Fallout 4 gameplay videos leaked, Bethesda starts taking them down

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 7, 2008
    I'm not comparing this to the F4 intro, haven't watched it, but the New Vegas intro is dramatic in this particular campy way that suits it well, IMO. The I was left for dead revenge story sits perfectly in the thematic space between Las Vegas and Fallout's retro-50s humor. I didn't get the sense that it was trying to jerk emotions out of me. I guess it's the difference between drama and melodrama. First is good, second is bad.
     
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  2. Askorti

    Askorti HATE NEWSPAPERS

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    Jun 30, 2015
    The very fact that you *have* a son kinda gives it away. In games most of the time you don't have any (living) family connections unless they will be a plot point somewhere along the way.
     
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    This.

    This is Bethesda's cardinal sin when it comes to writing.

    Nothing is ever actually dramatic, they want you to think that it is, but it's always soooo contrived or convoluted that it isn't.

    Everything is a matter of life or death, of empires crumbling or eternal demons or whatever.

    I DON'T CARE ABOUT THINGS JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL THAT I SHOULD.

    I didn't care about Jimmy Jesus Neeson, I didn't care about Son of Picard and I sure didn't give two wet farts about Alduin.

    Paarthunax was okay, but it still veered too closely to the "One good thing out of a race of bad things" trope that Beth seems to love.
     
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  4. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I bet there will be a Star Wars reference in there like "SHAUN, I am your father!"
    or some other facepalm worthy shit.

    What was that one slug like monster with the floppy dolphin fin arms? The one attacking the standing in the default character pose like nothing was happening Piper? Looked like a monster from that Pixar movie Monsters Inc.
     
  5. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    They had some great writing in FO3 side quests and random encounters and such. That radio call of the father and his sick son was heartbreaking, then you find the skeletons.
     
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  6. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Drek, I have to change my sig now.
     
  7. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Why do you have to change your sig?
     
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
  9. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    It used to say "I'm looking for my 200 year old wife and son" now it turns out she's dead, so I had to change it.
     
  10. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    But thou must fill out this paperwork. 4 layers deep. Plus one he didn't use in the beginning.
     
  11. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    I don't see any issue with the voice acting in that part, plus this entire sequence has been available for a while. Do you mean the idiot talking over it?
     
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  12. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    The voice acting in the vault-tek guy at the door is over-pronounced and cartoony, and reminds too much about the voice acting in FO3, which was as if right out of a Looney Tunes cartoon. Every actor making some voice, instead of talking normally like normal people.

    But "normal" is boring, and doesn't sell, realism be damned. Obviously, who cares about realism in a game with super-mutants and ghouls and green glowing pools of radiation?

    Realism is the balance. To combine the unbelievable with the recognizeable and realistic will enhance the unbelievable, but it tends to be dismissed as boring.

    Small, sleepy towns, like Goodsprings: Boring.
    Normal non-cartoony non-nasal voice-acting: Boring, and so on.

    In order to be accepted as a raider, you gotta learn how to growl very nasally - or forget about being accepted.
    Motor-Runner obviously did not know this - and ergo he was booo-oooo-ring
     
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    You don't see the issue with the bad lip synching and the Flat "Go Away" that is supposed to sound threatening? Or how about the Wife spazzing out because you are on the way and running into the wall?
     
  14. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    That's the problem with relegating good writing to side quests and letting the main quest be all "Steel be with you".

    It's misplaced priorities.

    It's like how people kept telling me that I should get Oblivion because of the Dark Brotherhood questline.

    Why should I buy a game for the one good storyline when the rest are mediocre or bad?
     
  15. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    Yeah that Go Away is weird, but you're talking voice acting and not the PC intentionally walking into the wife to get her pathing confused.
     
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  16. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    https://vid.me/4SoP

    Leaving the Vault.

    Not sure what I expected, but typical Bethesda, it looks like you don't get to set your perks before you leave and they stick numerous radroaches in your way that you pretty much are forced to kill thus preventing anyone from doing a no-kill run. Of course, that doesn't fit their theme of killing stuff to 50's music. Though you don't get access to radio stations until after you kill the radroaches so that doesn't fit in their theme either. Good job, Bethesda.
     
  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    THat whole sequence is just hilariously incompetent, the voice acting is just the highlight. The guy they got for the male character is pretty terrible. I may just play as a female Survivor unless the Actress for her is even worse...

    Edit: So the Vaut doors open like the ones in the first 2 games again just inside out....
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015
  18. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    You could easily bypass those radroaches.
     
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  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    But it would only involve walking past them and eating their hits.
     
  20. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Exiting the vault:

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