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Fallout 3 was an adventure like no other. Trekking through a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. was a journey that could only be realized by the visionaries at Bethesda Studios. Whether it be walking through the hills of D.C, or trudging through the dark underground metros, the atmosphere is always apparent: you are all alone in this world.
With all assortments of mutants, there is no lack of creative and fearsome foes, whether it be the hulking super mutants, the ravenous ghouls, the near invincible deathclaws, or even the merciless raiders of the wastes, there is no shortage of foes out to get you.
The world itself was an interesting, yet grim and dark tale: The major powers of the world committed a nuclear holocaust. Those who had the money available were sheltered in vaults to maintain their own lives in what they believed were secure homes for themselves, and the generations to come. However, the overseers of the vaults had a much more sinister plan in mind. Each vault would carry out heinous experiments: from conducting forced experiments that ended in nothing but the destruction of the very vault itself, to simply seeing how long a civilization could last isolated from the world, there seemed to be no hope left.
While so much has been explained throughout the series, there is still so much it could expound upon. So without further ado, my compiled Wishlist of things I’d like to see in Fallout 4, all from the brain of a rabid Fallout fan.
First off, the setting
a well done blog tfg, I also think they should add ghoulification. would make for an interesting game mechanic. course they wouldn't be able to block off areas through rads, like vault 87.
I would also like to see a New York setting. The Creation Engine really had me in awe with clouds dotting the side of a mountain in Skyrim, I'd really like to see that with clouds, or fog, rising over the skyscrapers in New York.
Something I'd like to see would be iron sights, which was in New Vegas. It really helped the combat, because as much as I like V.A.T.S., there are times when I'd like to stay out of it.
Another thing I'd want are the smooth animations that Skyrim had. Sometimes in Fallout 3 I'd notice that some of the animations can be bulky and slightly robotic, but Skyrim changed all of that. Example: pulling out your shield and sword seemed fluent in Skyrim, whereas in Fallout 3 it could be bulky at times.
ThisFreakinBlog was great!
Fallout 4 could be amazing, NYC would be cool, but why not somewhere overseas, like Paris or something!
Seriously though, great job and I do hope that this game releses sooner rather than later.
Even though my experience with Fallout 1,2,3,and Vegas all accumulates to less than two hours of play time this wishlist makes me excited just thinking about all the fun that could be had if the next game had the features. These are really some good ideas for the series, and actually makes me want to play Fallout 3 now. I didn't really think of NYC as a good place because it is so commonly used, but when you brought up Central Park and the amount of new creatures that the zoo could supply it instantly won me over.
Overall, absolutely fantastic blog: well written, good strong topic and excellent execution. I applaud this and hope that this is somehow viewed by Bethesda and is made a thing.
Quite the blog here, TFG. :D You have me looking forward to the possibilities to come in FO4. Who knows? We may just see something similar to this. I can clearly tell that you thought this out extensively, and the fruits of your labor show WELL. I can't say I disagree with anything you mentioned here, but I have a bit of a problem with Central Park. It's not a square, it's a rectangle. It doesn't exactly sound like the ideal setting for a rebuilding effort to me, but I realize that I'm not really thinking that out, and I could be wrong.
All in all, this was a GREAT read. You have a knack for writing, my friend!
A mutant alligator would be so amazing! The ghoulification idea is pretty cool too but I'm not sure if it being permanent is a good idea or not. I can't remember if FO3 had this or not but alternate endings based on which faction you aligned with would be really cool too.
I would absolutely love to see Fallout 4 in New York. As you pointed out, there are so many potentially awesome places to explore in New York.
Excellent, excellent blog man. I agree with pretty much everything you said and I loved how in-depth it was, especially with the ghoulification part. I'd write more, but I can't brain at 5AM. Keep it up, you've got a knack for writing.
This was absolutely incredible! I really want to play fallout again now thanks to how detailed, well written, and thought out this blog was. I personally liked the half city half wasteland approach that FO3 offered more than I liked the setting offered in New Vegas. New York would be a good place to explore but being the fan I am of Seattle I would want to see that blown up and FUBARed so I can go spelunking in the glorious coffee and grunge filled atmosphere!
The idea of being a ghoul is fascinating as well but I don't know how that would be implemented well without a strong warning to the player that their decision is final or finding some way to reverse it (because being a vampire in Oblivion got old after awhile and I'm glad that they offered a way to fix that).
Hopefully when this game comes out, the next gen systems will make it so immersive that we prefer to stay in the Fallout version of whatever city it is set in and not the actual version! Good job, TFG, you have taken us all to an imaginative place!
Ghoulification is a good idea along with a NYC environment.
I would actually like to see about half of NYC and part of the state. That way there's a large rural area as well as a large ruin.
Excellent, excellent post, bud! While I haven't actually played a Fallout game yet (Sad, because I own 3 and it sits in my corner), I thought your ideas were very original and cool. Especially with the thing of turning into a ghoul. Bethesda supports stuff like turning into a vampire and werewolf in Elder Scrolls, so why not a transformation opportunity in Fallout?
Really well written.
My first thought for the new setting was New York as well, though Chicago came to mind too. It'd be awesome to see what sort of tribes and groups you'd find trying to survive in NYC landmarks like Central Park and the Empire State Building.
As for the factions, I would really love to see a bigger role for the Brotherhood of Steel than what they had in New Vegas. I don't really care for the Enclave like old-school Fallout players seem to, so I'm not concerned about them coming back. I'd really like to see a Super Mutant tribe made up of non-hostile mutants as shown in Jacobstown. I'd also be psyched to see Fawkes make a cameo...
Ghoulification would be interesting, but to be honest, I don't really have the desire to roam the wasteland as one. Though it would give my character a reason to be bitter and cynical all the time. I'd rather Bethesda spruce up the character creation system, maybe take some stuff from Skyrim's. Battle scars and dirt would definitely have a place on my Lone Wanderer.
i need to pick up a copy of fallout 3. it sounds amazing.
about your blog...nyc could add alot of possibilities, what with the zoo and all. but, nyc also seems to be where half the games of today are set. maybe london? or japan? (japan is very creepy already, so this could work ^_^)