It's been almost 5 years since the release of Fallout: New Vegas, and since then I've found myself looking for a game that would fill the void left by the wonderfully dangerous, post-apocalyptic world that the Fallout series has dropped us in - where everything's irradiated, heavily armed and trying to kill you. So you can imagine with the rumors of Bethesda unveiling Fallout 4 at E3, I was a little excited...who am I kidding, I almost leaped out of my chair!
Labelled as "America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation", the Fallout series has been a staple in the RPG genre since the first game's release in 1997. The series has evolved from the tactical RPG style seen in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, into the first person RPG style of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas that we know and love today. So what will Fallout 4 bring to the series? Where and when will it take place, and what kind of human/mutant enemies will we face in the Wasteland this time? And the most important question...will we get to blow up any more towns with dormant nukes?
As of right now, it's all speculation - heck, we don't even know if this E3 rumor is a hoax, like the fake Fallout 4 teaser site or the reports of Fallout 4 taking place in Boston. But the rumor, as reported by PC Games, that Bethesda will present a 20 - 30 minute gameplay video of Fallout 4 at E3 has post-apocalyptic RPG fans shaking with anticipation. Bethesda hasn't confirmed anything yet, but I'm still hoping/praying that we'll be able to boot up our Pip-Boy 3000, grab the nearest gun and go off on another adventure...oh, and run away from Deathclaws.