Okay, I'm starting to enjoy it

Discussion in 'Fallout 76' started by CT Phipps, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Just have to get past all the missing NPCs, bugs, and the fact my favorite builds are impossible.

    But it is very pretty.

    And I love the music.

    EXPLORE!

    EXPLORE!
     
  2. Ayelander

    Ayelander Big Man

    174
    Jun 30, 2018
    Delete this.
     
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  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I'm up to level 9 and it's almost entertaining!

    It just needs NPCs!

    And a plot!
     
  4. Ayelander

    Ayelander Big Man

    174
    Jun 30, 2018
    I said delete this!
     
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  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    CT Phipps is like a toddler. He might not like the dangling keychain at first, but he can't escape the allure of the shiny jangling object on front of him for too long, and soon all the misery is forgotten and he's a happy bundle of joy again.
    Yes, his diapers may be full of poop, BUT LOOK AT THAT KEYCHAIN
    THE MUSIC
    EXPLORE EXPLORE
     
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  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    You make jokes but I literally have bought a Fallout 76 keychain to go with my t-shirts this Christmas.

     
  7. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    It's probably my least favorite of the games as the inability to interact with NPCs is bad and the overlong holotapes do not do a decent job of substituting for them. However, there's some genuinely good moments listening to tunes as I travel through the Wasteland that reminded me of the best moments of Fallout 3 (my favorite of the series).

    • Crossing the New River Gorge Bridge, a real West Virgnia State Landmark is actually a pretty cool landmark use with its many cracks and hordes of ghouls.
    • The Responders seem like a genuinely heroic band of people and I bought them a lot more as serious heroic "normals" more than I ever did the Minutemen.
    • I like the dramatic irony of the Overseer being a fanatical Vault-Tec employee trying to save the Commonwealth of Virginia while missing the fact Vault-Tec is objectively evil.
    • Modus is hilarious and I love that the Enclave's A.I. is more or less Hugo Strange.
    • The use of the Green Briar Inn (a place I've stayed in) with its crazy Cold War history is lovely even if I can't approach the place very often because it's constantly getting nuked.
    • Watching the nuclear explosions from a distance can be beautiful.
    • The games systems means I'm trying out new builds with my character being a hatchet wielding maniac.
    • The survival mechanics really do make this game feel very different with regular food, water, and the dangers of both disease as well as radiation giving a much more desperate feel.
    • I feel like there's a much better selection of music than in Fallout 4 which felt a bit like, "some songs plus the ones in Fallout 3"
    • I love the lush, verdant, and empty Wasteland of West Virginia as a contrast to the Capital Wasteland. It's a bit like Chernobyl in that regard.
     
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  8. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

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    Aug 9, 2017
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  9. TucoMerc

    TucoMerc First time out of the vault

    22
    Oct 23, 2018
    I still play it too. It's... okay. Something to pass the time waiting for the TOW and to relax after a workday of patrol.
     
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  10. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    yeah you just gotta get past the fact that the game only offers absolutely nothing of value beyond what some concept art can provide.

    and the best part? you can look at concept art for free!

    Fo4_centaur_concept_art.png

    look how pretty!
     
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  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I wasn't joking. Your ability to enjoy the most stupid shit with blissfull glee is at best like a four year old kid gobbling up saturday morning cartoons and buying the toys, and like a 6 month old kid that happily shits itself while daddy jangles his keys over him at worst.
     
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  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    goddamn Hass the nigga just has bad taste he ain't Mussolini
     
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  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, not denying that. There's no shame in enjoying silly stuff. I also enjoy a lot of objectively terrible shows and movies and even games with absolutely awful writing, too :D
     
  14. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I have to say explaining to my wife the concept of "always online games" was a pain in the ass.

    * "No, I can't pause it to take out the dog."
    * "No, I can't just stand there while they're shooting at me."
    * "No, I can't save it."
    * "The event is one that lasts 40 minutes. If I stop before it's done then I have to wait for the event to happen again and lose all my profit."
    * "No, I just need to get out of the power plant to go to a safe place."
    * "I don't know why Bethesda makes a game where you are on a server with a bunch of other players or why it's more profitable."
     
  15. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    972
    Dec 6, 2016
    Well .... it's you, right? Of course you're enjoying it.
     
  16. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    It is an enormous pain to enjoy it.

    4.5/5

    I love exploration and post-apocalypse open world gaming but so much of this game is fucking broken.

    I don't even know at times why I keep playing.
     
  17. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Because those keys keep on jingling so beautifully.
     
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  18. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Even here F:76 is underwhelming. The art of Fallout 3 features some fine art deco goodies at least.
     
  19. Ayelander

    Ayelander Big Man

    174
    Jun 30, 2018
    Still haven't deleted this, I see.
     
  20. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I'm still playing the damn game.

    Level 15!