I Bought Fallout 4
I’ve left pre-ordering Fallout 4 quite late. Being a fan of the previous Bethesda Fallout games, it’s a game I wanted to have on release. Pre-ordering it on Saturday means it should hopefully arrive on release day (Tuesday 10th). I pre-ordered the collector’s edition strategy guide months back, but since I ordered that from amazon.com, it might not arrive until December.
I had been looking to get it for a price as close to the £30 mark as possible. It was available from Gamestop for £42.47 and came with a free bobblehead. I didn’t really want the bobblehead and had some concerns over whether or not I’d actually receive on release day. I have been disappointed by Gamestop in the past.
A few weeks ago Rakuten were offering £7.60 back in Super Points when purchasing Fallout 4 for £38.95 (via Game Collection). However, the Super Points would have had to been used within the month, making them worthless unless I had planned to make another purchase in the near future.
I submitted an Amazon link to Flubit to see if they could offer me a better price than what was available elsewhere. They came back with an offer of £35.84 which I what I accepted. This was a 10% saving over the Amazon price of £39.99.
With the release just a few days away, I now have to decide which files to uninstall to make room for the 500MB day one patch.
I’ll add an update once I receive the game and have had a chance to play it.
Update 14/11 – I received the game a day after release. Flubit’s original email said I would receive it on release, so not the best first time Flubit experience. I’ve only played for a few hours so far. Gameplay wise, if you’ve played Fallout 3 you’ll know what to expect. I did expect it to be a better looking game than it is. It could nearly pass as a last gen game. The lip syncing animations are pretty awful.
Update 22/11 – The strategy guide arrived this week. Much quicker than I thought it would be. I’ve put a good 10hrs into the game now, and it’s starting to grow on me.