I was anticipating these games for some time but had to wait for a sale, and good internet access, to get them recently. Since I began playing them there has been no other games for me.
Of course both of these are by Bethesda Studios, and both are from long loved video game series. I appreciate the intricacy of the worlds of Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls so much. One gives you the experience of being in a medieval style setting while the other is set in a futuristic wasteland. The best of two extremes.
I respect the detail and cohesiveness put into the series by the creators. In Fallout 4 you can go to one place and read on their computer diary the struggles they are experiencing, it will reference another group of people or several groups. You stumble across the settlement they were referencing and find the person they mentioned in that seemingly random entry. Of course this is only after you killed them and looted their stuff that you realize it.
In Elder Scrolls they build on all the history they have already established in previous games while keeping it fresh and new. I have only explored a small map so far around the Daggerfall city. I appreciate how the story intertwines from one mission to the next and becomes clearer as you go. How they reward you for exploring the map with little missions and random treasure chests in the strangest places.
The crafting systems in both games are some of the best I have ever seen. They have only improved on previous versions of each series. Heck, in Fallout 4 you can build your own cities now. I have heard rumor that Bethesda intends to create a Fallout Online at some point. I can see that it could be magnificent with the direction they have taken the most recent game.
Think about it. We could own online real estate and open our own stores in the wasteland. Probably be able to turn real profits if done right as others have accomplished with other online worlds. The wasteland doesn’t look so dim anymore.
I look forward to seeing what expansions they come out with in the near future to grow these worlds.