First question: Do I think Fallout 4 looks promising? It’s just an engine demo, whoopee. The idea of a Fallout 4 does give me tingles though.
Second question: Am I going to pre-order? Hell no. I don’t do pre-orders for one, regardless of how awesome something is. I certainly won’t do it for a game without a release date. Or a feature list. Or actual gameplay video. Or a preview. Or some peer-review. Or some actual incentive.
I’m actually surprised at the audacity/brass tackle that Bethesda has here. And hats off to Green Man Gaming to give a DISCOUNT on a pre-order for a game without a release date!
This is more like a kickstarter without the kickstarter, for a major gaming company. It’s like if Ubisoft asked for pre-orders for the next Assassin’s Creed, without knowing anything about it. And then finding out along the way that the things that made you happy about the game were being removed. And that it was full of bugs because they had to ship on time or issue refunds. Oh hey, that actually did happen!
Who am I kidding. People are still going to pre-order. I’ll just sit by with some popcorn.