Fallout 4

You may not survive the Fallout from entering this expanse.

Post apocalypses are great. Not only do they let me escape from the mundane life society forces me to lead every day in order to feed myself with processed meats and genetically grown stems of Broccoli, they also let me rummage through bins for as long as I want without the very common consequence of getting banned from the local Marks & Spencer’s.

Well luckily for me, Fallout 4 came out this month and critics all agree that it’s a real hoot.

IGN gave it a pretty solid 9.5 out of 10, stating:

The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game. Great new reasons to obsessively gather and hoard relics of happier times, strong companions, and sympathetic villains driving tough decisions make it an adventure I’ll definitely replay and revisit

Gamespot dragged themselves away from slamming a steel rod repeatedly into a mutant dogs face long enough to grant the game a out of 10, saying:

The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.

PC Gamer’s Phil Savage stood staring at his monitor for a whole 26 minutes whilst stroking his chin so hard that he gave himself a nasty rash, before slapping an 88 out of 100 onto his review, and writing these here words that you’re about to read:

A brilliant, massive sandbox of systems, albeit largely the same one Bethesda has been making for years.

Finally, PCGamesN emerged from their local Vault naked and weeping, holding a small plaque with the score 80 out of 100 engraved on it, muttering the following harrowing words in a deep monotone drawl:

The lower-than-anticipated graphical quality and sometimes iffy performance is a bit of a blemish on the experience, but Fallout 3 suffered similarly and still achieved greatness… Its combat is the best Bethesda have ever produced: involving, kinetic, and exciting. The collection of weapons at your disposal are destructive and inventive, and strapping on power armour makes you feel like an absolute killing machine.

Did you pick up Fallout 4 last month? Do you like it? Tell me about it in the comments so I can write about your experiences in my diary.

For the record, I love it lots and lots.