Ladies and gentlemen, boy and girls, step right up and enter the greatest theme park to ever grace the wasteland, Nuka World! But don't forget your fast track ride tickets, you don't wanna be queuing up for 3 hours with a bunch of ghouls...
On 30th August, the final DLC expansion for Fallout 4, 'Nuka World', will roll it's way down the tracks and into our waiting arms (P.S. letting a roller coaster actually roll into your waiting arms is a really bad idea).
So what can you expect from the final installment of Fallout 4 DLC content? Well grab your tickets and get in the queue, because you really don't wanna miss this ride!
So what exactly is 'Nuka World'?
Nuka world is a pre-war amusement park themed around most popular drink in the Fallout universe, Nuka Cola! After the war, Nuka World was taken over by raiders as a base, and the Nuka World DLC will see players visiting this park and undoubtedly causing untold mayhem; so pretty standard Fallout behavior really!
Nuka World consists of a number of different districts, each with its own unique enemies and décor. These include Kiddie Kingdom, Safari Adventure, Galactic Zone and Dry Rock Gulch, whilst the trailer also mentions both the 'World of Refreshment' and 'Nuka Town'; maybe Nuka Town will act as a central hub for the player? I guess we'll find out soon!
Kiddie Kingdom contains a number of quirky attractions, such as a fun house and a carousel. Safari Adventure is the zoo of the park, so expect a bunch of horrifically mutated radioactive monsters to fight if you dare venture there. Galactic Zone appears to be the more futuristic district, featuring robots and rockets galore! And lastly, Dry Rock Gulch takes the player to a wild west town, so they can drink in the saloon until they forget they're even supposed to be fighting some more Nuka Cola-infused super ghouls *shudders*
Personally, I can't wait to have a train of feral ghouls chasing me in circles around the spinning funhouse floor, but then again, I am easily amused...
Creepy crawly critters...wait, is that a crocodile?!
By this point, you probably know that in Nuka World you'll be encountering a whole host of critters and creatures of many varieties. The trailer itself shows one particular creature which resembles a face hugger from the Alien franchise (why couldn't they just stay in space?!).
As well as the face-hugging death worms, Dry Rock Gulch is also home to swarms of man-eating flying ants, so overall it's a pretty pleasant place to visit!
However, the main area of the park in which you'll encounter wildlife is the "Safari Adventure" district, and if you thought mutant face-hugging worms were bad, then wait till you get a load of this.
Ok, so as a person who has played the Fallout franchise for many years, I personally never felt that anything could possibly be as gut-wrenchingly terrifying as a Deathclaw. Well, I guess those days are over...I mean look at that crocodile.
If there was ever a reason to avoid the Safari Adventure zone, this would definitely be it. I've already given it the nickname "The Deathjaw", in homage to its slightly less terrifying relative; though to be honest if Bethesda haven't already called it that then I'll be really disappointed.
The crocodile monster will most likely be one of the more powerful foes the player will be tasked with fighting in Nuka World; but remember, with great difficulty comes even greater loot! Unless of course you get something like an irradiated rolling pin from a legendary Deathclaw (every GODDAMN time *grumbles*).
As well as fighting mutated bugs and Godzilla's children, you will also have to fight against robots who roam around the more futuristic areas of Nuka World, such as Galactic Zone. From what the trailer shows, these robots can be equipped with some sort of plasma cannon which explodes on impact with a surface; could the light blue colour of these shots suggest that Nuka Cola Quantum is used as an ammunition of sorts? I guess we'll find out on release day!
And last but not least, there is a very good chance that raiders will be a common enemy throughout your adventure in Nuka World. Raiders feature prominently in the trailer, and the plot of the DLC itself suggests that interacting with various groups of raiders will be a core part of the story during your trip to Nuka World. But in any case, I'd rather fight a thousand raiders than a single one of those teenage mutant crocodiles.
Rides and rifles, what more could you want?
Couldn't get your guns through park security (pesky health and safety)? Well not to worry, Nuka World is packed full of unique weapons and armour sets to help you during your stay at the park!
The first new set of armour we're treated to in the trailer is this snazzy Nuka Cola themed T-51 power armour. After already getting my hands on both variations of 'Vim!' power armour during my time in Far Harbor, I'm particularly keen to add this item to my collection back in Sanctuary!
I just hope that there are similar paint job variations for Nuka Cola Quantum and Victory, and I imagine this would be a likely possibility seeing as the 'Vim!' power armour in Far Harbor came in two different variations.
As well as armour, Nuka World appears to boast an impressive variety of unique weapons for every player to collect and customize. In the photo above, you can see that somebody had the genius idea of strapping rocket boosters to a baseball bat! Well, I guess it'll make home runs just that little bit easier.
Hopefully this modification can be applied to a variety of melee weapons, boosting their damage and possibly their attack speed; and it would be especially useful for slow-hitting melee weapons like bats and sledgehammers!
However, my personal favourite weapon from the Nuka World trailer has to be the electrified paddle ball. I've also set myself the goal of killing a mutant crocodile just using this weapon, so wish me luck...
As well as melee weapons, Nuka World will feature a number of new firearms, ranging from small pistols to bigger, more powerful assault rifles.
The first firearm we see in the trailer is a small pistol, which appears to have a bottle of some sort of liquid feeding into it. Maybe this weapon fires some sort of acid shot? Nevertheless, I've no doubt that it'll pack a punch, though I definitely would've chosen a bigger gun to fight that worm if I was the guy in the photo above.
The final weapon we see the player wielding in the trailer is a colourful variation of what appears to be a modified AK-47 assault rifle. This is definitely the weapon which stands out most, with its bold colour scheme and shape. However, the strangest thing about the screenshot above is that the player appears to be attacking sanctuary...you know, their home. This confirms that the player can choose to side with the raiders, allowing them to attack settlements and claim them back from those pesky minutemen; and I for one applaud Bethesda for bringing back the idea of the choice between good and evil, which was arguably much more prominent in previous Fallout titles.
One last ride...
Now for the bad news. Unfortunately, it seems that Nuka World will be the last piece of downloadable content released for Fallout 4 (I know, I'm crying too).
A fan on twitter contacted Pete Hines, VP of marketing for Bethesda, and asked:
"Is Nuka World going to be the last Fallout 4 DLC or are you guys planning more as the year goes on?"
To which Pete Hines responded with the simple reply:
Well, that settles it, Nuka World will be the final chunk of DLC to be added to the five other DLC items released for Fallout 4. This approach to DLC content has been controversial among fans of the game, as previous Fallout titles have received at least four story-based DLC packs for fans to enjoy, as opposed to the two story-based DLCs and four smaller, more workshop oriented expansions released in Fallout 4. However, we should all remember that Far Harbor itself was a huge expansion, packed with a massive landmass to explore and a large variety of quests to complete, and the likelihood is that Nuka World will be just as large as Far Harbor, if not larger!
Therefore, I think that fans like myself can be pretty satisfied with the additional content we've receieved for Fallout 4, and the variety and imagination behind each content pack has managed to add much more longevity and enjoyment to the game, no matter the amount of story-based content each one brought with it!
Overall, I really think that Nuka World is going to be the crowning jewel in an already glistening collection of DLC content, and this is an attraction that every Fallout fan should be excitedly queuing up for. And one thing's for sure, it's gonna be one hell of a ride!
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