By Julian Doyen
Following the releases of The Mechanist and The Wasteland DLCs released to players through the last weeks, we are finally given the expansion every Bethesda fan has been thirsting for since it's announcement in early 2016. Far Harbor brings a new taste to the Commonwealth and lays its foundation to a new format of storytelling and environments for which I'm very thankful.
Dropping on May 4th, the teaser trailer hums a new tune for the Fallout Community, "In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created an even more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?"
Without saying, this current expansion, which is the first for the series, offers a wider variety of content than the last two DLCs in the franchise. The end of the teaser revealed a shockingly upgraded Valentine, which laid a foundation to the creativity and effort going into the game as building bonds with current characters seems more important than throwing in new ones after another; like their last iterations.
Get excited! Though the teaser stood under the two-minute mark, it revealed a whole ton, including new armors! We got to see one of the new radiation suits which seemed to cover all the bases needed to survive in the wasteland like armor and scuba diving. As it stands as a speculation, it's tough to say otherwise giving its metal structure. We seem to be also getting back some fan favorites like the pump lever shotgun that shares a great resemblance to Fallout 3’s Point Lookout DLC.
Unless you have a season pass, you can pick it up off the market for around $25. Most likely up to 10 to 20 hours of gameplay; we're introduced to the largest DLC ever attempted in Fallout Universe with tons of gear, weapons, quests and secrets to discover once again. Hitting shelves on May 19th, the Commonwealth will never be the same in this Far Harbor. Loot up!