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Fallout 76

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:44 pm

Here is my friends review of Fallout 76 after playing the BETA:

Well, it's definitely a Fallout game. The world looks beautiful and it seems to have proper adult graphics and feel to it, the best looking Fallout game, as it should be.

It feels like the emphasis is less on guns and more on weapons, crafting and scavenging. I used my fireman's axe for most of the game and only gun a few times. Because its all creatures and not humans there isn't all the ammo lying around after a skirmish. Not a bad thing, probably more like what it would be. VATS is more of a lock on system. You chose your enemy and stay focused on them then target the parts you want to hit. Can be very helpful with multiple enemies but be careful as you don't look where you are walking and I nearly fell off a bridge!!

You need to eat and drink as well which does sort of force you into popular areas until you have set up your base.

The MMO bit wasn't an issue. At the beginning there were others running around, and we did team up to do a few missions and kill a few baddies, but nothing formal just we were at the same location shooting at the same thing. It would have been really easy to team up though. After that, they followed the main story line and i drifted off adventuring. In the 4 hours beta time I probably didn't see anyone else for at least 2 1/2 hours.

Base building was good. All the scenic spots had been taken (on the really cool bridge) so I found a space off in the wilds somewhere. You can't see the other people's bases it just says you can't build there. I don't fully know what happens if you stumble across someone else's base or if you can, they might just disappear when they get to it or you can only see it if they are there? Junk was usual and I spent half an hour trying to find 1 piece of aluminium to get my weapons bench. You just leave the camp and trust it's OK. You save your Blueprint before you go to be safe and if you find a new spot, you can just summon your camp exactly as it was elsewhere. That's weird but quite cool in the context of the game. It could also mean you could lose a good spot if you find one. You find plans for certain items to buy which does make you got out into the world but it does feel like you could just set up a base and fuck the rest of the world, which is nice.

Now, the issue. I felt that the story-line was weak. Most of the missions are given as holotapes or notes on the floor, which sort of works, but it losses that all-encompassing feel. I know it was only the beginning but it didn't grip me at all. I went off on the survival base building route but if that's not your thing I could see the lack of story being an issue. Side quest happen in the same way but those were always like that. To give Bethesda their dues, that is the story arch. "Go into the world and build a new one" so it may not have the full narrative of previous ones.

Events happen and you team up with people to do a mission. E.G. the Mr Handys have gone made, go in this building and re-programme them. This is standard MMO and it works-ish. My issue with these is the pace. You are forced to do it as quickly as possible, so you can't sneak around building when everyone else goes charging off with baseball bats swinging!! You still get rewards but that bit feels very much like Destiny or COD.

To sum up, it's definitely a Fallout game and the feel and lore are all there, it has the elements that could make it good and some lovely touches but I'm not sure the story line has enough to keep people hooked as much as previous titles. Ganging up in a crew could make it great fun, but you need friends first for that!!!
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Re: Fallout 76

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Well, I've played Fallout 76 now. And here is a brief review based on my short experience.

If you want a game that is similar to previous games, this is NOT your game! Walking around the wasteland (I wouldn't go that far, it's a lot more alive) I feel really lonely. There are no NPCs and the only people you meet are real people. All your missions are provided via holotapes.

With that in mind, if you want a survival game that is based on the previous games or you have friends then this IS your game!
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Re: Fallout 76

Post by WarGanisM » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 pm

For me the game is far too expensive for what it is, I will probably wait until it's on sale. However I don't know if this game is good or bad, however I do feel alot of its criticisms its recieving are invalid.

Alot of people basically making the complaint its not Fallout 5, well no shit, it never advertised to be fallout 5, so why people think it was I do not know. Fallout 5, will be Fallout 5 who would of thought!

People seem to hate it's not the same format as the the previous Fallouts, but fanbases these days don't see to think a developer/Franchise is allowed to deviate from its original playstyle, and have off shoots on its lore. I mean does the original fanbase not remember how Fallout 3 and NV are completely different to the format of Fallout 1 and 2? For me this really is self entitled selfish thinking by todays vocal internet folks.

End of the day I see this as a Fallout Survival game akin to Rust, basically Fallout:Rust, People also complain about the missioning and questing in the game, which tbh people are lucky they even got a questing format that they did! Nearly all Survival games Rust, H1z1, DayZ etc have no questing at all. Only Conan and the Forest loosely had quests, So this was a bonus in my eyes.

This game may be bad or good for whatever reasons, but right now the gaming industry fanbases average IQ's are lower than ever it seems. Everyone want to moan moan moan and not have any validity behind them.

This almost reminds me of Resident Evil:Operation Racoon city. A revisit to The Resident Evil 2 lore, but as a mulitplayer action shooter game. Reading the reviews it was getting 3/10 etc and was constantly slated that it wasn't like the previous resident evils, and it sucked because it was a shooter game, not the typical way of playing the game. None of which was a valid complaint because anyone who did any research on the game, it openly stated and advertised what it set out to do. Again Fanbases just spazzed out over it wasn't like previous resident evils etc. However when I played it, It was definitely a 3/10 game, but not for the reasons of it being a shooter, it had so many game breaking bugs and bad game mechanics the game was horrifc, all legitimate complaints, not once aired in the reviews! The gaming industry seems upside down these days, Complain a shooter game, is a shooter, but DLC that was broken for 6months before it was usable, BSOD's when you tried to use the thermal vision, a universal sound bug that effected everyone and was even present on the console versio, where sound would randomly cut out and go mute. Broken vs multiplayer game modes where the rules made no sense etc etc the list goes on I could write an essay! They're reasons for a shit game, not because of the fanbases ignorance.

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Re: Fallout 76

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Don’t get me wrong, it’s enjoyable but I’m glad I didn’t pay £70 (for the Tri-centennial edition). £30 is a fair price for it.
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Re: Fallout 76

Post by Projectblue » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:35 pm

Purchased today (at the reasonable rate - not the expensive rate). Usual user name of Projectblue.

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Re: Fallout 76

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:39 pm

Awesome a friend! Not sure how you add you though!
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Re: Fallout 76

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Added!
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