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  1. Dec 21, 2015
    3
    Fallout 4 appeals to the lowest common denominator and in the process strips away everything that made the series amazing to begin with. The game was entertaining and was a fairly competent first person shooter/RPG hybrid. But as a fallout game it is extremely lacking. I do not have high hopes for the series in the future.
  2. Dec 20, 2015
    3
    Oh my god this edition to the Fallout series is embarrassing. This game is more of an Action FPS rather than an RPG! The dialog has been dumbed down to a terrible dialog wheel, and your character has a pre selected background that you CANNOT change.

    The only thing I can say about this game is that it has the best gun play out of all the fallout games, but that's really about it.
  3. Feb 13, 2016
    3
    Oh wow, where to start. Like many, I've enjoyed previous Fallout games (a little too much) so here's the review I thought I'd never write. Please consider user reviews before making this (expensive) purchase people, there's quite a lot critics just don't touch on. I only wish I'd read some before throwing money at this game, as it turns out, the only fool is me. Let's get this on the road.Oh wow, where to start. Like many, I've enjoyed previous Fallout games (a little too much) so here's the review I thought I'd never write. Please consider user reviews before making this (expensive) purchase people, there's quite a lot critics just don't touch on. I only wish I'd read some before throwing money at this game, as it turns out, the only fool is me. Let's get this on the road. (Lengthy read ahead)

    Over the better part of a decade, a whole crop of great, immersive open-world RPG's have been released. The sheer amount of depth, immersion, gameplay and graphics quality of quite a few of them is impressive - we're no longer forced to make great consessions in favor of a superior RPG experience. (The Witcher 3 hammers that point home for sure) Which is why I was so sure that the previous "King of the Hill" of immersive RPG's would positively outdo itself in its newest itineration, as well as retain all the great stuff that fans of roleplaying games have come to expect from it. I thought it would be the postapocalyptic pendent to Witcher 3, turns out it's the postapocalyptic version of Far Cry - minus some of the entertaining characters.
    Well, nevermind all that - after having played Fallout 4 I'd be happy if it was so much as a carbon copy of Fallout 3 or New Vegas, truth be told it's not even in the ballpark on that front.

    So, let's get to the meat of it. What could possibly cause a game that came out close to a decade after Fallout 3 to be a vastly inferior roleplaying game? For starters, ask yourself what *you* expect from a game when you buy an open-world RPG. An exciting, intricately woven main story that keeps you on your toes? A slew of immersive and emotionally involving side quests with many characters outside the beaten track of the main story to keep you invested and playing all day? Wanting to sleep but you can't, because you have that last emotionally involving questline hammering in your head? A feeling that the world is populated with interesting characters with a unique backstory? Not knowing what you'll find beyond that next hill? The hard decisions? The diplomacy, the player choice? The freedom? The feeling that your choices in-game matter?

    Well, if the answer to any of this was "yes", then skip Fallout 4. None of that is present in the game. (I'm not going to go into the slew of bugs, the disappointing graphics, the horrid character animations, the watered down perks, etc. That's been said before and I'd like to focus on why FO4 is a dismal RPG experience.)

    If you're wondering why, after 15 hours of play, the world already feels devoid of people to talk to, interesting story lines and never generates an adequate sense of population (minus the shooting gallery of ferals, raiders and super mutants ofcourse) then the answer is --- because this is unfortunately what Fallout 4 is. It hands you a main storyline which, apart from being hammy and badly-written, is predictable and quite the F03 story copypasta. (Searching for a family member), the side quests are MMO-style fetch or kill quests, given to you by the same clone-stamp NPC's that hand you the same dialogue over and over with no backstory or immersion whatsoever.

    "But there's still the exploring!" You scream. Well, think about it this way. If you *know* ahead of time you'll either find a group of raiders or ferals or supermutants behind the next hill, what's the reason for wondering what's there in the first place? - You already know. You won't find any hidden interesting factions, pockets of people hidden away that give immersive quests or anything of the sort. You won't be asking yourself what painful, meaningful decisions you may be forced to make next - because there aren't any in this game. This "knowing" kills the fun of exploration the previous games had IMO. (Unless you treated the world as nothing but a loot chest with accompanying shooting gallery, in which case you may enjoy this - but even then only to a degree, and if loot is your main prio, so many more games centered around that have you well and truly covered.)

    I was stoked to hear they added relationships to the game. Like everything else remotely RPG in this game though, this too is a sick, outdated joke. You can "flirt" yet not a single frame of animation indicates you're actually in a relationship. Not one hug or kiss. Companions don't generally react any differently to you even at max affinity. You can't sleep in the same bed as your supposed "lover" at night. (Error message "this bed is being used" - yeah, by my supposed "lover"...) The relationship feels nonexistent to the degree i'm wondering why they bothered with the mechanic at all.

    In every way shape and form, this game underdelivers on the RPG element and overdoes it on the "stoof 2 shoot" motif. If you haven't played previous installments, do yourself a favour and give this one a miss in favour of modded versions of previous games. You'll get a far more rewarding package all the way.
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  4. Mar 8, 2016
    0
    I am done with Bethesda. To call this a RPG is a joke. I doubt I will buy another game from them ever again. The writing, dialog, and character build is so simple and dull. Just run around and kill stuff. I wish Obsidian would get to make a real Fallout game.
  5. Jun 9, 2017
    0
    By far the worst Fallout game ever made. It's a mediocre "action / RPG" and it failed as both action game and RPG.

    The shooting mechanics are awful. VATS, on the other hand, will carry you throughout the game and make firefights too easy. As for fire fighting, there's too much of it (and fetch quests... but it's usually 'kill everybody and fetch X quests'). Crafting is bland as there's
    By far the worst Fallout game ever made. It's a mediocre "action / RPG" and it failed as both action game and RPG.

    The shooting mechanics are awful. VATS, on the other hand, will carry you throughout the game and make firefights too easy. As for fire fighting, there's too much of it (and fetch quests... but it's usually 'kill everybody and fetch X quests'). Crafting is bland as there's very little reason to not use the single best MOD for each slot (the fact there is a BEST mod for each slot is enough for you to realize there's very little choice involved). Perks are awful and uninspired. Narrative is linear and there's very little you can do to change it - meaning there is very little (or rather, NONE) roleplaying going on, as the outcome to every quest is the same.

    Overall, a horrible game that might keep you interested for 20 hours or so. It's BORING. Somehow Bethesda is making WORSE games with each new title. I don't think Oblivion is the best game in the world - it had its fair share of issues - but the questlines were some of the most interesting I'd seen in a long time (even more interesting than the quests in Morrowind, honestly). Skyrim was an ACTION RPG with interesting mechanics, but HORRIBLE story telling and awful quests. Fallout 3 was somewhat bad, but New Vegas made a good impression on me.

    Fallout 4 is AWFUL. Seriously, I wish I could take my money back.
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  6. Dec 20, 2015
    0
    Fallout 4 is ultimately disappointing. The story is beyond wretched, being shallow and pedantic, offering the playing no insight or even enjoyment. The big surprise during the game was so insulting I went on a murderous rampage which only served to illustrate how little the players actions actually drive anything since no one in the Institute seemed to care that I had just blown theirFallout 4 is ultimately disappointing. The story is beyond wretched, being shallow and pedantic, offering the playing no insight or even enjoyment. The big surprise during the game was so insulting I went on a murderous rampage which only served to illustrate how little the players actions actually drive anything since no one in the Institute seemed to care that I had just blown their leader's head off with a Gauss Rifle.

    Any and all RPG elements have been stripped away leaving a bare bones PERK chart that does not allow for any kind of character customization beyond what kind of pants are you going to wear.

    Side quests are the same rehash of shot all the mutants and raiders, find some random piece of fluff and pound sand.

    And while this is easily the nicest looking Fallout game, with excellent use of colour and weather effects, the character models can't seem to work their mouths properly.

    It's hard to believe this repetitive, shooter mess has come from Bethesda, the same company that brought us Morrowind's completely player driven experience and seemingly endless night sky. Bethesda seems to have made Fallout 4 as streamlined as possible and in so doing has alienated the Fallout audience.

    "Disappointing" sums up Fallout 4, with the only worth while addition being a deep and involved crafting system. I rather like crafting systems especially in post-apocalyptic settings. But the crafting and base building of Fallout 4 belong in a better game, plain and simple.

    Fallout 4 is too simple to appeal to any Role-Playing game enthusiast, it's combat is too clumsy and awkward to appeal to shooting fans and the story is too **** to appeal to anyone!
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  7. Jan 19, 2016
    3
    - **** Story
    - 2008 graphics
    - Terrible quests, all generic kill and loot quests - Buggy as **** - Streamlined the game to appeal to the masses - Perhaps the worst of all is the dialogue wheel, what the **** were they thinking? Allows for no role playing what so ever. All you are is a concerned parent. This is a warning to Bethesda. If this same **** occurs with the Elder Scrolls 6
    - **** Story
    - 2008 graphics
    - Terrible quests, all generic kill and loot quests
    - Buggy as ****
    - Streamlined the game to appeal to the masses
    - Perhaps the worst of all is the dialogue wheel, what the **** were they thinking? Allows for no role playing what so ever. All you are is a concerned parent.

    This is a warning to Bethesda. If this same **** occurs with the Elder Scrolls 6 I will not be purchasing your games anymore.
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  8. Feb 12, 2016
    0
    I just finished the game and i think im gonna puke.

    - the story is terrible -all the characters suck -main character is boring as hell autistic dude -every single quest revolves around: "go there and clear the zone of raiders/ghouls/supermutants" -the settlement building is a pointless, incomplete, buggy mess -bugs, bugs everywhere -its a friggin shooter now, with terrible
    I just finished the game and i think im gonna puke.

