Can you really call yourself a Fallout fan if you love Fallout 4, honestly?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by HarkonFourth, May 30, 2018.

  1. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Yeah, maybe so. I don't think it stops you from still liking F4 or makes you less of a fan if you still like and enjoy it. 60% of my enjoyment of Beth games is what's happening in my head while I play. I can like this and still be a fan of the originals I think. I don't consider Beth stuff cannon or anything it's just what we currently have.
  2. Blastwave Dave

    Blastwave Dave First time out of the vault

    Sep 12, 2021
    I kind of like some quests in Fallout 3, some of them feel canon enough to me that I could consider them part of my personal interpretation of the lore.
  3. Kaptin

    Kaptin Slayer of soyjacks

    Sep 2, 2021
    I think I lost my hopes for any potential new fallout game when Redditors rated Preston Garvey as a better character than Joshua Graham or Marcus.
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  4. xxdemonxspawnnxx

    xxdemonxspawnnxx First time out of the vault

    Apr 13, 2021
    Yeah my favourite was 'head of the state'. Didn't like the way it ended though. The document is just going to museum, nothing special. I liked the android quest. Big Town and Paradise Falls was the most desolate and fallout-ish town.
  5. Norzan

    Norzan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 7, 2017
    If we needed more evidence that Fallout Reddit is a place filled with dumbasses.
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  6. Clown_Shoe_Prostitute

    Clown_Shoe_Prostitute First time out of the vault

    Jul 14, 2021
    I think if you love it on its own, as its own game, for what it presents then yes, you can call yourself a Fallout fan. I don't think it actually presents anything new or interesting as a game but I can see some people liking it on that merit. If you think it's the best (or even a good game) within the franchise, then I think you're huffing the stupid gas and need to sit the fuck down.

    I personally just find it... fucking boring? I can never get immersed or interested and just drift away no matter whether I mod the game to be a crazy, wacky gun hell or if I install really immersive stuff that's meant to make the game realistic.
  7. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
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  8. Sisyphus05

    Sisyphus05 First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2021
    Really what's happening even more densely is massive franchises all falling down the same path of open world - with - light rpg mechanics. Assassin's creed and god of war are no stranger to that, the branching skills mechanic has been reused and recycled to the point where it almost seems like a gimmick.

    We definitely see that with fallout 76 with the dumb card perk system, but when you put fo 4 next to all these games, it really doesn't seem so bad. When I first played fallout 4 I loved it cause the world looked unique, unlike any other contemporary exploration game I've played. Sure the rpg elements were less prevalent than other installations in the series and the dialogue was hella watered down but taken the state of rpg's it was more than my 13 year old brain could have asked for.

    That isn't to say I still like the game after having played older entries in the franchise but it's going to feel special just for introducing me to the rest of the series, and for that it deserves to be called a fallout game (a bad one at that) and people who like it to be called fallout fans.

    Who I don't think should be called a fallout fan is one who doesn't like the authentic traits of the original games and only likes fo4 since it really is missing the character and DNA of fallout (whatever Todd says)
  9. Charwo

    Charwo Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 9, 2017
    Not having a budget for games and really REALLY hating the concept of open world games, what made Fallout 4 "look different?" Was it JUST that it wasn't green and verdant as opposed to say Far Cry....4 which I think was the one out at the same time? Other than dead grass and trees and mutated bullshit animals (which you're gonna get in 65% of open world games) what else made it destinct?
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knog Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    This gate keeping of the fandom is what fractures fan bases and makes shitty games and movies. Now I would rather a kid play Fallout 4 than Fallout 76 so it really is all about decreasing returns on your gaming investment. Invest in other gaming stock now or be depressed when Fallout 5 is released.
  11. Sisyphus05

    Sisyphus05 First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2021
    >assuming me at 13 had played anything besides skyrim, gmod, portal, cod, gta and super mario.
    yeah fallout 4 was unlike anything i had played before and even if it wasn't I'd still probably like it. Could have been because I hadn't played many games but who cares I liked it and I still play it sometimes.
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knog Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Kinda like how when I first played Deus Ex Invisible War on Xbox I thought it was the coolest thing ever because I never played the first one at the time and my PC sucked.
  13. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Mankind Divided was great, but mannit was too short.
  14. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    Oct 28, 2014
    I should invest my gaming stock Saints Row. Surely it can't be much worse. :grin:

    I do agree though, gatekeeping usually does the opposite of what it's intended for. Saying "You aren't a true fan if you enjoy X" usually just makes people play X out of spite it seems.
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  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yes, you can.

    And yes, you are.

    I may not like the game but the whole idea of gatekeeping on who gets to love their Wasteland life simulator or not is silly, especially as Fallout 4 gets back to the core idea of Post-Apocalypse life building with its settlement system.
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  16. Kaptin

    Kaptin Slayer of soyjacks

    Sep 2, 2021
    No anyone who thinks Fallout 4 is GOTY or better than NV isn't a real fan.
  17. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    All Fallout fans belong on the cross.
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  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knog Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    If you call yourself a fan of anything you are obsessed and need to go to the doctor. You are a human being not a whirly wind blowing device.
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  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Can you really call yourself a Fallout fan if you don't have minimum 4 blades and are powered by electricity?
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  20. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    I mean, I'm an air conditioner, so I'm not sure if I can relate to you guys