The dedication of the modding community is impressive
It’s been a long time since I revisited Fallout 4. The Fallout series hasn’t been nearly as prevalent as it used to be in pop culture, and the reception to 4 and 76 undoubtedly have contributed to that decline. But there are still people out there who love the franchise, and have been working tirelessly to preserve those games with mods. That includes Ded String, who succinctly showcased the efforts of jamming together 205 Fallout 4 mods.
Here’s the best part: over on Modwatch, Ded String actually gathered up the bulk of the mods they included. Some big ones include “immersive animations,” as well as the UI-boosting wheel menu, and even community-made bug fixes. One of the key elements of this “remastered” edition is how different the environment looks; like it’s a new artistic direction. There’s also a chunk of added free community-created content.
At this point, it’s kind of safe to say that a critical mass of Fallout 4 mods have warped it into something new entirely. It’s fascinating, because taking different mods and putting them all together is akin to the work of a chef. All of the ingredients need to mesh, which is why mod bundles are so popular in recent years. Anyone who’s ever tried to randomly load a ton of mods all at once can attest to some of the trials and tribulations of mod troubleshooting.