If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few days you probably already know that I’m a big sucker for good stories in a game. Sometimes, I get hyped about a game just by knowing the background/environment/theme of a game.
Fallout 4 is such a game. You’d be surprised to know that I haven’t played any of the previous Fallout games except for the first few missions on Fallout New Vegas. In fact, despite getting an early copy of Fallout 4, I’m still at Level 4.
So why was I so hyped about the game and why haven’t I played it that much? Well, that’s because I loved the background of Fallout 4 and the environment that the game puts me in. I love exploring vast space of virtual worlds. Sometimes, I do that so much that I end up at places where I shouldn’t be without leveling up first.
It’s all the feels that the game makes me feel. 😀 From the beginning of the game until the moment when I finally came out of the vault, it was super intensive despite the fact that there wasn’t much to do from the player’s end.
While it felt like I was the luckiest guy in the world for having signed up for the vault right before a nuclear bomb dropped, it didn’t feel anything like that when I came out the vault. There were tons of questions, curiosity, and a slight bit of fear.
However, all of that went away as I explored the eerily beautiful place that the world had become. Who would have ever thought that the world could look that stunning after a catastrophic incident like a nuclear explosion?
Fallout was already a beautiful game with an addictive gameplay and thought-provoking story. Fallout 4 has done it again. At least, for me, it did. I haven’t progressed much story-wise, and I’m willing to believe the critics that the story isn’t as extraordinary as they had hoped.
But I’m not agreeing that the graphics is a disaster. I’ve put in a few hours now and despite occasional glitch, I am yet to be disappointed at the quality of graphics this game has presented to me so far. I don’t know what the fuss about this game having a bad graphics is all about. I’m not the kind who plays games just for the visuals, but I appreciate a good visual when I see it.
Fallout 4 has pretty good visuals. I’m sure there are tons and tons of stuff out there to explore. But nothing will feel as awesome as the first scene coming out of the vault.
Imagine being in vault for a long period of time and then seeing the world at an entirely different stage than what you’re used to. Do you put your mind to the game when you play it? If you do, you’ll feel that Fallout 4 is not a poorly executed game as some critics would have you believe.
The main reason I haven’t progressed much yet is because I find the lack of ammo and weapon a bit too challenging. I like my games a bit easier. 😛 I know, that deviates from so-called reality. But if you talk reality, I wouldn’t want to be in that mess no matter how great they look.
We like video games for a reason, don’t we? 😛