I'd much prefer Elder Scrolls 5 over Fallout 4. What about you guys?
Elder Scrolls V might encourage them to use a new game engine, because there's no way Bethesda will use the gamebryo engine for a marque release like that.
Although I guess Fallout 4 would do the same thing. The only reason they got away with it for F:NV was that it wasn't called Fallout 4.
Good luck. :P
" If we could just get a Bethesda open world rpg with great animations, no bugs and a challanging combat system, that would be the greatest game ever. "
Also, put me down for Elder Scrolls. I just hope it could improve a lot over Oblivion.
yea, really, Morrowind's world and fiction were great, and very interesting. Would love to see more of that. Also, even Oblivion, bland as it was compared to it's predecessor, had a pretty good helping of TES lore, and that fiction is pretty interesting, and certainly not Lord of the Rings derivative.
" @MysteriousBob said:" An awesome post -apocalyptic game world VS a bland uninspired Lord of the Rings knock off?Must be a joke thread. "You must've only played Oblivion... "
And of course, I found the world of both the be more interesting than that of Fallout 3, so TES5 without question for me, unless they sell the rights of fallout to Bioware and have them make a Dragon-Age style game.
" @MysteriousBob said:What jozzy said. Me and my friends look at Oblivion as Elder Scrolls Lord of the Rings-ified both in terms of setting and tone. Hopefully Elder Scrolls V will get back into just how weird some of the corners of this universe actually are (ie expect vampiric snakes, monkey people, hallucinogen loving cat-people, etc.)" An awesome post -apocalyptic game world VS a bland uninspired Lord of the Rings knock off?Must be a joke thread. "You must've only played Oblivion... "
A few days ago I would have said a new Elder Scrolls... but Fallout is pretty awesome, so I'd like Fallout 4. I've still spent more time with Elder Scrolls, but I really like the simplicity of Fallout where I am constantly finding guns and other junk, and just using them whenever I want. In an Elder Scrolls game, you can't just loot a shotgun magic spell off a corpse and start blasting dudes, you kind of have to stick with the same weapons and spells for long periods of time. I like how in Fallout I just throw whatever I can find at my enemies, like grabbing dynamite off a table and using it; your arsenal is always changing.
I think and hope it'll be Elder Scrolls. Fallout 3 did sell insanely well, but Oblivion was no slouch either (and was of course selling to a far smaller install base). I don't think it's necessarily a Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy thing, or even a Gun vs. Sword thing. Dragon Age is Bioware's most successful game ever. AC1 & 2 each sold ~8 million copies - not exactly gun heavy games.
The only conclusion you can really draw is that putting out games that don't have a lot of competition is just a smart thing to do. Which is why I think when you have two strong franchises like TES and Fallout, the smart thing to do is keep demand high for both by alternating them, rather than just running the more successful of the two into the ground. It might be less profitable in the short term, but I bet it pays off in the long term because the franchises stay fresher.
I think we're about due for a new Elder Scrolls game. They better fix all the crap that was wrong with Oblivion though. No more auto scaling. And I wouldn't mind an overhaul to the leveling system, it's always been wonky (well I never played the first two Elder Scrolls games, but it was wonky in Morrowind and Oblivion).
If the next one means that it wouldn't be full of characters so hideous they made you want to gouge your eyes out just to stop the pain of looking at them, fixed the robotic animation and disgusting number of bugs and added in a combat system that was actually fun to play, then I would go with a Fallout. I LOVE the idea of surviving in a big post apocalyptic world, but I despise the Fallout 3 games for all the reasons I mentioned above and more.