Fallout '76 Announced

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by jawafour » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:15 am

I'm hugely conflicted about the game. I want to like it, but would I?

I've spent a bit of time watching and reading opinions about the Beta. There *are* problems... but the technical ones are maybe solvable and I can still see potential.

I liked how this guy took a look at both the negative and positive aspects.



At this time, I'm veering back towards being on-board. Not definitely... but maybe.

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by LewisD » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:31 am

If anything, it's made me tempted to go home and start a fresh Fallout 4 game.
It's been long enough that I should have forgotten most of it by now...

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by <]:^D » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:43 pm

the frame-rate tied to the speed of physics is incredibly bad.
how did they not notice it during playtesting?
oh yeah its Bethesda they dont playtest

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Meep » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:35 pm

Betheda has a special title for their playtesters. They call them "customers".

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Pedz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:45 pm

I couldn't get into 4, I tried twice on PC and PS4. I streamed them to give me more incentive to play them and I was bored.

I liked 3 and really liked Vegas, but didn't finish it.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by LewisD » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
LewisD wrote:If anything, it's made me tempted to go home and start a fresh Fallout 4 game.
It's been long enough that I should have forgotten most of it by now...


Do 3 or New Vegas. Fallout 4 is a gooseberry fool Fallout game


I would, but 4 is all I have :(

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Ad7 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:24 pm

4 really is a gooseberry fool fallout game. I was borderline addicted to 3 and new Vegas, and I never got close to finishing 4.

As much as I like a bethesda RPG, I wish they'd give it back to someone like obsidian.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Meep » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:58 pm

There were a few things improved in 4. I like being able to customise my own base just how I want it (although I simply could not be arsed doing the same for all the settlements - seriously why couldn't there be an option to have the settlers build stuff for themsleves?) and the weapons were fun to muck around with and customise. In most other ways it was a backwards step though, in terms of overall game design and narrative.

The best part of Fallout 4 was actually the Far Harbour DLC, which actually gave you mulitple ways of solving quests and made you pause for thought on occasion rather than brainlessly following the next quest marker.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by jawafour » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:30 am

jawafour wrote:...At this time, I'm veering back towards being on-board. Not definitely... but maybe.

Dang it, I just don't know.

There are issues...

- Weak (or, rather, hard to concentrate on due to other players) storyline aspects
- (Some) other players being jerks
- VATS shooting that isn't really VATS shooting
- Queue and wait at certain plot elements until other players have finished using them

... but there are positives, too.

+ Huge open world to explore
+ Despite some grumbles about the game engine, the environments do look beautiful at times
+ I like MMO-styled games; it can be fun to see other players!
+ The game can - potentially - evolve on a continual basis

My thinking is changing with every new opinion that I read / watch. I don't think I'm going to make a decision until the last moment before launch.

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:36 am

Watched the missus play this last night. There was a Wanted person on the map, so we decided to hunt them down.

Kinda hard to inflict wasteland justice on a guy who won't stop fast traveling! :x

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Hexx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:54 pm

LewisD wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:
LewisD wrote:If anything, it's made me tempted to go home and start a fresh Fallout 4 game.
It's been long enough that I should have forgotten most of it by now...


Do 3 or New Vegas. Fallout 4 is a gooseberry fool Fallout game


I would, but 4 is all I have :(


New Vegas is £8/£15with DLC on Steam

Mod it and go nuts!

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by LewisD » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:23 pm

Don't have a computer in the house anymore :(

Only phones, one iPad and my consoles. :(

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by jawafour » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Pete Hines of Bethesda, talking to GameSpot, wrote:"How long is [Fallout 76] going to be up? Forever," Hines told GameSpot, doubling down on what he's said before. "I don't know how to give an answer other than that. It's not like anybody makes a game and goes, 'Well this is going to make it for 10 years if we're lucky.' ... this is a massive franchise and a massive undertaking, and our commitment to it is it is never-ending, and that it continues on an ongoing basis."

I like the sound of this. Of course, with online gaming you never know what could happen, but it does sound lke Bethesda are committed to on-going development and support for the game. I feel that the launch period could prove tricky in terms of player expectations and experiences, but I have hope that the game will evolve over a long period of time.

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 pm

If they don't pull an EA and abandon it at the first sign of negativity, it might do very well in terms of content. ESO has had a ton since it launched and if 76 gets similarly dedicated support it could really thrive.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Hexx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm

LewisD wrote:Don't have a computer in the house anymore :(

Only phones, one iPad and my consoles. :(


It's BC on Xbox One!

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by LewisD » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:43 pm

No Xbox :(

I'm going to have to buy an xbox aren't I?

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Hexx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:12 pm

LewisD wrote:No Xbox :(

I'm going to have to buy an xbox aren't I?


If so just get a cheap 360

https://uk.webuy.com/search/?categoryId ... 0-consoles


I might even have one in the cupboard actually...

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by jawafour » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:22 pm

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Oh, man... I can't wait to play around with the photo mode in this.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:27 pm

It's a very pretty game at times, aye.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by OrangeRKN » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 pm

How does photo mode in an online game work? It won't pause gameplay?

Base building + photo mode sounds good though


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