Fallout 4's Post Apocalypse... and Mood
I love the open world and the exploration. I love stumbling onto something unexpected and investigating it. I love the stories in the world and all the activities to do.
But the post-apocalypse wears on me. It's mostly brown and grey and everything is destroyed. They do such a good job of setting the scene that after playing a Fallout game for a couple days it starts to affect my mood.
It's not going to cause me to feel truly depressed but I have noticed that it bums me out even after I step away from the game for a bit.
So I've decided to just critical path the game to see the ending. Then I'll see how I'm feeling, but chances are I'll look online to see if there's anything really cool that's a "must see." After that I expect to take an extended break from Fallout.
The setting is the only reason Fallout 3 never became an evergreen game for me. It's not something I can revisit over and over like some people. And Fallout 4 won't be any different.
I'm loving my time exploring the wasteland, but I know it won't last for long.