Fallout 4 is not "Skyrim with guns."

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Thebakedpotato, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Chances are they'll run into your bullets anyways, it's not that hard considering their AI.
     
  2. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

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    Jul 3, 2015
    Exactly, and I really, truly don't get it. Are they ashamed? Pete Hines doesn't seem to think so. Do they have an internal faction of rebels that actually CARE? What the fuck is going on?
     
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It might be like the movie "Commando" with Arnold Schwarzenegger. That movie is basically peak 80's Action, and the movie is completely aware of how ridiculous it is. The character Cindy exists solely to comment on the over-the-top machismo of everything that happens, but the makers know that despite the obvious stupidity the movie fucking rules.
    The analogy is flawed, of course, because Commando is actually a rather competent movie and knows that it is not high-brow-entertainment. It's eating Green Berets for breakfast, and right now it's very hungry!
    Fallout 4 (and previous Bethesda games, really) tries to be high-brow and stuff, but it also knows that it really, really isn't. The attempt at self-deprecating irony always feels like a lame excuse as they don't actually show that they could do it better. It's like a punk band where nobody can play their instruments, but their lyrics are all philosophical and they claim that their ineptitude is all ironic when it's painfully obvious that it really isn't.
     
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  4. GeorgieBest

    GeorgieBest First time out of the vault

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    Dec 14, 2015
    -meet with Jun/Marcy who also lost baby..Not Irony
    -Father cancer..Irony
    -Kellogg becoming a killer...not Irony
    -Raider/deathclaws being alive and having "humane" backstories..eh slightly Ironic (since they're just meatbags to you;p)
    -Paladin being a synth..Irony (organisation that hates synths has synths in their rank)
    -Bad Commies being good...Irony
    -Guy who hates synths being a synth...Irony and very pathetic irony at that.
    -Mama Murphy...pure Irony:P

    Also ever since M-aiq dissed on levitation in Oblivion he needed to die.

    Ps. maybe Emil just found out about irony;p
     
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  5. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Every video game company has an internal faction of rebels that actually care. I'm just not sure how big and influential Bethesda's is.

    Pete Hines is like a friendly corporate spokesman. He wouldn't really understand why the majority of NMA is angry. The ones in charge of his job that do understand don't care.
     
  6. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Yeah I'm not really angry. I'm just disappointed. I can't stand the NCR but if I were to create a quest mod then I wouldn't portray the NCR as baby-eaters. That's just bad writing as I let my bias take control. I expect more out of people, especially when it comes to writing, and the way Someguy handled the Legion was, well, disappointing. You don't need to know how to do custom animations or create complex AI pathing or create scripted events that set off at the precise time to simply write well. All you need to write is a keyboard/pen and your own brain. So yeah, I 'will' expect much more out of people when it comes to writing. I hold everyone to a higher standard when it comes to that. I don't think he should be excused for his piss poor handling of the Legion. But the breaking point for me with his mods were not the way he handled the Legion (except for Russel, I mean then his bias was 'really' hammered in). It was the crawling tedium of his quests.

    Project Brazil is amazing for a group of modders even though I personally didn't find it to be my cup of tea.
     
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  7. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Cynical Cunt

    Jun 15, 2015
    With Russel he was a victim of the Legions abuse so his attitude was understandable even though he is a asshole and even Someguy has stated he hates him. As someone who was a victim of sexual abuse and assault I am not going to be singing praises at my abuser, look at things through rose colored lenses or say something like" Well the Legion is bad and what they did to me is terrible but the NCR is much worse!" Fuck that shit. You also need to understand that many modders and gamers don't dig deep into the lore or backstories as we do on NMA such as reading info and notes from the devs and creators. Most modders and gamers use what info they see in game. In New Vegas the Legion are portrayed as mass murdering, raping, misogynist slaver assholes who seem to get a hard on at making the lives of those who aren't Legion miserable. I honestly don't blame most modders for their portrayal of the Legion as we only have seen the "bad" of the Legion. Since that is the case then its not the fault of the modders so much as it is the fault of the developers and/or publishers. In this case it is the fault of the publishers, Bethesda, for giving Obsidian such short dev time to explore a faction like the Legion as Obsidian had to make sacrifices to compensate for New Vegas short dev time.
     
