Fallout 4 coming out on November 10, free mobile spin-off out now

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  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Synths honestly look kinda cool. I wish they had more of a retro-futuristic aesthetic but they're not bad at all.

    EDIT: I also like the new Super Mutant designs a lot more than Fallout 3's, though I feel like going for green will make it more difficult to separate them from the West Coast original strain.
     
  2. Plautus

    Plautus Angry Preacher

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Given who the voice actor is, name the wife character Elizabeth for extra lols.

    EDIT: Oh, and I like the return of the APA from Fallout 2.
     
  3. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Easy. Gravely wounded by the blast, is rebuilt as an android. The plot twist is so obvious that if this wasn't Bethesda we are talking of here I'd think it's a red herring. Come on:

    -The Institute in Boston can make androids so perfect that they can easily pass for the real thing
    -Androids themeselves can fail to notice that they are androids if brainwashed
    -FO4 takes place in Boston
    -The hero(-ine) wakes up 200 years after the war still at the same age

    If it turns out it's something else it will certainly be something hilariously stupid (more stupid that this, I mean).
     
  4. Proletären

    Proletären A Smooth-Skin

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    Mar 15, 2012
    True! As with everything Bethesda are incredibly lazy.

    *Create your own post-apoc IP? Hell no, lets just buy one!

    *Invent your own factions for the east coast? Hell no! Let's bring over BoS, the Enclave and the freaking super mutants!

    *Write a good plotline thats coherent with established lore? No way in hell!
     
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  5. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I doubt that settlement building was what MOST fans asked.
    It was asked by some but also refused by some others, both fans of Fo3.
    So they listened to some people, at least...
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Maybe the new vault suit is tight spandex again not because of the classic games, but to make it easier to apply other armor pieces to the character. It certainly would make some sense.
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    As long as we can make single-sleeve leather jackets with football pads.
     
  8. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    I only hope it doesn't set the standard for later games...
     
  9. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Even there, Fo4 seems more like Gary's mod than Fallout or even TES.
     
  10. WittyUsername

    WittyUsername First time out of the vault

    49
    Mar 13, 2015
    *No way in hell! Let's borrow Fallout 1 and Fallout 2's story, bash it with a hammer and stitch them back together and call it ours!
     
  11. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    When I learned that FO4 would have a voiced protagonist who will have a back story, my excitement hit a low. Really low. Like lower then fucking dinosaur bones low. :evil: Dear Beth, stop trying to be like Bioware! I hate that they are doing this just to appease millennials and console gamers. Just because something worked with another RPG doesn't mean it will work well with yours!
    OW! OW! I'm feeling feel something hurting within in me. I think its my soul, telling me that Fallout is dead.:cry: The story, characters, factions are replaced with millennial fan service, EXPLOSIONS!, and eye candy for the younger, causal, and short attention spanned gamers. :twitch:
     
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  12. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Just to remind everyone Bethesda great handling of the "plot twist" of FO3:

    -End of the intro: "...in Vault 101 no one ever enters and no ever leaves!"
    -10 minutes later: During your party a character let it slip that it's not actually true.
    -10 minutes later: You find a log that states explicitely that it's not true.
    -10 minutes later: The guy in Megaton tells you that you weren't born in the vault.

    Well, gee. Real subtle and well handled I must say.
     
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  13. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    And I guarantee that FO4 will follow this same path with their plot twist and story. But your character will be voice now! And people will call your character by their name! That's like so uber awesome! /sarc/ :twitch:
     
  14. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I think that was an inneffective attempt at humor. Like in the first gameplay videos of Fallout 3, Todd practically says: "This is Vault 101, where you were born and where you will die. Where no one ever enters, and no one ever leaves. Let's leave the vault now."

    Still, insert stereotypical nma anti-fallout 4 sentiment here.

    You know I think I will play this game, and see how connected it is to 1,2 and NV, and see if I can't enjoy it with the canon completely seperate in my head. The game looks like dumb fun anyway.
     
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  15. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    I am actually in shock.
    No, I actually am. Maybe it was the cocaine last night, but this is all hitting me very uniquely. It's powerful.

    Bethesda have finally perfected their gameplay aspect. This game looks to be truly unique in its level of player creativity. This is literally every gameplay aspect I've seen people suggest since Fallout 3 came out- customizable APA, multi-layered armor, weapon mods-

    I almost feel that with the weapon mods Bethsoft are trying to one-up Obsidian. It feels distinctly passive-aggressive.

    That being said, yeah, Bethesda have made a perfect GAME. I do not think they've made a good world, though. Maybe it's alright, maybe it's decent, but I can tell we're not going to have old-styled Fallout world design, you know- gritty, restrained in certain specific aspects, morally skewed, restrained by in-universe politics and economics.

    Bethesda basically likes player freedom to the point where it becomes comic. Shoot anyone, as Todd Howard is always saying. But in that, they don't really focus on the world as a whole the way Obsidian or Black Isle do (did).

    It's not a bad thing, Bethsoft just are a "fun" videogames company, not a serious group of storytellers. Tim Cain? Josh Sawyer? They love telling stories that are meaningful and unique above all else. Bethsoft doesn't care for that- and that's OK. In Fallout 3, it was bad- because the lack of attention to story/world+ mediocre gameplay led to a overall "step back" for Fallout. But now we get Bethesda Fallout with excellent gameplay? Shit, that's good.

    It means that New Vegas 2 is going to be a lot better. And it also means I'm not going to be constantly frustrated by a clunky, restrained engine, I'm going to be enjoying gameplay. I might not be having tons of fun at the story and dialogue and characters- but everything else? A1. That's just what Bethesda has been trying to do. It's not until now they've actually made it happen.

    If anything, this makes me more excited for whatever Obsidian will be able to do with this. My God! They're fucking wizards, it's going to be a blast. I can tell the next five years of videogames are going to be great.
     
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  16. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Stop trying to infect me with your positivity.
     
  17. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    Obsidian can make shit into gold. I am curious to see what type of game they would make with this engine. Assuming Beth lets them make another Fallout game. One can dream.
     
  18. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    Bro, fuck that. I was coked the fuck out last night, I can dream and infect you with my dreams all I want. This is the best thing that's happened in the last 10 years of videogames dude! We're looking at an authentic development in gameplay! We're looking at Bethesda authentically perfecting their methodology! No more "Radial Dialogue". No more "Infinite Quests". These aren't gimmicks anymore- Bethsoft's gotten past selling gimmicks. They're selling actual CONTENT! fuck, dude...

    RangerBoo: trim your quotes.
     
  19. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
     
  20. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    Todd said it himself. As far as stupid gimmicks go, it is as least well-done.
    Most mobile games connected to series suck. They suck bad. I shouldn't have to explain this. We all know it.

    This looks to be at least good within the confines of a mobile game. For what it is, it is good. That is all that matters. In anything.
     
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