I half agree with him, and half don't.
I agree with him on bethesda's incompetence when using the engine itself, but at the same time I disagree strongly with him thinking that the engine can just go on for decades and still be considered "perfect" or "fine", for an engine like that, especially in the face of engines like Fox or Unreal, hell even Source engine modifications that allowed for Titanfall, and then there's also Frostbite. #
I do like the modding capabilities it brings, but at the same time, we need script extenders for the more beefier mods, but how much better would it be, if we had an engine that didn't always need routine script extender installations, and having to faff around big time, before the real modding gets underway?.
I was recently playing BL TP and BL2 last and this week. I thought to myself "wow, imagine if Fallout 3-4 looked and played like this?, it'd be amazing". I look back at F3-4 and all I remember is jank and now dated visuals, which desperately need mods, to keep them from aging any further. All the BL series needed was a texture upres and everything ended up looking that bit more cleaner. Meanwhile for any of Beth's 3D RPG titles, I'll need to spend a full on week gathering mods, getting them to play nice, as well as keeping them up to date, even with Nexus MM, that becomes a hassle over time, and hell, with how Beth tries to tamper with the modding scene, by updating old games like Skyrim, for no apparent reason, half the community gets pissed and half don't bother to update their mods due to that happening.
When you look at the big picture, it all starts to add up. yes, an amazing old engine that allows for modding capabilities, but I strongly think like others do here, and elsewhere on the net, that a new engine is due. Seriously, I like Zaric's content, but the guy isn't a know it all when it comes to engines, and just how long they could go on for. Going by his logic, the creation kit could go on for 50 years and be excused for it's cracks and glaring flaws. I'm not going to pay heed to his talks of it not being all beth's fault though, no engine is perfect either.
I do think that it is time beth went with a brand new engine, or adopted someone's engine instead.
I'd even suggest Beth use Fox engine, or the modified Source engine that Respawn was using (to save mega bucks on Steam store ofc)
Last edited by Chazore - on 07 May 2019