Away in The Wasteland

Sorry mates. No mods to report from me lately, since I’ve been away in Fallout 4 for a while. I never liked the Fallout series, but I really got into this latest instalment. I’ve tried and checked out the Creation Kit for it, but I don’t think I’ll mod it though, so keep your eyes open for more Skyrim goodies from me in the future instead. I have a few things to do with Skyrim still.

Fallout 4

I don’t know what I feel about Fallout 4 yet, but so far, it’s been fun. Glitches here and there, like one guy who was supposed to give me assignment who was standing on the roof of a building, refusing to move, and I couldn’t get up. If I hadn’t played Bethesda’s games before I wouldn’t have known about the console and “tcl”.

The UI is really irritatingly bad on PC, so I have no doubts there’ll be a SkyUI for this one as well. The Character creation is fun, and for once, we get a body weight slider! That’s good news for modders like me who enjoy creating NPC’s, because now we can create real characters and not only NPC’s who are either muscular or more muscular.

The game doesn’t look like much and vanilla Skyrim actually matches it easily in terms of looks. I don’t care about the looks, but I would have expected a bit more wow-factor from a 60€ game in 2015. The story is nothing much either, it seems, but I really do want to see how it ends, so that’s a good sign.

Would I recommend Fallout 4? Sure I would, knowing that there will be thousands of mods to fix bugs, crappy UI and add masses of material in the future. I will check out the modding tools when they arrive in early 2016, but I doubt I will be making anything for FO4.

Fallout 4

Yes, Fallout 4. I never really played the old Fallouts. I have 3 and NV, but I’ve played NV like 25 hours, so, in my book, it wasn’t a hit. There’s something about the hypothetical 60’s nuclear destruction slash post-apocalyptic world that doesn’t grab me. I will get Four when it’s out, but don’t expect any love from me.

The game’s graphics has already come under criticism, based on what has been seen in the trailer. I don’t care about graphics. I’ve played Distant Worlds for a thousand hours, for God’s sake!

Nonetheless, with Fallout being Bethesda’s focus right now, and Elder Scrolls VI far away, it seems like there’s a couple of years of modding work in Skyrim still to be done. And that’s OK by me. I still haven’t released any really big mod, so I’m happy to get some more time with old Skyrim. Expect me to be here, because i have a lot of ideas I want to realize. Best of luck to Fallout 4 though.