I intended to be diving back into this, not that my life is finally getting settled. I was going to start emerging from my house every once a while, begin training for the eventual ultimate battle between good and evil again, then maybe find a nice girl or three to settle down in my old age that shall never come because I’ll have attained true immortality by them. You know, the usual. Point is that I had plans. Big plans. Like this:
But then Fallout 4 came into my life. And all those plans went out the window. Fallout is one of those series I’ve got so much history with it’s impossible for me to be objective on, and Fallout 4 has been an absolute experience for me. I treated my first time with the game like a new lover. I enjoyed peeling away the layers slowly, took my time getting into it, and spent a good long while exploring every inch of that game.
When I’m given the option, I like to project onto my video game characters. Not necessarily the whole self-insertion deal, although I am sometimes prone to that because you would be too if you were as awesome as I am. Building my own characters on top of the blank slate MCs some games provide? I am all over that. And Fallout has always had allowed you to do just that. Except Brotherhood of Steel. But let’s not talk about Brotherhood of Steel. Anyways, I was totally prepped to do that here. Had myself a big badass woman war hero with a complex set of morals ready to bring some tough justice to the Commonwealth. So excited. But then the game apparently decided that wasn’t good enough. Instead I had to be a lawyer.
I immediately lept from my Cryopod and brought some good old pre-war violence to the commonwealth. As a lawyer. I have little talent for speaking but plenty for shooting. But I’m a lawyer. I almost immediately took command of what became one of the greatest combat forces in the Commonwealth. The lawyer. There’s something off there.
I love established characters. I love being able to impress my own characters into the game. Either way, I’m good with it. But you have to let me have one or the other. Giving me a blank character with a few very specific background traits just ruins whatever I might have going.