    - the story is terrible
    -all the characters suck
    -main character is boring as hell autistic dude
    -every single quest revolves around: "go there and clear the zone of raiders/ghouls/supermutants"
    -the settlement building is a pointless, incomplete, buggy mess
    -bugs, bugs everywhere
    -its a friggin shooter now, with terrible shooting mechanics

    Bethesda take my 60$ and shove it up your ass. Thank you for ruining one ot the greatest gaming franchises of all times.
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  9. Feb 14, 2016
    3
    So disappointed with this game. I tried so hard to love it, even put about 15 hours into it. Unfortunately, I got to a point where I just completely lost interest and stopped playing. The missions get repetitive and if you have any skills as a gamer the enemies are easy to defeat and the missions even easier. Sure, I could have upped the difficulty at some point, but to be honest I justSo disappointed with this game. I tried so hard to love it, even put about 15 hours into it. Unfortunately, I got to a point where I just completely lost interest and stopped playing. The missions get repetitive and if you have any skills as a gamer the enemies are easy to defeat and the missions even easier. Sure, I could have upped the difficulty at some point, but to be honest I just felt like I was playing this game because I felt obligated to, not because I was enjoying it. What a let down. Expand
  10. Feb 10, 2016
    0
    Fallout 4 is a spit in the face of fans of Fallout games. Only the blind will not see a regression compared to Fallout 1-2 and New Vegas. Todd Howard pulled down the toilet all that managed to restore Obsidian in New Vegas. In Boston wasteland has raiders and ghouls, raiders and ghouls, but still there are raiders and ghouls. This game is about the genocide of the raiders and ghouls.Fallout 4 is a spit in the face of fans of Fallout games. Only the blind will not see a regression compared to Fallout 1-2 and New Vegas. Todd Howard pulled down the toilet all that managed to restore Obsidian in New Vegas. In Boston wasteland has raiders and ghouls, raiders and ghouls, but still there are raiders and ghouls. This game is about the genocide of the raiders and ghouls. Bethesda, please stop raping a remarkable series of games! Expand
  11. Jan 31, 2016
    0
    This game is trash, the soul of fallout is make decisions, you can finish Fallout NV whitout killing a single person (main history only) this game is just a bad copy of borderlands, shot, kill and be a stupid. F*** this game.
  12. Mar 15, 2016
    0
    All the quests are crap. If you are hoping for a classic Fallout experience you will be sorely disappointed. If you want an RPG you should look elsewhere. If you like COD games then Fallout 4 will probably interest you. Emil Pagliano is the head writer by the way and the reason why the quests are abysmal. This individual was also the lead writer for Skyrim which explains the **** quests inAll the quests are crap. If you are hoping for a classic Fallout experience you will be sorely disappointed. If you want an RPG you should look elsewhere. If you like COD games then Fallout 4 will probably interest you. Emil Pagliano is the head writer by the way and the reason why the quests are abysmal. This individual was also the lead writer for Skyrim which explains the **** quests in that game. I'm just curious how he's going to put out even **** work in the next Elder Scrolls title. Can he top himself? Probably and only time can tell. Expand
  13. Feb 3, 2016
    0
    Terribly flat dialogues, almost no improvement in graphics, non existent RPG! Totally disgrace for Fallout series. I hope Bethesda will suck enough money from this and sell rights on Fallout to someone else.
  14. Jan 21, 2016
    0
    Dumbed down to an insult. Exactly what Dragon Age 2 was for DA:O, a braindead mess of a game that not only disappoints but rather insults the fan. Even the dialogue system that used to have lots of different RP options in DA2ised - every option comes down to the exact same effect in the game, said in a badly voice-acted cringe-inducing voice (voiced protag goes against the genre itselfDumbed down to an insult. Exactly what Dragon Age 2 was for DA:O, a braindead mess of a game that not only disappoints but rather insults the fan. Even the dialogue system that used to have lots of different RP options in DA2ised - every option comes down to the exact same effect in the game, said in a badly voice-acted cringe-inducing voice (voiced protag goes against the genre itself really, besides the bad quality). With dialogue and effect that would be thouught out by a 6-year old. The story is bad. No immersion to the world.

    All in all, it's a shooter for the COD fanboy, set in a wasteland. Nothing to do with the original series anymore. Plus, quests have degraded to a MMO standard.

    An absolutely horrible game by a funding/quality standard.
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  15. Jan 16, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lets just say the hype train...crashed. Its hard to call this game, a Fallout game. Bethesda completely removed all the elements that Fallout Fans loved. The biggest element that Bethesda removed was choice. Literally you can make zero game changing choices in this game. Remember in the past Fallouts when all the little side quests actually affected the ending of the game or the side quest would affect the main quest. Well that's gone. To some up Fallout 4, Its just one big disappointment Expand
  16. Mar 5, 2016
    0
    nobody who cares about video games or rpgs should ever forgive this hack game by beth. all pc gamers should vocally deny tes6, demand beth release properly finished games and let tes6 flameout without honors. let the sheeple burn.

    due to my love for (actual) rpg's (of which, there are very few) i have to label this slop of a game as my most disappointing game ever. fallout 3, as a
    nobody who cares about video games or rpgs should ever forgive this hack game by beth. all pc gamers should vocally deny tes6, demand beth release properly finished games and let tes6 flameout without honors. let the sheeple burn.

    due to my love for (actual) rpg's (of which, there are very few) i have to label this slop of a game as my most disappointing game ever. fallout 3, as a new-gen starter left great impressions, despite, its casual inclusions. newvegas remedied so much of the casual, stupefied, dumbnumb of fallout 3 that i thought skyrim would, obviously, be the best rpg to date. lol. beth proved that a more casual, stupefied, accessible game is NEVER beyond reach. (LUCKILY, the very INHERENT nature of tes games allows the decline of rpg mechanics and gameplay to be masked and LIED about. ie. skyrims a great game, but, for true rpg gamers its a joke.)

    fallout 4 is a technical mess. a creative mess. a coherent mess. a mechanical gameplay mess.

    i've argued since oblivion that i will NEVER again put tes/beth games on my auto-buy list.

    with fallout 4, i now put beth on my DO NOT BUY until they pluckin prove it to me list.

    how far they have fallen...
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  17. Feb 7, 2016
    2
    Fallout 4 was disappointing, to me at least, but then I have played all of the Fallout games. Fallout 3 set the bar for the series, Fallout: New Vegas was a close contender; Fallout 4 on the other hand was mediocre at best. With its very poorly implemented settlement system, and it's vast array of technical and graphical issues, most of which Bethesda has yet to acknowledge much lessFallout 4 was disappointing, to me at least, but then I have played all of the Fallout games. Fallout 3 set the bar for the series, Fallout: New Vegas was a close contender; Fallout 4 on the other hand was mediocre at best. With its very poorly implemented settlement system, and it's vast array of technical and graphical issues, most of which Bethesda has yet to acknowledge much less address, the game failed to even come close to the high bar established by Fallout 3.

    I have never been bored with any Fallout game until now, I found the storyline to be pale, non immersive, repetitive and poorly written. The companions and their storylines were also mediocre and I ended up leaving them farming or defending somewhere... To me, the only companion, except Dogmeat, which which I was able to form any sort of bond with was...umm...well, I guess there weren't any. The much touted graphics simply were not that good, and certainly not in the same league as DA: Inquisition or Witcher 3.

    Fallout 4 seems more like a game that was pushed out the door before it was ready. There is a rough, poorly crafted and unfinished feel about the game that I haven't before in the entire Fallout universe. That coupled with Bethesda's insistence on putting it on the much hated Steam platform makes this my least favorite of all of the Fallout games. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and its heavy metal game music as opposed to the 30s - 50s genre of the rest of the series, was my least favorite Fallout game until now.

    I have finished my first playthrough, and I am not even remotely interested in going through the game for a second playthrough; F03 and Vegas I have played and replayed for years now. In all honesty, F04 will probably end up relegated to Walmart's bargain game bin, it's just that poorly done. Truthfully, I am surprised that there is such a disparity between the critic and user ratings.
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  18. Apr 21, 2016
    0
    Basically it's a blank slate. It could be a game but it isn't. If only they let obsidian use this engine to make a game it could be great. It's basically call of duty and not an rpg. There are like 4 side quests and there's no choice in what you do. You can choose a faction but after that no choice.
  19. Feb 27, 2016
    3
    Enough with open world games filled with nothingness! I had hopes, because somehow I did like Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but this just doesn't work for me. I looked up a few old fallout videos, and instantly remembered, why they were great. The feeling of progress, hubs filled with good quests, fighting with a lot of strategy ...

    It does start engaging, but looses consistently until I
    Enough with open world games filled with nothingness! I had hopes, because somehow I did like Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but this just doesn't work for me. I looked up a few old fallout videos, and instantly remembered, why they were great. The feeling of progress, hubs filled with good quests, fighting with a lot of strategy ...

    It does start engaging, but looses consistently until I just couldn't endure it anymore, feeling crushed by how much (50-66%?) still was unexplored. And why should I explore? To kill another pack of raiders or super mutants, clean out some thrashed buildings and gain hundreds of tons of useless stuff? I had some fun building up my first settlement, building defenses, housing etc. Until I realized, doing so is just a great waste of time. Even with dozens of turrets, walls etc. they can't fight for themselves at all. If a settlement is attacked and you don't show up, everything is lost. So, what for?

    The story isn't motivating, it just dissolves somehow. The parties you can join are boring. Most of the character's you meet are boring. The quests aren't interesting or meaningful. Skill system isn't fun or meaningful. Game looks bland. It can be modded, and needs a lot of it, but that doesn't help on the long run, if the design is broken. It's their best voice acting and dialog system to date, but in it's core it has nothing of fun to offer. What a waste of potential.
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  20. Nov 14, 2015
    4
    The disappointment of the year. The game has a lot of problems. First, the graphics. This is a problem, but this is not all. The immersion (the blue sky is very WEIRD in this atmosphere) ans the story is not good at all. But the lack of RPG features is its main problem: all mechanics has been simplified, the importance of karma has been reduced and the VATS is now useless.

    In other
    The disappointment of the year. The game has a lot of problems. First, the graphics. This is a problem, but this is not all. The immersion (the blue sky is very WEIRD in this atmosphere) ans the story is not good at all. But the lack of RPG features is its main problem: all mechanics has been simplified, the importance of karma has been reduced and the VATS is now useless.

