My history with Fallout is a pretty recent one. I missed the original games back in the day, being too young to have really been part of games when it first came out. That being said, up till now the only Fallout game I have played is the first one.
I never finished Fallout. I still need to kill the last boss guy, but its been years since I gave up. I built my character all wrong, and can’t seem to kill him, then lost my game so at this point I’d have to start all over, which maybe I should anyway.
Tried to play Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, but could never get into them for this reason or that. Fallout 3 would always crash on my windows 7 computer, and I got Fallout New Vegas right around the time I got married, so I was seriously distracted and just haven’t gone back to it.
So, I was not sure if I was going to jump on the Fallout 4 band wagon as early as I did. I didn’t pre-order the game and I honestly didn’t plan on getting it until it dropped in price down to at least $30. However, I just went for it, and played it.
I have to say, at first I was really impressed with the game, but like all Bethesda games recently, the more that I play it and the more that I look at it, the less that I like it. After about 5 hours of playing, I was left thinking “where is the wasteland”. Then I found the glowing sea and I thought “here is where I belong for the rest of the game”
When I decide to go into a post-world fantasy, I really want to see that things are gone. I am not so interested in helping people get through it so much as I am with a Mad Max style war against everything that I can find. I didn’t feel like this was the fantasy that was presented in Fallout 4. I feel like they were more trying to get you to see the world through a specific filter.
I did love the character creation. I gave my dude a bunch of zits and horrible scars. I like making a character that is not perfect. I feel like we need more heroes who have blemishes, are over weight and have some serious moral issues.
I am going to hold off on my final thoughts until I actually finish the game. As of right now, I know that I am near the end, but I have to be honest, I am losing interest in where the story is going. I know what is coming. I am going to to have to kill everyone… and I don’t want to. I want to at least have some chance at doing what I want to do.
I hate how they always put in charge of a faction, but then instead of actually being able to do what you want, you are basically a fancy errand bot with a fancy title and cooler gear. What really separates you from any other lackey in any other faction? In the end, the game turns you into nothing more than a glorified thug who just kills everything you see…. I feel like games need a new direction with new ways of playing.