First Impression of Fallout 4

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Theinnerfish, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    Jul 2, 2015
    Is it true that the only way to be persuasive in Fallout 4 is to be Charismatic? There are no strength or intelligence based persuasion techniques?
  2. comscar

    comscar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 8, 2009
    That seems to be the case so far. It doesn't even tell you what your persuasion option is from, besides a simple colored option.

    Played for over 20 hours so far, and WOW the map feels small... smaller than 3 even. I wonder if that rumor of diamond city being the only major settlement was true...
  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    If you count a shack with a handfull of people a "settlement", than no.
  4. raynor009

    raynor009 Hell yeah!

    Apr 29, 2012
    No, it's charisma and luck.
  5. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I already got a second minigun at the beginning of the game already from a named boss. This game is taking my sanity slowly but steadily, I think I need a hug. How come the zombies...erm...ghouls look like a mix between Gollum and zombies?
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  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    We're here for you.

    And yes it's crazy. It's Bethesda.
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  7. kelveen

    kelveen First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2015
    Right now, i cannot even bring myself to complete the game anymore. It's just so much of an antithesis of what it stands, and i keep getting peeved at every quest. I think ive offically washed my hands of this game. Time to find something else.
  8. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I'm going to finish it then sell it off to some poor fuck.
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  9. stlkr

    stlkr First time out of the vault

    Mar 16, 2008
    oh shit... can't find the dog...
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  10. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I can't believe I did a quest to slaughter raiders to keep them from forcefully taking from a "settlement"(two one room hovels and some fruit/vegetables) despite the fact that they're soo far away! How does that make any sense?
  11. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    Was it Ack Ack or something? I thought it was crazy too.

    You're on a quest to find a goddamn locket and some random raider chick is coming at you with a fucking minigun. Loss of words.
  12. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    While I'm having a fair amount of fun despite myself, that fun doesn't hide the fact that I'm getting really tired of Bethesda having provided (read: "forced me into") a character. I didn't mind it in Mass Effect so much, because it was established from the first moment that you're being provided with a Shepard puppet to control. It just doesn't work in Fallout. I'm really sick of "my" character having a thought process that is different than mine, even when I'm trying to choose the very limited options that seem like they're close to what I would want to say.

    Maybe I didn't want to kill that guy Bethesda, maybe I would have rather have left him alive to try and pump him for more information Bethesda, why are you forcing decisions on me Bethesda?
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  13. Askorti


    Jun 30, 2015
    After 20 hours (around 30% of which at 0-2 FPS, but it's OK, my PC doesn't meet the requirements) I finally got to Diamond city. And pretty much EVERYONE and their mother keeps asking me about Shaun. And when I try to keep it to myself, like any normal person would, I have no option to do so politely, and end up sounding like a complete asshole in the end.
    Seriously Bethesda, this is jarring as fuck. I try to "roleplay" as a generally nice guy, but I don't want to share personal information, ok? Just because I don't want to share that doesn't mean that I should respond with "None of your business" to people!
    But I finally got to say that I hate newspapers. Felt good. Of course the actual line was lame as f*ck, but still, mission accomplished, can just as well uninstall now. :grin:

    And seriously, what's the deal with that? At least four people were basically questioning me about my freakin family life completely out of nowhere. First the mayor asks me what I'm looking for, then Piper, then her sister and then the goddamn pastor. Seriously, who else is going to ask me about my son?! At this point Takahashi-san is my favorite character in Diamond City, at least he doesn't ask me about my damn son!
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  14. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    Can you roleplay as Philip J. Fry? If not, I have no reason to play this game.

    It'd be a real missed opportunity considering the cryogenic thing.
  15. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    That would actually be a great Easter egg, if you named your character that and suddenly your character's voice actor is Billy West.
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  16. phipboy

    phipboy Newly elected overseer

    Oct 2, 2015
    4 options dialogue caused by voice protagonist and shitty lazy writing in a nutshell.

    I just... want Fallout to die at this point. Just kill it. ;_;
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  17. vitekc45c

    vitekc45c First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2014
  18. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    this happened

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  19. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The hell...
  20. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Jesus christ.... That looks like a fucking greenlit early access steam kinda level of quality. Dreck. Absolute dreck.
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