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  • Summary: As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    100
    The graphics won’t blow you away, the side quests and scale of the game will.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    95
    The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game. Great new reasons to obsessively gather and hoard relics of happier times, strong companions, and sympathetic villains driving tough decisions make it an adventure I’ll definitely replay and revisit
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    90
    Unsurprisingly, Fallout 4 is closer to Fallout 3 than it is to the former episodes. And it comes with all the qualities and problems we already know. But Fallout 4 belongs to this hypnotizing kind of games that you should not miss if you love Western RPGs.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    It really does feel like Fallout 3 with slightly nicer graphics and a few mods (like “homebase customization”) thrown in, and while Fallout 4 has everything that made the last game great it has all the weaknesses too, like a terrible inventory menu, stiff character models, interior locations requiring loading screens, and more. Fallout 4 is an amazing game that I doubt anyone will be disappointed by, but it’s not unique. And I still prefer New Vegas.
  5. Dec 8, 2015
    80
    After 200 years in cryostasis you will find everything in ruins, beasts and monsters (human and nonhuman alike) run amok and there are more weapons than in a Michael Bay movie. In short it is a vivid world to explore in which no one can hold a decent dialogue.
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    The fact that it's heavier on combat than stats is sure to annoy RPG classicists, but the fact that the combat is fantastic helps a lot. So, too, does the intriguing world, the excellent characters, the hidden secrets, and the difficult decisions.
  7. Nov 19, 2015
    60
    Bethesda has laid solid and at times spectacular groundwork for an awesome game. I look forward to another developer building on it.

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  1. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Fallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looksFallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looks fantastic.

    -For the first time in a Bethesda game you can create a Skinny, Muscular, or Fat character.
    -The animations are really slick, the best I've seen from Bethesda so far.
    -The gunplay feels nice and tight, and you now have the option to melee attack with firearms.
    -There's tons of crafting in the game from cooking to chemistry to upgrading gear to building.
    -Different armor is available for each limb, it's not just bodysuits like in Fallout 3.
    -The perk chart is well done and perks have requirements before they can be levelled up.
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  2. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    I'm quite taken with this game. Lots of depth and rich experience. Some texture let downs, but downright beautiful in many views. It's aI'm quite taken with this game. Lots of depth and rich experience. Some texture let downs, but downright beautiful in many views. It's a treat and I truly am enjoying it. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2015
    8
    Ok, so I'm gonna compare this to the Oblivion-Skyrim evolution.

    Oblivion was similar to Fallout 3 in many ways (as it was the same engine).
    Ok, so I'm gonna compare this to the Oblivion-Skyrim evolution.

    Oblivion was similar to Fallout 3 in many ways (as it was the same engine). When Skyrim came in they changed a lot of features and added more. Mainly character development and crafting. I believe this was to appeal to a greater number of players.
    In Fallout 4 is not exactly the same case. They removed a few features (as weapon degradation), changed others (like player conversations) and added or improved a few others (like combat, animations, building that I'm not particularly fond of...).

    Being said all this, my opinion is that this game wants appeal to a greater number of players. Even so, I think is a great game. A lot of reviews are giving really low rankings just because it wasn't everything they hoped for. Heck! Look at all those other games from this generation that caused this sensation due to the hype created. Did you look? Now look back, not such a bad game isn't it? No micro-transactions, rich story, dense open world, great atmosphere and more Fallout. I just wanted to play another Fallout and they delivered, as it happened with The Elder Scrolls before.

    So please, don't use bad rantings to show your ideal Fallout 4. There's plenty of games out there that really should get those low points, so the companies stop milking users (no need to say names).

    I think is a great game and I'm having a lot of fun playing it.
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  4. Nov 11, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh boy, where to begin? Having playing Every fallout so far, yes even tactics and BOS and having the collectors edition of New Vegas and Fallout 3 I feel I can safely say I am a fan of the series.

    So, lets start off where I started off.
    Launch the game, stuck to the left "wing" dispaly of my triple 23's. No matter what I tried I was unable to move it center screen, nor was I able to find a 5760X1080 option. I disable eyefinity start over.

    Character creation, done, FOV looks off and FPS isnt that great despite my I7 4770K, R9 390X and 16 gb ram wiht FO4 on a SSD, I got all the bases covered here.
    Ttalk to "vault guy" game CTD, restart, CTD again when swapping to female character.
    Start game, locks up and I have to force close with task manager several times.
    End up verifying game with steam and it fixes it.

    Get to pick special stats, only 21 points instead of normal 39 from Fallout 3 and NV 1 and 2. Really? So you can have a balanced start of all 4s? On the games own scale of 1-10 a 4 is below average.

    Try to change FOV with ini tweaks since the game doesn't have a FOV slider and Bethesda thought 75ish FOV would be swell but it doesn't stick and keeps reverting.

    Finally get to Vault 111, and here is where the story is already falling apart, your spouse is killed and your son is taken. Who cares about an NPC we have known for all of 15 minutes?
    Zero motivation to care about the story.

