Ha, of course 16 loves Fallout – a sandbox game were you can be as evil as you want, steal anything you see and just generally act like a total tool to people; Sign her up!
On another note I remember when this game came out a little while ago, and it seemed that the collective human race all took a sick day to go and play it. I had never played a fallout game before so I picked up 4 to see what all the fuss was; and I have to say I still don’t get it.
The game’s combat was horrible, collecting things was a chore, exploration was a chore (and boring) enemies were boring (and a chore to kill) and I found the world uninteresting, and yes, boring.
Which is weird because I really liked Skyrim and generally enjoy open world exploration games and post apocalyptic settings.
I think it was just the horrible FPS combat and silly story (rather than actual exploration) that annoyed me.
Yup! Sixteen likes her misanthropy.
Funnily enough, while i like Fallout 4, i agree with everything you say. It was also my first fallout game ever (so i can’t compare it to previous iterations).
The adventuring starts off fun, but gets pretty repetitive fast.
The story is totally an excuse plot. But i think the appeal of the game is in the exploration.
Oddly, despite its flaws, i still enjoyed wandering around the wasteland killing things. The biggest issue being all the load screens. But then, humanity (minus me) decided long ago they’d rather have CD games, “realistic” graphics and load screens than the opposite.
Never played skyrim though.
Thanks for the comment!
Older Fallout’s are far superior to the current versions, but are in a format that is no longer palatable to most gamers, outside of Japan at least, as they were Isometric Turn Based RPGs, but to be honest the combat has always been average. It’s the characters, the life, and the atmosphere that made earlier Fallouts better, and while I have not played 4, it seems to me to have the least of those three, all dropped in favour of ‘muh sandbox’, which is never what Fallout was, but it’s what Bethseda is practiced at making.
Fallout 3 was often decried as “The Elder Scrolls with guns” and while it wasn’t quite that, unfortunately, Fallout 4 very much appears to be.
Fallout and Fallout 2 are both available on GoG.com for reasonable prices, but if you don’t like games like Commandos and Jagged Alliance, you probably won’t find much to write home about. Fallout Tactics is most like those two games, and suffers for it, too, I wouldn’t recommend Fallout Tactics.
I’m not quite NMA levels of rabid hatred for the Bethseda Fallouts, in fact I quite enjoyed Fallout 3, even if it was flanderized and ignored established canon, but I won’t be picking up 4.
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