First round of Fallout 4 Reviews

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 22, 2015
    Because Witcher 3 is more deserving this is automatically a shit game?

    Pretty sure that "user reviewers" that are giving this game a 0 have not played it.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The bad dialogue, abundance of immortal NPCs, Dialogue cross, TERRIBLE AI and shallow leveling system makes it shit.
     
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  3. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Oct 22, 2015
    I know nobody from the community that is this negative...

    People have complains about certain flaws, but general opinion is that it's a good game with a couple of poor design choices... not that it's broken or trash.
     
  4. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    These are some really great logical conclusions.

    I get a feeling that you either haven't read my post or argue just for the sake of arguing.
     
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  5. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Look at Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and New Vegas and then compare them to this..I don't know what to call it but from all the video leaks I had seen this is NOT a Fallout game.
     
  6. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Oct 22, 2015
    I think the user reviews are also this low because of the hype of Fallouf 4.

    Lots of people on the internet that don't like Fallout have a negative reaction on the hype.
     
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    And lots of people giving it 10 are people just buying into the hype and ignoring the very serious problems with the game. So I think it's fair.
     
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  8. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    206
    Oct 28, 2008
    This is exactly my plan. Which is sad and cynical and realistic and probably the most satisfying choice.

    In the end, I'm glad I only spent about $5 on Skyrim because that's about how much fun I had with it. I feel sad (and a bit worried about) people for whom the Skyrim "wander around, talk to humorless people, and think of new places to put buckets" experience is more appealing than *anything* else they have to do. I would say "at least Fallout has dark humor" but...yeah. I keep Skyrim installed because I keep thinking maybe I'll take one more look to see if I can figure out why people like it at all, but somehow there's always something more interesting to do. Vacuuming. Laundry.

    And I have to wonder: why does Skyrim keep coming up? Fallout is more of an FPS with a different theme. But when it comes to writing and the ability to tell a joke, all these Bethesda games are so much the same.
     
  9. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Hype? If they payed attention to the mediocre dialogue amoung other things in the couple of gameplay videos shown and looked at Bethesda's track record they would know what to expect. Already seen what they did in Skyrim and I just knew they would muck this game up.
     
  10. AnchorsAweigh

    AnchorsAweigh First time out of the vault

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    Oct 7, 2012
    I counted 48 10/10s and 50 0/10s, so yeah, the trolling seems kind of well balanced. Both scores would seem ludicrous when measuring the game on its own merits. However, considering all I've seen and read about the game, a 0 could be motivated if it's judged purely as a Fallout RPG, because it really, really isn't one. At the same time, I guess a 10 could be motivated if judged purely as a Bethesda TOS-formula game, because that it very much is.
     
  11. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    "What i love the most is the feature of automatic crash to desktop. While others companies would just merely allow to keep playing forever, that game care about your free time, by reminding you to stop playing from time to time"

    "What i love the most is that the level of writting in the game allow you put thought how you would write a story, what would you do to correct the flaws and inconsistency. You might even want to join communities to share your ideas of how the writting was bad. While other game would merely have a good enough writting to keep you in the game. Here, the flaws give you opportunity to take an active part in social medias."

    "I can't help to praise the wonderfull reduction of choices and consequences. While other companies merelly depict the consequences of your actions, here the status quo allow to imagine yourself what the consequences would be, to expand the roleplay potential of the game. If you shoot that guy, you can now imagine that the npc are praising your for this, instead of being annoyed by them shooting at you".

    "What is amazing with that game is the lower amount of dialogs option. Instead of being harassed by the writting and having to make choice, here the game chooses for you for a more laid back experience...."

    Yeah ! I think i can master the Jim Sterling reviewing style.:newevil:
     
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  12. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

    730
    Jun 17, 2015
    2 hours in and I like it so far, but it needs some performance patches which hopefully reduce loading times at least on the Xbone. I thought I would greatly dislike the dialogue system but it has one big upside in that conversations flow more naturally. As much as I miss typed dialogue it makes sense to not be able to endlessly repeat yourself or go back in conversations over and over.

    I'm playing on hard and they at least took the healing over time thing from New Vegas. I wouldn't use Hardcore mode myself but I wish they had included the eating and drinking and sleeping requirements to survival for those that want it.

    As for user reviews, who puts stock in that shit or any reviews really? Trolls can vote down stuff for no reason if they wish.
     
  13. LuckyOasis

    LuckyOasis First time out of the vault

    39
    Jun 21, 2007
    Oh, so you've been playing it for the past 14 hours, and you're an expert, right?

    You obviously haven't played it, yet. You have no idea. The leveling system is not shallow. You've shouted for weeks about how terrible the leveling is, but it is actually more complex than you realize. You can't just max out your SPECIAL (you could, I guess, but it appears really stupid to do so at this point in my playthrough). You aren't forced to pick a role, and play that role, but you are rewarded for roleplaying, it's just more subtle and organic than is apparent before you actually play the game.

    I'm not too far in, but this is the best Fallout game I've played since Fallout. It definitely has faults (I'm not a fan of the main story, so far), but I think it is better than 2, 3, and NV, so far.
     
  14. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    667
    Oct 28, 2014
    But... he's already put up videos.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I obviously haven't played it?



    I can shoot a Minigun at level 2 and kill anythign I want with a Laser Musket without much penalties despite having no Energy Weapons or Heavy weapons Perks, I killed a Deathclaw with Fists, there is no roleplaying, you are always genric soldier dude, the game showers you with weapons and ammo and all perks are generic damage increases.

    I am already in Diamond City, all quests have been Kill quests and the dialogue has been pretty dreadful.

    Oh please, make more excuses and attack me instead of actually comign up with an argument, totally makes you not look like a fanboy.
     
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  16. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

    730
    Jun 17, 2015
    Also I saw Wal say it's pretty easy, not for me. I've run into a group of blood bugs that wrecked me. A group of Gunners that one shot you, a horde of ghouls that were not easy to make it past, etc. Only on Hard and not even Very Hard or Survival.

    Also I've had several charisma ways to change situations with a host of different dialogue options because of it.
     
  17. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    That gave me a good laugh, thanks!
     
  18. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    4 = A Host of Dialogue Options!!!

    Is there some way to just ignore a user's posts in this forum, when you get tired of them blatantly lying?
     
  19. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    667
    Oct 28, 2014
    The part where the Deathclaw fell out of the sky reminded me of the AlChestBreach video with the ice bucket challenge.
     
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  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I am playing it on Hard by the way. I have no SPECIAL stat at level 10 and a mission left me with about 15 "Institute Rifles" and a lot of energy ammunition to spare.