you know, as much as I’m trash for Fallout 4 and recognizing it has a lot of faults, one of the things that Fallout 4 never got right was the passage of time.
And I saw a post about this, and I completely agree, Bethesda really really does not want to do hundreds of years in the future.
They want so badly to do a “The War Just Ended the World and Here I am Surviving™”.
This feeling is conveyed in every single frame & setting.
one of the things that was jarring to me in Fallout 4, was them telling me over two hundred years have past, but buildings and cars and everything consumable are still standing.
like no.. cars & buses would be rusted out metal frames, not cherry red cars that have maybe been sitting in the garage for 75 years or smth
wooden houses surviving hundreds of years is completely possible, but that’s with constant upkeep. Without human intervention, they would collapse back to the earth and become rotted out timbers and a lot of rusty nails.
I know this personally because i live in the midwest in an old colonial that’s almost a hundred years old, and my dad’s side of the family lives in Appalachia, where you can go hiking in the woods and find the ruins of frontier/historical homes left to vagarities of time. I’ve personally stumbled upon old abandoned historical homes and barns out in the woods by my Grandma.
they do not look like the old abandoned wooden homes in Fallout where you can still blow off the dust and live in them 200-300 years later.
I’m saying this because I’m playing Horizon Zero Dawn and this game gets it exactly right
FOR THOSE IN THE REPLIES GOING “RADIATION!!!! (LONG POST)”, please note:
I’ve also played Fallout New Vegas who, with crappier older graphics, still managed to convey the passage of time better