It all comes tumbling down, tumbling down.

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Akratus, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Just went to reddit for a bit. Weird folks. Here's what they told me in relation to NMA:
     
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  2. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Umm... that's nice of them...
     
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  3. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    The joke is that from what I've seen of reddit's discussion, they're dumb as bread and behave like children.
     
  4. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Well bread is good, they're not.
     
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  5. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Uh, if I may.

    Seems like the game is already losing steam, at about 150+ hours in and after the main quest. Turns out the game has all the first impressions and none of the staying power.

    But hell, you all know this already. You're goddamn prophets, the bunch of you. I'm new here and already impressed.

    If anything, that's not even the only post available on this stuff. Tumbling down, indeed. How do you all do this? Foresight?
     
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  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Magic. Pure magic.
     
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  7. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I knew this would happen after Skyrim was shit out into the world, so I sat in my computer chair for 4 long years waiting for the day I might be right.
    Seriously though, Bethesda are as predictable as usual, look at the decline of their game quality and you won't mistaken the believability that they'll never improve at this rate of decline.

    @Akratus Why would you bother going to Reddit? It's just a big Fallout 4 circle jerk about how Fallout 4 can do no wrong or how it cured their dog of rabies.
     
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  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    1. We cried and cried, and grieved for the loss of Fallout 3, the dream that would never be ("van buren")
    2. We observed how Beth treated The Elder Scrolls, transitioning from Morrowind to Oblivion
    3. We froze in our tracks, when Beth declared they would be making Fallout 3, and "Oblivion with guns" was allready a term by then - once the game was out, well, we fucking knew it. I wasn't on NMA then, so I couldn't share my suffering with anybody :(

    And that was a hard learned lesson, and then you do as Dr. Phil suggests - you judge future behavior based on past behavior. What is most likely that will happen?
    Oblivion became Skyrim.
    And the rest, is history... :'/
     
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  9. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I still say it's magic!
     
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  10. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Like the Mama Murphy kind of magic?
     
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  11. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    No. Real magic!
     
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  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    Mama Murphy having her little accident was the best moment in Fallout 4.
     
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  13. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    You're making me think of that Spongebob part where he makes that rainbow...wait that would make a good meme...make it happen! :look:
     
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  14. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I'd love to see that too. But anyway, we're all magical... believe it...
     
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  15. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015

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  16. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    No gif image? Aw.
     
  17. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Yes. Yes it is.
     
  18. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Eh, funny, I thought the game improved as I played it myself (it's still just decent, nothing spectacular).

    But, there's two parts to the answer. The first part is that the game's flaws are immediately very visible. Poor graphics. Bugs up the whazoo. Shit optimization. Interface designed by a supervillain out to torture our minds. Writing that varies between decent (yes, really) and abysmal. Shitty dialog system. Streamlined RPG systems even compared to FO3. All the usual Bethesda oddities such as dumb AI, long loading times, side content for its own sake and world that is designed as a theme park rather than a coherent whole. You either get over those flaws and enjoy the game (I did, to a degree) or stay stuck on them. I actually think the game delivers a terrible first impression in the first few hours of play.

    The second part, of course, is that most people here are wary of Bethesda at best, and detest all their design philosphies and handling of the Fallout lore at worst, and thus will have a very hard time seeing FO4 as a great or even good game in the first place. Glittering gem of hatred and all that.

    In addition, the game being the usual Bethesda-esque open beta at launch sits less well with players, I think, since the slew of broken AAA games that have been released over the last few years. Many people just don't have the patience for bug-ridden 70$ (80$ here in Canada!) titles anymore. Since Bethesda made such a mountain of dosh with Skyrim, you'd think they would invest some of that money into great QA, but FO4 seems to be their worst launch since Oblivion.
     
  19. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I couldn't find a good one so this is what I used. Everytime something in a Bethesda game has no explanation we can just refer to this as an answer. ;-)
     
  20. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    It's just magic, deal with it.