Gamescom Fallout 4 Impressions

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    They not only turned ghouls into zombies, but into running zombies... which I hate, slow swarms of zombies [like TWD] are way better than rabid ones [like 28 weeks latter]. Double heresy, I guess...
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    How many? Most new features I have seen have had mod equivalents. I might do a future thread with a breakdown point by point. That crit meter isn't a mod one though. It's just stupid.
     
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yeah, I don't think too many people were clamoring for a crit meter.

    That just seems like typical "People like critical hits, so let's let them decide when to make a critical hit!" Beth-Barf.
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    That it does; and it's just as bad as letting a baseball sim player choose which pitch to hit out of the park; and bad for the same reason.
     
  5. LordAshur

    LordAshur Banned

    293
    Jul 18, 2015
    Luck determines how fast the critical meter recharges... What the fuck? That's not how luck works! It's a certainty that you're going to get lucky, and your luck stat just determines how quickly. It's like looking at a pile of gold and diamonds you randomly come across in your back yard, only to have God pop out of nowhere and say:

    "NO! You have to wait ANOTHER TEN SECONDS before you get the gold!"

    If that doesn't leave you feeling as the unluckiest bastard on the planet, I don't know what does. Bravo, Bethesda, Bravo! :clap:

    Each new thing I see about Fallout 4 just pisses me off. After watching all the three videos TorontRayne posted, I swear, if I lived anywhere near Bethesda's HQ, I'd be standing in front of it with a torch and pitchfork.
     
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  6. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Well it is kinda like a limit break and Cassidy did ask for one back in Fallout 2.
     
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  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Good stuff. :lol:

    Cassidy keeps spouting out his one liner about tornadoes in my playthrough.
     
  8. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yeah, that's something Beth could've implemented (but probably didn't).

    Inclement weather systems.

    Nothing like the blowouts in STALKER, that would get irritating quickly.

    But maybe an event where there's a twister that can devastate your town if you didn't prepare adequately.

    But what I am saying?

    Bethesda doesn't like to inconvenience players, that's why they made dragons that couldn't even destroy a single town past the intro.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Todd Howard did mention Radioactive lightning in one of the interviews, because we know that's how nukes work, they also irradiate lightning.
     
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  10. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Radioactive lightning?

    Very, very frightening.

    Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Figaro.
     
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  11. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    At every turn they act like a rebellious step child; choosing the option that benefits them most ~while also able to hurt those who wish they would do more respectable work with their time.

    *When Fallout and Bethesda are in the same thought, the thought becomes 'pearls before swine'.
     
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  12. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    557
    Jan 28, 2013
    I have a bad feeling it will also be colored green.

    Yeah, yeah, Fallout was never about Nuclear Physics but what the fuck. I am seriously hoping Metro 2035 will be a game.
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well to be fair a huge storm could pick up radiated dirt and material. But I am just ... tryng to explain it. A lighting obviously isnt radioctive.
     
  14. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Pete Hines and the art of speaking for two and half minutes and saying nothing:

     
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  15. semajnollissor

    semajnollissor First time out of the vault

    15
    Aug 7, 2011
    So the question that springs to mind after watching that video is,"can I max out agility (or charisma, or perception, etc), forsaking the more typically important strength or intelligence right at game start and NOT have my gameplay crippled?"

    Did they actually [try to] make the game broad enough that focusing on ANY of the 7 attributes is viable?

    I doubt that is the case, as that would be damned impressive.
     
  16. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    Or, since access to the high end perks is tied to high SPECIAL, how much are you going to be at a disadvantage if you choose not to focus on any attributes, you just remain slightly above average across the board. Though since Intelligence no longer gives you skill points, I wonder if INT is still important.

    The real test of whether they've balanced it appropriately is whether the game is still fun as a "bad at combat" character who is good at everything else. To my knowledge, it would be a first for Bethesda if they pull that off.
     
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  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Sure it will be. What else could you use for captain obvious answers?
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Charsima, that one is the only Dialogue oriented stat now.
     
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Intelligence will be a lot less important without skills I think.
     
  20. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    When was it ever important in FO3?

    [Insert overused Three Dog example here.]