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K&AJones 09-25-18 04:11 PM

Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Since there is no official Fallout 76 topic yet, I had to post this....just sad yet hats off to Bethesda on this.

Bethesda Lets 12-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer Play Fallout 76 Early

https://www.gameinformer.com/gamer-c...llout-76-early


MOD NOTE: Fallout 76 related posts moved from this Fallout 4 thread:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game...ut-4-a-50.html
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Wolf359 10-31-18 10:12 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Very odd that there's still not a Fallout 76 thread yet. I guess there's not much interest? I'm on the fence, I had the power helmet edition pre-order but I think I'll cancel and buy the regular in a few months. Bethesda games are glitchy but when they themselves Tweet that the game is probably going to have game breaking bugs you know that's bad.

Can't believe they're only doing a two week beta for this.

The Questyen 10-31-18 10:18 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 

Originally Posted by Wolf359 (Post 13435559)
Very odd that there's still not a Fallout 76 thread yet. I guess there's not much interest? I'm on the fence, I had the power helmet edition pre-order but I think I'll cancel and buy the regular in a few months. Bethesda games are glitchy but when they themselves Tweet that the game is probably going to have game breaking bugs you know that's bad.

Can't believe they're only doing a two week beta for this.

I've loved all 3 of the recent Fallout games. Some of my favorite games of the years they came out. I have zero interest in Fallout 76.

mndtrp 10-31-18 10:45 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I only play offline/single-player games, so I have little interest in 76. Even if I'm able to play it without really interacting with others, I'm not sure it'll be what I'm looking for. I played DC Universe Online for a while. That could be played without hooking up with other people. Something about it never clicked, and I didn't put much more than 10 hrs into it.

Fallout 76 will probably occupy a space in my list to try out sometime, but I doubt I'll go out of my way to pick it up like I have other Fallout games.

Music 10-31-18 11:09 AM

Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I played the beta and I am all set.

Canceled my pre-order.

It is just like Fallout 4 from my hour of gameplay, but now you have random people running around that takes you out of the experience. (I also couldn't wait to get back to RDR 2, so that might have helped)

I supposed it is a good game if you have a lot of friends playing it together, but I'm not paying full price for this and have other games for my time.

Wolf359 10-31-18 11:51 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Good to know, Music. I'll cancel as well.

slop101 10-31-18 12:07 PM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Yeah, that's what took me out of Elder Scrolls online - all these random people running around doing the same shit as me. That's a game killer to me.

Ginwen 10-31-18 09:46 PM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I was undecided, but after playing the Beta I like it. Where there are other people I mostly barely see them, and other than that, it’s just playing Fallout with a few differences and some armed Zombies. I love hanging out in Fallout-Land, so at this point I’m sure I’ll get enough gameplay to be worth it. I spent last night mostly just slowly working my way through one area (because if I went fast I died) including about 15-20 minutes in one building where I saw no one. Actually only saw 2-3 or so all night, and that was for like 30 seconds each time—i think one guy saved my ass so that was good.

I was playing on my cancelled pre-order (since I got a code when I ordered) and now re-ordered it.

K&AJones 11-01-18 08:14 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Probably time for a separate topic for Fallout 76 now....

I didn't get in the PS4 the other night but a friend did. They didn't get the dreaded PvP Experience that has been a major fire on the official Fallout 76 Forums at Bethesda.....

https://bethesda.net/community/categ...ral-discussion

The Beta opened up to Ps4 and PC players the other day and the bulk of topics and talk was with PC Player involving all sorts of issues; seemed mainly technical. But I have watched closely this past week seeing what XBox players were saying & experiencing....and right off the bat it's been the PvP & PvE mingling in the game causing a Hot Button Issue...

I'm going to play as much as I can of the game wanting to see first hand the PvP part, re-spawning, enemies, loot, others in the same area, crafting...just generally taking it thru as many paces I can do. But I'm not going to base my choice on a few nights of play. So far the verdict has been a mix bag but it is in a early Beta Form.

I for one just don't think that a "True" PvP and PvE experience can share the same space while making everyone happy. I made the comment on a topic that if this model worked, you see a lot of games out there with it...but you don't. It's been mentioned that the map is four times larger than the Fallout 4 map and only 24 players can be on there at a given time. But the fact remains it's still part PvP & PvE which both have separate goals in mind. Already seeing "We Need More PvP" calls along with "We Want A Real PvE Fallout Game"....think Bethesda opened a real can of worms(issues) going this route...

