Fallout 4 review roundup #2

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    The long delayed second review roundup is here.

    Washington Post 70/100(according to Metacritic)

    Softpedia 85/100

    Quarter to Three 3/5

    Brash Games 10/10

    Eurogamer Recommended

    Gaming Nexus 9.8/10

  2. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    Yep, still slobbering all over it!

    Although I must say, I’m surprised that Quarter to Three gave it a mediocre score considering that they hate us with the fury of a thousand suns.
  3. Doctor 0

    Doctor 0 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 8, 2015
    I like how these scores let you know which review sites shouldn't be taken seriously.
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  4. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Who the hell is Brash Games? Obviously can't take anything they say seriously. o_O
  5. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Brash are the ones that bumped the Metacritic from 84 to 85 a week ago.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    "There’s a layer cake 10 stories tall of interplaying game systems and mechanics that make up Fallout 4."

    Wat? Ten story layer cake? The game doesn't even have branching quests or skills and most quests are yous kill fests...
  7. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    So they're shills.
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    They wrote "No one" as "Know one"... I mean, one thing is to have typos on a message, "Know one" tho? That's just on a league of it's own.
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  9. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    LOL at the 9.8 out of 10. What does 0.2 even mean in a review?
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  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    It's their flimsy attempt at seeming critical.
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  11. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Where is the NMA review?
  12. Geech

    Geech It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 2, 2008
    These 10/10 reviews are doubly embarrassing considering the critics' consensus isn't even close to that good.
  13. Jamesmapped

    Jamesmapped First time out of the vault

    Dec 3, 2015
    I think these review scores really explain the shit writing in Fallout 4. Instead of hiring writers, Bethesda clearly bought reviews.
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  14. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    That makes more sense.
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  15. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
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  16. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010

    "Old-school RPG fans and fans of the original Fallout games specifically are probably going to hate that companions can’t be killed. Everyone should be thankful for this, however, because the companion AI is terrible. Idiot companions will move ahead of you into rooms while you’re in sneak mode, breaking stealth by attracting attention to you both. There’s also no way to set your companions into passive mode or control the distance at which they follow you, so they’ll constantly start fights that didn’t need to happen. If you want to play a stealth character you may as well either travel alone or limit your companion to being a de facto loot mule by making them stay behind while you sneak into new areas."

    "It got frustrating during my explorations when I ran into settlers and farmers living right out in the open in the Wasteland and couldn’t invite them back to live in my town. Why was I not given the choice to help these idiots who lived behind no walls and no defenses and who were constantly vulnerable to raider attacks when I had a perfectly good, defensible, well-stocked town literally down the road?"

    "Graphics are also the source of most of the bugs that I encountered on the Xbox One version of Fallout 4. There was an entire section of Boston’s North End where the high-res textures failed to load and everything was indistinct and blurry, as if I were seeing it from a vast distance. A few times particle effects failed to load properly, and I saw black boxes where the effects were meant to be drawn."



    Brash Games

    "The game is true masterpiece, its incredible, beautiful and extremely addictive (I’m even thinking about setting up a Fallout Anonymous group although know one would have time to come) and although it has its issues, a few bug here and their, a glitch or ten and the frames per second slightly stuttering I didn’t care."

    "With the sheer size of them however they do have their issues, bugs and glitches but deep down I don’t think anyone really minds (unless it ruins your game) I’ve had a few crashes, the odd freeze, my frames per second drops a little every now and again but although it can be frustrating if you haven’t saved in a while nothing has yet deterred me from sinking my teeth in and eating up hour after hour of gameplay."

    "The graphics won’t blow you away, the side quests and scale of the game will."



    "As it turns out, it's a bit more onerous to construct things on a 3D plane, as opposed to the 2D plane of the game's mobile prequel, Fallout Shelter. It's also largely unnecessary to waste skill points on perks like Gun Nut that allow for deeper customization on one's arsenal, given that every slain foe drops everything they're wearing. Then again, this only enhances the realism of the game, both in terms of the cobbled-together post-apocalyptic aesthetic and in the freedom given to those who want to play through on their own terms."

    "Admittedly, while the various vaults, hospitals, military bases, and libraries all start to bleed together given enough time, the sideplots that send you there are filled with more than enough variety to pick up the slack, whether that means facing off against a serial killer who's festooned an art gallery with his bloody paintings and skeletal sculptures, or exposing Vault-Tec's nefarious experimentation by finding sub-vaults hidden within the main ones. The first-person shooting also grows stale after several dozen hours, but as with Borderlands and Destiny, the constant acquisition of new weapons and perks at least provides a sense of achievement for all that marksmanship."


    I don't think these reviewers understand what "perfect" means when they give a game a perfect score yet mention flaws.
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  17. AnchorsAweigh

    AnchorsAweigh First time out of the vault

    Oct 7, 2012
    I woke up by falling out of bed and hurting my knee. I was out of milk, so I had to eat my cereal dry. I came in late to work and my boss yelled at me. At lunch I got mustard all over my shirt. When I got home, my wife divorced me and the dog had eaten both our kids. Also, on the news they said Christmas was canceled by ISIS this year. Not a single channel showed a Magnum P.I. re-run during the evening. I went to bed knowing this was the Best Day of the Year.


    (I woke up at 2 a.m. when I got a text message from ZeniMax telling me the money had been deposited to my Swiss bank account.)
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  18. Aniki

    Aniki Just Works

    Oct 9, 2015
    Does metacritic take NMA reviews into account? If so then please give the game a 4 out of 10 or something.
  19. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I don't understand these reviews that say:

    "It was okay"

    -10/10 GOTY

    Some people don't understand that putting tons of negative points about the game in your review doesn't mean it's a 10/10 but whatever it's best not to question the stupidity. Not like I can take reviews seriously anyways.
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  20. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 7, 2008
    I love how most of the complaints are EXACTLY the same problems as their previous games. Not sure they've put any effort into improving this stuff. It boggles my mind how little they've put into companion management.
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