While visions of dragons and elves may come to most people’s minds when they are asked to picture a role-playing game, Fallout 4 is still fundamentally an RPG despite its sci-fi setting full of readily available firearms and other kinds of futuristic technology that can be scavenged from the ruins of a collapsed civilization. So, like most games in the role-playing genre, the capabilities of characters in Fallout 4 will still be partially defined by their base ability scores.
In order to give gamers a better understanding of the benefits of the seven core character stats that can be found in Fallout 4, Bethesda Game Studios is producing an online cartoon series to further explain the game’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system. As the Inquisitr recently reported, the new weekly animated feature kicked off with a film detailing the title’s Strength stat. Keeping their promise to deliver a new cartoon every week, Bethesda today released a new episode dealing with Fallout 4‘s Perception attribute.
While Strength can turn a character in Fallout 4 into a physical powerhouse, possessing a high Perception score helps make players more aware of their in-game surroundings. Perception can also help in combat as it directly ties to how well their Vault Assisted Targeting System, or V.A.T.S., works
Bethesda plans to release a new episode of the informative Fallout 4 cartoon series for each of the seven core attributes found in the game. That means that fans can expect to see five more episodes. The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system of Fallout 4 actually references each of the seven character stats which are Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck. Since the weekly cartoon series has gone down the list in order thus far, it is likely that next week’s episode will discuss Endurance in Fallout 4.
In addition to providing players with details on the individual character stats of Fallout 4, Bethesda’s new episodic animated web-series will help tide fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise over until the game launches on current-gen platforms later this year. With seven episodes planned in total, the cartoon will give gamers a weekly taste of Fallout through the middle of October. When the series concludes, there will be less than a month before Fallout 4 actually releases in November.
Those who are existing fans of the franchise probably won’t learn many new things about Fallout 4‘s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, but the cartoon was created to be entertaining to watch even for gamers who likely already know about each attribute.
Do you think that having a weekly series will make the wait for Fallout 4 easier?
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