Fallout 4 (and others) – Trailer Review

War. War never changes.

This is one of my favourite games, so I did get a little giddy when I saw the next in the series was fast approaching. With the last instalment in the franchise having come way back in 2010 (for context, there’s a new Call of Duty every 12 months), this game has been a long time coming! It then comes as no surprise that this trailer has received over 3 million views in less than 24 hours.

Even if you’re not into videogames, you can appreciate the effort and creativity put into these trailers. Especially for a game like Fallout, where there’s a rich story behind the game. There’s even been talks about turning the series into a movie someday!


Vault Boy, the mascot for the series and seen regularly in the games, was created by Leonard Boyarsky and based on the Monopoly man!

For people that don’t know, Fallout is a free-roam open world style game set in a 22nd/23rd century America turned into a disjointed wasteland by nuclear war, combining both futuristic and wild west elements into a very crazy world. In Fallout 4, the game is set in Boston, Massachusetts, whereas previous settings have included Washington D.C and Las Vegas. Not much is known about the story or missions itself, with further details being released mid-June. In fact, not much is known about the game at all, as developers Bethesda have kept very tight-lipped when pushed for details.

However, there was always going to be some leaks with such an anticipated game. These include “The Institute”, a location in the Boston wasteland which is supposedly a post-apocalyptic version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It has also been said that the main character will be completing missions for the Commonwealth Minutemen, an organisation hinted to during Fallout 3 as being ‘formed from the ashes of the state of Massachusetts’. These apparently control The Institute, and are renowned for their creation and treatment of Androids (robots, to you and me). Another organisation that appears in side missions on Fallout 3 is The Railroad, who are known to perform raids on The Institute to free Androids from the Commonwealth. All of this has led people to believe the main focus of the story will be AI rights, which sounds stupid to people who don’t play the videogames, but robots are incredibly smart in previous Fallout games and some have developed their own personalities.

Even for people who are not interested in videogames at all, you can appreciate the artistry and direction of this trailer, the fading in and out plus the radio in the back adds an interesting edge, and also accurately shows the feel and emotion of the story.

Best videogame trailer of all time!?

I have always been a fan of Fallouts teaser trailers, and I personally think the trailers for Fallout games have been the best ever done for the gaming industry! It’s worth noting that this trailer is a lot more blatant than previous teasers, in fact I’m not even sure you can call this a teaser.

Anyway, I had to share with you the trailer for Fallout 3 – in my opinion the best videogame trailer ever made.

Awesome, right!? They then did a similar thing for Fallout: New Vegas.

These are, in my opinion, the best game trailers going. If you’ve seen a better trailer then please share it, although I might disagree!

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