    In other hand, the game is huge and has a lot of hours of funny content. This is the main positive point, but Fallout is more than that. A game that has no relevance in the year of Witcher 3, and will be remembered as the black sheep of the Fallout series.
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  21. Mar 11, 2016
    0
    Absolutely the worst Fallout game in the series. Like other reviewers have stated, the game is consist of nonsensical/boring storyline, uninteresting world, and terrible combat mechanics.
  22. Dec 30, 2015
    0
    Bethesda told us that the freedom of the player was their first priority. Well...NO!
    - No karma
    - No reputation, no factions - Most of npc are so-called "essential" and unkillable - You have NO CHOICE except for your haircut - You are a "good boy" boring character with his own idiot voice who does everything that he's told to. - Dialog sucks, only 4 words to say and it doesn't
    Bethesda told us that the freedom of the player was their first priority. Well...NO!
    - No karma
    - No reputation, no factions
    - Most of npc are so-called "essential" and unkillable
    - You have NO CHOICE except for your haircut
    - You are a "good boy" boring character with his own idiot voice who does everything that he's told to.
    - Dialog sucks, only 4 words to say and it doesn't change anything. Sarcastic is useless.
    - You become a killing machine, peacefull options don't exist anymore, you are send here and here to murder billions of raiders.
    Let obsidian make another "NewVegas" style or drop the liscence.
    Please bethesda, you are ruining fallout. It's all about the money...
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  23. Jan 15, 2016
    0
    Ill keep this simple.
    This game is a pretty ocean 1 inch deep. Its a shame that people think that this is a RPG.
    Only thing worth mentioning is the crafting system.

    The so called "professional" critics give this game 95 points because they are on Bethesda's payroll.
    It makes me sad to see where the gaming industry is going.
    Tod Howard does it again.
  24. Mar 31, 2016
    0
    0 might be a bit harsh on the game, but for posterity, i don't want it to be remembered as a fallout game. It's not on par with any of the previous games, and not on par with skyrim, that i kinda liked.

    The dialogs are terrible. There is a worrying lack of choice. It is a combat game. The only redeeming aspect is the settlement "rebuild the world" idea, unfortunately that part is
    0 might be a bit harsh on the game, but for posterity, i don't want it to be remembered as a fallout game. It's not on par with any of the previous games, and not on par with skyrim, that i kinda liked.

    The dialogs are terrible.
    There is a worrying lack of choice.
    It is a combat game.

    The only redeeming aspect is the settlement "rebuild the world" idea, unfortunately that part is not good enough to make fallout IV a game to remember. Some low cost indie game do a better job at it, in my opinion.

    You can play it of course,, if you don't have anything better to do, it's an AAA title, a game that can swallow a bunch of hours of time. But this is not a game that i recomand. And i hope bethesday will do it's best to release a suitable game next.
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  25. Feb 6, 2016
    0
    You do not need me to tell you that the game is garbage you probably are like me and just came here to make sure you were not the only one who hated this garbage post-apocalyptic Call of duty that Besthesda is trying to pass as fallout. Yes the guns are boring, yes the quests are boring, yes the main quest line is a generic cut and paste job, yes the dialogue wheel is a terrible idea thatYou do not need me to tell you that the game is garbage you probably are like me and just came here to make sure you were not the only one who hated this garbage post-apocalyptic Call of duty that Besthesda is trying to pass as fallout. Yes the guns are boring, yes the quests are boring, yes the main quest line is a generic cut and paste job, yes the dialogue wheel is a terrible idea that spoils the game, and no you aren't crazy you should feel ripped off. I waited years for this game. Fallout 3 alone I must have logged nearly 750 hours if not more. I was stuck on that game for literally 2 years enjoying every moment of it. I bought it for every platform I owned over the years. Fallout: NV was nearly the same. But, fallout 4 I put 150 hour (at least 20 of which I'm sure was me texting/being afk), and just moved on to other games. It was boring, tedious, survival mode is just bullet sponge mode, and the rpg elements have been so stripped down so a smart lemur could figure it out.

    I honestly believe that Bethesda was much more worried about having Fallout sell in mass quantities, which is perfectly fine, but to do this instead of making a great game they made the game play "streamlined." With dialogue that was easier to choice, gun play that fells more like battlefield or cod, and most of all releasing it before the bomb cost became too much. The latter is most apparent not by the insane amount of glitches (which is almost Bethesda's trademark), and more to do with poor animations, a weak variety of location, guns, quest types, etc..., characters you don't care about, and writing that is cringe worthy.

    In short If you haven't bought it wait for the game of the year to drop to 20 bucks then buy it. If you already have bought it sorry for your lose of $60 I feel your pain.

    On a different note I would like to get on my soapbox for the next few sentences. Nearly 90% of reviews I see positive and negative alike say something to the effect of "the modded community will fix [fill in thing that Bethesda should have fix or included before release]." My reason for bring this up is to ask is it right of us to expect unpaid people to fix a shoddy game made by studio that made millions in sales of a product that personally I feel is not really complete or up to par. I believe that it is not fair to except modders to fix salaried developers short comings. Unfortunately Bethesda doesn't care they their made money and the modding community will fix the garbage textures, etc.. because they care, its their hobby, or they are passionate about fixing issues they see in the game. But, personally I do not feel comfortable with that and you should take a second to question if you are too.
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  26. Mar 31, 2016
    0
    - Terrible writing
    - Terrible dialogues
    - Terrible lip sync - Terrible voice acting - 2008 graphics - Almost no RPG elements - Stupid design decisions - Lousy game mechanics - Bad retcons - Limited Choices - Character Roleplaying ruined - Buggy - Bad AI - Radiant quests - Bethesda still doesn't understand the source material Worst game I played in 2015. ITS A GOOD GAME ITS
    - Terrible writing
    - Terrible dialogues
    - Terrible lip sync
    - Terrible voice acting
    - 2008 graphics
    - Almost no RPG elements
    - Stupid design decisions
    - Lousy game mechanics
    - Bad retcons
    - Limited Choices
    - Character Roleplaying ruined
    - Buggy
    - Bad AI
    - Radiant quests
    - Bethesda still doesn't understand the source material

    Worst game I played in 2015. ITS A GOOD GAME ITS JUST NOT A GOOD FALLOUT GAME GUYS! Literally Call of Duty is a better shooter than this trash.
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  27. Mar 31, 2016
    0
    Terrible Game I cant believe that this game has an 84 "professional" review score. the game is horrible in all aspects its neither a good Shooter nor a RPG game. this is the last Bethesda game I will buy as they are incompetent in making games true to what they should be. if you like to be guided in every single way with no freedom and enjoy no challenges or anything difficulty while beingTerrible Game I cant believe that this game has an 84 "professional" review score. the game is horrible in all aspects its neither a good Shooter nor a RPG game. this is the last Bethesda game I will buy as they are incompetent in making games true to what they should be. if you like to be guided in every single way with no freedom and enjoy no challenges or anything difficulty while being over simplificated a monkey could play this game then this "fallout" 4 is for you. Expand
  28. Jan 10, 2016
    3
    This game is a flat warm coke. It looks like coke, it has the same ingredients, but it tastes horrible.

    3 stars for entertainment value. It's different, its fun, and its entertaining. However; its buggy, broken, and terribly supported (1 patch since release two months ago and DLCs are already being touted before another patch). No more money from me, Bethesda. Not until you make a
    This game is a flat warm coke. It looks like coke, it has the same ingredients, but it tastes horrible.

    3 stars for entertainment value. It's different, its fun, and its entertaining. However; its buggy, broken, and terribly supported (1 patch since release two months ago and DLCs are already being touted before another patch).

    No more money from me, Bethesda. Not until you make a Fallout game, because that's not what this is.
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  29. Dec 26, 2015
    0
    What a steaming pile of garbage, no amount of mods on earth will fix this horrible game. They've made it so casual a 4 year old could probably beat it while drinking a juice box and button mashing. Your choices don't make a bit of difference because the 4 choices you get all do the same thing, and you only get to choose between 2 endings. There is no good or evil because your character canWhat a steaming pile of garbage, no amount of mods on earth will fix this horrible game. They've made it so casual a 4 year old could probably beat it while drinking a juice box and button mashing. Your choices don't make a bit of difference because the 4 choices you get all do the same thing, and you only get to choose between 2 endings. There is no good or evil because your character can only be good. The story line and characters are so boring and forgettable I fell asleep several times while playing. The entire wasteland is made up of almost nothing but generic raiders who's sole purpose in life is to raid these struggling settlements on the other side of the map rather than just scavenge through local buildings for easily available loot.. The weapons modding and settlement building are cool I guess, but I don't really understand how a weapons and armor made from scrap found around the wasteland can have unlimited durability yet a military grade suite of armor needs to constantly be repaired. They took out factions, speech checks, persuasion, armor and weapons durability, karma, and the ability to choose several different endings. I can see now why Bethesda didn't want any leaked footage getting out before launch day, people would have cancelled their pre-orders and never bought the game. Expand
  30. Dec 24, 2015
    5
    It wasn't really apparent how disappointing this game was until a second play through. It's not that it's a bad game, it was fun, I did play 130 hours. but it wasn't what I was expecting. I liked, the branching story paths, unpredictability and the ability to solve problems without violence, that the previous games had. None of which are found in this one. While the new weapon modsIt wasn't really apparent how disappointing this game was until a second play through. It's not that it's a bad game, it was fun, I did play 130 hours. but it wasn't what I was expecting. I liked, the branching story paths, unpredictability and the ability to solve problems without violence, that the previous games had. None of which are found in this one. While the new weapon mods system is great, as Is the new power armor system, everything else falls short. And a lot of things made no sense. After a battle fought in power armor parts had to be fixed since a grenade fell nearby. Understandable, but if you fight the same battle in raider armor made from junk you never need to fix it. Weapons also never break, weaken or jam, even those made from plumbing supplies and driftwood. Which oddly enough describes half the guns in this game. The build system lacks physics making it possible to build bases that hover in the air. And they have a crippling parts count limit that seems pretty arbitrary.

    The game is small both in size and density. There are 3 towns with voiced characters. everywhere else is populated by raiders. Skyrim had 9 believably large cities and several more towns. all with voiced characters and many side quests New Vegas had at least 7. Even fallout 3 had 4 such locations. Most fallout 4 side quests use repetitive dialogue, especially the minutemen ones. And nearly all consist of Nothing more than, going somewhere and killing or fetching something. gone too is the humor these quests brought in previous titles.

    the story relies on a series of twilight zone style twists. Which of course are no fun the next time. Dialogue options are limited and you don't actually know what your own character is going to say. Perks have no effect on dialogue at all and neither does the special.

    The background given to your character if they are male is that there a war veteran, while if your female you're a lawyer, and yet the story progresses exactly the same. Despite most of it involving killing people. Come on since she is voiced and a Lawyer; I expected her to be a little upset after killing somebody the first time, but... nope. She didn't even react to facing a Deathclaw, which also happens in the first 20 min. Why they didn't Just have whoever YOU choose be the ex soldier, I don't know, It would have made more sense. Especially since you get your first power armor within the first 20 minutes, and know how to work it, something a lawyer turned housewife should not know how to do.

