Hey gang, new game incoming - this time with some new guidelines!
But first - these are the *usual* guidelines for these playthroughs -
1. Games should be at least 1 calendar year old. That makes it easy to find games that are either a) on most people's piles or b) cheap to pick up(I am thinking 10-15 bucks max).
2. Games should be either episodic or broken up into easily agreed upon stopping points (i.e. achievement for ch.1 or reaching certain checkpoint). I would like it to be about an hour to an hour and a half for each "assigned" session, no more than 5-6 hours a week needed to participate.
3. Games shouldn't be more than 20 hours.
4. No console exclusives. Has to be on Microsoft/Playstation/PC platforms.
That said, for this month we are going to try a wide open playthrough, with no content gated or asked to be left unspoiled except the ending of the game! We will save the end-state for discussion at the end of the month and compare notes about the decisions we all made throughout the month:)
Fallout is one of those gamer darling franchises, with many of us cutting our teeth on the old Interplay games. Fallout 3 took that old recipe of top down explorefest(with a new dev on the IP) and put it into first-person to great success. Followed up by a fast sequel(New Vegas), it seemed that a lot of people were starting to get tired of the bleakness of the apocalypse. Fallout 4 looks to address that with its new locale(Boston!) and new mechanics(we get to actually rebuild!). I have had this one on my pile for a while and I am really excited to do a long concurrent community playthrough to start us off in 2017. Dust off your pip-boy and head on over to the character generator - let's rebuild together!
I truly hope you will play along this month!