Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fallout 4 Confirmed

So, as everybody knew because of the extremely obvious URL, the timer counted down to Fallout 4. I'm not going to post the trailer here, because you should just go over to the website and watch it for yourself. However, I am going to talk about a few things. First off, people are already debating whether or not the graphics are good. For its time, Fallout 3 graphics were not very good, so I did not expect Fallout 4 to look like Uncharted but play like itself. Yet it was that grittiness and grainy quality that made Bethesda's first installment look as great as it did, and with a more polished effect here, this version of the game looks nothing less than stellar. I am so hoping that this game is released by the end of this year, I am hoping so badly.

Next, I don't know what to think of the fact that our protagonist will have a voice and a backstory now. Man or woman, the backstory makes sense. Born before the Great War, went into Vault 111 and entered stasis where their son or daughter or whatever did not survive. First mission will likely be a tribute to Van Buren and show us entering Vault 111 while making our character. On the way we will make our SPECIAL stats and get our traits. The big change is, that our character has a voice, which we will likely get to choose. Some people will be against this, because they will claim it separates the character from us. When Half-Life was released, Gordon Freeman was silent so that we could feel more immersed as him. Fallout 3 continued this trend, but this is an ever evolving series and after having had just seen a trailer, I am not going to judge this aspect of the game. However, one thing that the Fallout series has always been lacking has been a sympathy or feeling of "who cares" after making important decisions. Bringing in heavy weight on your shoulders aspects from Heavy Rain can only work if we feel like we are controlling somebody else and changing their life. We know that this is a video game so we don't care when we blow the fuck out of Novac, but say our protagonist does, then we care more. Making the game more like Heavy Rain in terms of decisions and impact will be great. Oh, and it is set in Boston, as we all knew... but I officially confirmed yesterday.

Honestly, from what little we have seen, this game looks so good. I just hope that we do not have to wait five years for the next installment. Just let the Fallout: New Vegas 2 come out soon and I'll be good... once I get it...

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