    The largest gripe of all I had is in nearly every quest nothing you do matters. You can talk somebody out of killing a person, only to have their partner do it anyway, with the dialogue after being identical. No choice you make in a quest has any repercussions later. In fact there is no karma system, or even a bounty system like Skyrim. You can walk into town, kill 5 guards come back a few days later and they're back to cracking jokes about your armor. In general the game doesn't really let you be evil, no mater how many people you kill or what quest options you choose, folks will treat you as their savior. No hidden faction or missions are revealed for your misdeeds, unlike the previous fallout's or Skyrim.

    Unlike New Vegas, you can't broker alliances between factions. Worst of all No matter who you side with, you get the same end missions. Many of which share animations, scenes and objectives. followed by the same monologue and montage after. Despite having radically different agendas all factions resort to the same exact methods. Making every choice you thought you made meaningless. Which is why I agree with many others in saying that this Is an FPS game. Not even a particularly good one.

    On top of all this it lacks polish. Despite my I7 nvidia gtx 970 and 32gb of ram letting me average 60 fps, on one helicopter gunner mission it always drops to 12 fps. This is not only time this happens either
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  31. Dec 21, 2015
    0
    - Utterly non immersive. It feels like they came up with some areas and then just slammed them into a bland openworld map
    - Dull story
    - Dire graphics. The game is simply not fit to be called a AAA game in 2015 looking as it does - Shoddy performance - Same bugs as Skyrim. It's nice to know these idiots are learning from past games...oh wait... - 7 years waiting for this junk? What a
    - Utterly non immersive. It feels like they came up with some areas and then just slammed them into a bland openworld map
    - Dull story
    - Dire graphics. The game is simply not fit to be called a AAA game in 2015 looking as it does
    - Shoddy performance
    - Same bugs as Skyrim. It's nice to know these idiots are learning from past games...oh wait...
    - 7 years waiting for this junk? What a joke. This game could have easily come out 4 years ago.
    - Far too easy. Within an hour you have power armour and have killed a Deathclaw. Within 3 hours I had killed a legendary deathclaw and got my hands on a Fatboy.
    - Still walled/loading screen separated towns. GTA doesn't need them so why the **** does this shoddy game?

    - No actual choice. Again, this game isn't fit for 2015. Unlike every other rpg out there this game still gives you no choice on how you want to play it. You have to be the good guy and go down the linear storyline. It's horribly dated.

    If this game didn't have Bethesda or Fallout stamped on it, it would have gone straight to bargain bins.
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  32. Dec 18, 2015
    0
    Bethesda has completely trashed a beloved and rich IP with its Fallout games. They have gutted the franchise of everything that made it great in the first place; fun RPG mechanics that allow for many different types of character builds; morally ambiguous choices that impact the game world and story; and writing that is equally dark, comedic and original. In place of those qualities theyBethesda has completely trashed a beloved and rich IP with its Fallout games. They have gutted the franchise of everything that made it great in the first place; fun RPG mechanics that allow for many different types of character builds; morally ambiguous choices that impact the game world and story; and writing that is equally dark, comedic and original. In place of those qualities they have left an empty, Fallout shaped shell.

    The writing is horrible and riddled with cliches and tropes. There is basically no reason to even pretend that this is an RPG anymore rather than merely an open-world shooter. The narrative is completely linear and accepts very little input from the player. The mechanics, while enjoyable as merely an action game, have no relation to the character-building depth that is supposed to be associated with RPGs, especially considering that your character is a blank slate.

    The graphics are not on par with what is technologically feasible at this time. It is one of the worst looking games to come out this year.

    All in all, Bethesda has succeeded in making a game that is nearly perfect in its mediocrity. They have shown themselves to be careless and faithless stewards of the Fallout franchise and have shown a complete lack of respect for its fans. At this point, Fallout has been reduced to the creative level of Call of Duty and can be expected to come out every once in a while as barely improved iterations of the same mediocre formula, just because people will buy it and not for the love of game development or the IP itself.
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  33. Jan 25, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very disappointing, especially if you play on PC, game is designed and significantly hurt by alot of design decisions to cater to a console crowed, resulting in a significantly dumbed down game

    expect to hear the phrase "I normally don't like RPGs, but I really like this one", as it is a FPS (Boaderlands is a close comparison) with weak RPG elements, almost all choice and story striped out to cram in more go to radiant location kill everyone get radiant item, repeat

    and as is common with Large AAA games expect the ending to be very unpolished and half arsed (suffice to say all the paths to the end are more or less copy and past, and the path you take is akin to pressing one of three buttons), the further you go expect conversations to end half way through, bosses to spawn where they are not supposed to, and lots of sitting (or shooting) for X amount of time until the story wants to progress

    your seance of agency is pretty much zero

    and three months after release there has been one minor patch, leaving many bugs (including game backbreaking ones such removing from the game world your companions or Quest NPCs, Ending Quest Conversation Prematurely, or a peak you get early on thats supposed to give 20% increase to headshoot chance...gives 2000% pretty much eliminating any difficulty, only way to get rid of is to restart or use command codes)
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  34. Mar 26, 2016
    0
    Fallout of the Year.

    I tried to love it, but playing it hurts more than it does good to you. The main story is a fart. When I was through, an NPC said something along the line of "finally, we have defeated this threat". I honestly didn't know why the faction I defeated was a threat at all. The story was ridiculous at best; brain damaging at worst. I often thought "how stupid is
    Fallout of the Year.

    I tried to love it, but playing it hurts more than it does good to you.

    The main story is a fart. When I was through, an NPC said something along the line of "finally, we have defeated this threat". I honestly didn't know why the faction I defeated was a threat at all. The story was ridiculous at best; brain damaging at worst. I often thought "how stupid is this?" and never got involved emotionally.

    The focus on crafting and building settlements is even a bigger fart. You can build tons of settlements navigating through a terrible interface. But then, there's no effect on the story or the wasteland. Once again: ridiculous at best, brain damaging at worst.

    The animations are **** I often turned around to not have to see the terrible animations, e.g. of the journalist that you meet. Graphics are otherwise OK, but not astonishing.

    I already mentioned it in connection with crafting: user interface is **** than **** Nothing more to say.

    Quests are **** farts, literally all of them. Yes, that's right: all of them! Kill X, kill Y, bring me Z, kill X, bring me Y, find X, kill Y. Be careful, this is brain damaging and an insult to intelligence.

    I could continue but I won't. I played the game for 15 hours and that'll be it.

    Buy it once it's at 5 Euros if you really want it. It may not even be worth this much.
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  35. Nov 19, 2015
    1
    I played Fallout 3 and New Vegas and I must say that NPCs are seriously lacking depth of character,
    the world feels empty (aside hordes of enemies), diamond city is disappointing- it simply cannot compare to the excellent Megaton, simply put the immersion factor is lacking. This game really feels like bioshock infinite, no what I am saying it's bioshock infinite for 80%, 20% its Far Cry-
    I played Fallout 3 and New Vegas and I must say that NPCs are seriously lacking depth of character,
    the world feels empty (aside hordes of enemies), diamond city is disappointing- it simply cannot compare to the excellent Megaton, simply put the immersion factor is lacking. This game really feels like bioshock infinite, no what I am saying it's bioshock infinite for 80%, 20% its Far Cry- a sandbox fps. there's only few dialogue options with so-called ''residents'', there's no attachment felt to the people you encounter. The only thing that can save this game is the Creation kit and hundreds of talented modders. And the ctitics score of 10 out of 10? Wow, it makes people think they are all paid to give out scores like this.
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  36. Nov 19, 2015
    3
    + art style (imho doesn't fit Fallout, but... it's interesting)
    + power armour
    + a nice idea for crafting, if underdeveloped - no character development (both numbers and role-playing) - linear (aka absolutely no choice and consequence) and cliche story (bad writing, terrible VO) - no alternatives to... shooting things - autodialogue with yes/yes/sarcastic(yes)/no(yes) options - UI
    + art style (imho doesn't fit Fallout, but... it's interesting)
    + power armour
    + a nice idea for crafting, if underdeveloped

    - no character development (both numbers and role-playing)
    - linear (aka absolutely no choice and consequence) and cliche story (bad writing, terrible VO)
    - no alternatives to... shooting things
    - autodialogue with yes/yes/sarcastic(yes)/no(yes) options
    - UI and M&KB support
    - bugs, crashes, low performance
    - immortal NPCs

    I'm not sure what this game is. I know it's not a RPG. A shooter? Metro is a better shooter with similar setting, at least highest difficulty means realism, not HP pool bloat. Town sim? Minecraft? Rage?

    All in all... 3/10
    People will probably find it fun and casual shooter. For me it's just too... boring and underdeveloped.
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  37. Jan 1, 2016
    3
    Playing Fallout 4 was such an unsatisfying Fallout experience that I went back and played New Vegas for the first time after reading how good it was from some of the other reviews here. I spent a couple hours picking up highly recommended mods. After getting everything running nicely, I was absolutely shocked when comparing the modded FNV experience with FO4.

    Modded FNV has: -Better
    Playing Fallout 4 was such an unsatisfying Fallout experience that I went back and played New Vegas for the first time after reading how good it was from some of the other reviews here. I spent a couple hours picking up highly recommended mods. After getting everything running nicely, I was absolutely shocked when comparing the modded FNV experience with FO4.

    Modded FNV has:
    -Better textures
    -Better performance in fps
    -Better character faces and facial animations
    -Better weapon textures AND a huge variety of weapons

    And that's only considering the aesthetic improvements, the massive amount of additional modded content notwithstanding. I am frankly shocked that a AAA development studio is unable to meet or exceed the development quality of mods made by unpaid community modders in a game using the same engine. I can only guess that a priority on console development is why the PC offering is so poor in comparison.

    I would have been able to overlook the technical ineptitude of the game if there were anything resembling the soul of Fallout still present. As many other reviewers have pointed out, the essence of Fallout has always been choice and flexibility in how to resolve problems. In previous Fallout titles, everything from a total pacifist run to wholesale murder of nearly everyone were viable ways to play the game, with potential alternate routes depending on skill checks and your character's inclinations. Fallout 4 gives us improved gunplay, but has stripped out the ability to make meaningful decisions about how to resolve problems, as nearly every quest can only be resolved by going in and shooting up the place.

