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  • Summary: With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers. The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixie tubeWith the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers. The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more! Expand

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Exploring Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Apr 13, 2016
    65
    Even though this content is irrelevant for the story of the game, it offers quality content for the more creative players for the low price of 4.99€. This DLC is aimed at the players that love the homelike sensation and want to improve this feeling. The duration depends of how creative we are, but it can be a little repetitive after a couple of hours.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    65
    This is a fine update if you own the season pass, but you may want to skip it otherwise.
  3. Apr 18, 2016
    60
    A budget level DLC coming in at $4.99 adds enough to keep the settlement builder extremely engaged and experimenting. There are a few quirks to the DLC itself, and really should only be considered for those that want more of the things that made Hearthfire so attractive for Skyrim.
  4. Apr 13, 2016
    40
    As a product for humans though, I can't see Wasteland Workshop as anything but a bad buy. A cynical ploy to pad out the “value” of the Season Pass and maybe milk a few weirdos like me who just can't resist neon lights.
  5. Apr 15, 2016
    40
    If you’re all about settlement building then Wasteland Workshop will be right up your alley, but ultimately, these new additions aren’t going to change anyone’s mind who wasn’t already a fan.
  6. Apr 27, 2016
    40
    Players who haven't started (or finished) Fallout 4 yet will likely get more out of Wasteland Workshop than I did, but this content was too insubstantial to keep my attention for long.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jul 2, 2016
    10
    Cheap, and comes with plenty of nice little settlement add-on for five bucks. Don't see why people are sour about this too. People in theCheap, and comes with plenty of nice little settlement add-on for five bucks. Don't see why people are sour about this too. People in the gaming community are like psychopathic girl friends (you do something wrong once and they hate you for life, in regards to the speech wheel and non-cod level graphics) Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    10
    Since playing Minecraft and Terraria all I have ever wanted was those games but in a "real" universe. Settlements in Fallout.......I loveSince playing Minecraft and Terraria all I have ever wanted was those games but in a "real" universe. Settlements in Fallout.......I love it.....

    Thanks for adding this!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Apr 16, 2016
    9
    Bethesda has done another excellent job on this dlc, the second after the Automatron dlc. Not only does it add quite a few new items to theBethesda has done another excellent job on this dlc, the second after the Automatron dlc. Not only does it add quite a few new items to the workshop but offers a whole new venue. You have the ability to create an arena where you can battle captured creatures, or your settlers. This new dlc offers many hours of playing to a huge game with a great price tag. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2016
    7
    Please note I've got the Season Pass - therefore this DLC was just a little perk for me:

    And it's been a nice little perk at that. I've
    Please note I've got the Season Pass - therefore this DLC was just a little perk for me:

    And it's been a nice little perk at that. I've been a big time waster in regards to settlements, and since we're all waiting for the MOD pack to build our own stuff (I'm reluctant to have to much optimism as to how well that will actually work on PS4 - but all the same) ... then having more items for the settlements is always welcome.

    The new generator has made me rebuild ALL my existing settlements (about 18) - this has taken a good 13hours, so the DLC has paid for itself affectively just by me being anal with it. My main settlement, Castle, was previously 3 rows of wind generators to cover all the power needs (and I like to be Green with energy), the new generator does all of what they can in one, small piece. I'm loving it!

    I've not successfully used the cages as yet. I've trapped people, but I'm still working out how to stage battles between captured animals /raiders etc. Keeping in line with the precision and frustration with building settlements, learning seems to be a hands on experience rather than coached through. But I dont mind spending time to figure it out.

    I'm approaching 900hrs in total on FO4. It's an epic game on all levels and I'm loving the DLC thus far, given we've had the smaller instalments so far, I'm hopeful the new island with new enemies will be the 10/10 DLC pack we're all hoping for.

    People who like this are those that are free-styling FO4 as I am, anyone looking to just finish all the quests and not play the game like a Sandbox openworld, well they probably won't appreciate or enjoy these sort of DLCs. Especially if you're not interested in settlement building.

