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November 11th, 2015, 11:17
Gamesradar with some tips and hints for playing Fallout 4:

9 things I wish I'd known before I started Fallout 4

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November 11th, 2015, 11:17
HiddenX,

Just to let you know: the article says "16 things I wish I'd known before I started Fallout 4".

And PCGamer has a similar one, "Six things I wish I'd known before starting Fallout 4" (http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-guide/)

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November 11th, 2015, 12:37
At the moment, 15.

Dont survive, thrive. Sums it up. Another survival game it is hard to distinguish from non survival games.
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November 11th, 2015, 12:43
The only thing that you should know before starting Fallout 4 is to wait a couple of years when it will be finally decent enough to play… for just a few dollars…
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November 11th, 2015, 12:46
Nice little guides.

It is a fun game and overall plays well. More than happy with my purchase. Will get a nice play through now and then later get a second when the mods are all out for it. I also like to show support by picking up the game. If everyone waited for it to cost a few dollars to get it … there would never be such games in the first place.
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November 11th, 2015, 12:55
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Nice little guides.

It is a fun game and overall plays well. More than happy with my purchase. Will get a nice play through now and then later get a second when the mods are all out for it. I also like to show support by picking up the game. If everyone waited for it to cost a few dollars to get it … there would never be such games in the first place.
That is probably for the best if these games are going to be as bad as Fo4 at release.
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November 11th, 2015, 13:01
Originally Posted by mbpopolano24 View Post
The only thing that you should know before starting Fallout 4 is to wait a couple of years when it will be finally decent enough to play… for just a few dollars…
LOL
Remember me cursing and repeating in so many threads how broken FO3 at release was and Skyrim even today? And some people simply can't bare the truth about bugs in those.
FO4 is decent enough to play right now. Bugs are very rare (on PC! seems consoles versions are very glitchy but who cares for consoles in these parts, right? ).

So far the only minus that goes from me is season pass scam.
Sure, you can wait for sale where you'll get some "complete" version in a few years.
I don't plan to buy season pass nor any DLC. Sadly, because I'm the minority, season passes still didn't die.
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November 11th, 2015, 13:04
Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
That is probably for the best if these games are going to be as bad as Fo4 at release.
What's so bad about it?
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November 11th, 2015, 13:21
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
What's so bad about it?
Go read some Metacritic user reviews, those that give 5 or 6 score. More than enough info there.
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November 11th, 2015, 13:49
A battle between Good and Evil is being fought on Metacritic.
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November 11th, 2015, 13:50
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
What's so bad about it?
Nothing, but Archangel wouldn't know because he hasn't actually played it.

That said, I do have some nitpicks about it after 10 hours of play, and I'd rate it behind both FO3 and NV at this point.
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November 11th, 2015, 13:56
Normally metacritic (user scores)/steam scores are actually not so far apart; but in this case the steam user scores are actually quite good.

Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
Go read some Metacritic user reviews, those that give 5 or 6 score. More than enough info there.
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November 11th, 2015, 14:04
It is 4.7 on metacritic user score, just below Might & Magic Heroes VII….. and critics score is 87…….. this difference is probably the biggest yet. Great job Bethesda
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November 11th, 2015, 14:04
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Nothing, but Archangel wouldn't know because he hasn't actually played it.

That said, I do have some nitpicks about it after 10 hours of play, and I'd rate it behind both FO3 and NV at this point.
And it does not make lists of things wrong by 100s of people that did play any less damning.
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Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
It is 4.7 on metacritic user score, just below Might & Magic Heroes VII….. and critics score is 87…….. this difference is probably the biggest yet. Great job Bethesda
I think it is competing with DAI for the difference.
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November 11th, 2015, 16:20
Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
Go read some Metacritic user reviews, those that give 5 or 6 score. More than enough info there.
Funny…the only time these scores matter is when you agree with them….a lot of non fanatics don't even vote on that site, I didn't for instance….the game is a lot of fun, but keep going with Bethesda hate if you are getting fun out of it by all means….why bother playing
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November 11th, 2015, 16:53
I don't think I have ever commented on a game that I did not play. Bethesda must have stolen peoples lunch money in school.
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November 11th, 2015, 22:19
Pretty disappointed so far, this meta user review seems like what I would expect to see from honest review sites:

So this is Fallout 4, the title some gamers have been waiting for with devotion since its announcement. I had played big chunks of Fallout 1, completed Fallout 3 and New Vegas and especially appreciated New Vegas` great storyline/characters and liked Fallout 3 for making such an hard transition into the FPS-Genre without losing the feel of the franchise. That said, I wasnīt very much hyped for Fallout 4 since I didnīt really see too much variety in gameplay to keep me entertained after the already quite similar New Vegas and 3, plus one can see the nuclear wasteland and all its factions only so many times till it eventually gets a bit too familiar.

