Fallout 76 Really Sucks. People Act Shocked.

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by TorontRayne, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Chatterbox oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    How does one do that exactly?
     
  2. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    go to web.archive.org or archive today and drop the link. creates and archived page link that lets you look at a saved cap of the page.
     
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  3. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Chatterbox oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
  4. fonlinefo

    fonlinefo First time out of the vault

    Jan 28, 2012
    I prefer playing FOnline Reloaded rather than Fallout 76 when it comes to online/multiplayer Fallout. I tried other servers too but I like Reloaded the most. For me this is better "Fallout Online" than this game which Bethesda created.
     
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  5. alec

    alec Stuck In The Middle With You Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Great article, Toront, I enjoy the way you write. There's a lot of anger in there. And even more insight. You read up on things, me thinks.

    All I'm gonna say is: my gaming days were pretty much over when Bethesda took over the reins, so in my little perfect world there's only Fallout and Fallout 2. I played quite a lot of Tactics as well, because the game is actually pretty enjoyable, but it's a lousy Fallout game. They didn't do their homework properly because (I think) they lacked the driving force of the original team. If you do someone else's work, you rarely put that extra bit of effort in it, and that's what creates the magic.

    I was thrilled when news about Van Buren started coming in, but I wasn't a fan of the looks or the mechanics of the game. Sad story, though, that one. Could have worked. Probably would have worked. We'll never know.

    Fallout: POS is the last "new" Fallout game I tried. I rented it for a weekend, but took it back the same day I rented it, just to make a statement. To myself, primarily. The statement was: that's it, no more, the series is dead.

    I'm glad to hear that there was at least New Vegas for you guys, but sequels are doomed eventually. It's like a law of nature.

    I've watched playthroughs of Bethesda's Fallout sequels in the past and only recently I watched a Fallout 76 review on YouTube, but you know what? I don't even know what I'm looking at anymore. It's all very, very confusing. But it's also kind of a blessing, you know? Because to me this hasn't been Fallout in a long, long time. Fallout is an isometric rpg with turnbased combat. It has talking heads, it has children that can be used as target practice and if you have sex with an npc, the screen goes black for a second.

    It's fucking awesome.
     
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  6. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Chatterbox oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Thanks man. That really means a lot.
    I try to channel the anger without being pissed off about what I write. There are tons of other things to be pissed about, so that works out alright.
     
  7. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    Oct 28, 2014


    Move aside Sweet Little Lies.
     
  8. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 12, 2011
    That was really good, but, I mean, Sweet Little Lies is still better. lol
     
  9. Richwizard

    Richwizard Vault Fossil

    Jan 18, 2010
    RangerBoo posted that video on the previous page. It's funny enough for a replay.
     
  10. Pwener

    Pwener FEV is the equivalent of a chest x-ray.

    Aug 15, 2017
    "Sweet Little Lies" is insulting Bethesda and Todd in particular, rightfully shaming them for their actions. This just comes off as a tongue-in-cheek celebration of a lovable rascal that we hate to love.

    Most people that complain about Bethesda still support them by buying their games. I guarantee that most that have condemned Failure 76 will buy Elder Scrolls 6 AKA Skyrim 2 day one.

    It feels like hating on Bethesda has become a meme for most and that mindset will never prone the studio to course correct. I mean, Toddy and Petey actually showed their shameless mugs this year at E3. That tells us they learned nothing and their business practices will remain unchanged moving forward.

    I have not bought or played any Bethesda games since Skyrim and never will as long as they keep making literal garbage.
     
  11. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Just like EA. People complain and hate EA for decades now, and EA still makes tons of profit every year :roll:.
    Me neither. After Skyrim I knew it was time to stop buying these games. Skyrim bores me.
    I only own Fallout 4 because it was a gift from a friend and I would feel bad not playing it for a bit. Only review I ever made on Steam and was a negative one.
    There's no way I will be interested in future TES or Fallout games. Starfield also doesn't interest me because I can see what Bethesda's games are these days. And with Todd saying it will use Creation Engine, I am pretty sure it will be just like these "latest" TES and Fallout games.
     
