I'm Trying To Love Fallout 4, But It Kinda Seems Impossible
I remember it like it was yesterday:
"How the fu** can you not love this game?! It's only one of the best games ever made!"
So said one of my best friends back in the day, in reference to Command & Conquer. I could only shrug my shoulders and reply, "Dunno. Just not my thing." And before that friend could launch into a point-by-point analysis that explains precisely why C&C is one of the best ever, I was quick to clarify: "I know it's great. I'd never deny that."
To this day, I have never understood many a gamer's obvious reluctance to call a game great just because it isn't his or her cup of tea. Quality is not reliant upon your personal tastes, no matter what the medium. If something is good, it's good; whether or not you like it is completely subjective and as a result, completely irrelevant. Of course, there's nothing 100 percent objective about evaluating any art form but let's face it, only an idiot would call C&C crap just because he didn't like it. You can hate "Middlemarch" all you want; doesn't stop it from being a masterpiece.
I suppose the same can be said for Fallout 4. Over the past week or so, I've been pushing myself to get farther and farther, to discover more of the world and the story so I can reach a point where I'd feel comfortable writing an accurate review. And unfortunately, that's the correct word to use: Pushing. There are times when I'm just intensely bored, and other times when I wander around in what can only be described as mild indifference. The bottom line is that this environment and this style of play doesn't do it for me.
It really is a stark difference when compared to character- or story-driven open-world experiences, like Assassin's Creed or Grand Theft Auto or even The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And as much as I try, I just can't love it. I tell myself time and time again that it's a fantastic game but sadly, it's simply not clicking.
Has this ever happened to you?
Related Game(s): Fallout 4
11/10/2015 9:39:01 PM Ben Dutka