K&AJones 11-02-18 08:13 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I got in the beta last night but more of less just explored a bit and trying a few different things. Leveling up as fast as I could was not a priority...I saw several at Level 8-10. I need to play it more since the timer came up right before I was about to hit Level 5.

But this morning looking around on game sites for more on the Beta, I came on one from Pushsquare that pretty much summed up a majority of what I got from my first night. In a nutshell, I felt it more like a Fallout 4 massive expansion with a far brighter color palette with Fall Colors. There's instances everywhere where it seems it's a "Copy & Paste" from Fallout 4.

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/..._the_full_game

Redeyejoker 11-13-18 11:25 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Anyone pre order the armor edition from Best Buy? Shows delivery date by tomorrow but still no tracking number.om skeptical

Ginwen 11-14-18 09:15 PM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Got mine today from Amazon. It looks pretty good, but I didn’t realize how huge it would be.

Anyway, can’t play yet as it has been installing the 57 gig update for a couple of hours.

K&AJones 11-15-18 08:26 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I finally got in on the game itself yesterday....still questions, still doubts and above all not getting that..."Boy...this is really a fun, intriguing, keep-your-attention, wanting to keep playing, keep going game".....

I wouldn't say to me it's like 'Watching Paint Dry" or "Watching the Sport of Curling"....but compared to what I'm playing and have been playing...AC:Origins, Warframe, Ghost Recon:Wildlands, ElderScrolls Online and even Path of Exile on PC....there's a feeling of something missing and lacking.

I would say take Fallout 4....drop the Bombs, wiped out all the NPCs including the Companions, Settlements, Traveling Traders, Diamond City, Farm People and anyone else you could have a conversation with and replaced them with a handful of Live NPC's (24 max on map) upped the Survival Factor 10 Times with a constant need of Water, Food, Rest, Stimpacks or other craftable health aids to keep you going. Finally add a more colorful backdrop of a Fall in the West Virginia Mountains while using a majority of everything you saw in Fallout 4 that incorporates the Creation Engine that has been tweaked here & there which by the way was first developed for Elder Scrolls III and Skyrim making the game feel more like a remaster from the previous gen consoles.

...and I'll add I'd give anything to have "Dogmeat" in this game...beats the heck of the majority of sounds which is growls from Ghouls, grunts from Mutants, Robbie the Robot Trader, a human voice on recorders, reading notes left everywhere and the wind.

...and lastly still haven't seen any post launch, after launch or even hints of "Where's Our Fallout 76 Review" anywhere on the video game sites....just a tip or how to here and there.....a bit odd....

nickdawgy 11-15-18 10:35 PM

Re: Fallout 4
 
It’s better than I thought. I’m really enjoying it and I’m glad I didn’t cancel my preorder. That being said, I hate the fact that you have to eat and drink and that stuff like meds add to your carry weight.

K&AJones 11-16-18 07:14 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I took a break from it last night and went back to AC: Origins...and what a difference.....but yea, the more dramatic need to carry more Health, Food and Drink has become a major factor and to me too much. Instead of using items I'll try to find a bed to regain health but you need to do that fairly constantly as well.

I went to a fairly large town and not a single other player was there but plenty of Ghouls. Between being shot and chased by 2-3 constantly, I died like three times...just didn't have enough Aids for regen. I didn't see a single Mole or Dog so no meat to cook. I found plenty of Dirty Water in those First Aid Boxes and hardly any Stimpacks which at the end of the night I used more than found.

Call it bad luck I guess but I haven't found any new plans or recipes that would help my Armor or Guns. I'm still wearing Light and using Guns (Single Shot Rifle and 44 Pistol w/Scope) and average melee....Shotgun for up close because even at medium range it's useless. But I ran into stuttering especially in combat with melee and shooting. Seriously, the combat and character mechanics in this game remind me of something in the early days of the XB360. Even Gears of War had smoother motion and agility system than this.

slop101 11-16-18 09:36 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Yikes at Jim's review below.
Game sounds like a real broken piece of crap.
Like, why even attempt an online game like this?



foxdvd 11-16-18 09:52 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 

Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 13445110)
Like, why even attempt an online game like this?



