Wasted Potential

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Empty09, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Someguy37

    Someguy37 Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 18, 2015
    They look like that because they are pre-war buildings falling apart, and they just happened to be more colorful then normal.

    And none of those look like they are being repaired, they lack any sort of scaffolding or anything to show actual work being done on them.
     
  2. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    311
    Jun 12, 2008
    I'm curious, how was MacRae from the Boneyard referring to himself as a Scotsman received? He even had the accent.

    Sullivan in Klamath was also Irish.
     
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, also kinda odd. I mean, MacRae was only 80 years after the War, so to him his heritage would still be somewhat fresh, if his family cared about it. Sullivan I'd say is a bit of an easter egg, but yeah, he's just odd given the timeframe he's in.
    Personally I'm okay with these people, it just feels a bit off if they're just there without any explanation.
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Abalutza oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    It could be easily explained a number of ways but Bethesda doesn't care.
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I wouldn't even mind a lack of explanations for minor characters like MacRae or John Sullivan, but for major characters like Cait it just feels a bit lazy. But it's certainly not the worst offense :D
     
  6. r0b0wnz

    r0b0wnz First time out of the vault

    78
    Nov 17, 2015
    what about the Russian bar owners
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Oh yeah, they were pretty damn silly as well. Gotta love bringing in national stereotypes when none of those nations even exist anymore :D
     
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  8. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    If your interaction with other characters is based on Yes Maybe Sarcastic then basically all characters have wasted potential.
     
  9. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    The Perk instead of skill system. At first I thought this was a good idea, and was going to be far less messy than the traditional skill system, but then I saw that pretty much every perk is either A. Combat Based or B. Dedicated to helping you in combat somehow. Maybe you could just have out of character perks, like in New Vegas how you could use Science to find ways around doing certain quests, or Repair to fix the solar panels in Nellis without finding the spare parts.
     
  10. Hot Coldman

    Hot Coldman First time out of the vault

    14
    Nov 17, 2015
    Intro and epilogue. Character voice instead of Ron Perlman and the epilogue fell short compared to all the other main game entries. Something about the sole survivor saving the wasteland and all was good.

    To the games benifit, I've only completed the game for one faction. Although I'll bet none of the endings have Ron Perlman in it
     
  11. Hot Coldman

    Hot Coldman First time out of the vault

    14
    Nov 17, 2015
    Very good point right there. I did wish they had gone that route instead of filling it to the brim with poster boy fallout mooks like mutants -everywhere-

    At the very least it could have been nice to have new trash mobs instead of the same muties. I know they iconic but I did wish at least they could have used them sparesly and conjured up something new. Ah well. Too iconic to let go, it seems.
     
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  12. miceelf

    miceelf First time out of the vault

    36
    Nov 9, 2015
    The ability to produce polished, gleaming metal is far more antiquated than the ability to light up a sign using electricity.
     
  13. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    Pretty much everything to do with the Institute, The Railroad and The Synths. I was expecting Fallout: Blade Runner edition for the main story. Instead I got WHERE IS MY SON? WHERE IS HE! SHAAAAAAAAUUUUUN!
     
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  14. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Seriously, only one tiny reference to the Voight-Kampff test (that I noticed, anyway)?
    Someone needs to add "That Gun" into Fallout 4. It finally fits perfectly! And would make 5.56mm ammo useful...
    Now that I think about it, why in all the bleeding anuses didn't they add it in the first place? It's a staple in the series, there are actual fucking replicants... Make it a unique weapon and call it "Deckard's Special" or something like that! WASTED. PO. FUCKING. TENTIAL.
     
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  15. miceelf

    miceelf First time out of the vault

    36
    Nov 9, 2015
    It's no more of a big deal than horses being the primary mode of transport at a time when people regularly sailed the oceans. There is evidence of travel by sea going back thousands and thousands of years. It is not a stretch of the imagination by even the slightest bit.
     
  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Dunno, back in the age of sailing people didn't just leave their rubble in the street for 200 years. Cleaning up your city, building stuff, exploring the oceans, progressing civilisation... That's all a form of "getting shit done", which is kinda not what people on the East coast seem to be doing in Fallout.
    But yeah, it's not that much of a stretch, I can live with it. Just wished they elaborated a bit on it.
     
  17. miceelf

    miceelf First time out of the vault

    36
    Nov 9, 2015
    Wasted potential is definitely the change to dialogue. There isn't any reasonable defense for that change.
     
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  18. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    That voice acting where he actually yells that made me stop playing the game for a while. It's so cheesy, cliche, and for children.

    The Institute had so much potential based on Fallout 3's brief introduction with Dr. Zimmer. They left the thing wide open and then drove it straight into the ground with Fallout 4.

    Bethesda, please hire actual writers. Chris Avellone, Brian Fargo - these people know how to write mature stories that go places and make you think about the world when you're not even playing the game.
     
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  19. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    That doesn't stop the fanboys on Beth forums from claiming it is the greatest change in Fallout 4.
     
  20. miceelf

    miceelf First time out of the vault

    36
    Nov 9, 2015
    So be it. I don't care.