6. Graphics and sound
When the first trailer was released for Fallout 4 back in June 2015, some users complained about the game’s graphics, in particular that the game’s character models looked dated, and that some textures looked washed out and lacked detail. And although Fallout 4 features better lighting than Bethesda’s previous game Skyrim, it is clear that the game’s graphics are not exactly cutting edge. The Witcher 3, though, is certainly one of the best-looking games around, and its character models and animations are very convincing and detailed, and some of the best seen to date in any video game.
When it comes to sound, both games have appropriate sound effects for their settings, and The Witcher 3’s epic musical score is certainly a match for Inon Zur’s great musical themes for Bethesda’s game.
WINNER: THE WITCHER 3
The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 certainly were amongst the top games of 2015, and although The Witcher 3 has received its fair share of game of the year awards, it can be argued that it is not a better game than Fallout 4 overall, even if CD Projekt’s gem has the markings of a classic game.
This is because Fallout 4 has more opportunities for character development and lets the player be whoever they want in the game’s post-apocalyptic sandbox, and its main quest is far more polished and engaging than Bethesda’s earlier efforts, plus the game also has a huge amount of side quests like earlier Bethesda titles like Skyrim. So Fallout 4 can be considered a match for a heavyweight like The Witcher 3, especially for those who prefer role-playing games with a sci-fi setting.
WINNER: NONE (draw)