Fallout 4 Graphics Backlash: Don't Bother With Snap Judgments
Every time we turn around, we hear about more gamers who are ticked off that a video game trailer wasn't to their liking.
What can be even more incendiary is if a game doesn't live up to promotional trailers, and we've seen plenty of evidence of that in recent years (Alien: Isolation, Watch Dogs, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt).
But for these very reasons, we shouldn't be passing judgment on games based on early trailers. Gamers are saying some not-very-nice things about that debut video for Fallout 4 and I can't understand why. It's like nobody learns anything or has any memory retention whatsoever. We really haven't learned by now that we should take early demo trailers with a grain of salt? Really? What's it take?
Look, think logically. Is there any chance Fallout 4 is going to look like crap when it comes out? Honestly, is there? And don't forget that given the setting - which is understandably bland and stark - is pretty harsh. There's not going to be a lot of lush backdrops and rich coloring and rightly so. It wouldn't fit the presentation. Therefore, if we accept that the style fits the theme and developers at Bethesda will never in a million years launch a product that would get a 5 in the graphics department, what are we complaining about?
One minute, gamers are saying developers shouldn't be showing trailers so early. The next minute, they're freaking out that they haven't seen any media for a newly announced game. Then, when they do get that media, they act like the title in question launches tomorrow and we're watching finalized footage. It just boggles the mind.
Related Game(s): Fallout 4
6/7/2015 9:20:23 PM Ben Dutka