Fallout 4 DLC revealed

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by 13pm, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    Bethesda has announced 3 DLC packs for Fallout 4. Only one of them seems to involve some kind of a story, other two simply add new items and creatures.

    As described on Bethesda's website:

    Automatron, $9.99
    The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!

    Wasteland Workshop, $4.99

    With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers. The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixi tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more!

    Far Harbor, $24.99
    A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.

    More to come they say, and that's why they are increasing the price of the Season Pass up to $49.99.
    Creation Kit is also on it's way.

    Read the full announcement and watch the screenshots over at Bethesda.net: https://bethesda.net/#en/events/gam...nd-workshop-far-harbor-and-more/2016/02/16/77
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  2. Lanfear

    Lanfear Mildly Dipped

    Jan 26, 2016
    What's the opposite of pumped up?
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  3. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Oh, for fuck's sake. Time to see if they're just dragging this out like EA does with The Sims.
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  4. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 25, 2014
    After reading the description of the Far Harbor DLC, and I'm already expecting the storytelling issues that we saw with The Pitt and Point Lookout. I also don't care about the premise with the Children of Atom and the Synths. It would be more accurate to say that I hate that they've brought them back for the DLC. So here's one of my predictions: Like with the former two DLC, Bethesda will try to have complex storytelling, but it probably will stumble and falter leaving so, so much to be desired. And if we're limited to four dialogue options at once again, then it truly is lost.

    Ugh, again with Bethesda's obsession with the dog (on the Far Harbor advert) and other gimmicks... The other DLC adverts will probably feature him, also.
  5. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    Should I be laughing at this, because I am laughing at this. The first DLC is already a mod so I guess when they said they would be looking to players for DLC ideas what they meant was we would be selling you our version of mods you already use.
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  6. Ninja

    Ninja Who?

    Dec 15, 2015
    I thought they might have learned from Horse Armor. I guess you can't teach a shitty developer new tricks.
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  7. LonesomeDrifter

    LonesomeDrifter First time out of the vault

    Sep 12, 2013
    Nah you've got to be kidding me now. Delaying the Construction Kit so that you pump out mod like content and put a price tag on it. Far Harbor looks, nice I guess. At least it's a more substantial DLC then the rest. But I doubt the price tag.
  8. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    That price in totally inflated to justify people buying a season pass.
  9. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    They're not sticking with the classic formula of having only three to four decent expansions each filled with content, after all. They're heading right back to Oblivion and the current industry standard and going with selling eight to ten tiny DLC packs.

    This is basically Bethesda unlearning everything they've learned in supporting their fan community and deciding that the EA route is the best one because, hey ho, it makes more money.

    Even being crap at making Fallout, Bethesda have remained one of the better game companies in the industry, and it looks like they've decided that going downhill would be the best past. Dammit, Bethesda Softworks. RIP, yet another video game company succumbing to the siren song of greed.
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  10. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 29, 2015

    Wow, two of the three DLCs are basically building things and I didn't care about that in the base game.

    Far Harbour isn't that basically Point Lookout?
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  11. Lanfear

    Lanfear Mildly Dipped

    Jan 26, 2016
    Yeah. Wonder which organ some asshole will cut out of me in this one.
  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Horse Armour and Hearthfire came back with a vengeance, I see.
    And one of the most beloved and highly regarded characters from Fallout 3 apparently comes back, the Mechanist.
    That's 40$ of the most underwhelming shite I've ever seen. And delaying the Creation Kit just so they can sell their own cut content might actually be a new low for them.
    And I guarantee that Far Harbor will just be a sad, sad rip-off of The Shadow over Innsmouth, just because they had way too little Lovecraft in the base game.
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  13. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Wow is indeed the correct word here.

    I so sincerely hope even their fans are getting tired of their shit by now. This almost looks like some sort of revenge for the failed paid mods experiment.
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  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    They are so strapped for ideas they have to keep ripping off mods? This must be the most lukewarm DLC announcement they have ever done.
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  15. Alleged Girl #9

    Alleged Girl #9 Desert Ranger

    May 18, 2015
    These literally just seem like Fallout-skinned versions of the Skyrim DLCs.
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  16. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hmm, I don't really think these sound like the Skyrim DLC much. The first two are more in line with Oblivion's tiny mod-like DLC.

    Far Harbor sounds like Point Lookout meets The Pitt, which to be fair were the best of the Fallout 3 DLC at least.

    The prices of these are outrageous though. Weren't all the New Vegas DLC about $10 when they came out? Automatron definitely doesn't sound like it's worth the same price as those, and Far Harbor's price just sounds outrageous unless it's more of a legitimately massive expansion pack than a traditional DLC (which I doubt).
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    It almost feels like their DLC almost never ties into the main plot because they are too incompetent to plan around that. Obsidian did it all in under two years.
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  18. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    I dunno I mean Far Harbor's description says something about synths so it sounds like it kinda might to some extent? I'm not bitter enough to judge before having played it at least, but yeah I'm not optimistic.

    Also the "mechanist" mention in the Automatron description sounds like that one might tie into that dumb superhero quest from Fallout 3 somehow.
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Nah, you're able to play the DLC whenever you want to (because otherwise it would have consequences, and we can't have those in Bethesda-land), so the synths there are likely not in direct connection with the Institute anymore (ok, you still fight synths even when you destroy the Institute, so whatever...).
    100 quid on there being Lovecraftian human/synth hybrids in Far Harbor.
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  20. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    I actually think a Lovecraft themed Fallout DLC would be pretty cool if done by someone more subtle and competent like Obsidian.
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