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"Hey lets take out all that cost of writing story, paying actors to record lines, and a team to sync the game together...and just use the map editor, and have a small team just come up with generic copy paste fetch quest"

slop101 11-16-18 10:06 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
But with reports of how deserted the game is, are they even making any money on this?
Like, if the put the same amount of work into another small single-player expansion for FO4, they probably would've made more money.

Why So Blu? 11-16-18 10:27 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
Glad I canceled my pre-order. I do feel like playing Fallout 4 again, though.

K&AJones 11-16-18 10:49 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I finally saw where IGN posted ..."Review In Progress"....but that's been it. Still nothing from the normal sites you see mentioned a lot. There is Metacritic and the game is taking a shellacking which has set the official forums on fire with accusations flying from all sides.

Polygon has an interesting article that for me, sums up what I'm experiencing and fear might get worse...

The weakest part of Fallout 76’s world is the baggage of Fallout

https://www.polygon.com/2018/11/15/1...franchise-lore

fumanstan 11-16-18 11:46 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 
I'm not interested in Fallout 76 at all, but how are you guys too lazy to just make a thread for it :lol:

Here - https://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game...s4-xb1-pc.html

Put in a request for a mod to move some of the posts discussing the game over there. :)

fumanstan 11-16-18 12:00 PM

Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
https://fallout.bethesda.net/games/fallout-76


Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, youíll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5IcqE8kT3KA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

foxdvd 11-16-18 12:32 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
First Post!

Brian Shannon 11-16-18 12:43 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I am going to get started this weekend, my game is installed and updated, I just need to find a few free hours to dive in uninterrupted

K&AJones 11-16-18 03:21 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Thanks for starting the thread fumanstan...not lazy but I've started way more threads than I should've including the AC: Odyssey...which I didn't get but felt like with a day or two away from release it didn't have a thread....and looks like that panned out fine.

That said...I checked most of the well known game sites for reviews and here they are...

Gamespot...........Nothing
Gameinformer......Nothing
Polygon...............Nothing...but a few How To and Tips articles
Pushsquare..........Nothing
Videogamer..........Nothing
Playstationlifestyle.Nothing
Playstation.Blog....Nothing
Kotaku................Nothing...but a few How To & Tips articles
Eurogamer...........Nothing
Dualshockers........Nothing
Gamepur..............Nothing

Destructoid..........Review in Progress
IGN.....................Review in Progress
PCGamesn...........Review in Progress
Windows Central...Review in Progress

Metacritic.....PS4.... https://www.metacritic.com/game/play...n-4/fallout-76
Metacritic.....XB..... https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/fallout-76

foxdvd 11-16-18 04:11 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Maybe first published review?

https://www.thesixthaxis.com/2018/11...out-76-review/

3/10.

Redeyejoker 11-16-18 04:29 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I ordered the Armor edition and received it launch day. On level 7 and having fun. Very similar to 4 but a little different.

I havenít had to join anyone online yet

Ginwen 11-16-18 11:39 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Iím enjoying it. Itís kind of pointless, but I love the whole Fallout setting, so just exploring a new place in the Fallout setting is pretty cool to me. Playing solo, plus the fact that I suck, makes it a good amount of challenging for me. I can get through most things if Iím slow and careful.

fumanstan 11-16-18 11:53 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 

Originally Posted by K&AJones (Post 13445362)
Thanks for starting the thread fumanstan...not lazy but I've started way more threads than I should've including the AC: Odyssey...which I didn't get but felt like with a day or two away from release it didn't have a thread....and looks like that panned out fine.

I have no idea what you mean by this.

K&AJones 11-17-18 06:47 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 

Originally Posted by fumanstan (Post 13445595)
I have no idea what you mean by this.

it was reference to the fact you mentioned someone needs to start this thread and I already had started the last 'newest' one with AC: Odyssey....which some pointed out that I didn't and probably wasn't getting right away. And looks like the Odyssey thread is doing fine....plus the fact I've started a good share of threads and I was hoping someone would start one on FO76.

Those who might want to read feedback, questions about certain parts of the game, places, stash, tips....official Fallout 76 Forum at Bethasda… https://bethesda.net/community/categ...ral-discussion

fumanstan 11-17-18 09:20 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 

Originally Posted by K&AJones (Post 13445660)
it was reference to the fact you mentioned someone needs to start this thread and I already had started the last 'newest' one with AC: Odyssey....which some pointed out that I didn't and probably wasn't getting right away. And looks like the Odyssey thread is doing fine....plus the fact I've started a good share of threads and I was hoping someone would start one on FO76.

