Fallout is nearly here. We’re so excited about the release of this game and in anticipation of it winning a lot of awards, we thought we’d write some of these articles to put our thoughts out there about why we think Fallout will be the best in a certain category. We fully expect this game to be one of the biggest and most ambitious games we have ever seen and a lot of you seem to too. Let’s talk once again about why Fallout 4 will win in another one of these categories.
A lot of you may be looking at the title of this article wondering exactly what I mean when I say a “true” open world game. When I think open world, there are a couple of things that spring to mind. Firstly and perhaps most obviously, there has to be at least an element of “do what you want, go where you want” to them. This encompasses a lot of why Bethesda games are often so good, because they gives you true freedom. When looking at other games in the genre like Grand Theft Auto 5, while it is still a fantastic game, it lacks “true” open world elements like seeing someone wandering around in the wilderness and opening dialogue with them. This is often a quest trigger in a game like Fallout or Skyrim and although the new GTA’s are adding some elements like this, they’re not as organically added as Bethesda’s system.
A better comparison to what Fallout 4 will be like in terms of how open the world will be is the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This game was particularly ambitious with its crafting systems but certain other aspects of the game lacked the finesse that Fallout and Skyrim so often have. You even pick up impromptu quests while out on your travels questing that reward caps and other unique items and I feel this is the superior system.
Ultimately, what it all comes down to is the fact that it is hard to make a first person shooter in an open world setting. If it was easy, we’d see a lot more games adopt this genre but when you think of good games that share this formula only titles like Fallout (and Skyrim, kinda), Far Cry and Borderlands actually do it well.
We’d love to hear about what you’re looking forward to most about Fallout’s huge open world? Let us know your thoughts and feelings down below!