Finally, after months of waiting and doing nothing on this site that’s actually important, I’m going to make the not-so-long-awaited Nuka World Review. I’ll be much more strict this time as I didn’t like this DLC that much, but it did have a few odds and ends which were nice.
Mini-spoilers for Nuka World will follow, but it’s not like it matters anyway.
PART 1: THE QUESTS
Nuka World is primarily for evil characters, but that doesn’t necessarily prevent you from doing nothing if you’re going as a good character. All of the main quests you do (until Home Sweet Home) don’t affect the Commonwealth, so you can do whatever you like. Even if you don’t like the raiders, most of the very special goodies can be acquired before Home Sweet Home, and you can complete the quest Open Season to restore power to Nuka World instead of following the main questline.
PART 2: THE FACTIONS
There are three main Raider factions – the Disciples, the Operators, and the Pack. The Disciples like killing, the Operators like money, and the Pack is crazy (literally). You have to kill one, two, or even all of these factions by the end of the questline. They each have unique pros and cons, which makes it hard to choose which ones to eliminate and which to spare.
PART 3: THE AREAS
The areas in Nuka World are quite unique! There’s the Galactic Zone, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and more. Each of the Nuka World attractions have certain ways to unlock it for a Raider faction, whether it’s collecting power cores (not fusion cores), tracking down a wannabe magician, or doing a bunch of side quests.
PART 4: THE ENEMIES
Lots of new enemies inhabit Nuka World. There are mutant flies (or bees), worm-thingies, and even Nukalurks (Nuka-Cola mirelurks). There are also the raiders, but they’re not enemies unless you attack them. They have special loot drops, making them a challenge to kill but worth it.
PART 5: WEAPONS
Ah, weapons. The part many look forward to in a new DLC. While the weapons in Nuka-World are rare, they make up for that in power. There is a better revolver (Western Revolver), a new Chinese Officer sword legendary, and baseball bats and sledgehammers now have fancy new mods (like rockets on a baseball bat or a weighted sledgehammer). In addition, there’s the acid soaker, which shoots acid, plenty of arcade-themed weapons (they’re horrible in combat but fun to mess around with), new grenades, which can explode into more grenades or avoid damaging you, and, my favorite, the Aeternus, a gatling laser which has literally infinite ammunition. They’ve also managed to weaponize Nuka Cola so it explodes! Whoa!
PART 7: ARMORS
The armors are nothing special in this DLC. If you want to look like one of the raider factions, you can do that, or you can wear special Nuka-Cola merch to show that you’ve been there.
PART 9: AID
What would a Nuka Cola theme park be without tons of Nuka Cola? There’s new variants of Nuka Cola including Dark, Orange, and Wild. Victory and Quartz even make a return! There’s also a ton of special Nuka Cola mixes and chems that you can indulge in.
PART 10: MAGAZINES & PERKS
If you side with a faction or factions, you get special perks according to what said faction does. Plus, there’s a new Magazine (Scav!) which gives you various perks.
PART 11: POWER ARMOR
Similarly to the Vim power armor from Far Harbor, Nuka World also has their fair share of power armors. There’s the normal Nuka T-51 armor, and the rarer Quantom X-01 armor. Also like the Vim armor, they have their own unique quirks to them.
PART 12: SETTLEMENT ITEMS
If you’re into Raider stuff, there’s plenty of new raider items for you to mess around with. Flags also can now have flagpoles, and you can put various Nuka Cola themed items in your settlements now. Cool.
PART 13: OVERALL REVIEW
In conclusion, Nuka World was a fine DLC. Was it as good as Far Harbor? No. Was it better than the other DLCs? Yes. The new items are fun to use, and I had quite a good time playing this DLC.
Overall Rating: 7/10
- Appeals to evil characters
- Nuka Cola everywhere
- Additions are nice
- Aeternus is awesome
- Nuka Cola explodes now, whoaaa
- Doesn’t appeal to good characters as much
- Not as good as Fah Hahbah