Having been launched only a week from each other, Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront represent what is the latest and greatest currently out for gamers’ delight. While Fallout 4‘s reviews were available a full day before its actual release, there is still an aura of mystery surrounding Star Wars Battlefront and no prestigious reviewing networks have let slip a peep about their response. To fill in this enigmatic gap, let’s take a look at the differences between the two. If you haven’t bought one or the other just yet, now’s an excellent time to review the positives and negatives of both; you may end up saving yourself some money.
Star Wars Battlefront dominates Fallout 4 with ease when it comes to the quality of the graphics. While Fallout 4 has beautiful and haunting locations for you to explore like the Diamond City, overall its looks are wholly disappointing. You may even find yourself laughing at the way that the characters appear, with their static faces and their awkward proportions. Star Wars Battlefront, however, is full of the next-generation quality we expect to see from games in 2015. Every map is meticulously crafted and feels tangible, real, and invigorating.
Fallout 4 found itself in an awkward place this gaming season. Its VATS shooting system turned off some players who preferred more typical first-person shooters, but snagged others when it was first released. The compromise Bethesda came to with Fallout 4, however, is uninspiring to both. There are also issues with the sneaking mechanisms, which defeat the purpose of creating any sort of stealth build early on. On the other end of the spectrum, Star Wars Battlefront knows the right formula for the first-person shooter and sticks to it. The controls are polished and smooth, leaving no unpleasant surprises.
Single Player vs. Multiplayer
However, whether you like playing by yourself or with others can be a huge determining factor on its own when choosing between the two. Star Wars Battlefront was designed to be most rewarding and satisfying while online. In contrast, Fallout 4 is a pleasurable experience to have when flying solo. If you can push through some of Fallout 4‘s less attractive features, you’ll enjoy playing it far more than Star Wars Battlefront if you like being on your own.
On a similar note, if you’re a loot specialist, make sure you pick up Fallout 4. Star Wars Battlefront has nothing for you if you like to pick up just about everything you can get your sticky hands onto. Fallout 4 has a satisfying variety of item drops ranging from weapons to mole rat meat. They’ve even included workstations and settlements where you can have a greater amount of control on what you do with your loot hoard.
Ultimately, what you end up playing depends on you and your personal preferences. Fallout 4 was a let-down in more than one way, but it’s still an enjoyable way to spend your time. Star Wars Battlefront offers a stimulating and gorgeous gaming experience, but it too has its faults. If you’re hesitant about both or either, give it a couple of weeks. Once the hype has died down you can snag both for cheap off of Craigslist and play to your heart’s content- whether that’s for a day or a year.