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Release Date: May 19th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Fallout 4: Far Harbor

Overview -

'Far Harbor' is the newest DLC for 'Fallout 4', following 'Automatron' and 'Wasteland Workshop' in the season pass catalog. 'Far Harbor' is big kahuna story expansion as far as the initial 'Fallout 4' DLC slate is concerned.

OVERALL:
Highly Recommended
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Release Date:
May 19th, 2016

Video Review

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The island looks beautiful on the surface. The fog is gothic and Lovecraftian in its simple, dark madness, and the creatures that live within it are pieces of art. However, it puts a strain on the engine and in places with thick fog the framerate can decline rapidly. There are also problems with fuzzy edges and especially light blooms that can become unwieldy. Many NPCs have been reskinned for a more marine look, like ghouls and raiders.

Audio Review

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The score and soundtrack remain the same (a pity, as more licensed music from the 30s and 40s would be very welcome). The voice acting is of a very high standard and even the minor characters put in good performances. The fog creatures and new weapons are suitably impressive.

Final Thoughts

In terms of design, art, and just plain content, 'Far Harbor' is some of the best DLC in Bethesda’s stable. The island and its marine inhabitants gobbled up many hours, and even now I still have much left to explore. I wish the engine could struggle along a bit better, but the Commonwealth is now firmly in my rearview mirror as I investigate every nook and cranny on this godforsaken island.