So.... Fallout 4 came out. The only reason i'm posting about it instead of playing it is im at work. its amazing
I've spent so much time just building things and running some side quests I've barely even scratched the surface of the main quest line. Holy shit its everything I wanted.
also I'm so happy to have a pipboy. the thing is kinda bulky so its not exactly my cellphone holder 24/7, but it is super cool. I'm a fan of the app too (when my network feels cooperative) its kinda fun if you try to avoid using the in game menu and instead need to duck behind cover and fumble with your cellphone to get a stimpack in the middle of battle while shit is flying everywhere.
and the RADIO, granted I think the dj is the weakest so far (compared to THREEDAWG AWWOOOOOOOO or the classy and lovable Mr New Vegas) but the songs are fantastic~ I like the reprises from 3 as well as the new onces they added in (don't they know its the end of the world?). The classical station especially has some of my favourites (including Mars THE BRINGER OF WAR instead of Jupiter the jolly man that's used in every single thing, honestly the whole planets suite is amazing but you only ever hear jupiter everywhere). the ambient music too, I've definitely gotten just completely sucked into the wasteland just listening to it.
So the first day out of the vault, im walking over to the nearby town and all of a sudden the sky gets dark. a green mist settles about. THUNDER AND BADASS GREEN LIGHTNING RAIN FROM ABOVE, jesus fucking christ, this radiation storm was so fucking metal. i was completely taken aback.
speaking of metal. THE WEAPONS. 4 str 4 sta leather belt. UHH. so i'm a fan of pistols, I made this badass 10mm silenced skullfucker that was getting me pretty far, then i found a 10mm that caused an addional bleed effect....that works on robots and turrets and undeads and fucking everything. now ive got badass 10mm mk2. SO good. I've also just recently built this silenced shotgun that just rips through bodies like nothing.
which is good, because i've died to literally everything. bloatflies are impossible to hit (cause i suck at shooters) and have a DoT now, and if you thought cazadors were bad, you haven't seen shit. died to swarms of blood bugs (oh look its a little mosq- OH MY GOD THERE ARE 50 OF THEM) and fucking stingwings (WHY DO YOU HURT SO BAD). its not just bugs though. At an early sidequest location I had to clear out this junkyard, sure, no problem. Looks like just a few mole rats, this will be cake. then the molerats fucking tunneled all around me and i was eaten by a glowing one with spikes coming out of it. dogs? there are a million different types and the only kind that hasn't killed me yet is dogmeat, and thats only because he hasnt stepped on a mine near me yet. Mutant dogs, Raider dogs, Wild dogs, fucking fuck dogs. All the enemies have unique attributes too, ghouls will straight up blitz you, 28 days later got nothing. I've always thought ghouls were just some punk ass bitches but no. they served me up for dinner. chomped my face off. literally. the kill animation was the dude eating my face off. also mirelurks. no longer just some random ass crab people. I'll just leave that at that. TBH i've even taken to just straight up avoiding some mobs because they will fuck my shit up
but sometimes you need too go into the fire. Power. Fucking. Armour. Oh. Baby. this system is really kinda cool. I love swapping out the different pieces and modding the fuck out of the armour too. you can do so many different things, and it feels so badass to jump off the roof into the middle of some random scrap between 2 types of enemies and mowing them down with a minigun, but you're still not invincible and a deathclaw will open you up like a can of tuna.
also. Deathclaws. Scary as shit. not as omniscient as the earlier games though, i actually managed to sneak past one pretty easily, had this been 3 or NV that motherfucker would have seen me from a mile away, but i guess the commonwealth breeds em dumb and blind. they are terrifying though. they hop all around and once youre caught you know youre caught. rumors persist of invisible ones that i'm sure I'll see before too long...
Basically now I've barely eaten since coming back from blizzcon (thanks to lav for stuffing me full of delicious food for a week to prepare [lol you are not prepared]), because making and eating food takes too much time, I've taken off a day from work (i'd take more but i spent them all on getting over hangoveres), I haven't seen any of my real world friends since like october, and I think pretty girl is upset at me for neglecting her (i did warn her).
DOESNT MATTER, GOT FALLOUT