I'm excited about Fallout 4, and I'm sure it's going to be great. But today Bethesda released its launch trailer for the game and it's a little bit... weird?
Launch trailers are launch trailers and I suspect the goal with this one is to hit mainstream audiences, but I feel as though this game really misses what makes Fallout interesting — the world, the universe, the scale. Instead it focuses on the game's story and it makes the game seem a little bit generic. Very strange.
And the voice acting just feels a bit off here, which is fine with the game itself because I intend to be exploring and engaging with the main quest when the moment takes me, but in the trailer it doesn't really work. I'm having a hard time putting my finger on it, I guess I just don't feel like it does a great job of explaining what Fallout 4 is.
I could be alone here. I'm probably alone here.
In its defence, it's probably an attempt to communicate the extra effort Bethesda has put into giving Fallout 4 a more focused main quest, which I think is a good thing. But in this trailer format it just falls a little flat in my opinion.