Now that Fallout 4 is out, I feel a bit sad for all the ones who have so eagerly awaited this game.

Technical aspects: Fallout 4 is not the most beautiful game ever put before the eyes of gamers, but the quality of the graphics and textures suffices for the most part. For the most part, that is, because there are still some annoying textures that pop up or just wonīt load properly or seem very grainy when directly looking at them. Thatīs not very much desired, but in a game this big itīs forgivable and no real buffer. What is a buffer, however, is that the framerate leaves a lot to be desired on the consoles, regular framedrops are the norm. The AI, too, varies from being ever-observant to degenerating into plump, brainless bullet-sponges that get stuck behind small bushes and walls, ready to be riddled with gunshots. Such glitchy behaviour is so regularly encountered, I started to incorporate it in my startegy of survival to predict that at least one enemy would be easily taken down due to that behaviour. However, we were warned, Bethesda-games are usually riddled with bugs. This may not suffice as an apology, but it didnīt diminish the fun of playing too much that I wanted to quit.

The world: No doubt, this is what Fallout 4 has going for it. Itīs a wasteland with heart, where nice little surprises await in some seemingly abandoned cars/houses, the paths are all but beaten and feel bursting with mysteries that want to be unravelled. From interesting scrap-metal-palaces to the ruins of gloomy suburbs to just wandering the wasteland, there is much to be seen. The new, slightly lighter colour-pattern helps to create the feel of a wasteland-world that is slowly starting to feel very natural to its inhabitants. Thus it looks bleak overall, yet still strangely inviting. However, one cannot shake the feeling of "been here, done that", especially when having played Fallout-titles before. The world is as inviting as ever, yet it feels a tad too familiar and close too Fallout 3/New Vegas by now, without real higlights like the life-filled casinos in New Vegas, which is why strong gameplay is needed to shake things up a little.

Gameplay: Sadly, gameplay is the least riveting thing about all of fallout 4. It does very little to exceed the expectations that people had, it still feels as sluggish as ever, guns donīt give that much feed-back as one would have wished and feel very similar to each other, so that once again the VATS is the saving grace of Fallout not becoming too stale over time. Furthermore, enemies do not need some special tactics to deal with them, it usually boils down to "shoot it till it doesnīt move" which gets very familiar very fast. The customization is nice, but why should I feel excited about customizing guns that do not really have much of a feel to them and are quite similar in the first place? On the other hand, the house-building is maybe the freshest idea bethesda has had in a long time and I will give them credit for that, if it is not me, at least many other gamers will have fun playing Wasteland-Architect for some more time in F4, good job on that one.

Story & Questlines: I will not talk about the story for obvious reasons (spoilers), the game is too fresh out the oven to discuss that. What can be said: Itīs enough to keep you engaged, but it doesnīt reach the heights of NV and falls flat when compared to the strong competition like Witcher 3 and even GTAV. A fortiori, I was very dissappointed that not even the normal questlines tried to be something special, theyīre typical fetch-quests, shoot-up-the-bandit-quests, go-there-look-at-that-quests. Sure, those are the standard for open-world games, but Fallout 4 has no stories in that quest-lines to keep me engaged, GTAV and Witcher (that often have similar quests) have the decency to make me care for the quests through meaningful dialogue and superb characters. Fallout 4, on this aspect falls flat, it just indulges in its own sense of dark humour yet completely forgets that it also needs good characters to make me care for the tasks theyīre posing.

Overall, Fallout 4 plays, looks and feels familiar and if it wasnīt for the engaging premise of the nuclear wasteland per se, it would be a standard open world. Furthermore, technical issues pile up and thus drag the game down. 65/100
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November 11th, 2015, 22:30
Wow, 1.2 million owners on steam already.
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November 11th, 2015, 23:23
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The world is as inviting as ever, yet it feels a tad too familiar and close too Fallout 3/New Vegas by now, without real higlights like the life-filled casinos in New Vegas65/100
Wait, does it have a central "hub" like New Reno or something? Or is it Megaton, all over again.
How exactly factions work in this one? Is it anything like Gothic…three roads to the same goal kind of thing?
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