Morning all. Been thinking about post-apocalyptic fiction quite a bit recently. There’s some great egs in books and films but I think video games are particularly innovative in this area. I suppose Borderlands has a post-apocalyptic tilt to it, but heavy hitters like Fallout and Metro really take the genre forward.
I’m interested if anyone else loves these scenarios (in any fiction) and if you reckon there are particular environments/stories that you guys felt worked really well. What kind of experience do you have as a player/reader/audience?
I’m currently playing Fallout and really intrigued by how there’s this fascinating disjuncture between pre-apocalypse advertisements and power systems, set alongside dystopian ruins and dangers… it’s quite creepy actually.