    The voiced protagonist contributes to this straitjacketing. This is a design decision that does not work within a sandbox RPG. Games like Mass Effect worked better with a voiced protagonist because the story and setting were more focused and the base character more developed. The dialogue was also more consistently written and voice-acted-- I have no desire to do another playthrough to hear the female voice actor, but the male voice actor at least was inconsistent in the tone and style of his delivery to the point of totally breaking immersion.

    The writing quality and pacing was bad. Your character wakes up a subjective 15 minutes after having breakfast with his family to a post-apocalytpic wasteland, and rather than giving us any reflection on the massive future shock and dislocation the character would surely be feeling, we're picking up power armor and a minigun and killing a deathclaw within an hour. I thought the power armor and minigun were fine as a teaser for things to come, since you don't have fusion cores and ammo readily available in the early game, but it would have been nice to have even a cursory nod toward having the character understand what the hell happened to the world around him.

    The main storyline serves to introduce the player to the main factions present in the Commonwealth. However, at a crucial juncture, the lack of choice in resolving conflict undermines the story, as the player is locked into wholesale slaughter of all the competing factions, with no chance for diplomacy or double-dealing. Most or all of the factions aren't really in diametric opposition, so this turn in the story feels incredibly forced, and like the writers just ran out of steam. The ending was so abrupt and underwhelming that I literally had to use Google to confirm that I really had seen the ending.

    The choice to implement random-style loot on legendary enemies and to tie equipment modding to junk scavenging are mildly interesting at first, but dissolve into tedium quickly due to the uselessness of most of the legendary affixes, and the hours of scouring forgettable locations for junk. It would be generous to call the settlement features half-finished. I don't get where the demand for Minecraft/Sims-style crossover gameplay was coming from-- it doesn't appeal to me in a role-playing title but that still doesn't excuse Bethesda's half-baked implementation.

    Bethesda chose to strip out the soul of Fallout games in favor of making a generic shooter that combines shooter, RPG, and builder elements, but does none of them very well. They've gone from a "must-buy" development studio to one that I will approach with heavy skepticism in the future, and wait on user reviews for an accurate representation of the game since it seems the professional reviewers have little integrity.
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  38. Nov 25, 2015
    3
    It's a lousy first-person shooter trying to be a mediocre RPG. The best part of the game was the intro, and it went all downhill from there. Boring, tedious, and all-around shallow, Fallout 4 is the most disappointing title Bethesda has ever released.
  39. Nov 17, 2015
    4
    Игра очень разочаровала. Очень странное начало, однотипные квесты. Личность главного героя - молчаливый болван с одной эмоцией. Управление на PC оставляет желать лучшего, но его нельзя поменять. Управление напарником заставляет дергаться глаз. Графика прошлой пятилетки: мутные текстуры, угловатые модели, одинаковые враги, смешная физика, отсутствие разрушаемости.
    Мир пуст и скучен.
    Игра очень разочаровала. Очень странное начало, однотипные квесты. Личность главного героя - молчаливый болван с одной эмоцией. Управление на PC оставляет желать лучшего, но его нельзя поменять. Управление напарником заставляет дергаться глаз. Графика прошлой пятилетки: мутные текстуры, угловатые модели, одинаковые враги, смешная физика, отсутствие разрушаемости.
    Мир пуст и скучен. Понравится только тем, кому нравится бесконечно копаться в ящиках, столах, мусорных кучах или разрушенных домах, играть в однотипные мини-игры "взломай замок", "отгадай пароль".
    Постойка поселения не привносит в геймплей ощутимых изменений, также как и крафт оружия.
    Не покупайте, так как Это не стоит своих денег. Подождите распродажи или пропустите эту игру.
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  40. Mar 7, 2016
    3
    I can't believe how Bethesda manage to release such an utterly boring game in the Fallout franchise.. As many people already noted here, Fallout is all about the choice and it is basically absent in this instance. All you do is kill kill kill. Kill everyone. You just grind through the main quest by shooting everything you see. You encounter a few interesting situations during the gameI can't believe how Bethesda manage to release such an utterly boring game in the Fallout franchise.. As many people already noted here, Fallout is all about the choice and it is basically absent in this instance. All you do is kill kill kill. Kill everyone. You just grind through the main quest by shooting everything you see. You encounter a few interesting situations during the game which eventually turn into a shoot out anyway. The base building part which was so much advertised essentially is DOA. This Fallout is basically brain dead. Expand
  41. Sep 30, 2016
    0
    Without a doubt the worst Fallout thus far. The old attribute / skill / perk system (which worked fine) has been completely ruined, forcing you to basically choose between a role-playing build that sucks at combat or a character who excels at combat but has no flavor. Previous Fallout entries balanced combat with roleplaying but Fallout 4 feels like a combat game with roleplaying aspectsWithout a doubt the worst Fallout thus far. The old attribute / skill / perk system (which worked fine) has been completely ruined, forcing you to basically choose between a role-playing build that sucks at combat or a character who excels at combat but has no flavor. Previous Fallout entries balanced combat with roleplaying but Fallout 4 feels like a combat game with roleplaying aspects thrown in as an afterthought. Half of the perks are useless, and then half of the remaining useful perks have boring stat affects that hardly bend the rules of the game. Lets talk weapons. Do you like energy weapons? Do you like pistols? Well, too bad, because in Fallout 4 it is all about boring rifles you can find in countless other games. You are given more pistols (and energy weapons) in the first couple of hours of New Vegas than you are in the entirety of Fallout 4, which uses "weapon customization" to try to hide its complete lack of weapon diversity. Armor suffers from a lack of diversity as well, but Power Armor does not make up for that a little bit. Maybe if the devs spent less time on a useless settlement crafting gimmick they could have focused on what actually matters in a Fallout title. The heart of roleplaying is making choices and completing interesting quests. Fallout 4 offers very little choices. Your character is a helpful good guy. There is nothing you can do to change that. So lets talk quests. Half of the "quests" are radiant / fetch quests that fall into the category of go here, kill everything, get this one thing, bring it back. Past this the interesting quests that give you many different paths to reach a solution are few and far between. If you compare the number of side quests in Fallout 4 to other Fallout games its pathetic. You know how being able to persuade people was actually useful in New Vegas and Fallout 3? Yeah, well forget about that here. I rarely came across any opportunities to persuade other NPCs, and the few ones I did come across revolved around asking for more caps for completing quests. What happened to the quests that you could solve without violence? Not to mention, interacting with other NPCs is extremely awkward. Its hard to tell when you have initiated dialogue, the animations are strange, the fact that your character speaks is terrible, etc. And companions? Utterly retarded. They will rush into combat when you are sneaking. They will run right over traps you are carefully trying to defuse. They won't be able to find their way out of a room with one exit. Its embarrassing and frustrating. The only memorable character in the entire game I found was Nic Valentine. So the quests and character interactions are a complete bust, but I was hoping it would at least be interesting to explore the map. How wrong I was. So many locations obviously had very little thought put into them, and the fact that I was forced to clear out the same locations multiple times in order to complete quests grew tiring. Ever heard the phrase "wide as an ocean, deep as a puddle" ? Well it absolutely applies to this game. It baffles me also how Fallout 4 saw all the great changes Fallout New Vegas made and COMPLETELY IGNORED THEM! No ammo crafting. No reputations with factions. No making speech ACTUALLY USEFUL. And on top of that they don't fix what was wrong with previous Fallout games (the bugs, loading times, clunky combat, etc.) I won't be purchasing Fallout 5 if the same team is responsible. Fallout 4 may be a decent game, but it is an absolutely atrocious Fallout game. Expand
  42. Nov 20, 2015
    3
    Fallout 4 has unfortunately failed. It has become a shooter instead of RPG, but even in shooter games player never receives best armor and weapon in the first hour of playing. Role play system has also failed, special is not special anymore if you know what I mean. Smart, ironic, funny dialogs that made previous Fallout games unique turned into stupid and simple phrases, it seems thatFallout 4 has unfortunately failed. It has become a shooter instead of RPG, but even in shooter games player never receives best armor and weapon in the first hour of playing. Role play system has also failed, special is not special anymore if you know what I mean. Smart, ironic, funny dialogs that made previous Fallout games unique turned into stupid and simple phrases, it seems that Bethesda finds users not smart enough to understand more than 2 words on the screen. I've finished the game and I have no wish to play it anymore. The best thing about Fallout 4 is the Simslike construction of Sanctuaries. Expand
  43. Mar 13, 2016
    3
    Ill start off with that this game is an overhyped mess.
    5 years Bethesda and you pulled something out of your ass.
    The game is full of glitches. The plot is absolute **** Compare it to Fallout 3 or New Vegas. You could finish those games without pulling any trigger. Here its like Shoot kill shoot kill. People are praising it for its big map. Well fallout 3 and New Vegas had a big
    Ill start off with that this game is an overhyped mess.
    5 years Bethesda and you pulled something out of your ass.
    The game is full of glitches.
    The plot is absolute ****
    Compare it to Fallout 3 or New Vegas.
    You could finish those games without pulling any trigger.
    Here its like Shoot kill shoot kill.
    People are praising it for its big map.
    Well fallout 3 and New Vegas had a big map too.
    All of the quests are shoot and loot.
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  44. Apr 8, 2016
    0
    Well, my first language is Russian and I appologize for my grammar mistakes. But I'll try to explain my opinion. Now I'm replaying Fallout 1 and 2. I don't know why I'm doing that, there are a lot of new games with perfect graphics and etc. But, you know, this games has something...unusal. I mean, you have already passed the game, you know endings, but you are play again and again. It'sWell, my first language is Russian and I appologize for my grammar mistakes. But I'll try to explain my opinion. Now I'm replaying Fallout 1 and 2. I don't know why I'm doing that, there are a lot of new games with perfect graphics and etc. But, you know, this games has something...unusal. I mean, you have already passed the game, you know endings, but you are play again and again. It's like reading a good science fiction. Like watching Stanley Kubrick's films. It's classic. You are not wasting your time. You are enjoying the game. It has a good story, music, atmosphere. It's all perfect. I feel sorry for Interplay. They could make a good games. But what we have now? Ok, I won't say about Fallout 3 and New Vegas, it's not bad at all. We are talking about Fallout 4. I am really disappointed. What happens with dialogues? I feel like a stupid, when I'm try to choose the answer. It's same, only intonation changes. And where is atmosphere? I only start a game and I already have power armor and minigun. And people call me a "general". What about the construction of the buildings? Forget physical science. You can build in the air! Where is the logic? Most of all I hate main plot. It's horrible. It's like a cheap and snotty novel. And I don't know, but I have a feeling of deja vu. No, really? How many years have passed since Fallout 3? And the only thing you did just replaced children and parents. And now motherfather save the child. Huh? Santa Barbara. Why Bethesda doesn't use plot from canceled game Fallout Extreme? I find it very cool! And much more gorgeous. Just google it. Why reinvent the wheel, when you already have one? Just imagine how Fallout looked like! Travel the world to stop chinese army! Visit Pacific Northwest, Bering Strait, Northeast Asia and China. See? It's open world. A big one. And an interesting one. You can see Fallout World from the other side. But it's only a dreams. A dreams that some day Fallout would be a great game just like old times. Expand
  45. Apr 12, 2017
    0
    First of all, I haven't played other Fallout games before this one so this ain't a relative review. This game is ABSOLUTELY trash. Graphics are horrible, gameplay is so absurd, story is nothing but a crap. This is my third disappointment after Crysis 3 and Watch Dogs. It definitely deserves all the negative reviews especially the ones about graphics. I couldn't stand all those uglyFirst of all, I haven't played other Fallout games before this one so this ain't a relative review. This game is ABSOLUTELY trash. Graphics are horrible, gameplay is so absurd, story is nothing but a crap. This is my third disappointment after Crysis 3 and Watch Dogs. It definitely deserves all the negative reviews especially the ones about graphics. I couldn't stand all those ugly textures and prosaic RPG elements, and removed the game after the first chapter. Don't waste your time, go get some real RPG and play it. A total disappointment from Bethesda, the developer of a legend like Skyrim. Expand
  46. Nov 15, 2015
    2
    Apart from looking good, this game doesn't have one iota of substance. It's unerringly boring and repetitive, lacking even the slight glint held by previous installments in the series.
    What're we doing today, Bob? OH, saving some settlers, again? That never gets old!
  47. Nov 16, 2015
    2
    Wait for a sale or torrent it. Fallout 4 is not worth a buy IMO and i regret that i got caught up in the hype and bought it before reading reviews. Its a decent shooter with minor prg elements and if i was rating it based on that alone, i would probably score it 6/10. But its very clear that Betesda doesn't give a **** about the franchise, or the fans and are catering to casual gamers.Wait for a sale or torrent it. Fallout 4 is not worth a buy IMO and i regret that i got caught up in the hype and bought it before reading reviews. Its a decent shooter with minor prg elements and if i was rating it based on that alone, i would probably score it 6/10. But its very clear that Betesda doesn't give a **** about the franchise, or the fans and are catering to casual gamers. if you want an RPG experience, go back and play modded skyrim, fallout 1,2,3, or wasteland 2. IF you want a good dystropian shooter, play metro 2033 and last light. This feels like the worst of both worlds.

