I adore this game because it's a masterpiece. It's absolutely immersive. The modding community makes it an incredible experience. The game makes you feel like you're literally making something of nothing. It really is good at making you feel like it's really after a global thermonuclear war event. It's a hopeless, toxic, mutated world and you're stuck in it.
I'll keep this short.If you want to play an excellent role-playing game where you can create a truly unique character and feel like your decisions have real consequences. Where every decision counts and you are constantly being presented with those decisions. Where factions, tribes and groups have a real impact and significantly affect the world;Play Fallout: New VegasIf you want to play an excellent looter-shooter with finely honed and extensive crafting systems that allow you to have full control over your customisation. Where you don't have to rely on VATS for shooting and weapons feel satisfying to fire/swing. Where power armour is true to its name and really is powerful but also realistic;Play Fallout 4These are two very different games and which one you should play is down to what you want to experience. Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best RPGs ever made but has terrible shooting mechanics and its looting systems are lacklustre. Fallout 4 has excellent mechanics and has one of the best looting and crafting systems in the RPG genre but its storytelling is rather linear and your choices are limited and often quite inconsequential.That's my two-penny's worth
As a US Army Veteran of 20+ years, gaming is a great way to relax and enjoy some time. Fallout 4, along with the Mods I use, helps greatly with my PTSD and Depression. If this is true for you or simply agree, tell others. Information will help us all to better understand and reach our goals together.I find that I am able to become a part of the story with a goal in mind. A mission, if you will. Weapons selection, Companions, Stories, and Mods all come together and offer a way to make a difference, even it is in a virtual world. The feeling that comes from reaching goals, helping (virtual) characters ( or killing them) is rewarding and helps me keep a sense of self and a way to simple be happy.Update - I wanted to share just a few of the mods that make Fallout 4 worth playing through a few more times. I hope you like them and/or give them all a try. I feel you will not be disappointed with any of them.Outcasts & Remnants – Quest Mod PlusProject ValkyrieFusion City RisingDepravityAtomic Radio and Tales from The CommonwealthHeather Casdin
To be honest, it´s really hard to write a review for Fallout 4. While I agree that it's full of flaws and problems, one can't simply rule it out as a bad game.As a part of the Fallout series it's really lacking: role-playing aspects have been butchered, the dialogue system is straight up disastrous and the main story is really clunky at times, as you can't solve issues in several ways like in previous games. It also has some lore inconsistencies, such as the ability of any character to hop into a suit of power armor without having received any previous training, T-60 power armor in general and some lore-breaking quests (yes, I'm looking at you and your goddamned fridge, Billy!)In spite of all of this, I really can't bring myself to dislike it. Fallout 4 has a certain charm that is realling appealing and certain charcters that shine and drastically improve the experience, and while some may argue that having a voiced character hindered the experience I disagree, I felt that it really put me into the story and made me feel like my character was a bit more believable.The new companion system was a welcome change from prevous Fallout games, as you can bond with them and learn more about their backstory and personalilty as your affinity with them and their approval of you progresses. Additionally, another key aspect that really made Fallout 4 stand out from previous was the gameplay, the gunplay and the huge variety of weapon customization that was aviable, which allows us to adapt nearly all weapons to our preferred style. Also the survival mode is amazing, and I think it's the true way to enjoy the game.However, the best thing about Fallout 4, and the thing that made me play it for more than 500 hours, is the mod community. Where Bethesda might get lazy and overlook some details, in comes the mod community to save the day and make the game more enjoyable: bug fixes, fixed and new mechanics, custom quests and companions, even little tweaks, new weapons, better visuals, if you have thought about it, there's probablly a mod that does that already, it's reallly amazing.Overall even with its flaws it's truly a great experience and I'd recommend you to give it a shot if it's on sale.
it's fallout 4you install mods, you troubleshoot mods, you play for 2 hours, then you uninstall for 8 months and do it again when you're stoned in the middle of winter.10/10 never trust todd.
I have played offline and online games from childhood up adulthood....I am 65 yrs old. Of all the games i have played, i would say Fallout 4 is the most awesome game out there. My wife says I,m silly but what does she know, shes always cleaning the house...I think she's a bit OTC ...maybe a bit more so.On the not so good side, I lost the ability to play the Valentine nor any game connected with him like the Railroad, Institute, etc. etc.Thank you for the chance to bring this to your attention... [email protected]
Great game, 1600hrs and still play it, pity about 76 though...
War, war never changes. But Fallout does!In the case of Fallout 4 not always for the better. The game is big, very big. There's a lot to discover in the Boston area and you'll be rewarded for your explorations. The basic mechanics of the game are basically the same as in Fallout 3. There are different factions you can join and have their own story line as well as special tasks or side missions. These also affect the end of the game, which is why you will have to choose a faction at a certain point. There are also some NPCs you can take with you and they also have their own quests. The main story is interesting but has been neglected.New in this part of the Fallout series is the construction system, settler management, and equipment customization. Not all new features are automatically bad, but some of them are just simple gimmicks and just seem out of place in a fallout.The building system is rightly controversial, either you love it or you hate it. You can build settlements on specified building sites. There are no limits to what you can build. Whether it is a house, a palace or something completely different. However, each building site has a different limit on the amount of objects you can place. From defenses and traps to power plants, cables and tons of decorative objects, everything is possible. But the handling is rather clumsy and imprecise. It is basically a worse version of the GECK construction set with which you can create your own mods. But if you get the hang of it and have fun with it, you can spend countless hours without really making any progress in the game.The settlers who live on your construction sites (and can defend them if you provide the equipment) have needs like electricity and food. So you can also get dissatisfied and leave. You can give them tasks or orders and even let them run various shops where you can buy almost everything.Customizing equipment with mods can change weapons and armor significantly. This also includes the well-known PowerArmor, which is now available in different versions and can also be found in the game world. Another new feature is that it now needs energy cells, so you'll need to consider when and where to use it.There are perks that you can level, which will give you advantages in your settlement. But you can/have to collect and recycle almost every object in the game to get the necessary amount of material to build proper settlements and upgrade your equipment to high levels. Not all materials are plentiful.Your settlements can be attacked, which can be extremely annoying. If the settlement has hardly any defense and you ignore the warning because you have something better to do or just can't do, you will suffer losses... NPCs can die and infrastructure such as power plants can be damaged.Graphics, sound and also the editor you use to design your face are excellent. You can have a lot of fun with this game, with building system and settlers as well as without.