Players assume the role of the Vault 111 dweller, a lone survivor about to enter a world shattered by nuclear war.

Fallout 4, as of the moment, is one of Bethesda’s strongest limbs to carry the whole company up. An enormous map to explore and an emphasis on building (whether it’s tools, weapons or structures) make this title one of the deepest RPGs in recent memory. Things are breezy at first, with your life a dreamy mixture of “Mad Men” and “The Jetsons“.

SAVE:Keep this advice in mind when you play the Fallout 4. You can even add wrinkles and sculpt each part of the face individually to get things exactly as you want to. If you couldn’t, what would we hope for from Fallout 5?

One of the greatest additions however is the power armor. Initially I was so busy I forgot to look for my son!

Today’s release follows the unveiling of other high-profile video game titles, including Activision’s “Call of Duty Black Ops 3″ and “Guitar Hero Live” which came out last week. Fallout 4, on the other hand, has a system that fits within its game. Yes, the Fallout 4 does have a few good visuals, but the fact of the matter is, that the game does not have many such visuals which make you go “WOW THAT’S AWESOME”. You make it just in time as your hometown, Boston, is bombed as well. If you’ve chosen to take that path, of course.

With the release of “Fallout 4“, most hardcore gamers anticipate a return to the Wastelands. The environment itself is much more hopeful.

There’s a collection of truly lethal weapons in Fallout 4: some are found, some bought, some stolen and some rewarded.

An example of how perks work in-game, viewable through a Pip-boy. It seems like in Fallout 4 most of the NPCs are totally untouchable. It’s not the kind of game where you want to lose a bunch of progress, least of all because of a programming error.

In short, Fallout 4 is polished as hell, and gives the lie to the fear that I had that it wasn’t going to be worth playing for a months or even years after release, as happened with Fallout 3 and New Vegas. If you played “Skyrim” for any amount of time, then you know what I mean when I say save as often as you can, as the beginning of “Fallout 4” is very tricky and also unforgiving. It’ll be easy for gamers to spend hours getting lost customizing.

“Fallout 4” is rated “M” for blood and gore, intense violence, strong language and use of drugs. The great parts of Fallout 3 – picking a direction, wandering to a landmark, finding a story, and diving in – remain in the fourth installment of the series. I just looted the bodies and moved forward. “They have totally different expectations of what storytelling is, what exploration is, and I think exploration is really where we’ve seen the biggest change”, Darrah said.

Fallout 4 guide: beginner's tips for survivng in the Commonwealth

Last updated: Friday 13 November 2015

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