    Also the graphics looks several years old.
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  48. Mar 4, 2016
    0
    This is the worse Fallout game on the series. As a shotter could be reviewed like a decent one with a 6 or even 7/10. But as RPG its really a bad game. Without any real decision, you only can say Yes or ignore the quest, that´s all this game lies to you and tries to care of his bland characters. But you can´t the ending is so dumb. Kill, kill and kill. You can't do anything else. AvoidThis is the worse Fallout game on the series. As a shotter could be reviewed like a decent one with a 6 or even 7/10. But as RPG its really a bad game. Without any real decision, you only can say Yes or ignore the quest, that´s all this game lies to you and tries to care of his bland characters. But you can´t the ending is so dumb. Kill, kill and kill. You can't do anything else. Avoid this game. if you want to play Fallout play the first ones or New Vegas. The next time i will not preorder any Bethesda Game.

    And let´s talk about the performance. Is really bad for his dated graphics. You can play it well but don´t expect a constant 60 fps even with a decent machine.

    Seriously run from this game.
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  49. Jan 1, 2016
    0
    The Worst Fallout in the entire franchise I would totally forgive the half attempted story and lack of role play if my character wasn't a weak loser who suffers from polio every time he carries loot from 1 battle, and suffers a stroke every time he walks into a building.

    Litterally the only saving grace for this game is its mods. This act should not be rewarded, Shame on Bethesda those
    The Worst Fallout in the entire franchise I would totally forgive the half attempted story and lack of role play if my character wasn't a weak loser who suffers from polio every time he carries loot from 1 battle, and suffers a stroke every time he walks into a building.

    Litterally the only saving grace for this game is its mods. This act should not be rewarded, Shame on Bethesda those money grabbing fools
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  50. Dec 21, 2015
    0
    What I really dislike about Bethesda Softworks and their games, is that the writing is never good. Nor do they seem to improve on problems their previous games suffered from. Now don't be sad for them, they make a lot of money on this. They even bought out all the critic so they could write positive reviews instead of writing the truth about this pile of cr@p. Oh, no wait! We have theWhat I really dislike about Bethesda Softworks and their games, is that the writing is never good. Nor do they seem to improve on problems their previous games suffered from. Now don't be sad for them, they make a lot of money on this. They even bought out all the critic so they could write positive reviews instead of writing the truth about this pile of cr@p. Oh, no wait! We have the Nexus modding community, just add in a few boobs here and there, some armor, weapon and graphics mods and it's a great game! No it isn't. I've played Bethesda's games since they released Oblivion and Fallout 3, and these were also really dull, lifeless, badly written and clunky. To sum it up, don't buy from them guys. It's mediocre blockbuster stuff. Expand
  51. Nov 26, 2015
    3
    The problem with this game is most highlighted by removal or revamps of three systems. The karma system, the perk system, and the dialogue system. First the karma system. With it's removal, they didn't need to add any truly evil acts to remove karma. Without this the developers didn't have any incentive to add very many evil actions. Even choosing the be rude option in dialogue nets theThe problem with this game is most highlighted by removal or revamps of three systems. The karma system, the perk system, and the dialogue system. First the karma system. With it's removal, they didn't need to add any truly evil acts to remove karma. Without this the developers didn't have any incentive to add very many evil actions. Even choosing the be rude option in dialogue nets the same response half the time. Second is the redo of the perk system. Because you can potentially unlock any first level of a perk, they made most of them combat oriented, but unnecessary. Since there are no skills, there are very little ways perks play into missions. Finally the dialogue system is just confusing. Expand
  52. Feb 22, 2016
    0
    This is not an RPG at all. Bethesda completely changed the genre of the game to an action game with almost no rpg elements at all. The locations are poorly thought out with little to no imagination. Really what were they thinking Fallout is an RPG series and you turn it into a simplistic shooter type game and you think people are going to like it. Honestly dont know what the developer wasThis is not an RPG at all. Bethesda completely changed the genre of the game to an action game with almost no rpg elements at all. The locations are poorly thought out with little to no imagination. Really what were they thinking Fallout is an RPG series and you turn it into a simplistic shooter type game and you think people are going to like it. Honestly dont know what the developer was thinking but i gave up on this game after 8 hours. Doesn't get any better but if your IQ is below 50 and you like a third person Halo game then by all means.

    Bethesda if you read this PLEASE DONT RUIN THE ELDER SCROLLS SERIES TOO.
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  53. Nov 21, 2015
    0
    Bad story bad game play (for a fallout game) it screams unfinished it wishes it was CoD as it tries and pretends it is its a insult to all of fallout and i love bethesda but skyrim was lazy to and i hope you all get your stuff together but this isn't fallout this is some cartoon looking unfinished lazily made game
  54. Nov 30, 2015
    0
    It is a decent game, and I would give it 7-8 points, but 0 points is for ruining the Fallout series and claiming to be RPG.

    This is more like Borderlands 3.
  55. Dec 2, 2015
    0
    This game is a travesty.This is a simplified, dumbed-down, water-downed fallout experience. Not that I particularly care for this one game, but I''m afraid for the coming games in the future.
  56. Dec 11, 2015
    0
    They think if they add a dog into the game it will makes everything better no it wont. First the game got low graphic changes using old engine update not so much stuff from a great game. Fallout 4 is the most disappointing title Bethesda has ever released.
  57. Nov 28, 2015
    3
    The story, the dialog and general writing is terrible. The voice acting is terrible, maybe because of the writing, but it's emotionless, NOT engaging and extremely shallow. The NPCs you meet are lifeless. The dialog wheel is horrible. The base building is nothing short of bonkers, should have been done via an overview-type UI, the current one is just a mindless minecraft wanna-be feeling,The story, the dialog and general writing is terrible. The voice acting is terrible, maybe because of the writing, but it's emotionless, NOT engaging and extremely shallow. The NPCs you meet are lifeless. The dialog wheel is horrible. The base building is nothing short of bonkers, should have been done via an overview-type UI, the current one is just a mindless minecraft wanna-be feeling, and it simply takes too long to do simple things. And the general UI, dear actual old man in the sky, it is poor and NOT intuitive. The shooting is mediocre, but it could be a lot worse. The music is actually pretty decent, captures a good atmosphere, but they manage to spoil any potential in it due to the lack of engagement from the story and characters in it. The protagonist, despite what he goes through at the start of the game makes me feel NOTHING for him. The start of the game greatly misuses the setup. A setup that should have taken way more time as to allow for the player to build some empathy with the involved parties, but alas it just assumes that because of what happens surely the player MUST empathize. Guess what, I don't in the slightest. It's frankly the worst AAA game I've played this year. Expand
  58. Nov 12, 2015
    3
    This game does not live up to my expectations.The beginning of game quite good, but after passing of the first city where give power armor... It becomes boring to play.
    Also I want to note lag of dialogues in the Russian version when some characters speak.
    As a result: game not failure, but also and also doesn't show something outstanding, fascinating.
  59. Nov 24, 2015
    3
    The game feels like a conversion from a console. Hard binded keys (such as - Enter on the numpad doesn't work, you have to press the other one), if you have a lot to scrap or mod you have to constantly move your hands around - wsad, cursors, mouse, enter, spacebar, tab etc, etc. Basicaly - shows how much devs care for PC gamers.
    Graphics - nice, but barely an improvement from Fallout 3.
    The game feels like a conversion from a console. Hard binded keys (such as - Enter on the numpad doesn't work, you have to press the other one), if you have a lot to scrap or mod you have to constantly move your hands around - wsad, cursors, mouse, enter, spacebar, tab etc, etc. Basicaly - shows how much devs care for PC gamers.
    Graphics - nice, but barely an improvement from Fallout 3.
    Dialogues are dumbed down, as well as the whole dialogue system. Weapons don't malfunction anymore. Main story line? Protagonist is dumb, to the point where I don't even want to pursue this quest... And I made him with 10 Inteligence, and walk around in a lab coat giving +2 int. But he's still an idiot.
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  60. Nov 10, 2015
    5
    I will try my best to look at this objectively since everyone else seems to either be 0/10 is crap or 10/10 best game ever like it always is.

