Game of the year intern pick: Fallout 4
Whenever it comes to picking a game for game of the year, there are always a few choices you would expect to come up on everyone's list on the internet. Fallout 4 is one of those games.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with this game, or has been living under a rock for the last few weeks, Fallout 4 is based in a post-nuclear war America, where you take control of a vault dweller who has been cryogenically frozen for 200 years. It is your mission to go and find your missing son in the commonwealth. With that out of the way let's get straight to the point.
This game is brilliant.
The graphics look beautiful for a Bethesda game; the environment is wonderful to look at, from the abandoned city blocks to the populated settlements across the commonwealth. The voice acting in Fallout 4 is easily the best in the series, and a fully voiced main character is a great addition.
The gameplay no longer feels clunky compared to Fallout 3. The gun combat has more of a shooter feel, and the V.A.T.S. system is just as good as it was in Fallout 3.
Fallout 4 is everything I like about open-world games.
I have always loved exploring massive open-world games and see what I would encounter in my travels. There is a sense of wonder while exploring the commonwealth, as any new location can be the home of a treasure trove of new items. The random encounters I have with raiders, super mutants and the wildlife make it so there is never a dull moment while walking from location to location.
The new crafting mechanic changed how I managed my weapons. I like the idea that I can keep using any gun I find for the entire game and not worry about it becoming too weak. Building up settlements is quite satisfying, although the interface could have been a bit easier to use.
The main reason why I think Fallout 4 is Game of the year is because of how much I got sucked into it. Even while I am writing this article, I am thinking about where to go next on the map and which quest to finish next. I haven't gotten this consumed by a game since my friend got me the legendary edition of Skyrim for my birthday.
I could keep going on going why Fallout 4 is good, but I think I have said enough on it. Now if you'll excuse me, I must venture back into the commonwealth once more and finish one of the many quests I have accepted.