Not that it really matters, but I don't see why anyone would care who starts what threads or how many they've created as long as it's generating discussion and not spamming. And I have no idea what you mean by continuing to say the "thread is doing fine" since that seems like a good reason to start a thread for a game. :)

fumanstan 11-17-18 10:36 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Only 2 1/2 stars here - https://attackofthefanboy.com/review...out-76-review/


Fallout 76 is a bold experiment with one of gaming’s biggest and most beloved franchises. Unfortunately the experiment seems like a failure so far. Bugs and glitches are everywhere, but worse is that the core principles of design just don’t function the way they seem like they should. Concessions had to be made in all facets of the experience to make multiplayer work, and sadly the benefits do not outweigh the costs. If you have a good group of dedicated players that will help you dig into the deeper, higher level parts of the game then it starts to grow into something unique and fun. Without that though, most players will abandon the game long before the more interesting elements develop.

nickdawgy 11-17-18 11:54 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I just look at it as new Fallout content. It’s fun to mess around for an hour or so. I don’t feel lonely or anything. I love it. No bugs on my end.

Groucho 11-17-18 12:34 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I might check this out when it inevitably goes free to play.

K&AJones 11-18-18 07:06 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 

Originally Posted by nickdawgy (Post 13445736)
I just look at it as new Fallout content. It’s fun to mess around for an hour or so. I don’t feel lonely or anything. I love it. No bugs on my end.

I've played three times after the game released and about three times with the beta....

The Combat Mechanics have been an issue each and everytime...stuttering, delay, sometimes the Ghouls seem to move faster in some cases with using guns. Melee so far nothing.

From reading the official board the main issues are the Stash/Inventory and too much emphasis on health, food and drink, needing it way too much, too often, too much part of your stash along with it can spoil and that too seems to be too fast. Seems like half your Perks need to be tied to Health, Food and Drink in use and weight management.

Collecting and selling appears to be useless since you're getting 1-2 caps here and there...which why bother when you have a Stash/Inventory issue. items you may need though command a nice chunk of Caps..like some plans around 120 or Stimpacks which you seem to use more than finding them.

Still feels like a massive expansion from Fallout 4...same buildings, cars, crafting, weapons, armor, guns, Chems and even the music.....just a more colorful Fall Backdrop in most areas...some, not so....they did do a good job on capturing the setting and environment especially in the Toxic Lake areas.

For me though, I wish they had made it possible for those who play solo to have say..."Dogmeat"...as a fill in or since it appears Robots survived a "Codsworth". It is a huge wasteland so-to-speak and with just 24 Human NPC's....it can get a bit lonely out there. I'm playing it and trying hard to like it just like three other friends are. We all have a We Like It but Don't Like attitude right now but the game is new and supposedly a patch is for Monday. But last one was mainly for PC technical and exploits so we'll see.

namja 11-18-18 10:48 AM

Re: Fallout 4
 

Originally Posted by fumanstan (Post 13445212)
Put in a request for a mod to move some of the posts discussing the game over there. :)

Thanks. Here you go. Hope I got all the posts right. If not, meh.

namja
Moderator, DVD Talk Forum

fujishig 11-21-18 05:18 PM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
33% off on Xbox already. Didn't this just release last week? I know it's black friday and everything but for a digital copy to be on sale already...

The Questyen 11-22-18 12:20 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 

Originally Posted by fujishig (Post 13448161)
33% off on Xbox already. Didn't this just release last week? I know it's black friday and everything but for a digital copy to be on sale already...

It's gotten probably the worst reviews for any AAA game this year so they're just trying to sell copies at this point.

adrenaline78 11-22-18 12:24 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
I also got the gamers club discount on fallout.

K&AJones 11-22-18 07:06 AM

Re: Fallout 76 - (PS4, XB1, PC)
 
Well...reviews ...some...have come out...Read it and Weep.....

Gamespot…..4/10 https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/fal.../1900-6417040/

IGN.....5/10 https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11...lout-76-review

Pushsquare…..3/10 http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/fallout_76

Gameinformer…..6/10 https://www.gameinformer.com/review/...ver-encumbered

Gamesradar…...2.5 Stars of 5 https://www.gamesradar.com/fallout-76-review/

Playstationlifestyle…...6/10 https://www.playstationlifestyle.net...view/#/slide/1

PC Gamer.....60/10 https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-review/


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