    The gunplay is by far the best between the three first person shooter fallouts but that's about the only good thing I can say about it. Everyone already talked about how poorly the game looks, the animations, as well as the performance so I won't
    I will try my best to look at this objectively since everyone else seems to either be 0/10 is crap or 10/10 best game ever like it always is.

    The gunplay is by far the best between the three first person shooter fallouts but that's about the only good thing I can say about it. Everyone already talked about how poorly the game looks, the animations, as well as the performance so I won't bother too much with it. But I just gotta say that there are dozens of games out there that are much bigger and detailed than this one that manage to run much better on most machines. Hell just look at all this year's releases if you want proof, this just feels like lazy optimization in the developers part. My gtx 770 could max out MGS5 and play at a stable 60fps at all times, the witcher 3 made it struggle to maintain 50fps on high but at least that game had detail and was much better looking than this one making it excusable. This one runs at 60 on high but dips to the 40s for no real reason constantly.I don't even want to know what this runs and looks like on consoles.

    The story and characters are mediocre at best with it getting worse as you progress, whether you got spoiled or not. It also has that god awful speech wheel that is only there because your character is now voiced and they had to limit your freedom on what you could or could not say. The Special system is now meaningless since upgrading it is a joke unlike literally every game before it, where putting a point was a struggle and an achievement at the same time. Remember going to the BoS base in FO1 and getting that machine to give you a point in a stat if you had the right drive for it? Or that Hubologist in San Francisco or NCR that had a chance to give you luck or decrease it depending on your luck in FO2? How about 3 and NV where you had to sacrifice a perk to get one stat point up? It wasn't as bad as sacrificing a perk in the first 2 games since you got perks every 3 levels but still it was a sacrifice, here its just "lol put a point more on it" . Skills are not even skills. This game was just poor decisions all around

    Also for PC this port hot garbage with the UI taken straight out of the console version, don't get me wrong even in the context of a console it looks like a mess but its even worse when you have a PC that could use a more sleeker menu. If you really want to play this game and like wasting money like me then wait for UI mods to fix it.

    The main reason I gave this a 5 and not something lower is because shooting stuff and looting stuff while 60s music plays in the background is still fun, but honestly there are better options for that everywhere. Overall the whole time I've played this game the only thing I could think of is man, I really wish I was playing 3 or NV right now.
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  61. Nov 14, 2015
    0
    Is it even Fallout? Shooter in open world filled with linear quests(Never get tired of killing raiders or mutants in factories). RPG part is completely dead. Rest In Peace, Fallout franchise.
  62. Mar 20, 2016
    0
    I can summarize the game with one question. I need to write 150 chars in order to post review... sec...
    Is fallout 4 a good game? :

    (UP) YES
    (RIGHT) MAYBE
    (DOWN) LATER
    (LEFT) Ask random question
  63. Nov 27, 2015
    3
    It is a sad game. Good polished presentation, but empty inside. Dialogues, story and characters are badly executed. It feels like epitaph of game industry, where all that money can produce such boring and shallow experience.
  64. Dec 24, 2015
    0
    Absolute rubbish - what a disgrace to bring such game in 2015! Nothing new, recycled same garbage engine from 2008. True game was Fallout 1/2 - i want to see real reboot of those.
    CD Project RED needs to take this franchise over!
  65. Nov 28, 2015
    0
    I have literally created a metacritic account just to let potential unaware buyers of my disappointment.
    To all fans of the Fallout series, stay away, this is not the game we were waiting for, as someone who played hundred of hours in New Vegas i was very disappointed: the RPG elements have been completely stripped to make room for the FPS centric, this game has been streamlined in order
    I have literally created a metacritic account just to let potential unaware buyers of my disappointment.
    To all fans of the Fallout series, stay away, this is not the game we were waiting for, as someone who played hundred of hours in New Vegas i was very disappointed: the RPG elements have been completely stripped to make room for the FPS centric, this game has been streamlined in order to appeal to the mass of casual players and has basically become a (mediocre) linear story driven open world shooter, sure there are good things in it and it's not a terrible game, quite the opposite it's enjoyable for the first hours, but don't think you can play it over and over and still find it amusing like past FO games trust me.
    It's pointless to list everything that is wrong here, just go look at the user score reviews, if so many people complains about the same things be sure that there is a valid reason behind.
    P.S. I'm giving it such a low score to compensate to all the fanboys 10/10 and balance the score overall i think it would be a 6-7/10 game but i would rate it 5 because of the name it bears and how over hyped it was.
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  66. Nov 11, 2015
    1
    Game blows....

    boring
    clunky
    cringeworthy dialogue
    tedious dialogue wheel
    nothing new here, move along
    never pre order a game again
    graphics make it unplayable. just awful. solid game for 20$, not a penny more
  67. Nov 20, 2015
    3
    22 hours in and I don't think I have the strength to go on. There is just nothing to hook the player into continuing through this giant mess of an RPG. The main story is just not compelling, the side quests are not compelling, the visuals are awful and the controls are clunky. Even the main radio station stinks.

    The only thing I like so far is the build mode but that can only carry
    22 hours in and I don't think I have the strength to go on. There is just nothing to hook the player into continuing through this giant mess of an RPG. The main story is just not compelling, the side quests are not compelling, the visuals are awful and the controls are clunky. Even the main radio station stinks.

    The only thing I like so far is the build mode but that can only carry you so far before getting bored.
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  68. Nov 10, 2015
    1
    This is not fallout. It is a dull, high spec'd low quality, unimaginative rpg where you are shoe horned into a broad story of one individual. Dual uninspired dialogue and choices, the most you will get out of this game is using it as a walking simulator and mass murder simulator. It is incredibly non optimized, a strewn mish mash of key bindings that make no sense compared to theThis is not fallout. It is a dull, high spec'd low quality, unimaginative rpg where you are shoe horned into a broad story of one individual. Dual uninspired dialogue and choices, the most you will get out of this game is using it as a walking simulator and mass murder simulator. It is incredibly non optimized, a strewn mish mash of key bindings that make no sense compared to the previous games that worked far better, and a UI in past games that worked far better, but they now have a horrid GUI.

    Fallout 4 is the Oblivion of Morrowind if Morrowind was FO3/NV, they completely missed the mark and made a console game for casuals in this generation. Terrible tacked on building and mod simulator to make money off the crop of recent titles. They just didn't put the heart and feelings of the past games in this, it isn't there, there is no nostalgia to lean upon, go play FO3 and NV and mod them like mad. Mods and dlc cannot save FO4.

    We can only hope they go back to the pure roots and get a developer that actually loves Fallout that in FO5 in 4 years no talking protagonist, more branching storylines, and nothing fancy to hype. Back to skills, back to actual roleplaying, back to an actual working UI, back to something made specifically for PC gamers. Graphics might just be the one semi decent thing it has going for it despite what most say, and that is all imo. It however still deserves a zero for bringing out such vitriol I had after 20 hours of play that I had to spend a day to calm down and play games I actually like, such as FO3 and Payday2 (which I don't agree with certain things such as micro transactions) but I play it because I enjoy it, and I do not in anyway as of this moment like FO4.
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  69. Nov 11, 2015
    1
    A huge disappointment is how I would word my feelings after seeing what has become of the Fallout series.

    - Rather lacking graphics for a 2015 game (just look at Witcher 3 - that's how an AAA title should look like) - Dumbed down Mass Effect lookalike dialog system (the "Sarcastic" option deserves an additional mention as choosing this option can cause unpredictable results) -
    A huge disappointment is how I would word my feelings after seeing what has become of the Fallout series.

    - Rather lacking graphics for a 2015 game (just look at Witcher 3 - that's how an AAA title should look like)
    - Dumbed down Mass Effect lookalike dialog system (the "Sarcastic" option deserves an additional mention as choosing this option can cause unpredictable results)
    - Character progression has also been dumbed down,
    - Poor enemy and NPC AI.
    - Story writing is probably the worst one of all of Bethesda's games.
    - All the bugs you can or cannot handle.

    All in all it sits somewhere between F:3 and F:NV and after seeing what a HUGE improvement Skyrim was over Oblivion as well as the fantastic marketing campaign for F:4 I expected this to be the much sought improvement as well. Instead it is overall barely a slightly better F:3 (a 2008 game!!!). By today's standards it is a failure.

    PS. How on earth did the "official" critics not notice all these flaws?
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  70. Nov 11, 2015
    0
    "It just works."

    Yes, releasing a linear "RPG" on a 10 year old engine, with uncountable bugs, while your company and you rake in millions in profit.

    It sure as hell does work. For you.
  71. Nov 16, 2015
    0
    Its a shame that no website these days has the balls to call a bad game a bad game. It should be very obvious that players will not believe what you say in the future if you just make up scores based on how much money they paid you or how nice the marketing people are.

    Seriously, please play the game, make a list of everything good and bad and construct a score out of it. Just as an
    Its a shame that no website these days has the balls to call a bad game a bad game. It should be very obvious that players will not believe what you say in the future if you just make up scores based on how much money they paid you or how nice the marketing people are.

    Seriously, please play the game, make a list of everything good and bad and construct a score out of it. Just as an example, if you compare the graphics of Fallout 4 with the graphics of any game released in the last two years, how can it have a higher score than 50% in that aspect?

    Or how can it have a high score in storytelling, atmosphere or anything close to it if you compare it to Witcher 3? Where is the relation between your scores?

    Please tell me HOW can you get scores around 90% for a game if anyone that is not blind AND deaf can see that it is very sub par in at least 3 categories? (input devices, graphics, stability... even if you disregard storytelling and whatever else is wrong with the game.)

    Oh well. I will never believe any review done by "expert" critiquers ever again.
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  72. Nov 12, 2015
    4
    Bethesda told us that they've been secretly working on this game for years, making sure to get everything right. They said they were going to take the best of 3 and New Vegas and improve upon them. They told us that we would be able to do anything we want, be the character we wanted to be. We were lead to believe that this was going to be the best game of 2015, the game that wouldBethesda told us that they've been secretly working on this game for years, making sure to get everything right. They said they were going to take the best of 3 and New Vegas and improve upon them. They told us that we would be able to do anything we want, be the character we wanted to be. We were lead to believe that this was going to be the best game of 2015, the game that would revolutionize the Fallout franchise.

