OrangeRKN wrote:...Big updates like this trigger my anxiety in that they can fundamentally change the game, and that can mean never being able to go back to how things were. It used to be an exclusively MMO problem, but now it affects pretty much every "Game as a service".
Oh, I agree, Orange! The game has a core set of fans who enjoy it as it is (I do, too!) and, yeah, there is a concern that the game could be changed to suit other tastes. As a positive comparison, I hugely enjoyed the relative simplicity of No Man's Sky a time launch and the subsequent enhancements (big changes!) did change the experience... but, in time, I could appreciate that the game was better.
I hope that much of the same feel is there, but with other options to explore, too.
So, after nearly 5hours of play tonight, I loved this. I will caveat it with the fact that my 8year old daughter played with me and for some reason Fallout 76 grabbed her attention more than most other games. We played in a team just 2 of us in party chat (her live account is locked down so she can’t receive messages or friend requests apart from myself of course).
First thing off the bat was, we encountered no bugs in our play time, nota single one. Secondly, it was like playing Fallout 4 in mp, there we’re massive buildings and complexes that we stealth our way through and it was all just very very enjoyable. It’s gorgeous on X1X I think it’s 4K pretty sure of it but it was my daughter who constantly remarked on how beautiful it looked at times and she was on my old launch X1. She rarely talks about graphics in games but she did in this all the time.
We traveled to regions too hard for us and made our escape, but I think the sheer openness was why impressed my Sophie, she was constantly asking should we follow this river or this trail. A lot of my enjoyment came from the co-op but god damn I loved it. Like I can’t fault it at mo, it wipes the floor with ESO because the gameplay is pure Fallout.
Maybe in time I’ll get bored but first impressions are very positive from me.