Fallout 4 had a huge line for most of the day yesterday — and if past years are anything to go by, both Saturday and Sunday’s lines will be even bigger. Many fans may be hoping for a hands-on with the game, or even a peek at some never-before-seen gameplay footage. Many fans are going to be disappointed.
Even this close to the game’s release, just a bit over a week away, Bethesda has nothing new for its Australian fans. All you get inside the gigantic, mysterious Fallout ‘vault’ at PAX is a rehashing of the content you’ve already seen if you’ve watched their E3 presentation or any of the content on YouTube. In fact, to save you the time, here’s an approximation of how it all goes once you’re inside. Let’s start out with a cinematic trailer to build some hype:
From now we’re just taking a bit of a trip through Bethesda’s YouTube account. The combat controls are now more like a regular FPS, hooray! Honestly I have to give it to Bethesda that they’re great at making trailers — but couldn’t they maybe come up with something new?
“We’re very inspired by Minecraft.” Now you can build things! Note that you’re actually getting more content in this five minute video than you would from the much shorter excerpt that they actually showed in the presentation.
And that was about it. I suppose it was a pretty spot on vault simulation — stuck in a dim cube with people who haven’t bathed quite as often as they should have, watching content that you’ve already seen because there’s just nothing else to watch. Save yourself the time and don’t line up for Fallout 4 at Pax Aus this weekend.