When you spend enough time on the weird parts of the internet, nothing seems to surprise you anymore, yet nothing takes away or numbs the ever growing sense of disappointment in humanity you feel. Browse Fanfiction.net for ten minutes and you’ll wish the cold war would have ended very differently. Well, in relation to nuclear annihilation, there is a whole subcategory on there of Fallout fan fiction, and after spending the last few months playing the main titles, this hits close to home. Nothing is sacred to these people, huh?
Fallout and certain video games like this come as tricky territory when it comes t o fanfiction. There’s plenty of fan game/mods in development that have their own stories based off of the loose lore. The only thing separating them from a fan game/fan fiction and a real game is the Bethesda publication. Add to the fact that Fallout is a roleplaying game. It’s intended for you to make your own story out of it. There are examples on here where people are going out of their way to make their own lore put of unexplored areas. Whether good or bad, I sort of commend this. There’s a lot of unused areas that can be explored, and I don’t have much of a problem with this. With that out of the way, let’s find a shitheap.
Project Wanderer is an abortion by one of the only faggots that chose The Railroad in FO4, which I have no clue why someone would. “My toaster has rights! Boohoo, Institute so mean!” FO4 deserves its own article on here, Bethesda can’t hire a good writer for shit. Anyway, the first chapter is literally just the writer describing the first ten minutes of that abortion of a game, with some strange hard on for Deacon spying. I found myself increasingly bored with the chapters as it’s just a description of the first half hour. As if that first half hour wasn’t boring on its own. As if Bethesda can write a game. As if Bethesda shouldn’t just give Obsidian the rights to Fallout. As if I have anything better to do than read this.
Now what is there to be said? The story’s crap, it’s boring. Not because this schmuck is a bad writer, in fact I’d say they’re squandering their talent here. But I don’t need to read a play by play of a shitty game with some backstory being created by the writer. Supposedly, Fallout 4 is a roleplaying game, keep your roleplaying to yourself, and do yourself a favor, try writing an original story.