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
This is not skyrim with guns. This is finding nemo with guns.
A game with very positive reviews, that's nowhere near to be a perfect game. but still one of the best games I've ever played. Story The game starts off by letting you play as a retired U.S. Army veteran (Nate) or a female law school graduate (Nora).According to pre-War records of the Lookout at the USS Constitution, Nate served in the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, while Nora was a lawyer.The day starts with your family and your handly robot Codsworth. The news on the television is playing the news about US and China tension as usual. Suddenly the investment inside the house turns tense as the news reporter alerts the nation that they're at war. Multiple China ICBMs have been spotted. The Nukes will be dropping soon..The family rushes to the nearby vault tec vault 111 bunker. bearly survive the Nuclear bombs. upon entering vault tec vault 111, they are greeted by the staff and put into cryosleep. In the year 2227, the Sole Survivor and their spouse are reawakened by two seen unknown individuals who take away their son named Shaun and killing the spouse in the process. In the year 2287, our main protagonist is awoken by cryotubes system failure. and manages to escape the doomed Vault 111. and gets to the surface of the bunker to be welcomed at the grim reality of a nuclear wasteland. where he/she is not sure if anyone is alive or not. And from here the game starts our protagonist sets on a journey of survival and in search of his long lost son Shaun. Gameplay The game is basically a first-person shooter simulator. (jk) one of the best parts about Fallout 4 is its the gameplay. You can choose between the first and third-person point of view. Multiple Weapons of different types and calibers to discover and choose from. Multiple types and fashion of outfits to discover and choose from. Great combat mechanics. many enemies and NPCs to be encountered. You will come across many NPCs who will become your Companion if you choose so. A large number of story and side missions. You can build and create Weapons, Armor/Power Armor, Items, Settlements, and Robots. You can grow and cook essential food items. I can go on and on, Fallout 4's gameplay is very extensive yet simple. Pros Great gameplay. Large Playable area. Some very well made DLCs. Large Number of weapons to choose from. Large Number of Armor/Power Armor options to choose from. Large Number of outfits to choose from. A lot of different enemy factions. A lot of NPCs to be encountered. Customizeablity. Modding Support. Easy to get into. A lot of content. Great soundtrack. Great in-game audio. A lot of Easter eggs. Never gets boring, there's a lot to do. Cons A lot of Glitches. A lot of Bugs. Clipping Issues here and there. Some minor Graphical issues. Large Combats are not always fun until you obtain some decent weapons and Armor. Power Armor. The Animals in this game look really really bad. even tho their effected by Radication. Modding The best thing about Fallout 4 or any other Fallout game is its Modding community. which is still making a lot of cool mods. .Which allows the game to have more content and more playability. You can almost change anything with the number of mods there are available for Fallout 4. You Finished the game you say? No problem there are gameplay mods that can alter the whole Fallout 4 Story to be new or much different from the original for your enjoyment. Tons of weapon, armor, and outfit mods to choose as for your play style. Summary Fallout 4 is still worth putting your time into. The pros outweigh the cons. and the cons are minor. so much to do and see. I highly recommend it. if you haven't played Fallout 4 yet. Worth every last penny. Best wishes, happy Gaming...Here are some more of my Reviews if you're interested...
TL;DRGreat Shooter, mediocre fallout game.8/10(my ratings don't mean shit)Protip, if you do buy it: Watch your step, you'll see what i mean later.Long Version:I'm a massive fan of the fallout series as you may be able to tell. But despite my obvious bias for the series, i thoroughly enjoyed fallout 4. Another thing to keep in mind while reading: I will be making several comparisons to Fallout: New Vegas throughout the review.Unlike Fallout: NV, Fallout 4 plays more like a shooter (which i personally have no problem with) but it's missing some of the intricacies that New Vegas had, such as ammo crafting, and a general karma system. A lot of people (including myself) have said fallout 4 is a "good shooter, but a bad fallout game" which indirectly summarizes my thoughts on fallout 4.Weird sidenote: I'd be more likely to recommend fallout 4 to people who liked Dying Light and Far Cry 3 to 5 than i would recommend it to people who liked earlier fallout games.Fallout 4, mechanically is a vast improvement over previous games, in my opinion at least. -I much prefer how power armors are treated like vehicles rather than a giant suit of armor the player wears all the time.-I very much like how Deathclaws are a more constant threat rather than powerful enemies you encounter in specific zones.-The game generally is much more stable compared to NV.*-Weapon and armor modding is more varied, featuring a decent choice of mods for weapons you find.As far as story, tone and depth go though, i will point out now where i felt fallout 4 felt short.-The perk system and levelling up has been a bit dumbed down compared to my previous experiences.-Weirdly, the commonwealth has a lot of wooden structures left, it doesn't have the same rustic decaying charm NV had. (downtown boston recoups on that a bit.)-There's much less variety in enemies. NV had raiders, fiends, powder gangers, legionnaires, great khans while fallout 4 has raiders and that's kind of it. Super mutants aren't nearly the same threat they were in previous games, they're just kind of beefy raiders.-I know it's hard to compete with mister new vegas, but the host of diamond city radio on my first playthrough really turned the game into a snooze fest.-Who gave the assaultron boobs-The sole survivor is a set character with a set backstory (although some in game plot devices can fuck with that), which leaves less room for 'roleplay' compared to previous games.-The game kind of babysits you. Right after spawning you get the change to obtain a set of power armor and a follower, and other followers are not far behind. It kind of goes against the vibe New Vegas had, the commonwealth feels much friendlier, and sadly, littering mines in places that don't make sense doesn't change the atmosphere.There's also a bunch of new features that i personally liked but won't go into because they're best explored on their own. As a closing remark i will only say that i miss the NCR and Viktor.Fun drinking game: Everytime you notice a reused asset from skyrim, take a shot.So is it a bad game? Not at all, i really loved playing it. Just don't expect a similar experience to previous games. It's less RPG, more shooter.*So far Fallout 4 only crashed on me maybe 5 times in total when New Vegas could crash every 30 minutes.
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.
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.