“Fallout 76 understands that an open world needs to be rewarding not in terms of finding resources or new quests, but because the act of exploration itself should be engaging. Foregoing the skeleton-on-a-bed storytelling that worked so well in past games, Fallout 76s landscape of wasteland West Virginia is speckled with descriptive mise-en-scènes. Every time I stumble on one, I feel like Ive uncovered a secret about the world. Ive found a birdhouse workshop, a gladiatorial arena and a household studded with cat-head wall plaques. Thats just a small slice of whats on offer.” Polygon says.