I Hated Fallout 3, But Should I Be Excited For Fallout 4?
So, Fallout 4 is now official and the gaming world is abuzz.
I'm always intrigued by ambitious video games, regardless of style or genre. But of course, I have my personal preferences, as does everyone else.
For instance, I've always been more of a fantasy guy as opposed to a sci-fi guy. It's why I will always gravitate towards games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and why it's always difficult for me to get involved in titles like Mass Effect. To narrow things down a bit further, I really can't stand the post-apocalyptic setting, which is just way overdone these days in all forms of entertainment. I find such a setting depressing and utterly boring. Everyone's gone and the landscape is dead and everything kinda sucks. Yeah, got it.
There are exceptions, of course. The Last Of Us utilized a post-apocalyptic theme, for instance, and it's one of my favorite games ever. Similarly, I really liked Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" (it certainly wasn't worth a Pulitzer but I still liked it). I also love the Bioshock series, which is about alternate fantastical realities. But there's still a post-apocalyptic vibe 'cuz you're always running around in an area that used to be thriving and now, something is seriously wrong.
I kinda got a Bioshock feel with that debut Fallout 4 trailer. I know it won't be anything like Irrational's award-winning franchise in terms of style or tone, though. As for Fallout 3, I couldn't have been more bored. I'll play The Witcher 3 incessantly but Fallout 4's oppressive setting might be just as bland as its predecessor. In my opinion, of course.
I dunno. Guess I'll have to see more media, which I'm sure is right around the corner. E3 is close!
Related Game(s): Fallout 4
6/3/2015 9:52:36 PM Ben Dutka