Fallout 4 graphics and the cynics

Fallout 4 E3Fallout 4 is not even out yet and gamers are already voicing their opinions about the graphics. What is surprising to me about this is not that there are gamers who look down their nose at graphics, but that people are doing this before even playing the content. Fallout 4 was easily one of the most anticipated and celebrated titles after E3 this year. During my coverage of E3 I would run replays during the morning while we waited for the live events to start and the most requested footage was Fallout 4. This game promises a massive experience, world, and seemingly endless potential with its optional crafting and building systems and the lack of a level cap or a hard finish to the game. And yet, in light of all of this, Bethesda is fielding questions in interviews about people who are already decrying the graphics. Continue reading

Fallout 4 – Craft or don’t

fallout 4Fallout 4 was easily one of the most if not the most anticipated and exciting title of E3 2015. It dominated most of the stream discussions that I had while covering E3 and many were claiming it as the best revealed game victor very early on. As more was revealed about the game and the crafting system some start to wonder if it was the game they were hoping for. I had many people in my stream saying that didn’t want to do the stuff that reminded them of the Sims with building and crafting. To an extent I think some gamers need to start leaving room for continuations of franchises to add new mechanics and features, but I understand where they are coming from. A new system or mechanic can become its own entity pulling away from the flow and choice players want to have. Thankfully everything that has to do with crafting is completely optional. Continue reading