Fallout 4 review roundup #2

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

  1. Proletären

    Proletären Moderator

    898
    Mar 15, 2012
    Ok so this "reviewer" thought the game was about shooting hordes of mutated creatures in order to get currency to by better guns and shoot more mutants. And for this he awarded the game 10/10. He's not even pretending the game is an rpg.

    But! If you really like shooters why would you give Fo4 10/10? The AI is poor and the shooter mechanics are below average. Surely Farcry would rate as a better game. I just find it bizarr how you can award such a flawed game 10/10. It's not good compared to other rpg:s and it's certainly not good compared to other shooters.
     
  2. Gonadius

    Gonadius First time out of the vault

    21
    Jul 7, 2015
    I'm finding the game to be a lot of fun, but it is badly flawed... That said, currently, I'm having a lot more fun than I had with any other game in the series other than F2 (I started with a few hours of F2, then put it to one side to complete the original, then went back to F2), but that said, it doesn't have legs - Once I'm done with it, I'll be done and the game will be forgotten. It's sort of like comparing ice cream with steak. Sure, the ice cream is fun, but it's not fulfilling.
     
  3. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Exactly, Beth tried to shoot for multiple target audiences and instead were left with a mediocre sludge that wasn't really good at any of the different aspects they tried to implement.

    It's not a good RPG because of the shitty writing, leveling and dialogue system. It's not a good FPS because of the terrible AI and low performance. It's not a good hiking simulator due to the bland world and number of bugs. And it's not a good Minecraft because of the clunky interface and generally, terrible implementation of the whole thing (seriously, there is already a mod for F3 that does the exact same thing.)

    But hey! 10/10 on the Rool of Cool. Giant airship base? Check. Dog companion? Check. Giant robot, shooting lasers out of it's eyes? Check. Portable nuke launcher? Check.
     
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  4. Taskeen

    Taskeen It Wandered In From the Wastes

    191
    Jul 27, 2007
    Here's another beaut:



    Wheels falling off the Hyyyype Train?

    By the time Fallout 5 rolls around, the first round of reviews will repeat how "Fallout 4 failed in this, here's how Fallout 5 is 100/100 while ignoring the fails."
     
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  5. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    435
    Jun 7, 2008
    The thing to understand is that some of these people consider Borderlands to be an RPG. That is the sort of thing it gets compared to. Heck, even GTA was in the Xbox "RPG Sale".
     
  6. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    435
    Jun 7, 2008
    Ooo, here we go.

    "The thing with Bethesda is that ever since Julian Lefay left during the development of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, they have adopted this odd tactic of removing small sections of their game with every sequel."

    Thank you, reviewer. You hit the nail right on the head.
     
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  7. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    208
    Oct 28, 2008
    "Fallout 4 is not a role-playing game. But stopping there in your description would qualify you for an "Understatement of the Year" award."

    Fixed.
     
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  8. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Gyro Captain

    304
    Dec 11, 2013
    This is what I don't understand. The action RPG as designed by Bethesda is such a useless hybrid; the gameplay is inevitably too jenky for the game to actually be fun as a shooter, and obviously there are no real RPG elements to speak of. So we get the worst of both worlds: something that is billed as an "action-RPG" but that's incapable of delivering good action or good RPG mechanics.

    I mean, if we're going to compare Fallout 4 to games like Call of Duty, surely Call of Duty is an infinitely better shooter. If you like FPS killfests, I don't understand why Fallout 4 would be appealing to you, any more than it would be appealing to those of us who like RPGs.
     
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  9. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    413
    Jun 20, 2015
    Speaking about Call of Duty, I find it amusing to see fanboys of games that aren't really better bash on it and think they are some sort of hardcore gamer for not playing a "casual" series like it while they defend the latest unoriginal sequel their favorite company put on the market.

    Not bashing on Bethesda or any other company, but I find it ironic. People can say all the shit they want about it, I still thinnk CoD 4 is a fantastic FPS.

    I realize this has absolutely nothing to do with the subject of the topic but, hey, who cares?:grin: As for the reviews themselves, I simply am amzed at how uncritical they are. And why pur perfect notes when the game clearly isn't? It's just stupid.
     
  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
  11. Doctor 0

    Doctor 0 Still Mildly Glowing

    235
    Sep 8, 2015
    So damn pathetic.
     
  12. CRBASF23

    CRBASF23 First time out of the vault

    68
    Sep 2, 2015
    It's very funny that in the crowd there was a voice shouting "Dont say Fallout!", "I swear to God", when they were about to annouce GOTY :lol::
     
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  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Timestamp for the GOTY award? I'm not going to watch two hours of Dorrito-Dude just for a second of fun :D
     
  14. CRBASF23

    CRBASF23 First time out of the vault

    68
    Sep 2, 2015
     
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  15. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    (Singing)"Its all over but the crying for Bethesda fanboys". :lol::dance:
     
  16. dustbrother

    dustbrother First time out of the vault

    5
    Dec 22, 2014
    Yathzee also released his review of the game. Unlike his pal, Jim "Newer games are better just because" Sterling, he can usually(but unfortunately not always) see trough hype, and call bullshit on the big famous games. He wasn't afraid to point that Fallout 4 is an unbalanced RPG, that it have the worst dialogue ever, the worst character progession and that, in his opnions, was dumbed down for minecraft kids. Ouch.


    right now is only available at the escapistweb site, but wait till next week when the review gets up on youtube to see the sh*t storm.
     
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  17. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Thanks.
    Glorious!
     
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  18. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    What a shame that Super Mario Maker didn't make it.. He live, he die, he live again!
    huge-ass 1 MB gif:
     
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  19. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    208
    Oct 28, 2008
    Why? You keep asking Why?

    Because the mass of people are perpetually bored, hungry for something new, and above all do NOT WANT TO BE CHALLENGED. They'll gladly pay .99 per track for boring mass produced pop music based on what used to be your favorite underground music style, because it's a new sound, doesn't challenge them, and they're forever HUNGRY. They're line dancing to something not entirely unlike drum and bass breaks. It's happening somewhere right now.

    They want a safe digestible verison of your favorite cool thing in super-sized portions, prechewed, and they want to to taste EXACTLY LIKE THE THING THEY ATE YESTERDAY.

    McFallout

    And really, that's OK. The masses need games too. There are lots of reviewers catering to their tastes, which is all as it should be and normal. You might not want to judge them; we all play games we're not proud of. :)

    From an RPG standpoint, Fallout is a lot like the Alien series. There was that one truely classic one. Then was the second one that wasn't exactly a classic but was a lot of fun, and then... there were the others. If you're still waiting for a new, deep Aliens franchise movie or Fallout game, I envy your optimism.
     
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  20. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Eh? Fallout 2 is a classic and at this point Tactics is one of the golden oldies. I get what you are saying though. Opinions and all that.