"Fallout 4 Settlements are the series' best RPG system."

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Jogre, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Fallout 4 settlements are the series' best RPG system.png
    Found this glittering gem of wisdom on Reddit.
     
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  2. BairdEC

    BairdEC It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 21, 2015
    I'm not going to knock him for having fun with the system, but that ain't what does it for me.
     
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  3. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

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    Mar 29, 2016
    I bet he don't even know what does RPG really stand for.
     
  4. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Oct 13, 2010
    In that case, Sims is an amazing RPG for him. He can role-play a stupidly poor suburban family.
     
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  5. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

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    Mar 29, 2016
    To be fair, Sims actually have more RPG elements than Fo4.
     
  6. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Oct 13, 2010
    Tactics has more RPG elements.
     
  7. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

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    Mar 29, 2016
    In defense of Fallout Tactics, at least it still keep the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. mostly intact, although i get your point about FO4 have little to no actual RPG elements.
     
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  8. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Oct 13, 2010
    I really need to get round to playing tactics.
     
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  9. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Tactics is great untill a bit before the end.. Worst 2 enemy types in a row... Zzzz

    But on another note. I would love to see F1 and 2 remade into the same way tactics is. I loved the looks of this game.
     
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  10. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

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    Sep 9, 2015
    "Really helps me get into 'my' character"

    It's not your character though, it's Bethesda's. Which is kind of what we mean by missing the RPG elements.

    It's a sad state of affairs when people think RPG just means linear shooter with an exp system and 'progression' (blech...)
     
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  11. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    The settlement building?

    The one which adds nothing to the game but grinding, scrapping everything in sight to build more stuff, and makes no sense in the lore of Fallout?...

    Oh yeah, because someone from pre-war, who we already know everything about, can totally build entire cities larger than everyone elses, with his bare hands, no tools at all, and no help.

    Might explain why everyone is so stupidly tanky, he just piledrives those giant metal walls into the ground with his hands.

    Eugh, a pathetic addition to fallout.

    Oh yeah, right.

    That giant deathtower with a bazzilion miniguns can't withstand the attack of a single raider without the protagonist being near it.
     
  12. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 4, 2007
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  13. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I have nothing to say, I can only laugh uncontrollably.
     
  14. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    .......
    (I know Oblivion had its own set of issues but to actually create a guide to teach people to role-play... Shouldn't an RPG have no need for such things?)
    .......
     
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  15. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    You know, this kinda reminds me.

    I ain't much of a roleplayer in games, to be honest, i mostly do text RP with some people, nothing too serious.

    But at the same time, I feel as though I could really 'make a character' in say, Fallout 1-2-NV, and even 3 to a degree (its stupid ou can get an 'old' 18 year old).

    Oblivion kinda didn't appeal to me, because the level scaling forces a handful of useful builds, and everything else is 'meh'.
     
  16. GlutinousRice

    GlutinousRice Ne travaillez jamais

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    Nov 7, 2015
    Rape and Pussy Groping.
     
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  17. AlphaSlayerZX

    AlphaSlayerZX Deadpan

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Settlement Building isn't even that good, making houses and placing them in certain precise areas are a pain because Bethesda like making their system so flawed.
     
  18. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    The settlement system is kinda funny.

    Its like Bethesda was like "Hey...Why make these giant sprawling cities which the older fallouts had? When we can just let the PLAYER do all the work!"

    Seriously, Fallout 4 seems like 'let modders and players make the game for us'.
     
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  19. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Yer fond of me Lobster!

    Oct 26, 2016
    I almost feel like these posts on reddit are just shill accounts made by Pete Hines and his damage control division. The amount of mental gymnastics required to believe that a settlement system is a good replacement for skill checks and other RPG mechanics is inconceivable to me.

    Going forward...is this the sort of retarded consumer that's going to be picking up a Bethesda game and heralding it as the second coming?
     
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  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The settlement system does have the potential for role-playing opportunities if it were more integrated into the world and story. But alas as it stands.. Its a gimmick.
     
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