First round of Fallout 4 Reviews

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

  1. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    Hehe... New Vegas has a 96% on Steam while Fallout 4 is at an 80% for the moment. If this is not justice or karma then I don't know what is.
     
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  2. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    So, whenever I get the game (a long time from now, perhaps a year or two), I'm going to challenge myself to get all SPECIAL stats to 10 and all Perks taken prior to completing the game.

    I'm sure that won't take long based on how fast people seem to level up in all these videos I'm watching.
     
  3. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    461
    Nov 4, 2008
    Apparently there is something like 450,000 people playing on steam right now compared to the ~11,000 reviews on steam/metacritic. So yeah, could just be the vocal minority about negative views.
     
  4. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    Anyone else getting sick and tried of "professional" reviewers saying that a voiced protagonist is a step in the right direction for the Fallout series? I really wish a meteorite from space would crash down on their heads. Then again they probably only played Fallout 3 and not 1 or 2 and if that is the case then they shouldn't call themselves "Fallout experts".:whatever:
     
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  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Because you can only have positive opinions if you are playing it on release?
     
  6. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti I know what I'm doing

    214
    Oct 6, 2015
    And why did I start reading the comments under the sycophantic drivel he posted?

    Youtuber Queen Elsa says:

    Then again, it wouldn't surprise me if this bimbo is referring to Fallout 3 when she says "Fallout 1."
     
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  7. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    461
    Nov 4, 2008
    Nobody said that. But it is a possibility that people aren't viewing the game as a 4/10 unplayable mess.

    Listen, I haven't played it personally. I think that the dialogue changes are terrible and I voiced tons of negative opinions about the early viewed stuff. I've shit on FO3 a ton. I think Bethesda can't write a compelling character to save their life and their main storylines are almost always bunk. The fact they took out weapon degredation is dumb. The hardcore mode apparently isn't even as hard as base NV version and I had to mod NV version to be REMOTELY difficult. The graphics I think are ugly but certainly better than FO3/NV though I do like the fact there is finally some color in the wasteland. VATS I always thought was dumb. The gunplay is apparently better but I've heard a lot of people say that it's still garbage overall with little to no reactions from enemies unless you do a ton of damage at once. I felt that voiced dialogue for every character almost ALWAYS comes back to bite you in the ass if you want to do a halfway decent open world RPG with any sort of immersion or real sort of dialogue between characters. FO3's karma system was broke. The way stealing worked was broke. The companion system was garbage. NV was a step up but the companion mechanics and AI were STILL garbage. Bethesda games are shallow as hell "loot em up" power fantasies.

    That doesn't mean that everyone is actually of the opinion it's an awful game and chances are MOST people are relatively happy with the product. I'm not most people.

    Honestly, at this point I think it's best to accept that Fallout as we know it is dead, entirely. The best way to approach the series is as it is intended to be, a shallow semi RPG about guns like borderlands. Only problem is that bethesda STILL can't do halfway decent gunplay from what I've seen. I haven't played it so I wont comment on the feel but everything I've seen still looks garbage.

    The only thing I appreciated about Bethesda was that they are one of the few companies that still supported mod tools, and even THAT is getting reduced with things like for-sale mods on steam for Skyrim, removing options for modding allowed things like script extenders.

    I'm waiting till the game goes on sale and gets big patches before I buy it.

    That make you happy?
     
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  8. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    633
    Jun 25, 2014
    Fallout 2 was a massive disappointment, in terms of the storyline. I cannot comprehend how anyone would think Fallout 1 "did not have much of a storyline" when it was written on a much higher intellectual level. Compare Pesident Richardson to the Master.
     
  9. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti I know what I'm doing

    214
    Oct 6, 2015
    I seriously doubt this idiot even played the first fifteen minutes of Fallout, much less made it all the way to confront the Master.

    Probably skimmed a couple falloutwikia articles at best.
     
  10. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    414
    Aug 25, 2014
    I admit I take a little pride in that the prediction I made before the embargo was lifted of a below 90 average press score actually came true.

    Moving on, I hope Bethesda totally forsakes their dialogue wheel and voiced protagonist. Even r/Fallout, which is slightly more in favor of New Vegas than of 3, overall seems to agree that the dialogue system is a mistake.
     
  11. djmani

    djmani Banned

    89
    Jun 5, 2015

    yeah, I hate voice acting in all video games.
    I can tolerate in some games like gta or postal 2 but most games have long drawn out tiring voice nonsense

    Really fucking hate videos in video games.. cutscenes and bullshit nonsense anytime a video game stops me from controlling it
    it's a video "game" not an interactive movie... and well panasonic 3do tried that years ago and failed.


    I also want to Bitch Slap everyone who uses the words Immersion and openworld
     
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  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The dialogue system deprives the player character of any personality despite having a voice. THey copied the system from Mass Effect and dumbed it down even further.... They Half Assed the Half Assing! It's not even half of a gluteus.
     
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  13. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    It's a quarter-ass?
     
  14. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    But... but, a voiced protagonist is a step in the right direction for the Fallout series. At lest according to every idiot "critic" that gave this broken and cringe inducing POS a glowing review.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Also, I am still unable to use the Console commands, the console interface just won't open. Game is so broken that I can't even use the debugging tools to fix the bugs I find.
     
  16. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    But according to our favorite troll Battlecross the game isn't broken. Our logic with that word is flawed. The denial from Beth fanboys is really starting to get entertaining.
     
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  17. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    291
    Nov 5, 2015
    I saw something about that earlier, but I couldn't confirm it with some Googling. And the script extender group already has a WIP thread up for F4SE. It looks like they're still taking things apart to see how they tick.
     
  18. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    633
    Jun 25, 2014
    I am glad it is good; one of few smart things that Bethesda has done. Weapon degradation was a pointless mechanic that serve no purpose, other than making more the Repair Skill slightly more useful than it was in Fallout 1 and 2..
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    This game has given me 2 Blue screens already, this PC is built for 3D Rendering and heavy video editing and I am playing it on medium.....
     
  20. culot

    culot that that is that that is

    7
    Nov 5, 2015
    Also how those reviewers will say something like ,"Fallout 4 is just what we've come to expect from a Fallout game", and then you know they've never played anything before 3. It's sad that most people expect something like Fallout 3. Way to aim low there.
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