Fallout 4 has a better story than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, says game director


Skyrim has certainly been one of the best games released in the last decade, as Bethesda’s role-playing masterpiece had fantastic open-world gameplay and let players leave their mark on the game’s world in ways not seen since.

And it’s clear that Bethesda Game Studios, the Maryland-based developer behind the game, sure loves their magnum opus, as game director Todd Howard told GameSpot in an interview that going back to Skyrim in order to make last year’s remastered edition was “like seeing an old friend from high school and realizing how much you missed spending time together”.

Few would argue that Skyrim is a special game (actually it’s one of those games you can play for hundreds of hours and not see everything it has to offer), but recent comments by Bethesda’s VP Pete Hines suggest the developer may indeed be more proud of their more recent Fallout 4.

Game director Todd Howard echoed this sentiment in the interview, saying that while Skyrim is “more inviting for the type of character you want to play”, Fallout 4 “probably tells a stronger but specific story”.

In our comparison of both games, though, we reached the conclusion that while Fallout 4 is a wonderful post-apocalyptic romp with great gameplay, Skyrim is actually the better game, and arguably Bethesda’s finest hour.

So this makes us even hungrier for The Elder Scrolls VI, a game that Bethesda will hopefully get on with making, so that gamers the world over can go back to the fantasy world of Tamriel in the not so distant future… In the meantime, though, another Elder Scrolls adventure is coming our way this year, as The Elder Scrolls Online will be getting an expansion this June.