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New Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Know Just What You're Saying

by Joseph Knoop on Nov 18, 2015 at 06:02 AM

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Fallout 4’s new dialogue system has some players frustrated, with certain prompts leading to comments some may not have anticipated making. A pair of modders has released a new interface mod, bringing back Fallout 3's full dialogue options.

A collaboration between Nexus Mods forum users Shadwar and Cirosan, the mod effectively replaces the Fallout 4’s brief dialogue prompts with the full text each option results in. Fallout 3 previously implemented a full dialogue interface, allowing players to know exactly what they were saying prior to picking an option. Fallout 4 discarded this system for a dialogue prompt mechanic similar to the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or the Mass Effect trilogy. 

The mod also groups dialogue options in sequential order from top to bottom, letting players use number keys to make their choice when playing on a keyboard, rather than cluster them around the original circular system. Separate versions are available for players using keyboards or gamepads. Cirosan added in his original post that the mod is still in beta, and certain dialogue options may still be presented as their original brief prompts.

Check out Game Informer's review of Fallout 4 here.

[Source: Shadwar, Cirosan, and Nexus Mods via Reddit]


Our Take
I've had my fair share of experiences bungling a conversation thanks to Fallout 4's occasionally vague dialogue prompts, which is weird to think about when I never encountered the same problem in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. To Fallout 4's credit, sometimes half the fun is discovering what the newly voiced protagonist has to say. In any case, it's always good for players to have the option there to switch out.