There are a lot of different criticisms of Fallout 4 swirling around out there but the two most devastating I’ve seen follow:
1) “It doesn’t feel like Fallout.”
2) “I’m only going to beat it once.”
Now, if you remember Fallout 3, you remember how there was a total Good Guy way to play and, having beaten it like that, you’d want to explore and see what happened when you went Full Dark Side.
And then, if you’re like me, going through and playing it again in order to leave the world in the state that a good guy would have left it in. The ability to do *THAT* in particular made the game feel especially Fallout-y.
Isometric design, moral choices, and the ability to find logs, logs, and more logs explaining what happened at the end of the world. If your main take on Fallout 4 is that you miss Fallout 1 and 2 more than ever, wander on over to Underrail and read some of the Steam reviews. (I’m looking forward to playing it myself over the Winter Break… between Fallout runs, of course.)
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission