As we endlessly stared down at the countdown timer on Fallout’s website that had been ticking for almost a day, it was evident that we were in for something big. Now, finally Fallout 4 is official and they have a wonderful trailer as well.
The previous game, Fallout: New Vegas came in 2010 and since then, players have been anticipating a new title. The story of Fallout 4 is set in a post apocalyptic time in Boston, where we can hear a voice-over confirming a nuclear detonation. Not much can be speculated from the trailer, but Bethesda is going to reveal more at the E3 press conference along with news about the new Doom game.
Check out the following GIFs for a quick look into the trailer:
Bethesda has opened up this year’s E3 conference ambitiously and all the trailers look wonderful. After watching the trailer for Fallout 4 a few weeks back, it was evident that we were going to have a gameplay video at E3. We are already sold on the looks and feels of the game.
The character creator is fairly easy where you can just drag and sculpt your character’s face. You can also play as a female character. The game starts off in the pre-war era of Boston that suddenly experiences a nuclear detonation. At the nuclear vault you survive and come out 200 years later and that’s where the game begins. Fallout 4 has really nice graphics based on their new Creation Engine. Fallout 4 will be launching on the 10th of November which is sooner than we expected.
“If love was radiation I’d need a box of RadAways.”
In Fallout Shelter, you are the Overseer and it is your job to protect the 2D dwellers of your vault from the dangers of the hostile nuclear wasteland. This game is based in the same universe as the Fallout series. As is usual in such games, you have to manage your resources, expand your vault and keep the inhabitants deliriously happy. People stream in at the beginning from the outside world, but you can also make your own *wink wink*. You also have the power to name the offspring. So if you want to name the baby after your favorite snack, so be it. Dwellers can be sent to explore and you receive a text feed. However, the wasteland remains largely a mystery and seems like a missed opportunity, even as a mini-game.
You can speed up the process of resource generation by using ‘Rush’ which introduces an element of risk-reward into the game. You can either reap substantial dividends or have your room literally crash and burn (RadRoaches included). This provides an advantage over other games where you have to use premium currency in order to speed up progress. The only in-app purchases are Lunchboxes, which are also earned by completing objectives and contain random goodies.
The game is addictive, like many others of its kind (SimCity Buildit, Tiny Tower, Disco Zoo) but does very little to distinguish itself, apart from the top-notch graphics. The game starts with a bang but the limited variety of rooms and monotonous gameplay leaves very little to look forward to.
While the iOS version of Fallout Shelter gained a lot of attention right since its release, Fallout fans on Android were desperately waiting to get their hands on the game. Bethesda had announced they would be releasing the game on 13 August, and living up to their promise, the game has finally entered the Play Store.
There aren’t any noticeable changes from the iOS version of Fallout Shelter which we reviewed earlier, you will be playing as an Overseer here as well, maintaining and building the vault as you protect your dwellers to save mankind from extinction. You can control the lives of your dwellers, sending them out of the vault to the wastelands and even decide how and who repopulates the vault, essentially the role of a puppet master.
Fallout Shelter isn’t a huge download (141 MB) and you will have options for in-app purchases too. The game was a huge hit on iOS and we surely are expecting the same to happen on Android. Enough said, just download the game and start making some babies already!