New Fallout 4 Trailer

After a few years of guessing and speculation, it seems that yes, Fallout 4 is a thing. With a surprising run time of 3 minutes, the trailer dropped early this morning after a day-long countdown with a “Please Stand By” message.

Incorporating Ron Pearlman’s “War never changes” monologue from the third game into a news report, this in-engine trailer, takes us through Boston, both before and after a nuclear bomb detonation. It’s safe to assume the game is going to focus on the post-apocalyptic situation in that area. There have been rumors that the game would be set in Boston, so it’s good to see that confirmed. Now, something that we’ve seen from this trailer that we haven’t seen in Fallout trailers of days’ past is a lot of color. Granted, a lot of this was through flashbacks, but this sets a different tone – a somewhat lighter tone. This lighter tone even remains during the post-apocalyptic parts of the trailer. It doesn’t feel like a violent end-of-the-world situation, it feels more like some people see this as a new beginning. There hasn’t been any confirmation as to whether or not the flashbacks will be playable or if they’ll be part of a prologue cutscene.

Speaking of gameplay, there isn’t much shown of any gameplay elements. The only thing we can see from this trailer is that the game will take a first-person perspective. Whether or not they’ll be a VATS system or VATS-esque system, it’s too early to say.

Graphically, while looking a lot better than Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it still looks a little rough around the edges. That doesn’t take away from my enjoyment of this trailer, because it is still an improvement over those games and even Skyrim. Paired with the fact that open-world games tend to be a lot more taxing on graphic engines than any other type of games means that I can tell Bethesda is doing the best they can with what they have. At the end of the day, as long as this game runs smoothly on my system, I’ll be totally fine.

Fallout 4 is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC…eventually (Please be this year). We’ll find out come E3.

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