Let me preface this by saying I’m no Rube Goldberg. I don’t have the patience or ingenuity to make the kind of crazy devices you see in Minecraft and Garry’s Mod Youtube videos. For this reason, the new Fallout 4 add-on, Contraptions, held little interest to me on the surface, since it advertised complex machines and sorting devices. Still, there were a few little extra nuggets the add-on threw in, and that’s where I managed to get some entertainment.
The first thing I noticed was the addition of weapon and armor cases, with specialized displays for Power Armor. I already had a Power Armor garage that I had built myself (complete with basketball court on the roof), but I decided it was an opportunity for a little remodeling.
I kind of miss my basketball court. Anyway, after I finished with the garage, I went to my workshop and took out some of my favorite weapons and armors. With the new display racks, I added a touch of personality to my home.
All of these little renovations took me about an hour to throw together, which was surprisingly entertaining. I did wonder, though, if I was perhaps missing the point of Contraptions, so I decided to flex my brain a little and build a ball track.
Sadly, as I said, I’m not smart enough to make crafty use of this, so it was interesting for about five minutes. Browsing through the workbench menu, I saw lots of new power conduits, switches, even logic boards that could change how tracks run. I’m sure someone will find a way to make something mildly interesting out of this crap. I don’t really know if Contraptions is worth the five bucks they’re charging for it unless you’re planning on making a lot of Youtube videos or something, but perhaps if you can get it on sale for, say, $2.50 or less, it might be a fun little addition.