Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC Review
Far Harbor DLC is probably the most anticipated piece of DLC in Fallout 4. It promises to be over 20 hours long and to take players to a new region. The question isn’t is the DLC worth gamer’s time, but is how should one play through it? What are the best elements of the DLC? Should gamers finish the main story of Fallout 4?
Far Harbor sends players to the north eastern coast. Gamers receive a case from Valentine's Detective Agency, so at the very least, gamers should have finished a few of his missions. The case starts gamers off on a rescue mission of sorts. Without spoiling it too much, Far Harbor is an interesting place and I don’t think there is anything like it in the rest of the game. It is covered in fog and radiation and is pretty barren. I guess it's like the Glowing Sea.
There is at least one vault to explore, there are some unique weapons to find, new armor, and there are some nasty monsters players will run into. Most of the items have a nautical theme to them. The harpoon gun was entertaining for a bit, but I stuck with whatever weapons I already had. While a lot of guides and reviews recommended bringing Power Armor to get around, I was level 65 and with a few RadAways I was fine. I would say the radiation is easier to deal with than the Glowing Sea. Power Armor makes the game fun, but gamers shouldn’t worry if they don't want to bring it.
Most of the quests revolve around dealing with the Synth presence in Acadia, Child of Atom member’s and the residents of Far Harbor themselves. There is a new companion gamers can get, he goes by the name of Old Longfellow and he’s a decent shot. His personality is that of a functional alcoholic with a checkered past. If gamers are going into Far Harbor at a lower level, they want to consider taking him as a companion, as he is good in a fight and serves as a guide.
Personally I took Nick with me. There are some additional interactions Nick has if he is the companion of choice. I would also recommend anyone who can carry a lot of loot. I enjoyed the length of the DLC. The island is fun to explore and there are many things that are fun to find. I liked the use of the fog and radiation, but often times this made it tough to see and I had to rely on my map a lot. It is also a challenge to to get back to the commonwealth quickly.
Final Score 4/5