Bethesda’s Pete Hines Comments on Negative Comparisons of Fallout 4 and Fallout 3

In an interview with UK newspaper Metro Bethesda’s Pete Hines had some interesting things to say about Fallout 4. As Vice President of PR and Marketing he gave a different perspective on the build up to the games release.

On the game being negatively compared to Fallout 3 because of its gameplay:

“I mean, certainly it ought to look and feel familiar. If you played Fallout 3 you ought to be able to see things that are recognisable or similar or whatever. Because we didn’t make a completely different game. But at the same time, when you’re playing it it’s a mix of familiar and different. There are things that are the same and there are things that are very different.

But those things are sometimes very difficult to demonstrate in a short video at a E3 showcase, or whatever. But if you jump into the game and you play it for an extended period of time you start to feel the differences and how much some things have changed.”

My personal view on that is, we should expect it to feel similar. Yes, there can be updates to the gameplay, but we still want the Fallout experience we had in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.

On negative comments on the graphical quality of footage shown:

“Definitely doesn’t upset us. Very little surprises me after 16 years in this industry. [laughs] Generally speaking… I think we’re an industry, we’re a form of entertainment. As with most forms of entertainment you never get 100 per cent agreement on anything. And so, at the end of the day, whether it’s what the graphics look like or whether the gameplay is what you want or whether you like the setting, or whatever it is, everybody is entitled to their opinion.”

While there is negativity over some aspects of the game, from what I’ve seen there has been a lot of positivity too. It is interesting though to see how Bethesda react to the gaming community when they are being positive, or in this case negative.

What are your thoughts on Fallout 4? Do you agree with some of the negativity surround the game? Let us know your thoughts below.