For those who have experienced the Fallout and the Wasteland series from the beginning of their existence, a game the likes of Fallout Shelter on the Nintendo Switch is so much more than a mobile game. With a focus on gameplay objectives and story and simple graphics, it’s as close an experience to the original games, but still within the fines of a mobile game.
While nothing has changed to the formula of the game since it was released in 2015, the 2018 Switch version is a great way to kill some time on the bus or train. Although it doesn’t redefine the sim experience either, being able to play it on the Switch screen makes it an upgrade over the iOS version.
The game’s premise, for those who have been stuck in a vault for the last three years, is all about setting up a dwelling for a community of people to survive the consequences of a nuclear wasteland. Food, water, entertainment, weapons, electricity, everything you can think of must be provided for your vault dwellers. It’s an intense experience at times, but it becomes one that you’ll connect to after a while. Seeing your dwellers have children and even passing away will induce smiles and frowns. This experience alone is cool enough to at least try the game, but seeing your tiny vault become a massive society is far cooler.
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