What does Bethesda need to do to make Fallout 4 perfect?

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Weapons, Please!

Fallout 3 had some interesting weapons like the Experimental MIRV, alien atomizer, Mesmetron, gauss rifle, and the auto axe to name a few. The problem is a lot of weapons were variants of a type and not very distinct from one another. I might be using a unique Blackhawk revolver, but it looks the same as a normal .44 magnum revolver. Weapons should be more distinguished from one another.

Also, we are in a sci-fi universe, so why not more imaginative or zany weapons? The alien weaponry and plasma arms were cool, but surely we can do more? Take Red Faction: Guerilla and Armageddon for instance. In those titles we had Singularity Grenades, Nano Rifles, Napalm Lasers, and Mr. Toots for crying out loud! Granted, those games are set in the far future, but we could have something similar in the new Fallout games. Or even just alternate fire modes like the firearms in Bulletstorm. It would be great to see the developers go hog wild with some inspired designs that are fun to use.

Published May. 18th 2015
  • Victor Ren
    Columnist
    The combat system is a bit flawed, especially in that every melee weapon feels super floaty. I always gravitated towards the guns in my playthrough because at least with the laser and sniper rifles I could actually think I legitimately hit something.

    Also with the worlds, I think New Vegas did a good job of showing off your idea. In the Mojave you had the exclusive strip, the outskirts of it, Red Rock, and Mt. Charleston. Everything had a little niche to it, and they even managed to give the ghouls a little funny story next to Nipton.

    I think if they could expand on that it would be great, and the technology now could up the scale even more. And I don't want to hear about anyone complaining about how the world should be a barren landscape when New Vegas was able to show us colors, and differentiate from the staleness using Mt. Charleston and Zion.
  • The Soapbox Lord
    Featured Contributor
    Exactly! New Vegas showed there was color and life in the Wasteland, especially if you downloaded some mods which brought out the color. There was even the Vault where there were plants growing everywhere!

    It can be done. The question is will Bethesda do it? Fallout 3 really felt like a barren landscape devoid of life and personality, while New Vegas was the opposite. Obsidian and Bethesda together could probably compensate for each other's flaws and make one awesome game!

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