February 17, 2015

Fallout 4 Wishlist

While waiting for E3 2015 in June, and hoping what everyone else is (at least Fallout fans) - we can at least put some constructive discussion about what we would like to see in the next Fallout installment, aka Fallout 4. We already put our thoughts about why the next 10 years of Fallout will smash the last 10, and there you can see our point of view about the time and depth, when new Fallout game kicks in. Our sister website - RPG Gamer already did their Fallout 4 Wishlist and you can check on that also. One good thing about adminning a Vault-Tec page is - we do a lot of research with our fans and that put us in a slightly better understanding about how the real Fallout fans are thinking. Anyways, that's what Vault-Tec is all about - to do scientific researches on you - innocent people, who are not even aware of what's really happening out there.. ;)

Here is what we would like to see in Fallout 4 (if that's what is going to be called), and what did you say about some of them.

Drivable Vehicles

In Fallout 2, we had a drivable car which, in terms of the impact on the game, did only a speed-up the fast traveling and you could use more storage to put your belongings into the trunk. BUT, for that "little" touch, you had to work your ass really hard to even get it functional in the first place. Then some jerk stole it from you in New Reno.. God, how mad I was. But aside Fallout 2, your thoughts were pretty mixed about the cars. Most of you did agree, however, that some drivable means of transportation should exist in the next Fallout installment. It could be a bike, train, horse, camel, buggy, whatever - your point was pretty clear: there should be drivable vehicles in Fallout 4.

You can check and comment your thoughts on Google+ and Facebook posts about drivable vehicles in next Fallout game.

House Builder/Editor (of a sort)

We then asked you would you like to have some sort of a "house builder/editor" in the next Fallout installment - to be able to build a house from scratch, the way you want. Of course, a lot of mixed opinions were made about this - from "we don't want Sims Fallout game" to "Yes, for an RPG game it would be awesome" and "HELL YESSSSSSSSS FREAKING EPIC!!!!!!!! DO IT! NOW!!" You also confirmed our "theory" that there should be some sort of house builder, but only if done right. To be able to build a shack, house, or even to "fortress" an existing house from the various junk found in the wasteland - that would be just another special touch that would add nothing but more realistic feel to the game. Definitely something we would love to see in Fallout 4.

You can check and comment your thoughts on Google+ and Facebook posts about House Builder / Editor in next Fallout game.

Weapon and Armor Customization

I think we can all agree that we need to give our characters some special touch of our own. I do think, however, it would be very hard for Devs to do this one, at least to do it right. And it all depends on the game "realism mechanics" itself. For example; You find a marker, and by some strange faith that marker works, you then write your dog's name on your helmet, because you love your dog so much. But then, the rain drops down and wash it away.. Bad luck. And then again, if you are very lucky to find a water-proof marker, your problem with water ends. That's just a basic example, there are also lots of world objects that could be usable to reinforce (decorate) your armor with. Traffic signs, plates, tires, cans, spikes, etc.. Also, with enough skill points, you could build your own weapons, with your own specific decoration in mind.

For us, this is also a thing that would be neat in next Fallout installment. You can leave your thoughts about weapon and armor customization on our Fallout 4 wish list post on Google+ and Facebook.

Different Races

While it would be nice to play in the world of Fallout as a Ghoul or even Super Mutant, and it might be easy to implement this "feature" to games like Skyrim (along with all the other RPG games), for Fallout it may not be as simple as that. Why is that? Let's just say, that in EVERY Fallout game (except 2 and New Vegas), you start your adventure from the Vault. The thing about all of that is the same - unknown world that awaits you out there. That "card" the Devs played for a reason. Even Fallout: New Vegas had a similar card (you lost your memory while being shot in the head). Fallout wouldn't be Fallout if it weren't for that card. Now, it is easy to start the game story as a human, but if you have to change the race, that would mean a whole different story from the beginning. You can't simply start your game as a ghoul in a Vault of humans and any other way around. This could work only if you start your game outside the Vault, but that's hardly going to be a case with Fallout 4.

As "logical" may sound for new Fallout game to have a race selection other than human, I highly doubt we will see that. And I hope I'm very wrong about it! You can leave your thoughts about different races on our Fallout 4 Wishlist post on Google+ and Facebook.

Other Miscellaneous

Other things would be (of course) bigger map, better weapon and armor mechanics for both, use and repair, refined hardcore mode, better dialog cinematic, various weapon mounts, no loading screens anywhere in game (if The Witcher 3 can do it...), no invisible walls and I think we're all set. With all of this featured above and, of course, next-gen graphics and game physics, with story so non-linear and deep in Fallout 4, I think we would get the best Fallout game ever, another Game of the Year and Bestseller title that would feed the gamers around the world for a long, long time. That would explain all the waiting we are forced for so long. No Witcher 3 could compare with Fallout 4 despite it has 30+ possible endings. But then again, it's fan's talking.

While waiting for the "big announcement" from Bethesda at E3 2015 in June, we can put some constructive opinions about what we would love to see in the next Fallout installment. Feel free to comment on anything you would love (hope) to see in Fallout 4 on Google+ and Facebook post. Thanks to all the fans that have been our test subjects for so long as well!

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