It’s All Over but the Crying: Grief, Future Shock, and Fallout 4

Fallout 4 just spreads itself too thin in trying to please everyone. It strives to attract players who want to hit the ground running and jump into the meat of the game as quickly as possible, while also attempting to appease those who are interested in the character and story. Fallout 4 sacrificed the latter for the former, resulting in a rush out the vault.

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Spooky’s House of Jump Scares is Stupid Scary

But there’s an inherent uneasiness that’s punctuated by the sharp staccato of the jump scares. Every time something pops out of the wall, the scare feels cheap, but it’s weirdly difficult to shield yourself from the rush of adrenaline that floods your system when one of these fake critters jumps out at you. I actively tried to expect these cardboard creatures to pop out of the wall, but no matter how hard I tried, I jumped every time.

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