An Atomic Hit


Bryson Russell, Staff Writer

It has been long awaited and it is finally here. Fallout 4 hit shelves on November 10th, 2015 leaving gamers in awe. Since it’s predecessor Fallout 3, seven years have passed. The Fallout franchise is that of a post-apocalyptic, futuristic, role-playing game. Though for some it may be a bit confusing to explain, because of how absurd the in-game world is, being that there are super mutants, raiders, and creatures of many other shapes and sizes everywhere lurking in the shadows. The game generated $750 million within the first 24 hours. Fallout 4 takes place in Boston though in game it is known as the “Commonwealth”. The year is 2287, though the cultural style is that of the early 50’s, yet they have domestic robot, fusion powered cars, and laser weaponry.


    The story starts in the year 2077, on the eve of a nuclear war between America and China. As the player, you create what your character looks like and are then plunged into the world. You’re set to experience the atomic bombs falling and are saved by a fallout shelter known as a “Vault”. As the plot unfolds further, you find yourself in the future by about 200 years. Your next goal is to survive the wasteland that is the Commonwealth.


    As compared to other games of the Role-playing title, Fallout 4 allows for in-depth character customization along with weapon customization to suit your needs given the situation. The game also includes a new settlement building feature, were the player can create settlements so that other wasteland survivors may take refuge. Though, what makes Fallout such a huge success is the company that created it. Bethesda Softworks have published the Fallout franchise along with the Elder Scrolls franchise, The Terminator gaming franchise, and even the horror hit The Evil Within.