Fallout 4: A Gritty Sequel, Humorous Undertones or Both?
Will the next Fallout be more serious or continue with light-hearted elements?
Now, more than ever, it seems likely that Bethesda Softworks’ is developing Fallout 4. DLC has ceased for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online is being developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. If ever there was room for an open world RPG from the developer, it would be Fallout 4.
But which direction will the game take? We’ve heard some developers like Obsidian Entertainment’s Chris Avellone talk about setting the game in a totally new location like New Orleans or even Russia. However, another interesting thing to consider is the atmosphere: Fallout has always been about elements like alien weaponry, humorous amounts of gore and whatnot. Should it take a more gritty approach? Should we see more of the effects of nuclear warfare and less of the black humour that has come to define the series?
It’s likely there will be a fine balance – after all, games like Metro: Last Light have got the super serious, post-apocalyptic tone down to a T – but how would you like to see Fallout 4 handled? Would you be interested in more realism, more humour or both? Let us know in the comments below.