First round of Fallout 4 Reviews

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  1. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 4, 2008
    By that qualification there would be absolutely no game worthy of a 10/10 ever. Even Super Mario Land has glitches and levels not perfect.

    Plenty of games can be unplayable or near unplayable. No game in history is 100% flawless.

    That said, I do feel that many of the reviews for MANY games, especially this one, are disingenuous. Voicing many concerns in their review that they felt were big enough issues to actually mention. As well as bugs like a straight up system crash on a console. Giving a game a near perfect score for issues like that doesn't seem right. I wouldn't go to a restaurant and say "The food was good if a little undercooked, waiters were kind, courteous and attentive but often took a long time to return with requests, I had to send my first order back due to a mistake from the chef. Overall I did enjoy the experience quite a bit 9.5/10"
     
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  2. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 22, 2015
    Love the Witcher and after playing Fallout for 5 hours I think Witcher is the better game.

    But Witcher has more framedrops than Fallout and the graphics are the same.
     
  3. Jedasd

    Jedasd It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 31, 2015
    But at least you dont get 0 frames per second and the game doesnt looks dated. FPS drops to single digits on X1 and to around 15 on PS4 all the while looking like Skyrim with even less view distance.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-fallout-4-performance-analysis
     
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  4. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 4, 2008
    http://kotaku.com/fallout-3-vs-fallout-4-in-screenshots-1712122808

    Kotaku (who I never visit usually) did a neat comparison series of FO3 to FO4. The graphics, while still dated, are markedly improved over FO3.

    FO4 being graphically as good as Witcher 3? I'm sorry but this is objectively wrong.


    I didn't cherry pick bad ones, actually I tried to find some of the better pictures of FO4 available at the moment.

    Big images inbound:
    http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net...YaoGuai.png/revision/latest?cb=20150615125854
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/digitaltrends-uploads-prod/2015/06/Fallout-4.jpg
    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net...clawHit.png/revision/latest?cb=20150615210825
    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net...Preston.png/revision/latest?cb=20150615210827
    http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads...877119-screen+shot+2015-06-03+at+15.03.55.png
    http://static3.gamespot.com/uploads...54/2884131-fallout4_e3_tractor_1434324012.png

    vs

    http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1493/14930800/2427134-the+witcher+3+new+screen+3.png
    http://gearnuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/witcher04.jpg
    http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/...d_hunt/screens/the_witcher_3_wild_hunt_33.jpg
    http://assets.vg247.com/current//20...ild_hunt_14_pyres_of_novigrad_walkthrough.jpg
    http://www.pcinvasion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-8.png
    http://blogs-images.forbes.com/insertcoin/files/2015/06/the-witcher-3-2.jpg
     
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  5. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 22, 2015
    This game just simply doesn't look like Skyrim. It does look like GTA 5 or Witcher 3.

    It runs smoothly on my PS4, didn't have any framedrops yet...
     
  6. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 4, 2008
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  7. randy Mc rupp

    randy Mc rupp INTERNET HATE MACHINE

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    May 6, 2007
    Who cares how it looks? HAVE YOU HEARD THE DIALOGUES?
     
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  8. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Oct 22, 2015
    Yeah the dialogues are not good. The Dialogue wheel is crappy.
     
  9. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    461
    Nov 4, 2008
    Negative user reviews on metacritic for FO4 have now passed New Vegas on every platform. Total is now 242 negative reviews. Average PC score sits at 5.9 still
     
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  10. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 25, 2014
    5.9 is biased even for what Fallout 4 is, but at least many more people are calling Bethesda out for their shit than during their previous releases.
     
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  11. Marionettetc

    Marionettetc Banned

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    May 15, 2013
    Reading all the cognitive dissonance oozing from all the positive reviews makes my black, nihilistic heart beat once more.
     
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  12. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Oct 22, 2015
    Reading the negative reviews is also funny...

    If you know nothing about Fallout 4 you would think it is a 10 year old remaster, that is barely playable. It's completely over the top.

    Even if the graphics are not the best... they are still good. I can't believe that anybody that has played the game can say that the graphics are shit with a straight face..
     
  13. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    And after I've come home from work it looks like this:
    PC critic: 89 (Nothing changed)
    PC user: 5.3 (down by 0.6)

    Xbox critic: 91 (up by 2)
    Xbox user: 6.1 (down by 0.4)

    PS4 critic: 89 (down by 2)
    PS4 user: 6.2 (down by 0.3)

    I wonder if this decrease in user review score will continue.
     
  14. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Bigger dudebro fanboys. :P
     
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  15. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    Without looking, it's probably a sample size issue. A lot of times people to be sent review copies are able to request a specific version of the game, and they tend to either choose the PC version (if they've got the machine to run it) or the console that is the least pain-in-the-butt to get the game to work (because these folks are on a deadline, having to wait for updates or installs is bad). Last generation this lead to more multiplatform games getting reviewed on the 360 than the PS3, but this generation it seems to have tilted the other way.
     
  16. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 22, 2015
    Trolls that haven't played the game.. brr..
     
  17. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 10, 2007
    I know that pre-release copies sent to reviewers were mostly for XBox. I've thought of that as a possible explanation, but it explains only the higher critics score, not the players.


    Sure, no-one who has played the game could write anything negative about this masterpiece.
     
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  18. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Oct 22, 2015
    Dude, "anything negative" is not a 0.

    I have said plenty of negative things. The game certainly has flaws. But giving it a 0 is just laughable.
     
  19. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Ah well it seems after Bethesda paid for good reviews to the shills the truth from the user reviews seems to start showing, it's a shit game from what all of the reviews are saying. Games like The Witcher 3 are more deserving of a Game of the Year award then this garbage but I think i'll get it myself if I find a sale. I'm getting excited to see people shit on it, brings a tear to my eye.
     
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  20. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    <dude>
    [DUDE]

    As is giving 10, yet there's a huge amount of such scores. That's a way of expressing opinions. Those extremes counterbalance each other. Look at any game on Metacritic, there are always people who give a game zeros, but in the end, the average score is more or less representative. Again, look at the Witcher's score. There's a very small gap between the critics score and users. That's the information you should look for first. If the gap is small, then the critics reviews are well-representative of what's really happening. If the gap's big, then something's definitely gone wrong. Either the reviewers were paid or just being unprofessional and unaware of what the players really want.

    Trolls, angry players or not, the gap between the users and critic scores is big and it definitely tells us that something is really broken in this game and the community isn't that pleased as expected. I believe in some time we will see some increase in the scores after the initial wave of anger and fanboism calms down, but, again, I assume, it will be not more than 10-15 points.

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