  12. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    People here at NMA poo poo all over Bethesda, then bend over and take it up the arse when they buy their next game. What's that say about their users...just stop buying this garbage, full stop...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...never again...OK
     
  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I didn't buy 76 and fallout 4 was bought for me.

    :shrug:
     
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  14. Ediros

    Ediros Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Feb 4, 2016
    Shitout 4 was an eye Opener for me. It brought me here. I didn't buy 76 and I wish I never bought 4. 3 was a gift, which got me into the series.

    I have got zero hope for bugthesda. I want them to go bankrupt.
     
  15. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    The only FO I've bought is the first one. 3, NV and 4 were gifts, and I haven't played 2 or 76. Will never play 76.
     
  16. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I didn't buy Fallout 76 either.

    I did ask on NMA discord if people were willing to basically crowdfund it for me so I could dive into it to get a proper impression so I could critique it accurately on here but no one wanted to give Bethesda money so not even that happened.

    Hell, it went free for a week or weekend or something, I didn't even get it then to try it out. (no way I'm downloading, what? 80 gigs? for a weekend)

    I bought Fallout 3 cause I was young and didn't know how much of a fuckup it'd be. I bought Skyrim because I was still under the delusion that maybe Bethesda will improve so I want to see where they're going with it all. And finally, I bought Fallout 4 for closure. I needed it. But now that I've gotten my closure I don't think I'll ever buy a Bethesda game again (unless they radically change everything). Their writing is always horrendous, the RPG mechanics are constantly being stripped away, the worlds are always copy pasta scaled down shitholes and the combat balance is atrocious. Starfield, TES6, Fallout Whatever, none of it sounds interesting to me. Bethesda's games have a certain charm to them that no other games out there has been able to copy. But that charm wore off ages ago.

    I would have pirated F76 since I want to just critique it but since it is an online game with no private servers there wasn't any torrents for it. But I'll probably pirate future games just so I can accurately fling shit on Bethesda but they are getting no more money from me.

    "But pirating is wroooooong." Well I wouldn't pirate if they'd just release a demo. Saints Row 1 is a sandbox game and it released a demo that allowed you to play in the first small island section of the map. There's no reason why other sandbox games can't do demo's either. So if they're not going to give me a demo then I'll use pirating as a demo. I did that for Dead Cells and after seeing what the game was about I removed the game and waited for it to go on sale to a price I was more comfortable with and then bought it. If I like it, I'll buy it. If I think it's shit, then that's probably the reason they're not doing demo's cause they know their own product would deter customers away if they allowed them to testdrive it before they bought it.

    I hate how the gaming industry is constantly trying to erode away things. User Reviews are bad cause reviewbombing so let's get rid of them instead of actually providing a platform where we acknowledge the grievances that the community is feeling. DRM won. And now we're getting cardboard discs with codes on them. All aboard the choo choo train to streaming where you won't even own digital files anymore!

    I grew up with demo's and if pirating is the only way to demo something then fuck the industry with a rusty baseball bat viciously I will get my god damn demo.
     
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  17. Richwizard

    Richwizard Vault Fossil

    Jan 18, 2010
    If you enjoyed the first one, you need to play FO2. Much bigger game with many engine improvements. Don't even attempt vanilla, though. It's over 20 years old and they still find vanilla bugs. Killap's patch for fixing the game as released or Killap's Fallout 2 Restoration Project for the devs complete original vision. F2RP contains all the patch fixes. I love F2RP.
     
  18. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    Oh, I plan to play in soon! I've never done any mods or all that stuff so I'll have to get familiar with it.
     
  19. Richwizard

    Richwizard Vault Fossil

    Jan 18, 2010
    It comes with it's own installer that updates the game. Just run the installer and you're good to go. You can just start the game normally after that.
     
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