10 Ways Bethesda Can Improve Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is an amazing game, but even classics can be improved on. Examining a game’s flaws and how they can be fixed allows developers to grow and ensure the next installment is even better than the last. As much as we enjoy a game, it never hurts to analyze and ask ourselves, “What can be done to make this even better?” From gameplay to graphics, here are 10 flaws in Fallout 4 and how they can be solved.
10. Stop Time in V.A.T.S.
“Pop! Goes the weasel.”
In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, V.A.T.S. was a means to pause combat and strategize during stressful or dire situations. It was a tactical approach to gameplay which allowed the player to stop and think. The system was changed in Fallout 4 to slow time instead. This makes it impossible to come up with a strategy as that super mutant’s board slowly closes in on you. Rather than a tactical tool, V.A.T.S. has become more of a panic button.
Solution: Return V.A.T.S. to the old system of freezing time. If it’s too easy to abuse, limit action points (the number of attacks you can make) and allow the player to be hurt while commencing the attack. The goal isn’t to give players a win button to ensure victory, but to offer them a way to think through tough situations. A strategy that compliments Fallout’s scrappy combat all too well.