Skyrim can help Bethesda with Fallout 4

Out of the many posts we have done on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, we thought it would be a good idea to look at how the popular game features could help improve Bethesda’s new games like the much-anticipated Fallout 4.

In an article on IGN they write about lessons that can be learnt from Skyrim making Fallout 4 as successful if not more so. One of the first things that they spoke about was the idea of a morality system in Skyrim that makes the player feel the affects of any wrong doing with bounties and punishable outcomes for everything from killing to stealing without being locked out of certain areas and Fallout 4 could work well with a similar morality route.

A more natural skill progression and level up would help with developing a character unique to the player’s earned attributes without owning a power that was not necessarily wanted or used. Skyrim allows the user to enhance their character, only upgrading one of three statistics when they level-up. Another feature that was mentioned was the world of a post-apocalyptic wasteland can be a bit drab and the expansion pack of Point Lookout for Fallout 3 takes the player away from this uninteresting world.

The non-linear gaming from Skyrim and Fallout 3 works well allowing the player to go near enough wherever they want and more of this should be available. Skyrim also has less story and more action along with beautiful scenes that makes the player want to stop and have a good look around. Generally, this fine art would be beneficial in Fallout 4.

Do you think that Skyrim has some authentic features that make it unique and Fallout’s apocalyptic world has less to offer? With all this in mind, it was 2008 when Fallout 3 came out and I am sure that with feedback from then, Bethesda will have taken in all the rewards from Skyrim to create another big hit.

  • ArseholeME

    Fallout 4 are you kidding me!?! Bethesda should first fix Skyrim’s gaping bugs and glitches.

  • hso4

    screw fallout 4, bethesda hasn’t even finished skyrim yet. we’re playing a work in progress but despite that skyrim is an infinitely more interesting game than fallout was or has the potential to be

    • Cale

      umm, no. the fallout series is way better. and honestly skyrim is in my opinion still not better than fallout 3

  • Michael Divorty

    i can’t wait for fallout way better series.

  • Boris

    Fallout has a far better story than TES

  • Anonymous

    First things first. Learnt isn’t a word. It’s learned, NOT LEARNT. Do we Americans have to teach you how to properly speak your own language as well as employ all of your out-of-work, rude, pompous celebrities? LOL But seriously, PLEASE, won’t someone come and claim Piers Morgan, Sharron Osborn, and Simon “Scowl” and take them home, they are getting quite annoying.

    Now, on to the matter at hand…

    Fallout 3 and New Vegas are both fantastic games, although I preferred New Vegas. I’m sure that Skyrim’s features will be considered when developing the next Fallout game. In fact, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if they borrowed something from Rage as well. Everything is a learning experience, or should be. Even the competition’s features are often subject to consideration for inclusion or adaptation. (See 3d Realms)

    I think of Elder Scrolls and Fallout as two sides of the same coin, one appealing to the medieval fantasy crowd, and the the other to the retro/modern and future theme enthusiasts.  However, I think both games influence one another in one way or the other and will continue to do so into the future. It just makes sense.

    • Asfw

      you realise that “learnt” is a real word lol

      • Anonymous

        Maybe on your planet. But here on earth it’s butchered English. The correct word is learned “I learned to read and write and spelled a word.” Not “I learnt to read and write and spelt a word.” The English can’t even seem use their own language properly. Plus, they make leaky motorcycles and the food is horrendous. (I am just joking… sort of)

  • Forkman22222

    fallout 3 was better in my opinion because it had a better story, it made me mad when i saw my in game dad die, made me want to destroy every enclave i saw. skyrim had a much more beautiful landscape, but it felt repetitive sometimes. in skyrim no one smiles or laughs. theres isnt anything bizarre. the characters are so much more memorable in fallout 3 than in skyrim. skyrim didnt even give me a good cut-scene in the end. the only quest that was even memorable in skyrim was the one where i met sheogorath. thats what they did wrong in skyrim, they didnt make any of it interesting. every quest in skyrim is just go to this dungeon/cave/camp etc. and kill some bandits a giant whatever then kill the boss of that area.  i hope they realize all of this and dont do what they did in skyrim. they made it all to serious.

  • Dingle McRipFist

    well…. this was stupid. I thought it would be an original article. Not a copy of IGN’s article. I thought Fallout 3 was way better then Skyrim. In combat(more weapons) and setting. But New Vegas for me is the best

  • Gordonfreeman

    I like these open world RPGs because they give you a lot to do and a lot of  ways to do them. Skyrim is better because its the beggest with the best graphics and constant objectives. Fallout 3 was good even when you completed everything since the world is so cool to explore. Fallout New Vegas was a good game when you still had somthing to do, but once you complete every quest and awesome DLC, there is nothing fun to do in that rat sized world. I automatically know that Fallout 4 will be better than Skyrim and that TES VI will be better than that. All I ask for is a fun game with an awesome world to roam in and good RPG mechanicsto complement the combat, and more importantly something to do. 

  • Saylorty

    Sprinting is needed in Fallout 4. Period.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why people complain about bugs in Skyrim, I’ve played 120 hours encountered up to 3 or 4 bugs (and none of them were game breaking, just some werewolf bugs, and graphical glitches on the water), most games, I encounter like 30 or 40 and that’s just in 6 hours. Never played fallout, but the world looks ugly. And I like swords and bows better than rockets and guns. But it’s made by Bethesda, so it might be good. B

  • Adam Maylam

    do not use skyrims leveling up system, the fallout one is much better