“I think it might be interesting to have the next Fallout have the main character come from far less noble stock. I could see a story where a Raider winds up having to step up to the ‘hero’ role because no one else would.”
The Fat Man is back and retains its old-fashioned slingshot design. The mini nuke looks a lot better, although that’s probable just the better lighting and resolution. (Also, you can crit with nukes.)
Also, this is obviously the quarry from the trailer:
The floating camp I could shrug off as cobbled together, but quarrying requires planning. Of course it’s hard to say from a trailer, but these raiders seem quite organized - either that or they serve as mercs. They seem more interesting than just doped psychos; I’m thinking they will be more like the Great Khans (or even Vault 3′s posse) rather than generic hostiles.
Besides, this dude wears a scrap metal tank suit that rivals power armor for sheer volume (though not necessarily efficacy). (And he’s wishing for a helmet right about now.)
Dude, a crash test dummy might not be the safest disguise. Just sayin’.
Also, melee attacks with firearms seem somewhat useful, but I think the balancing is pretty hard. If they make it too good, nobody’s gonna care about dedicated melee weapons, and if they make it too bad, nobody’s gonna bother.
Still intruiging though; throwing enemies off balance so you can get a decent shot in, etc.