Fallout 4 – Contraptions Workshop DLC Review (PS4)

Fallout 4

I know, this is a little out of order since last week I reviewed the Vault Tech DLC for Fallout 4 and technically this one came out first. The thing is though, when I downloaded this DLC I wasn’t in any type of hurry to play Fallout 4 and try out this workshop DLC. Truth is, none of my settlements had enough building material for any of the new things to be built until I played the Vault Tech DLC. Keep reading to find out what I thought about this workshop DLC.

Because this is a workshop DLC, there is absolutely no benefit to the story. You can build the new stuff added to the workshop or you can simply just not do it. Either way, it doesn’t help you out in anyway story wise. If I would have known that mostly all the DLC for Fallout 4 would have been this way, I probably would have skipped the season pass.

Once you have a bunch of building materials, completing the DLC is simple. The only hard part is having all of the parts needed to actually make the new contraptions in the DLC. If you play this after playing the Vault Tech DLC, you should have everything that you need just from scavenging around the vault. All in all, once you have everything this DLC should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

These damn workshop DLC’s! Ugh, they are some of the most difficult DLC’s to actually play because they involve constructing stuff which when it comes to that in Fallout 4 I am completely clueless. This from someone that spend hours upon hours upon hours crafting and doing all of this stuff in Skyrim. For me, half of the crafting is just super difficult to try and make work and I can never make some of the really cool things that people have made before getting to the point of super frustration and then eventually quitting all together. That being said, if you know how to craft then this DLC will be super easy for you.

Since this DLC just adds new things for you to build in your settlements and to mess around with, the graphics are basically the same as they are throughout the rest of the game.

There are of course trophies for this DLC. Three of them to be exact and once you have all the materials you need to build what the trophies want you to build, they’re super easy to get. So get to building so that you don’t mess up your 100% on Fallout 4 because of this DLC.

This is one of those times where I really wish there was some multiplayer so someone, anyone could just help me out with the building. Sadly there isn’t any multiplayer for this game and this DLC sure as hell didn’t add it in.

Overall I give this DLC a 1 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ New stuff to build for your settlement.

What’s Not So Great:
Nothing story related and this DLC adds absolutely nothing to the game other than new building objects.
If you’re not good at crafting, then you’ll most likely hate this DLC as the only thing it requires you to do is craft.

For me, this DLC was just a waste of time and makes me seriously regret buying the season pass for this game. The only way you’re going to like this DLC is if you’re into crafting, don’t mind that it adds nothing to the story, and want to be able to build some weird contraptions. Needless to say, I would say to give this one a pass if you don’t own the season pass, or just simply wait for the Game of the Year edition.

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