Will I enjoy Fallout 4?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Nemo_, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Nemo_

    Nemo_ First time out of the vault

    Nov 11, 2015
    First, some background.

    I played Wasteland (the original) when it came out. I thought it was awesome, but it was the 80s and I was playing with high school friends, so perhaps that colors my memories...

    I played Fallout (the original), and to this day I consider it the single greatest computer game of all time.

    I played Fallout 2 and thought it was just OK.

    I played Fallout 3 and thought it was garbage.

    I played Fallout New Vegas and thought it was decent.

    I enjoyed the Fallout 4 "Wanderer" trailer. Seems to have the right spirit.

    I do not care about bugs as long as they get fixed. I do not mind waiting a year or two to play.

    I play these games to BE the character in a story. I expect internal coherence, but not slavish realism. Stuff on the borderline between absurd and sensible is fine as long as it it clever. (So bottle caps for money is kind of cool. Having to manage eating and pooping is boring. Someone asking me to nuke a city for the heck of it is just stupid.)

    My favorite build in Fallout was always the "diplosniper". I liked how all of the mandatory quests had a brainy/talky solution, but where that was not available, I was happy to troubleshoot (i.e shoot trouble) from a distance. I liked having followers.

    But the quality of the story, and how well my actions get woven into it, is pretty much my #1 concern.

    So, my question is: Will I enjoy Fallout 4?

    Thanks if you bothered to read this far.
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  2. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident Schizo Poster

    Jun 15, 2015
    If you loved the first Fallout's then no. However if you play the game as a stand alone, dumb but fun action game then there is some enjoyment to be had just don't expect much in terms of RPG elements or writing. In terms of story its is copy and pasted from Fallout 3 almost down to a tee and I mean that literally. It also suffers from being very linear and you no longer have the ability to really craft your own character. Your forced to play Beth's "Generic Man/Women". There is also no more skills in Fallout 4 in favor of the steamlining leveling and perk system of Skyrim.
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  3. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    Only in Bizarro World.
  4. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti I know what I'm doing

    Oct 6, 2015
    Also, there are no ending slides... just some droning voice over from the game's protagonist, then you're immediately dumped right back into it for some post-game play.
  5. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    A world that barely changes.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    If you didn't like Fo3 then you won't find much in the new one either. It's even more combat focused than 3 and the SPECIAL has been dumbed down into oblivion.
  7. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Probably not. It's Fallout 3, with some better shooter mechanics but worse RPG mechanics (In a nutshell). I would at the very least wait a year or two for the complete edition with all DLCs at half the current price.
  8. BairdEC

    BairdEC It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 21, 2015
    It's not even FO3; there's no skill system whatsoever. There's only the SPECIAL traits and trait/level-based perks. It's a console FPS with a Fallout overlay ported to the PC. There are some things that I like about it. One, the game generally no longer conveniently gives you the red markers for distant enemies- you have to get close enough to ID them, and them to ID you. The settlements system has potential, but it feels rushed and got boring for me pretty quickly. I think the atmosphere was done well; it feels consistent with Bethesda's version of Fallout, if not the originals. The special effects (rad storms!) were pretty good on my system, but the textures range from pretty nice to awful (specifically thinking of their TRS-80-esque terminals). I haven't gotten far enough into the game to decide if I like the storyline or not, but it has yet to really reach out and grab me.
  9. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The story hinges way too much on this blind old prophet woman (cliche anyone?). Without her telling you to go to Diamond City the story basically dies.
  10. BairdEC

    BairdEC It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 21, 2015
    True enough, although when the character does finally get to Diamond City, it is hard to miss the tracks the plot is running on. I'm still trying to figure out how the protagonist knows when his son was stolen. I guess he checked his watch when he was woken up from cryo.
  11. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
  12. knightwhosayni

    knightwhosayni First time out of the vault

    Nov 8, 2015
    According what you say, as I play it about 7 hours, and almost all the side quest is shoot somebody down in somewhere, and I really don't like the setting of power armor,a legendary wide dog can hurt you .if you like followers, sorry, you even can't have a dog AND a man with you together.
    I think you may not enjoy it, at least I don't

    And the story, what can I say, am I got a shining ring over my head? every one is asking you to do something almost impossible and saying about saving humanity. I'm suppose to find my baby, but it turn out I become the general of minutemen and a member of brotherhood of steel, and I really like what the knight who I forgotten his name says:I don't know how you just came out from no where and kill some ghouls and suddenly become the most favor of the paladin(who I also forgot his name),I don't trust you
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  13. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Basically it's not that good.
  14. phipboy

    phipboy Newly elected overseer

    Oct 2, 2015
    I'm actually surprised just how awful the new dialogue system has made my experience. Sometimes it feels like you can't even make a choice.
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I'm comparing it more to Diablo in those regards basically. I'm attempting to get enjoyment elsewhere. The dialog choices are not it.
  16. Jedasd

    Jedasd It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 31, 2015
    You will if you dont think it as a Fallout game or a RPG game with shooter elements. Think of it more like a shooter with customization options.

    Also if you liked Borderlands and like the crafting/building aspects of early-access survival games, you will like this game too.
  17. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Yeah at this point this game is more like Borderlands meets Minecraft than Fallout.

    I mean, FO3 seemingly at least tried to be Fallout. It failed in several respects, but it seemed like there was an intention still.

    FO4 ditches pretty much everything but the Power Armors, raiders and Deathclaws. It's Fallout at the superficial level, but goes no deeper really. A shame, because New Vegas showed that you can indeed make a worthy Fallout game as a third-person shooter/RPG hybrid. It can work. Beth just isn't good or can't be arsed enough to do it.
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  18. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

    Jun 17, 2015
    It's the best game ever made, of course you would! Silly goose!
  19. This is exactly how I feel, this game doesn't even feel like a Fallout, Fallout 3 at least felt like a fallout game to me despite it's plot holes and sloppy retcons. Fallout 4 has absolutely no personality and it's the most bland Bethesda game I've ever played, I turned down the difficulty to easiest because I literally just want to finish and be done with it already, it's a mess.
  20. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Agreed. Skyrim was okay, the world was worth exploring and even Oblivion, that bloody wreck was just enjoyable to walk around enjoying the music. Fallout 4 fails in even those regards.