Fallout 4 Players Need to try out this 90’s mod
“Revolted” mod adds a fully fleshed out retro FPS within the main game
A recent mod for the popular action rpg: Fallout 4 places a new minigame for players to who want to escape the gorgeous post-apocalyptic wasteland made possible with next generation graphics for a taste of the early, admittedly ugly days of 3d gaming. The mod harkens back to titles like Wolfenstein 3D (1992), Doom (1993), and the original Half-Life (1997) with its period sound quality, graphics, and gameplay:
Revolted offers a break from the complicated and at times overwhelming world of Fallout 4 for a more straightforward and oddly more relaxed experience
Mod foregoes the story-heavy and rpg elements of Fallout 4 for a simple puzzle/shooter
Revolted has a very stripped down and straightforward story. The vault door has been breached and it seems every creature between heaven and hell is coming through. So what do you do? Kill everything that moves and shut the door. Gamers familiar with the mechanics of old 3d shooters will likely find the health packs in the form of Nuka-Cola, and door keys in the form of floppy disks a bit of a nostalgia trip as well as a fun integration of the Fallout universe into this retro-style minigame
The existence of this mod seems to raise the question of whether gamers want nostalgia of retro gaming or the simple novelty of a game within a game
Revolted mod poses questions about what gamers truly want
While the mechanics and structure of the Mod are very straightforward, an interesting conundrum seems to accompany this seemingly simple minigame. Fallout 4 is a game only possible with modern technology and game design. The amount of work put into games today can be astounding, but why is it that someone wanted to escape from a far more complex and immersive and technically impressive gaming experience for worse graphics, worse sound design and worse voice acting? Are gamers so stubbornly attached to nostalgia that they will go out of their way to escape from a modern game while playing it?
I happen to disagree as a matter of fact. Integrating retro-style minigames is actually nothing new. The Sierra and Humungous Entertainment adventure game franchises; which date to the age of retro-gaming offered minigames as well. I think gamers are not clinging to nostalgia so much as finding novelty in playing a functioning game within a game.
The Revolted mod can be downloaded from Nexus Mods here. Whether you are looking for a nostalgia trip or a simple escape from the Wasteland, the best thing about the mod I think is that it is a minigame, making it completely optional not only to download of course being a mod, but also that You can still pick up the main game when you’re done.
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