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  8. Beaushizzle

    Beaushizzle Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 3, 2015
    Irony. You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means. So learn to use it. A communist being a decent human being isn't irony. Neither is a synth in the BoS; that's just infiltration.
     
  9. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Maybe a group of people portrayed as "bad" turns out to be good isn't really irony, but a synth hater being a synth is very much the definition of irony.

    Thing is, irony or not, all of my examples were examples of bad writing.
     
  10. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The view of the legion is mainly apprised from misinformed NCR propaganda and rumours, hence even backwater communities like Goodsprings view them as savage slavers. So if a person (in the game) hates the legion and depicts them as baby eating monsters, step back and review his sources. Most likely he'll be under bias for personal reasons such as being a war victim, a rape victim or something OR he will have tainted information from the NCR and second hand sources. So it's easy to excuse if a mod maker paints them as evil, because to the average New Vegas civilian, they very much are.
     
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  11. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

    145
    Jul 3, 2015
    Though I share some of Mr. Fish's grievances on the Legion's in-game treatment, that is a very good point.
     
  12. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Oh I agree, I agree but I aim to explain it with what I see as a reasonable explanation.
     
  13. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Cynical Cunt

    Jun 15, 2015
    Then again we don't see really anybody praise the Legion in game either. They only NPC I can think of is Raul, Cass and Dale Burton the trader who see in the Fort. However, Raul views seemed to be mixed as he lived in the southwest before the Legion came and knew how bad it was there before the Caesar came but doesn't seem to mind if you are hated by the Legion and fight them. Cass's praises is more reluctant and Dale Burton isn't someone I consider a upstanding Legion subject as he does go outside of Legion territory to trade in stuff that the Legion considers contraband which, to me, makes him a greedy opportunist with a convenient morality like most traders. With the lack of people in game willing to have the player question the Legions morality or offer a different view point of the Legion its no wonder the Legion are the chief bad guys in most mod makers mods.
     
  14. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The game doesn't have any legion settlement, so of course there will be little praise. Everyone who has an opinion on the legion and aren't part of it barely know about it, due to not living in their realm.
     
  15. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I know a little bit about them like the slavery and mysogyny but the encounters I've had with them had Boone and I slaughtering Legonaries. :shrug:
     
  16. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    I've actually only done 1 Legion character, I use the Willow mod and the way she reacts to you helping the Legion legit made me feel bad; I deleted those saves and never went that route again.
     
  17. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Cynical Cunt

    Jun 15, 2015
    I would have love to be able to go into Legion controlled settlements and speak with Legion subjects on their views of the Legion. Sadly that is something that will never be. :sad:
     
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  18. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Was it really that bad? Can you explain a little on why in particular?
    I can't bring myself to join the Legion, mainly the was they treat women and slavery. Not a fan of the outfits either, I remember someone calling them spear chuckers. :lol:
     
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  19. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    I created a character who's family was at Bitter Springs and hated the NCR. When you are doing a legion playthrough with Willow she asks if you're serious and as it progresses she starts pleading with you to kill Caesar and just take off. Right before the battle of Hoover Dam she gave my character a note and it was very emotional about how she couldn't do this anymore and left. I got the steam achievements and never did another legion playthrough. Quite honestly the character I felt needed more was Vulpes, he was the only character I felt was interesting in the entire Legion ranks.
     
  20. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    That sounds sad. I did think Antony sounded funny when he was calling Lupa a good old bitch. Funny enough when I had to fight and kill Lupa unarmed my companion killed her with a sub machine gun which made it easy(funny as hell too).