Man, I don’t think I’ve seen this much hype for a single video game announcement in a long time. People have been waiting for years for the next Fallout game, and Bethesda seems ready to deliver. The real question is though, what are you hoping for from the game?

I played Fallout 3 pretty extensively when it was released, but for whatever reason just could get into Fallout: New Vegas. I’ll probably have to re-download it and try to get into it again, or maybe even you can convince me why I need to play it in the comments.

Anyways, we are here to talk about Fallout 4 and boy am I excited to see what Bethesda has in store for us. It has been quite a while since Skyrim was released, which was Bethesda’s last major release. If you want to feel old like me, that was all the way back in November of 2011, and people are still playing the game to this day. This means Bethesda has had four years now to refine their game engine, take notes on all the big open world RPG games released over the years and hopefully build the game you’ve all been waiting for.

I don’t think many would question that CD Projekt RED has taken the RPG throne with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so I’m very interested and hopeful to see Fallout 4 one up it.

In terms of what I want to see from Fallout 4 though? Well, obviously I want to see an expansive and detailed nuclear post-apocalyptic open world, because who doesn’t want to see that? I’m also very interested to see if the rumors about Fallout 4 were true about the game taking place in and around Boston. But, I’m more so hoping for much better shooting mechanics as that was one of my main draw backs while playing Fallout 3 and New Vegas. If we can get some modern shooting mechanics along with an improved V.A.T.S system, that could be one hell of a visceral shooting experience.

I’m hoping we also see some variation within the post nuclear apocalyptic world as well. Metro 2033 and Last Light have set the standard for post apocalyptic landscapes in my book and I would love to see Fallout 4 top those games as well. I could probably go on and on about what I’d like to see from Fallout 4, but I’m more interested in what you have to say.

Let us know in the comments section what you’d like to see from Fallout 4!

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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  1. I loved Fallout 3 and New Vegas but let’s be honest, they were buggy as hell. Something more refined would definitely be welcome. Perhaps more back story would help, playing a character before the bombs drop (even though that borrows a bit from Terminator) and even racing/defensive driving segments would be a nice change of pace. I think Fallout was always more of an interaction with NPCs so seeing a character that doesn’t look like a head on a swivel should be refreshing.

    1. Oh boy, kinda slipped my mind how buggy Bethesda’s games are. Well, hopefully they’ve learnt their lesson and we get a MOSTLY polished release ;)

      1. A lot of that simply has do with the scope of the game. It’s nigh impossible to squash bugs with so much content. Witcher 3 (I know I keep mentioning it, but it’s really the standard now) is full of bugs, but the quality of story, settings and lore trump those issues. It’s the same in Fallout and the Elder Scrolls.

        1. I really haven’t encountered very many bugs at all on the PS4 version. Minor things like floating people or whatever, but nothing that hindered my time with the game.

  2. Skyrim did a really good job of creating interesting random moments and encounters that aren’t necessarily tied to quests and are just, there. That’s something I’d love to see more of in Fallout. That’s what I love about Skyrim, that you can just wander in a direction for 10 minutes, and get entrapped in just random encounters and discoveries. Of course, the previous Fallouts were very similar, but the sheer detail in Skyrim is magnificent.

    The big difference between The Elder Scrolls and Fallout is that, in Elder Scrolls, the world is so rich and literally everything has an explanation behind it, there’s history, everywhere. The world is shaped by the lore. Fallout is the exact opposite in that its all about mystery. You’re just thrown into the wasteland with hardly any explanation and the plot of all the encounters push forward and are about ‘what’s next’. The world is shaped by you and your decisions. If Fallout 4 can capture the wonder of exploration and detail that Skyrim has, then I’m in (who am I kidding, I’m already in. It’s Fallout 4!).

    1. I enjoy the mystery, and the random wandering. If they can bring some more diversity in setting (without tearing away from the post-apocalyptic reality) and still keep that Western-style wanderer theme, that would be excellent. Witcher 3 has really set the bar for balance in open world RPGs now.

  3. I would love to see sidequests that feature more story. Rather than, gather 10 of this item or kill 5 mirelurks. Some of Witcher 3’s sidequests would be a good thing to learn from: fully voiced, telling little stories. Also the way that W3 recognizes world events, say if I complete quest before I have found the quest-giver, the game dynamically changes the dialogue and doesn’t prevent me from receiving awards.

  4. More diversity in the landscapes would be nice. Creating diversity in a nuclear wasteland would be pretty tricky I imagine but if they take F3 and NV with all their DLC as a base and expand on that then it should be OK. The DLCs added swamps and forests etc. Expand on that.

    And reduce the bugs. Please. For the love of God reduce the bugs. I played NV on a PS3 and sheesh it was bad. Playing the main story was OK but if you wanted to wander for another 200 hours you were so out of luck.

      1. Precisely. Considering that even on PC with every user mod installed you still get bugs shows how bad it is.

  5. Dear Fallout 4 players,

    for my master thesis at the
    University Koblenz-Landau I conduct an interesting study that deals with
    modifications (“mods”) for Fallout 4, for which I would like to win you (!) as
    a participant. In particular, I want to identify reasons why players build
    their own modifications for the game but I am also interested in the opinions
    of players who have only played modifications.

    As a small incentive, I
    raffle three 20€ Amazon vouchers among all participants.

    The survey is aimed at players
    of Fallout 4, and it takes 8 to 10 minutes. Here is the link:

    https://ww2.unipark.de/uc/Hiwi/5573/

    Thank you for your
    participation!

    Svenya

  6. Dear Fallout 4 players,

    for my master thesis at the
    University Koblenz-Landau I conduct an interesting study that deals with
    modifications (“mods”) for Fallout 4, for which I would like to win you (!) as
    a participant. In particular, I want to identify reasons why players build
    their own modifications for the game but I am also interested in the opinions
    of players who have only played modifications.

    As a small incentive, I
    raffle three 20€ Amazon vouchers among all participants.

    The survey is aimed at players
    of Fallout 4, and it takes 8 to 10 minutes. Here is the link:

    https://ww2.unipark.de/uc/Hiwi/5573/

    Thank you for your
    participation!

    Svenya

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