Fall­out falls short of pre­de­ces­sors

Stirling Observer - - REVIEWS -

PS4, Xbox One, PC Fall­out 76 is best summed up by the first few mo­ments of the game it­self: a walk through un­in­hab­ited cor­ri­dors strewn with the re­mains of last night’s party.

Pre­vi­ous Fall­out ad­ven­tures were rich solo ex­pe­ri­ences in a 1950s-tinged post-apoc­a­lyp­tic wilder­ness, teem­ing with sur­vivors.

Sadly, this is a plod­ding mul­ti­player ex­pe­ri­ence

peo­pled only by other play­ers and, while the lush vi­su­als pro­vide a dread­ful beauty, the lack of NPCs means there’s no per­son­al­ity and no live­li­ness to this pale world.

VATS tar­get­ing is use­less, mis­sions are bland, PvP is heav­ily neutered and the in-game trans­ac­tions are shame­ful. Fall­out 76 is a real catas­tro­phe.

Bar­ren land­scape Fall­out76 has lit­tle ap­peal

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