Nothing about this says lack of confidence. This speaks volumes about how confident they are in this game and servers. Instead of having reviewers all review the game at some event where they have more control.
The problem with Fallout 4 is that it is a garbage RPG. The dialogue system is awful and probably the worst dialogue system ever put into a game(like wtf does sarcastic mean 90% of the time its an option. Is it a yes? Is it a no? I legitimately have no clue what this option will say ever as with most of the other dialogue options). The game loves to give you a false illusion of choice until they arbitrarily deem it necessary for you to have a choice. Most of the interaction I've had within the world has been shooting things like killing raiders and super mutants(they might as well be orks).
The world they've created doesn't make any sense(its been 200 years since the bombs dropped but somehow everything looks like the bombs dropped 5 years ago). It's like Bethesda thinks up some cool concepts but doesn't give them any depth other than its cool, and while that works for something like Just cause I expect more out of my RPGs. Bethesda has basically streamlined the game into a shooter with light RPG elements. With that said it isn't a bad game just a disappointing one. Especially with this being a follow up to New Vegas.
The game is being made by SKS Games and is inspired by Cannibal Holocaust and The Descent. The game is running on the Unity 4 engine and has been cleared though Steam Greenlight and the alpha version should be on Steam this year. Game looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.
Dragon Quest IX - I...didn't know this was popular enough or good enough to warrant a slot. Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like Dragon Quest just sorta happened and wasn't much mentioned. I do remember people liking it and I totally get the argument that we need to be wary of ignoring Japanese games but there are a few Japanese games I'd prefer over this
Dragon Quest IX is one of the generation's best RPGs on any platform. Some of its trappings are old school, but the game is one of the best, most charming RPGs to come out in years, with a story that handily meshes lighter and darker moments with ease. There's a lot more that I could get into about it than I really have room for here, but suffice it to say, it deserves a spot in this bracket far more than some of the other entries I see.
I mean, Far Cry 3? I know that Vaas is popular and all, but how else does Far Cry 3 actually stand out among its peers in the FPS genre to a notable degree? Any time someone mentions Far Cry 3 these days, it's generally in reference to Blood Dragon.
As far as open world first person games are concerned I think Far Cry 3 has the best combat out of any open world game I've played this gen.
The game is really cool. It's one of the only music platforming games I've seen done correctly. You see what the music affects and how it impacts on the platforming. Most of the platforming involved is heavily timing based. It's kinda like a metronome with its timing.