    For me, this has been great fun :)
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  5. Apr 15, 2016
    6
    This is the second piece of DLC for Fallout 4. Compared to Automatron this second dose of content is a lot smaller, however the priceThis is the second piece of DLC for Fallout 4. Compared to Automatron this second dose of content is a lot smaller, however the price reflects this. My score reflects the expected amount and delivery of what I expected.

    This package contains a lot of extra items to customise your settlements. If this is an attractive part of the Fallout 4 experience for you, then this DLC is essential. There are new lighting items, an excellent generator (which will save you lots of room, time and hassle) and other traps, building materials and neon signs.

    If none of this appeals, what is left is the creature traps and the arena functionality. The traps work by placing them in your settlement, waiting a few days and opening the traps when the door is closed. That's that. Arena work by allocating settlers to one of two pads and then watch the ensuing battle. Fighting against creatures involves one pad for the humanoid character in an enclosed ring with a creature inside a trap. It all sounds relatively simple, except it isn't. This is why I docked the games points. The system is fiddly, the AI is frustrating and after getting one arena fight to work, I was relieved to leave this portion of the game, never to return. On attaining the trophy, only 0.1% of other players had achieved the same. I read this as, 0.1% could be bothered to get it to work as intended.

    What I would have liked to have seen would have been extra things to do in the settlements. Give a wider variety of jobs, make allocating settlers easier, have a quick view of what each settler was doing with drop down menu's to change jobs on the fly. As it stands, the additional items and traps are welcome, but the arena is infuriating.
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  6. Apr 12, 2016
    3
    An below average add on that adds some cool features, this being some examples:
    Cages to trap animals
    Arena's to build Many new traps
    An below average add on that adds some cool features, this being some examples:
    Cages to trap animals
    Arena's to build
    Many new traps
    Brand new generators
    Cool new wall types, lighting etc

    Shame that theres no new furniture that I can find, or any new clothing items, shops ect.

    Overall its an add on that does its job, and adds some damn good new features, would've liked some extra things that we're a little bit more game changing though (something like a barbers, new jobs for settlers etc) but sadly theres just not enough here to fully justify it.
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  7. Apr 18, 2016
    2
    As DLCs from major publishers go, this one is pretty much a dud. The only people who should spend their cash on this are the achievementAs DLCs from major publishers go, this one is pretty much a dud. The only people who should spend their cash on this are the achievement hoarders (guilty as charged) or folks who found the settlement building aspect of the base game thrilling.

    Personally, I enjoyed the settlement building mechanic, and devoted quite a chunk of time to that aspect of the game, but when I ran up against the hard caps in both settlers and objects that the game allows each settlement to have, I lost interest. This DLC doesn't change that, it mostly just gives you some new lighting options to play with. Which, if that is your cup of tea, go right ahead.

    The other thing this DLC provides is a new arena fighting mechanic. It allows you to construct cages for all different kinds of wasteland creatures, and then with the correct constructions you can host no-holds-barred cage matches amongst them. The idea behind this feature is nifty, but it's execution is pretty bland. Cage matches are really not all that compelling...unless of course you enjoyed watching NPC factions battle it out amongst themselves with their antiquated animations in the base game. It's just sort of blah.

    But the biggest problem with this DLC is the same major problem that was crippling to many players of the vanilla game: VIRTUALLY NO TUTORIAL TO SPEAK OF. I've been playing video games for 25 years at this point, so I don't need every little thing spelled out for me. But that being said, purchasing a paid DLC and then having very little idea of how to use it is kind of a drag. I figured out how to get everything to work, but it doesn't TELL you how to set up an arena fight until AFTER you've already constructed all the components you need for it.

    Automatron was a perfectly fine DLC for a triple-A title like Fallout 4. This one is not really worth the 30-60 minutes worth of gameplay you'll get out of it. I hope for better with the next DLC.
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