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Should Bethesda Invest In A New Game Engine? | Power Up Gaming
The excitement for Fallout 4 was palpable before its release in November 2015. Even though pre-release demos merely showed the game to be more of 2009’s Fallout 3 in terms of both gameplay and presentation, there was almost an expectation amongst fans that Fallout 4 would be the biggest game of 2015. In many ways, they were absolutely right, with the game selling through more than 1.2 million Steam copies and shipping 12 million copies worldwide. The review scores weren’t too shabby either, garnering an 8.8 with our very own Austin Flynn, but the Metacritic averages are lower than you would expect. At the time of writing, the PC version is managing an average of 84/100, although, more shockingly, the user score on Metacritic is only 5.4. So it seems that the public are buying it, but the critics (professional or otherwise) are starting to feel fatigued. Many of the negative user reviews seem to cite the bland open world, out of date graphics and the game engine, which many blame for