The reveal of Fallout 4 was met with both excitement and criticism. Fans of the series are happy to get what looks like yet another amazing Fallout game but are disappointed by its less than stellar graphics and gameplay that’s too similar to Fallout 3’s. Bethesda’s Chief of Marketing Pete Hines has come out to address the nagging criticisms.
In an interview with Metro UK
, Hines essentially said developers can’t please everyone, a sentiment we generally agree with:
“As with most forms of entertainment, you never get 100 percent agreement on anything. And so, at the end of the day, whether it’s what the graphics look like or whether the gameplay is what you want or whether you like the setting, or whatever it is, everybody is entitled to their opinion.”
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Despite his statement, Fallout 4
director Todd Howard previously acknowledged that the game’s graphics were not as good as they could be but that it was necessary for it to function optimally.
As for Fallout 4
having similar gameplay mechanics to Fallout 3
, Hines added:
“I mean, certainly it ought to look and feel familiar. If you played Fallout 3 you ought to be able to see things that are recognizable or similar or whatever. Because we didn’t make a completely different game. But at the same time, when you’re playing it it’s a mix of familiar and different. There are things that are the same and there are things that are very different.
“If you jump into the game and you play it for an extended period of time you’ll start to feel the differences and how much some things have changed.”
I suppose it all boils down to Fallout 4
not being an entirely-new game from Fallout 3
, but that’s not to say it won’t deliver the quality gameplay and storytelling that the series is known for. Let’s hope Bethesda goes all out with Fallout 5
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