Fallout 4: Return to the Commonwealth (January 3, 2019)

After 200 years, The Lone Wanderer (that’s me!) exits Vault 111 for the very first time.

It has been three years since I first finished Fallout 4 (2015) on the PS4 and recently, I decided to dust off the old game and revisit the Commonwealth.  Rusty was an understatement, but I soon relearned all of the controls and got as far as the Fort Hagen quest before my brother came into my room and said, “I have a gift for you.”

“Really?  What is it?”

“As part of your Christmas gift this year, I got you the US version of Fallout 4 along with all of the downloadable content (DLC).  Enjoy!”[i]

The Catch

What a great gesture and gift! But there was a catch: That I would have to restart my game and play from scratch!  Goodbye modified legendary weapons!  Hello basic pipe and 10 mm pistols!

But according to my brother, the payoff would be immeasurable as the DLC’s that he got for me would now become part of the main Fallout 4 map…effectively generating new places to explore and with them—new adventures and challenges.[ii] Continue reading “Fallout 4: Return to the Commonwealth (January 3, 2019)”