I keep seeing people complaining about the graphics in Fallout 4. What I think a lot of people forget is that a game should have good gameplay and performance over fancy visuals.
There's also very good reason for the visuals being like they are. I'll quote the PC Master Race Wiki for this.
They're not here to build a game so demanding that you can't play it, and anyone who says so isn't telling you the whole truth. Game developers want sales, and if their game only run on the aforementioned minority enthusiast sector of PCs, they're going to get minority sales to go along with it.https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/guide
If the visuals are less fancy it means that on PC Fallout 4 gets more sales. If you want better graphics then (assuming you have a decent rig) can download mods which make the game look better. You don't need the graphics mods to play the game and you certainly don't need to run the game at the highest of settings to enjoy it either.
Also as you'd expect sacrifce had to be made for the console versions too which sadly to say only run at 30fps but 30fps games are not that bad, but I wish it would be 60fps.
One other thing that needs to be taken into account. There's a lot in open world games like Fallout 4 that goes on behind the scenes. Calculating things like Player Positon, Ammuntion, NPC's, Quests, Random events, store inventories, armour counter, health counter, tracking statisitcs, running scripts, running dialouge, and much more.
I think the real question on my mind at least is what kind of mods can we expect on the console version? I'm getting the game on PS4 first to play it completly vanilla, and then on PC to play it fully modded.
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Bascially Fancy visuals are nice but they mean nothing if the game is boring to play and suffers from bad performance.