    Terrible FPS drops inside and outside.
    Power armor is now a limited use thing powered by fuel cells.
    Dialog wheel is complete trash. Mostly the four options are, yes, no, maybe and "sarcastic". Once you advance dialog you cant go back to ask other questions.
    PC UI is troublesome to navigate and the keybinds are horrendous. Especially for the base building and conversation selection.
    Voice acting is flat and lines are often repeated over and over.
    Graphics are sub par for a 2015 game.

    Its not all bad, the new weapon and armor customization are neat, power armor customization is pretty good and while flawed controls hinder the base building its still a nice adaptation from the modders work on earlier titles.
    Power armor hud is pretty slick, but mods for NV/3 do it better.

    Gun play is vastly better now, but the AI isnt much better than what we seen in Skyrim already, especially apparent in stealth despite making loads of noise kicking stuff around when moving.
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  5. Jan 5, 2016
    3
    The very simplest way i can explain how average the game is with a choice:
    If you want a fun, well made shooter, this game is very good
    If
    The very simplest way i can explain how average the game is with a choice:
    If you want a fun, well made shooter, this game is very good
    If you want a RPG with good dialouge, lots of ways to build your character, this game is bad.

    This game has taken out lots of the things that made it a fallout game. Skills, good dialouge, diplomatic solutions, all of it has been ripped out to make the game easier for console gamers.

    This game is WORSE than 3 and NV. Please, buy NV. It is a much better game in every aspect.
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  6. Nov 14, 2015
    1
    DON'T BUY THIS GAME! Not good. I feel like I'm playing an overpriced DLC for Fallout 3. Move along. There's nothing at all new here - veryDON'T BUY THIS GAME! Not good. I feel like I'm playing an overpriced DLC for Fallout 3. Move along. There's nothing at all new here - very little about this game that feels new or better than the previous. The graphics might have looked amazing on my PS3 five years ago but on my PS4, they're just ordinary at best. And the bugs... The bugs are so numerous that I almost feel like I'm standing on an anthill while playing it. I get it. One should expect bugs for a new release but I can't escape thinking that Bethesda just threw this together and released it now because they want to score a mountain of cash from the holidays. They didn't even try to offer a clean release. A few minor bugs would be tolerable but there are massive bugs in this game that prevent me from progressing in this game, really, really massive hindrances. What's even more infuriating, after having done searches about some of the bugs that are preventing me from progressing are being widely report by players on every platform - PS4, Xbox, PC - and yet Bethesda has said nothing to anyone about preparing a fix. We're getting crickets. I really feel cheated having thrown down $60 for this POS. This just may be the last time I throw any money Bethesda's way. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice... There are too many other deserving game developers who will be getting my cash in stead. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    0
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    I also played some on PC. (does it matter?)
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m into
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    I also played some on PC. (does it matter?)
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m
    into my latest Survival No kills save

    It's absolute garbage; Bethesda should be ashamed.

    As a kid I used to play Morrowind on the PC, Watching your modding community flourish around the Construction Set was beautiful. The game itself didn't need character narration; the game was smooth, the characters were well thought out (Vivec, Dagoth Ur still bring a smile to my minds eye), There was a massive depth to your plot back then it seemed. I could depend on dropping into this RPG for hours at a time; if even just to play around with different cheats or spells for sillies. ( or even better mods from the community)
    With Fallout 4 . . . on Survival. . . I hope you realize your engine's bugs crash the game every 30m - 2 hrs consistently right? yet the game of the year edition came out and i see no updates fixing these issues. . . seemingly you want everyone seeing a loading screen (laments; fast traveling in lower difficulty with a smaller loot tree)
    every 30 min or the game will crash due to zone renderings, or any # of other immersion breaking issues.
    ( i have had cars thrown into me by companions instantly killing me, even discovered running into said cars sitting still can be fatal. . .)
    I am sure every player has noticed falling cars from highways and other needless animations that bug up the engine, when all we did was max-craft our character to run fast through the zones (because minutemen) and here we are, un-immersed, probably broke due to the expansions/skins, and nothing to really show for it except our Bethesda Fandom. . . & all the aforementioned hours spent in a broken game you refuse to spend any time(or $) fixing . . . despite how much money we have literally just thrown at you.
    I can't even fathom how much you probably make off these ripoff's you call creations in your club but it is downright despicable how you went from a Construction Set to a Creation Club. . .
    & you think your better than EA. . . Tsk, tsk.

    Watching the hype following your latest presentation at E3 I am feeling all sorts of deja vu when compared to f4's hype.
    I am not enthused, I am not excited.
    I am mildly disgusted and sad to see a great company brought so low by it's shareholder greed.

    Until you start acting more like Cd Projekt Red
    (you know a responsible game developer that keeps it's audience in mind, doesn't give in to corporate greed, and seemingly loves doing what it set out to do in the first place; creating)
    I won't be buying your games. I am done. You gave up on me. Us.
    & we are legion.
    you?
    Todd Howard, you are Caesar.
    The knives in your back?
    You put them there yourself.
    Suicide.
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