You know, I made a post forever ago talking about how Plants vs. Zombies is such a brilliant game because it manages to hit that sweet spot of having accessibility and depth. I’m starting to feel like Fallout is the antithesis of that; it’s both inaccessible and insipid, at the same time. The challenge comes not from any semblance of strategy or skill, but from one’s willingness to put up with an obnoxious interface, a stupidly unforgiving leveling curve, and an ugly, nonsensical world.
I’m sorry if this sentence sounds redundant after that last paragraph, but Fallout is really starting to stress me out. I said I was going to see this game through to the end, but I just don’t want to anymore. I’ve had enough. People have said this game gets really good if you learn to tolerate its deficiencies, but I’m four hours in and the game has felt akin to pulling teeth every step of the way. I’ve found absolutely nothing about it fun or engaging. I’m really not sure how it can get out of the hole it’s dug itself into at this point.