Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fallout 4 Automatron DLC: Now With More Robots!

I had been counting down to the release of the Automatron DLC for Fallout 4 because it looked awesome and appealed to my love of robots and giant robots. Automatron arrived and I was thrilled to try it out. The DLC cost ten dollars and you definitely get your money's worth and more.
Automatron starts with a distress signal on your Pipboy radio that leads you to Ada, a robot whose friends have been killed by a robot army led by the Mechanist. Ada becomes a new companion as you aid her in her quest to find the Mechanist and find out why the robots are attacking everyone in the Commonwealth.

Meeting Ada.

The Automatron DLC is a little under three hours of game play and there is a lot to see and do. The Commonwealth is now running rampant with killer robots and one of the ways to combat them is to upgrade your current robot companion Ada and build your own robot army. You can also upgrade your other robot companion Curie as well.  You do need the science and robotics perks for this in order to upgrade your robots to their shiny potential. All this can be done after you build your very own robot station and you can crank out all the robots your heart desires as long as you have all the necessary materials of course.

Build your own robot!

The story takes you to a couple of locations with robot ambushes and a couple of linear dungeons that are pretty cool where you can pick up all kinds of great loot. You even get an awesome weapon, the tesla rifle which takes out your enemies in epic fashion and is a lot of fun to use. There are a variety of robots trying to take you out and no two are alike. There's even a crazy robot with chainsaws and flamethrowers for arms. This is where your power armor and most powerful weapons come in handy. I used the heck out of my tesla rifle and missile launcher for a lot of these encounters.

Taking out a Robobrain, one of the many enemy robots in Automatron.

Eventually the story leads you to the lair of the Mechanist and you get to loot all kinds of things here while fighting off killer robots. You finally get a showdown with the Mechanist towards the end and again, I was grateful for my power armor because the Mechanist sends wave after wave of robots to end you. It makes for an intense battle, but it is incredibly fun. After it's all over you get to have a chat with the Mechanist and you learn some revealing things about why the robots attacked and some interesting back story about the Mechanist. 

The Mechanist appears.

Once the main story of Automatron is finished not only do you get the Mechanist armor for yourself, you also get the Mechanist's Lair for your very own so you can build and upgrade even more robots of your very own. You can tinker to your heart's content and order is restored to the Commonwealth once more. Automatron while short, is fun to play and worth getting for the story and for all the great perks and items you get with it. Now, it's time for me to build more robots!

Get your own Mechanist armor set. This one's mine.

**The Automatron DLC is playable on these platforms: PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One

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