Welcome back to Fallout Tours! Today we’re in Jamaica Plain, probably the worst settlement area in the game. (Sorry.) But for the sake of completion I built there anyway and it turned out alright in the end!
…and I do not know how I feel. Excited? I guess?! It’s being made by the creators of Westworld which I know is critically acclaimed, and also I’m pretty sure the Synth plot in Fallout 4 takes some of its cues from Westworld… but I’ve never actually watched it. (Sorry.) I have no idea what to expect.
I’ve wanted a live-action Fallout adaption for SO LONG but now that it’s actually happening I suppose I kinda feel like it can’t possibly live up to the version in my head.
WHAT THE HELL. A couple of weeks ago while in lockdown I got bored and started playing FO76 again, forgetting that Wastelanders was scheduled to come out in April. The game itself was a buggy tire fire of bad choices and company greed but I liked the world, okay? I like all Fallout worlds. So I logged on, I had a bit of fun seeing people sell toilet paper and I built more at my camp, which was always hands down my favourite part of the game. Then I got bored and was about to ditch it again. And then! Wastelanders came out! WHAT THE HELL! IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD.
And, you know, free! I still haven’t forgiven Bethesda for Fallout First and I probably never will but… this is appreciated nonetheless?
This is the game Fallout 76 should have been in the first place. If it’d been released in this state I don’t think it’d have been anywhere near as poorly recieved. Having a game with NPCs and quests and actual things to do makes all the difference it turns out!
Human enemies, as well! And you finally get to see what the Overseer looks like after all this time.
There are new locations to explore that actually have a ton of substance to them!
And, this is the thing I might like the most so far, you can actually befriend people and take them back to your camp! (Only one person at any one time, as far as I can tell, but still.) I met this apocalypse grandpa and adopted him.
I am STAGGERED that the Fallout I know and love is back but very pleased. Why couldn’t they have released all this right at the beginning? Still I suppose releasing Wastelanders during a global pandemic was a surprisingly good move in the end?