Bethesda closed their E3 presentation with a bang today: a demo of Fallout 4, which shows us a whole lotta gameplay footage.
What you’re seeing in that GIF above? That’s the character creator. You’ll be able to play as a lady too, of course. Here’s the first full segment of the demo showcased tonight, which takes you to pre-war Boston. You’ll see your family home, as well as interact with a Vault-Tec employee:
As was predicted, you’ll be able to play events leading up to the end of the world, and through sheer luck, you’ll survive the atomic bombs and be able to play through the post-apocalypse, too. The new engine looks pretty, though the animations still seem a little stiff:
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Here’s a look at the new combat…VATS makes a comeback!
-You can issue commands to your dog, who will be your loyal companion.
-There is a new pipboy, and the old-school effects on it look awesome:
-You will be able to play games on your pipboy as well.
-The environment is malleable, you can build your world, Minecraft-style. Anything you can see, you can move around and scrap, so that you can build other stuff, too.
It sounds like you’ll need to get creative with your settlements, since whatever you build will be used as defensive measures, too. Tower defence in Fallout 4, basically.
-The crafting system lets you create all sorts of different attachments and guns; there are 50 base weapons to start out, which you can modify using components gathered from all the junk out in the wasteland. Here, for example, you see the wide variety of options that you have when it comes to crafting a long scope:
-YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CUSTOMISE YOUR POWER ARMOUR.
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