Fallout 4 has been long time coming. As soon as the first trailer for the same was unveiled by Bethesda at this year's E3 -- and the new Dogmeat companion -- we knew that this could be the best Fallout to have hit the consoles and PC in recent times.
But E3 wasn't all. The game made yet another crucial appearance at this year's Gamescom event where more details for the game were revealed, including the new and improved in-game perks system and the amount of weapons customisation that's involved in the new game.
Going by the initial signs, it's safe to say that Fallout 4 will be one of the top games of the year on release, and there are a host of reasons involved to believe that. So in case you think the new Fallout will be "just another release" that gamers will go bonkers about, here's a look at 7 reasons why you should be excited.
We Love Dogmeat
Since time immemorial, man and dogs have shared a bond that's deep and sentimental. In no time, dogs became man's best friend, and it wasn't long before videogame developers were exploring that special relationship for different titles. We saw large portions of that in the previously released Call of Duty Ghosts, and this time it's the new Fallout that's offering you a four legged friend to take on your adventures. Dogmeat in Fallout 4 is quite smart and will help you take down enemies. Oh, and did we mention? Dogmeat can't die.
The New Vegas Lineage
As it seems, the new Fallout has borrowed a number of elements from the previously released Fallout: New Vegas. For example, like New Vegas, Fallout 4, set in Boston this time, will offer several areas on the map that will have more influential adversaries that you can only kill if you are on a higher level. In fact, the level of the enemies will depend on the part of the map they are on.
Massive Open World to Explore
From what Bethesda has revealed about the new game, it seems like the developers of Fallout 4 have created the most intense open world structure, compared to all other Fallout games of the past. Fans can expect a number of explorable locations with a number of interesting things to find in the open world. After all, Bethesda has promised unique gameplay experience even after you have gone through the entire 400 hour campaign.
400 Hours of Gameplay... And Counting
Talking about a massive open world, it won't count for much if players start leaving the game world out of boredom. Bethesda knows that as well as you and I, and as we mentioned before, Fallout 4 will offer over 400 hours of unique gameplay experience. It means that even after you have completed the aforementioned 400 hours time span in the game, the player will still continue to level up and find new things to explore and do.
The Pip-Boy Connection
When Bethesda announced at E3 that the new Fallout will come in a limited edition version that will also get players a fully functional Pip-Boy, like the ones in the original games, it didn't comprehend the kind of craze the announcement would attract. The company, in no time, depleted all its stock of Pip-Boys, owing to large number of pre-orders, and finally announced that it is unable to make any more Pip-Boys. Once the game is out, Bethesda will release an app that will let players control everything in the game, via your Pip-Boy, with the help of a smartphone.
Level Caps Won't Dictate Gameplay
Not long ago, Bethesda, via their Twitter account, announced, "To our fans who've asked: Fallout 4 doesn't end when the main story is over and there is no level cap. You can keep playing and leveling." It means that even after you have successfully mastered the intense more than 400 hours of gameplay for Fallout 4, your character will still continue levelling up. Dandy job, boys!
Intense Customisation Mechanics
In case you weren't aware, Bethesda has promised fans that there will be a host of weapons to choose from, with each having their own concentrated levels of customisation. "Now players are able to collect and strip down dozens of seemingly benign objects to create and customise weapons. With a toy car and a lamp, for example, you're able to add a sniper scope to a basic rifle, and there are 50 base weapons and over 700 possible modifications to discover," a previous Guardian report stated.
Fallout 4 is currently set to be released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 10 November, 2015.
Stay tuned for more updates.