What genre is Fallout 4?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Irwin John Finster, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    It's no longer a role-playing game. You can't role-play. That much is objectively clear.

    I'd say for genre classification it is: Action FPS

    However, I think Fallout 4 fits better into a new category I'd define as: Offline MMO because of its procedurally generated quests and minecraft emulation.

    I'd describe it as:
    On-rails open world shoot-and-loot. I certainly would not be filing this game under RPG as it says on Steam.

    What would you classify the game as? I expect a lot of people will say "Action FPS" as well.
     
  2. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    I wouldn't classify it as an FPS simply because you can play the entire game without shooting a gun and in third person. I would go with open world action game that for some reason comes up in a search for an RPG.
     
  3. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    Junk.
     
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  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    It's a shoot'n'loot.
     
  5. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    306
    Nov 29, 2015
    It is a sandbox game.
     
  6. Ragemage

    Ragemage Wept for Zion

    Feb 20, 2016
    I'll summarize what this game is: It tries to be everything and ends up being absolutely nothing. It tries to be an RPG, it fails. It tries to be a building simulator, Minecraft does it far better, Hell, the Real Time Settler mod for New Vegas does it better. It tries to be an "open sandbox" type of game, but Gmod blows it out of the water when it comes to unlimited freedom to do whatever. It fails as a Survival game because trying to crank up the difficulty just turns everything into a massive bullet sponge, making the game completely unfair to the player. And so forth. It fails spectacularly at every single thing it tries to do, it's embarrassing.
     
  7. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    Yeah, junk.
     
  8. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Hiking simulator 2.0
     
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  9. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    Abstract Horror
     
  10. mrchaos

    mrchaos Super Orc

    478
    Nov 14, 2015
    Sandbox FPS with crafting elements.
     
  11. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Happy mass opium, Less guns than POSTAL, Post-apoc Harvest Moon (nope)
     
  12. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Drugs.

    Mmm, once it get's you it never let's go.
     
  13. GlutinousRice

    GlutinousRice Ne travaillez jamais

    247
    Nov 7, 2015
    If only it was as enjoyable as an injection of opiate.
     
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  14. Lanfear

    Lanfear Mildly Dipped

    543
    Jan 26, 2016
    First Person Shitter.
     
  15. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    384
    Jan 20, 2016
    Open-World Shooter with RPG elements.

    Or, you know, Action Adventure.
     
  16. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Shit, i'm more immersed in Stardew Valley than Fo4
     
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  17. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    It's a game with Shooting Elements, RPG Elements, City Building Elements, ECT.

    It's essentially a Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
     
  18. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Me too. :drunk:

    I would say it is a single player MMO too... If that doesn't work I would say its an adventure shooter with crafting make the player god in less than 10 levels game.
     
  19. Pvt Snowball

    Pvt Snowball First time out of the vault

    39
    Nov 2, 2015
    Kill

    Loot

    Return
     
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  20. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Child neglect simulator.
     
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