At what moment did you think fallout 4 was going to disappoint you?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by RavagersPre, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. DR_LaZer

    DR_LaZer Donacdum

    Jul 7, 2016
    I'll be completely honest, when the game came out I was kinda excited. I had one last shred of naivete left in me. I went in thinking "You know, maybe it won't be so bad. Sure I've spent the past two months ranting and raving about how bad this looks with my friend, but maybe I was wrong." So I waited excitedly for it to release at midnight. With high hopes and bright eyes I played the game.

    The opening was the first red flag, but I brushed it off. I made my character and my drop dead sexy husband and played along. I went along with the whole "you're entire character and backstory is laid out for you so you don't have to think" thing then the vault tec guy came. He said the thing I like "Just look at that sky out there!" and I picked my special..... hopes dropped more. Why was this entirely different from literally actually every Fallout game ever? "What ever" I said delusionally and pressed forward!

    After missing the underused Ron Perlman cameo I went and saw the whole part where the bomb blows up right in front of you. The wooden beam holding up my hopes was creaking. Then I instantly saw how evil the vault was. Didn't give a shit about my husband dying and questioned what the fuck was going on? Then things went OK for a while. Blah blah blah.

    THEN I got to concord. I thought "Oh hey, there's these guys are being attacked. I bet this'll be like the powder gangers and goodsprings where I can join the raiders if I wanted too!" I was wrong. Met Preston. Told him to go fuck himself. Then.... in complete mind numbing shock I got into the power armor, picked up a fucking mini-gun and fought a god dammed deathclaw. My hopes and dreams instantly fell and shattered into a million guhfillion pieces when the deathclaw died.

    I remember that moment very well. I sat there, with a big smile on my face laughing. I was in complete and utter disbelief as to what I was seeing. I still do that even now when I see people stupidly defending this game or when something really really stupid pops up. It's a special kinda laughter that comes with a feeling. A feeling of helplessness. That this is what Fallout has sadly turned into. And I can't do a damn thing about it. I'm left helpless as a masterpiece crumbles before my eyes. I have no voice, so I must laugh. I know what it's like to be The Joker now. Todd Howard is my Batman.
     
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  2. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    To sum up, this was you after that stupid gimmick-fest of an encounter (I mean why introduce PA so quickly, why give the player a minigun off the bat, why have a Deathclaw appear here etc.?):
     
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  3. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    In a strangely prophetical way, I ruined the SPECIAL chart poster coming with the box. Poured some water over.
    Also, I finished Borderlands 2 with a friend, tired of it and looking for good ol' Fallout. How wrong I was
     
  4. 00:49

    00:49 First time out of the vault

    Oct 10, 2012
    When they announced settlement building.

    I was foolishly hoping beth would learn a thing or two from New Vegas, like how to write better story and characters. I even decided that maybe synths wouldn't be that bad. But then they announced settlement building and I realised they learnt nothing and will continue to put gimmicks before decent writing.
    Still haven't played it, and judging by what I saw on youtube let's plays it was the right call
     
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  5. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    When there was a bit of script leaked and the protagonist was speaking on their own.
     
  6. DerGogan

    DerGogan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 21, 2014
    After completing New Vegas, a tear rolled down my cheek, realising everything Bethesda gonna do Fallout-related will never ever be this awesome.
     
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  7. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    When bethesda announced it.
    The only thing they don't fail at is dissipointing, nail that one everytime.
     
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  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    From second 0 I knew it was gonna be a disappointment, but I never thought it would've been the absolute turd Borderlands Clone until the E3 stream.
     
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  9. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    You poor thing.
     
  10. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    I can't say it enough; coop is fun although it scaling makes 4-Players face literal Hell.
    Scenery and art design keeps up all the time, but when they reuse "Bandit camp" and "Factory" a bit too much, although it makes sense.
    Some quests are fun, some are not, but the DLC are great and cheap on a bundle discount.
    But NG+ and later the OP+ levels are retarded. Unless you have the Double Penetrating Unkempt Harold, you shouldn't bother.
    Drops and loot is complete jack shit, even over half the uniques and Legendaries suck ass.

    Overall i liked Borderlands 1 better, at least the weapons felt more different and was more atospheric.
    The Pre-Sequel had a better story and the Claptastic Voyage DLC is awesome.
    And Telltale's TFTB was pretty good too.
     
  11. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015
    My relationship with Bethesda is like this: I'm guts and Todd Howard is Griffith.
     
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  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Are you trying to make me cringe? Because you are suceeding, by a lot.
     
  13. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015
    mission accomplished ;)
     
  14. Supermarauder

    Supermarauder Supposed PAYDAY Gang Member

    May 23, 2016
    I realized it was gonna suck when they show a dialogue wheel that would be a wanna-be Mass Effect wheel which sucked.

    The Image below shows the de-evolution of the dialogue wheel (and the perks system).
     
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  15. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015
    If only Bethesda headquarters were located on mars
     
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  16. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Jul 14, 2016
    Why did they go backwards from 1997 ?
     
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  17. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    I like to think Todd Howard was that one friend we all had growing up. You know, that friend. He'd invite you over to play some video games after school - some good old Smash Bros on the Nintendo 64.

    You'd both sit down in front of the television and out came the controllers. He'd of course have the cool black controller that was kept in pristine condition. You...well, you got the controller reserved for guests. The center joystick is missing, the Z button is on a hair-trigger that conveniently gets stuck at the worst possible moment, and the entire frame is lightly dusted with cheeto dust.

    Basically, Todd Howard is a cock.
     
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  18. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Bethesda doesn't understand the source material they're working with and just want to have fun. You can clearly see over this "Devolution" of Fallout how much fucks they clearly don't give especially when compared to it's slightly less retarded cousin TES series.
     
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  19. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    Do you think that the top guys at BGS completely believe that they're still producing RPGs at this point?
     
  20. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015
    I don't think they do, because in the Skyrim: give us the money edition they list mods as a main feature in the game.