“Does this game look good?” is the question. I had a bunch of nice things to say about it when the game was new:
- It’s got lots of color and they don’t abuse the color filter like in Fallout 3.
- The faces don’t look like potatoes, like they did in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
- The weapons look pretty cool compared to Fallout 3.
- The supermutants are a little less like Fallout 3 and a little more like Fallout 1.
But that’s praising the game by pointing out how awful Fallout 3 looked. A more fair question would be, “Does Fallout 4 look good for a game in this time period, with these system requirements?”
I don’t know. I’m just glad that wretched green filter is gone.
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?
The Best of 2014
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.
The Biggest Game Ever
How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?
Steam Summer Blues
This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.