First round of Fallout 4 Reviews

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

  1. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Wow it seems the Steam forums are bitching about the game still. :)
    Seems that Steam on Fallout 4 went from 79% to 78%, this is hilarious. I wonder if the negative reviews are going to keep coming? This game is pissing me off with ALL of my ingame settings resetting, I mean seriously how was this released in the state it is in? I'm going to take pictures of bugs and bad dialogue like this: "Believe you me"? Is that supposed to mean something or are we supposed to believe we're him? I'm finding more reasons to dislike the game by the minute.
     

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  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    I thought "believe you me" was just an old saying, it's not to be taken literally.
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Guys, guys, GUYS! STOP! Complaining.

    You all know (payed) mods will fix it :grin:
     
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  4. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Seems more like throwing words around but maybe you're right. Still I find it weird that the intro video talks about the decline of resources to depletion and everything starting to go to hell but the intro sequence shows us none of that.
     
  5. RollsRhys

    RollsRhys Newspaper Hater

    14
    Nov 20, 2008
    My name is Rhys, there is also a named character in the BOS called Rhys...Codsworth can't say Rhys.
     
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  6. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Really? I named my character Naked Snake after Big Boss's original codename since I was trying to make a face mold of him for the hell of it and Codsworth calls me "Mister Snake".
     
  7. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    "Believe you me" is a grammatically correct way of speaking though people don't really talk like that anymore as it's fairly archaic. A lot of Shakespearean dialogue is in this form as well.
     
  8. TransgenderVaultDeweller

    TransgenderVaultDeweller "Fallout 4 adds to the lore"

    426
    Aug 14, 2015
    This is why i'm a firm believer that time doesn't always making a product good. People make the same argument that it's because by virtue of the game having a 6+ year development time, then that game must be good.

    Nope, Good direction and a team that knows it's priority is what makes the game good. If you have a talented team with money. Time shouldn't be much of an issue unless you are a subsidiary of EA or something. Bethesda publishes and develops their own game. They have 7 years typically to make a game and are incapable to make a good one, least of all functioning one.

    I always argue this with dayZ fanboys, That can't accept reality that the game is a piece of shit.
     
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  9. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    "Critic" scores for Fallout 4 has fallen to 86% for the PC on Metacritic. This is getting really interesting.
     
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  10. D Borous

    D Borous It Wandered In From the Wastes

    119
    Nov 2, 2015
    I'd rather say that the game's technical problems being highlighted and criticised as interesting rather than some score slightly fluctuating down a notch.
     
  11. AnchorsAweigh

    AnchorsAweigh First time out of the vault

    73
    Oct 7, 2012
    I don't get it, the critic metascore has now slipped to 86, from 87 earlier today, but the number of reviews hasn't changed and is still 19. I'm no INT 10/Science 100 kid, but that can't be right--did some reviewer change their score or sumfink?

    As for the alleged removal of negative user reviews on Metacritic, I don't believe that has happened. There are still over 1400 negative ratings and something like 300 that give 0/10s (which is way more than the 10/10s, incidentally). The thing is that the site somehow separates reviews from ratings; there are only some 500 reviews, while, the stated 1400 negative ratings. I know Metacritic sux and all, but I still have kept a fairly close eye on the site (for gloating purposes) and I haven't seen any signs of them erasing any reviews/ratings.

    -- Edit: I see that now the number of reviews has increased to 20. The latest is Washington Post which gives a 70. (Review here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...that-can-swallow-you-whole-just-give-it-time/)

    -- Double edit: Reading the review, I can't find any sort of numerical score in it at all. So it seems Metacritic reads the review and then assigns a number that 'feels' right. Considering that they would get away with judging that the review is an 80 or even 85, I have to say that it is rather gutsy of them to assign it a number that is so much lower than the current average, that it actually lowers the game's score.
     
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  12. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
     
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  13. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
  14. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    I do mainly because Bethesda and other AAA game devs take Metacritic seriously. Metacritic was one of the reasons why Beth didn't give Obsidian their bonus for New Vegas. Karma is a bitch.
     
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  15. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Neat.

    The settlement building stuff seems like its more expansive than I've heard from others.
     
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  16. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    291
    Nov 5, 2015
    Think of it as a more polite way of saying "I shit you not." :)
     
  17. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    291
    Nov 5, 2015
    I don't know what the hell the deal is with these double posts from my phone.
     
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  18. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Simp Slayer

    Jun 15, 2015
    Score on Steam is now a 77%. More and more people are complaining about the bugs, UI, bad story, dialogue wheel, lack of RPG elements and pacing. Still not a word from Bethesda or their PR team.
     
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  19. Neuron

    Neuron First time out of the vault

    14
    Oct 30, 2008

    I have not been active on this forum for who knows how long.... maybe you can check my profile and find out and i just recovered my lost account and password to thank you for writing this.

    If i am already typing this short thank you note i might as well give my 2 cents on Fallout 4:


    (It's worth to mention that i approached this game with a completely open mind, forgiving Bethesda for past insults and the fundamental hate i have for them making Fallout 3)

    Fallout4:


    In the long tradition of taking a huge dump on Fallout fans and gamers in general Bethesda has done it yet again.
    Bethesda has delivered a sub mediocre game and yet another disgrace to the Fallout universe.

    Fallout 4 is not only the usual Bethesda artistic,technological and poetic piece of shit it's another huge insult to Fallout and RPG games as whole.

    I got bored after 2,5 hours of playing this game. It has absolutely nothing to hold me entertained with as i am not at an age no more where i have the time or interest to stockpile items or build a pointless base.
    I don't have time to do shitty boring quests and repeat the same boring game mechanics over and over while battling bugs and an awful presentation.
    This game does not cater to any of my gaming passions: Not the artistic, not the philosophical , not the action & skill based , not the textual one and definitely not the aesthetic one.
    The game is simply boring, empty and has nothing to do with Fallout has meant to me almost 20 years ago.

    This is a huge insult but at least many people find it entertaining. Just as many find current Hollywood popcorn movies entertaining.
    Times have changed, the morons have multiplied and the bar keeps getting lower and lower as the popular opinion and taste in everything has become shit. This game is just another symptom in a much deeper problem.


    Enjoy your Shit. Enjoy Fallout 4.

    (Thank you Bethesda for reassuring me i didn't misjudge you, you are indeed one of the most pathetic game studios ever to have faced this earth and i was on to you already back in 2006).
     
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