50 guns with barrel types and laser focus. Here, a player can select and break down in-game objects and use them freely to make the structures.
Moreover, the player can build various defense systems around themselves to survive from attacks. The personal computing device, Pip-Boy strapped to the player character’s wrist which allows them to access a menu with maps, data, and items that they have acquired.
Fallout 4: Release, Marketing, & Development
A day before, Bethesda published a countdown timer scheduled to expire on June 3, 2015, at 14:00, revealing the game along with its box art and platforms. Further, on 14 June 2015, the publisher revealed E3 2015 press conference. Meanwhile, the game was released for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 10, 2015.
Bethesda had announced the game’s details, prices, and release dates for the first three add-ons on 16 February 2016. Talking about its sales, Fallout 4 had sold its 1.2 million copies after it’s first 24 hours of release. On the day of its release, the game had sold more digital than physical copies. Further, the game also broke the record of Grand Theft Auto V with almost 470,000 concurrent on launch day.
Furthermore, the game ‘Fallout 4’ has received numerous awards and nominations. It includes gaming publications like GameSpot, GamesRadar, Game Revolution, and many more. The game also received a game of the year award from the 19th ceremony of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences known as ‘D.I.C.E.’ Fallout 4’s numerous nominations for the award ‘The Game Awards’, ‘The Daily Telegraph’, ‘PC Gamer’, and other many. Additionally, the video game has also generated commercial and critical success which has generated US$750 million within the first 24 hours of its launch.
Fallout 4: Characters & Voice Actor
The player’s character assuming the ‘Sole Survivor’ voiced either by Brian T. Delaney or Courtenay Taylor. Then the game starts taking Fallout shelter in Vault 111, emerging the ten years after the Fallout 3 or 210 years later on October 23, 2287. Altogether, there are possible thirteen characters in the gameplay story. First of all, a loyal German Shepherd, Dogmeat, is the only mandatory companion. There are other six characters who were encountered at least. They are Codsworth and the mayor of Goodneighbor: Nick Valentine voiced by Stephen Russell. The Sole Survivor’s robot butler, Deacon (voiced by Ryan Alosio), a Railroad agent; John Hancock (voiced by Danny Shorago), a synth detective; Piper Wright (voiced by Courtney Ford), an intrepid reporter; and Preston Garvey (voiced by Jon Gentry), the reluctant leader of the Minutemen.
The other six possible characters encountered: they are Cait (voiced by Katy Townsend), an Irish-accented cage fighter; Curie (voiced by Sophie Simone Cortina), a robot scientist turned Synth; Danse (voiced by Peter Jessop), a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin; MacCready (voiced by Matthew Mercer), a mercenary; Strong (voiced by Sean Schemmel), a human-sympathetic Super Mutant; and X6-88 (voiced by David Paluck), an Institute Courser.
The other seven companions that became romance options who are Sole Survivor: Cait, Curie, Danse, Hancock, MacCready, Piper, and Preston.