Fallout is a series of many things; a deconstruction of classic science fiction, a direct homage to said classic science fiction, a now long running franchise that’s practically 2 decades old and so much more. Above all, it’s a beloved series with an amazing and devoted fanbase. Sure, there is much division over older and newer generations of games (which I myself will admit to taking part in); but we’ve had more than enough proof that fans have kept the spirit of Fallout alive. Archive sites like the Nexus contain thousands upon thousands of mods, adding new features to the game or rewriting it in its entirety. You may wonder what this has to do with Fallout 4? While others have focused on traversing the world of the wastelands and following a story, this one allows you to customize the weird wastes ahead. So, why do I praise it as a great game, but comdemn it as a poor Fallout title? More ahead. (Warning: Spoilers)
Rarely does a title grab me; in part because of the old saying. But then I find about a book like Fistful of Nothing… Now that’s an attention grabber! Now, I’m not saying this because it reminds me of Sergio Leone, but it fills you with images of Film Noir action from the start. And this retro science fiction dystopia doesn’t skip on many sights, many frights, and faded Hollywood lights. Let’s dig deep into the Hollywoodholes in Fistful of Nothing!