Back in 2007 I was roaming around Fallout 3’s D.C. Wasteland while exploring the hidden details that lie beneath I turn to my friend and ask “how cool would this be if we could be fighting mutants together?” It’s something I thought about every time Bethesda Studios releases one of their big titles. What if you could play Fallout and have your friends along side you? What if you could be Co-Dragonborn’s in Skyrim? Well Bethesda has decided to go all in on that experience and in a post Destiny era of live services.
I’ve had a few days with the beta of Fallout 76 and I can easily conclude that is indeed more Fallout. This is not a bad thing! There is a reason why Fallout is such a popular series. It has a unique feel and style to it. The frozen in time 1950’s future technology in a post nuclear wasteland is a great environment to trot around in. There are a few things I want to hit on in this piece: The game engine, the “Fallout” experience, and the multiplayer experience.