Back in December 2013, Kotaku released an article with leaked documents stating that Fallout 4 was real. The public would get final confirmation a few days before E3, with a trailer and news that the game would be released by November of that same year at E3. Just like any other person, I woke up the next day and raced online to pre-order my pip boy. I’m thankful for doing that because this has been my most played game of 2015.
In my collection of games, I’ve gathered four out of five games that could be considered game of the year, yet I’ve spent more time and enjoyed Fallout 4 more than any other game such as The Witcher 3 or Metal Gear Solid. Simply because 2015 has been such an insane year for me that it’s been hard to string long gaming sessions into my day. Being able to sit down and play more than an hour is short of a miracle. So when I start up a game, I want to be able to just pick up where I left off at and mess around for a bit.
I’ve found with certain games that I forget the combat system or what missions I was even doing. It’s nice when I can pick up a game, remember how the combat is done from the start and if I feel like doing a short mission then I can do a quick mission and call it a night. A lot of these bigger games seem to require more attention and time than I can currently spare. I don’t have to force myself to remember what options I picked to keep my story line in tack. I’m not forced into a mission that could last for hours to complete.
Fallout 4 allows me to pick up the game whenever I can and still have as much fun in as little time. I’m no longer the young child or teenager who could sink 10 hours of gameplay in one day. I have to go to work and pay my bills. It just seems like Fallout is the first game to respect that I can’t play it all day. I can rush through the story if I want. I could just play with my dog if I want or build settlements across the map. I can go hunting for items or trying to find lore. This is the first time that I felt like an AAA title actually understands that a good amount of gamers have other things to do than just play video games.
It might seem like such a little reason but when you have to start planning out your whole days and try to make time for gaming, even an hour or half an hour, the fact that you can just pick up and play becomes the biggest thing in your life. That’s why I would have to go out on a limb and say Fallout 4 is my game of the year.
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