    SO WHAT HAPPENED?
    WHAT THE **** HAPPENED!?
    WHEN DID THINGS GO SO WRONG TODD HOWARD!?
    WHAT HAPPENED TO FALLOUT 4!?
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  73. Nov 10, 2015
    3
    Do you like the Sims? Did you enjoy Minecraft? Then the game is perfectly tailored for you! Gather old tires, toasters and cup, hit them with a hammer and build a shack out of them! Want some magic with alchemy? No problem! Mix 3 bottles of irradiated water and it's safe to drink now! Miracles! If you really love pictures instead of numbers, dialogues that don't strain your brain cells andDo you like the Sims? Did you enjoy Minecraft? Then the game is perfectly tailored for you! Gather old tires, toasters and cup, hit them with a hammer and build a shack out of them! Want some magic with alchemy? No problem! Mix 3 bottles of irradiated water and it's safe to drink now! Miracles! If you really love pictures instead of numbers, dialogues that don't strain your brain cells and you are brave enough to gaze into the uncanny valley of horrible Fallout 4 faces, you'll love the game.

    Unfortunately, if you enjoyed Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, loved story told in both of these games, interesting characters, tactical combat and immersion in a post-apocalyptic world, you have nothing to do here. The game should be called Minecraft 2: Call of Duty and Fallout, because that's the feeling you're get.

    You all got fooled by pre-release hype. You loved the game because of trailers it showed you. There will still be thousands of people who will be thrilled about the game and will have hard time deciding between Minecraft and Fallout 4. Unfortunately, if you are not entertained by collecting all the junk in the wasteland, this game is not for you.
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  74. Nov 10, 2015
    1
    Fallout, the love of my life. A love-story that ends here, all thanks to Bethesda. TL;DR? This needed AT LEAST an extra year of full development.

    Only PROS: It actually runs on day-one, unlike other games (*cough* Batman: Arkham Knight *cough*) Here are the MAIN problems briefly: -Graphics out of a 2000's game. Sometimes they are so badly done they look cartoonish, like Telltale's
    Fallout, the love of my life. A love-story that ends here, all thanks to Bethesda. TL;DR? This needed AT LEAST an extra year of full development.

    Only PROS: It actually runs on day-one, unlike other games (*cough* Batman: Arkham Knight *cough*)

    Here are the MAIN problems briefly:

    -Graphics out of a 2000's game. Sometimes they are so badly done they look cartoonish, like Telltale's Walking Dead/Wolf Among Us.
    -Nice that everything is voiced, however you are limited to 4 answers per dialogue including the classic (Witty, Kind, Evil, No ty) - How innovative!
    -You basically get the Power Armor 15 minutes into the game, taking any challenge out of it.
    -No real Survival theme. More like a First Person Shooter
    -The towns are tiny. Even the supposingly "Jewel" of the game, the big, main settlement - Diamond City, is as small as Dawnstar in Skyrim...and feels like its been rushed - like a copy-paste of megaton from Fallout 3.
    -Still use the same weird "hacking" of computer terminals in which you have to guess 4-5 times and then wait to try again.
    -Skill not high enough? Forget trying. Unlike Skyrim in which you could ATTEMPT to break a Master lock (even with level 1 lockpicking), in Fallout 4 you simply are locked from doing so if you don't have the appropriate perk unlocked.

    -Dialogues are plain childish - no imagination or creative thinking behind them.
    -Story is boring and uninteresting. Nothing that makes me want to investigate and find out what is going on (bad graphics add to that).
    -On dialogues, now you can fully be in 3rd person and look around. However, the camera goes nuts and shows blank walls, or it fully zooms on NPC's hair, etc.

    -Holstered weapons dissapear - nothing at your sides.
    -Enemies get stuck, jump around, run in T-pose. Quest NPCs bug and roam to places unknown, making quests unable to complete.

    -No RPG soul in it. More like an FPS like CoD.
    -Landscapes are simply bad. Nothing breath-taking like Skyrim - hell, I could just sit in front of a river and watch the scenery in Skyrim!
    -Wax museum character models - although character creation looks dope, the poor graphic quality and the same base, copy-pasted face for NPCs ruins it all.
    ALSO: Bethesda didn't even bother changing the hand meshes. Play Male or Female character, your hands use the same (male) model. I played 10 minutes on my female character accidentally this morning, and I realized it when I went 3rd person that I play a female. The hands textures are the same FOR CHRIST SAKE.

    -You need three hands to play (REALLY? WASD, MOUSE, AND ARROWS? SERIOUSLY BETHESDA?)
    -Keyboard keys are hardcoded, for example you can't switch the F-key back to 1st/3rd person like it was in Skyrim - forcing you to use "V"

    More, but it's adding to the inevitable: Let's hope that the modding community can fix this mess.
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  75. Nov 23, 2015
    0
    A shameful entry into the Fallout series, especially given the potential of improving upon the genuinely fun and creative elements of Fallout 3 and NV. You begin literally sculpting the face of your character, adding tremendously to your intent to build a completely customized and specialized survivor. The game however ultimately rails your character into a set path of grey and whiteA shameful entry into the Fallout series, especially given the potential of improving upon the genuinely fun and creative elements of Fallout 3 and NV. You begin literally sculpting the face of your character, adding tremendously to your intent to build a completely customized and specialized survivor. The game however ultimately rails your character into a set path of grey and white options that often leads awkwardly and annoyingly to the same conclusion, thanks especially to your character being fully voiced. Skills were removed, perks have been stripped down and combined, advanced perks have no consequences, and you can level into an abomination thanks to the removal of the level cap. The biggest problem is that despite the weapons you can customize, and the endings you work towards, everything just feels too samey.

    The absent karma system is secondary to the forced plot and meaningless quests. You will say things in dialogue that you may hate thanks to the brief and absolutely retarded options provided on your dialogue wheel. The tone of your character and the choice of words are abysmal and unexpected blah blah blah, heres the real reason why I rated this game a 0:

    In the opening of New Vegas, someone shot me with a smug face and took my parcel. I wake up angry wanting revenge, while at the same time being curious about the item I was meant to deliver. I sneak critical exploded the head of the tutorial lady mid-tutorial, then mass murdered everyone in tutorial town. I enjoyed that. A little afterwards I started to feel bad so I restarted the game and ended up destroying the town again, but this time with the aid of a faction looking to take over the town. Then I entered the base of this evil faction and started wiping out everyone with a sniper rifle from one of their watchtowers. Afterwards I found a plasma gun and really liked how it looked and shot, so I started choosing perks related to robotics, plasma and laser weapons. When I reached the character who shot you, whom you may or may not want to get revenge on in the game, there are so many ways to take care of him that I ended up reloading and retrying countless times. I ended up tricking him into a personal meeting at his apartment bar where I shot his personalized gun out of his hand, equipped it, shot his head making him stagger, and then switched to my axe, and ferociously wailed at his leg at lightning speed without vats thanks to the insane perks for melee weapons Obsidian thought out, then as he staggered again, I threw a grenade and ducked behind the counter as body parts flew everywhere... ahhhh what fun, and the joke is that the main story just begins to advance at this point after countless hours of amazing well thoughtout quests you go through before reaching Vegas itself. By the end of New Vegas, I had aided, destroyed, tricked, and robbed several factions, and ended quests how I saw fit. I had all the perks that stack damage and criticals attributed to laser and plasma weapons, in combination with the plasma and laser explosion perk, which made the last quarter of the game and DLCs a firework show of exploding cazadors and deathclaws! The credits summarized the monstrosity of my actions and I closed the game eager to start a new character who was well mannered and liked to sneak around with a powerfist and silenced weapons.

    In Fallout 4, you go to tutorial town and said no to helping them, but you ended up forcefully helping them anyway. You reloaded, and tried to kill tutorial black guy, sorry not allowed. The one and only reason for this, is because this game exists to give non-fallout players a taste of everything that Bethesda thinks makes a fallout game right at the tutorial- power armor, deathclaw, and gattling gun-. The purpose behind this reason, is to profit accordingly from the albino gamer who only understands 2 words with the additional dull expectation of some kind of dumb plot (which needs to be forced if albinos are expected to notice it ) that will act as a medium for those 2 words: "gun" and "kill". Too bad this was at the cost of simply producing a good Fallout game.
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  76. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    The creators didn't even attempt to create a coherent wasteland. Fallout is supposed to be a RPG about surviving a nuclear holocaust. In Fallout 4 however the game appears to be about nothing more than capping enemies in the head with an assortment of different weapons.

    The design of the game has gone from being a game which tells a story. To simply a game about playing a game. Fifteen
    The creators didn't even attempt to create a coherent wasteland. Fallout is supposed to be a RPG about surviving a nuclear holocaust. In Fallout 4 however the game appears to be about nothing more than capping enemies in the head with an assortment of different weapons.

    The design of the game has gone from being a game which tells a story. To simply a game about playing a game. Fifteen minutes after leaving the Vault butt-naked with nothing but a blue jumper suit and a pistol to your name, you will acquire a suit of high tech Power armor along with a Minigun to go along with it. Twenty minutes into the game you will be destroying some of the most powerful enemies in Fallout lore, the dreaded Deathclaw government experimented super soldier.

    A few more hours into the game and you will have a mini nuclear rocket launch (The Fatman). An assortment of weapons from machine guns, pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns, auto pistols (list goes on).

    Another hour into the game and you will meet the Elite Brotherhood of Steel, the futuristic faction of super soldiers who guard their high technology secrets furiously. Don't worry though because they'll be happy to recruit you into their ranks almost instantly. Thus giving you access to laser weapons and other high tech weapons. The recon leader of the Brotherhood is even nice enough to give you his prized possession, his legendary laser rifle. Yes he will give his most prized weapon to some random wastelander he met just ten minutes ago.

    And that's Fallout 4 for you. It doesn't even attempt to make any sense. It has no character progression because your character will go from zero to hero before you even get ten percent into the game. And the games world is not a wasteland. It's just a game world which looks like a wasteland and has a bunch of loot thrown into it so that the console players can run around capping zombies and raiders without even trying.
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  77. Dec 5, 2015
    0
    Lacking in literally every area other than graphics compared to previous fallout games. Not worth the full price at all.
    If you're a diehard FO1/2/NV fan, stay away from this one.
  78. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    I pure disappointment by Bethesda making me wish Obsidian took the reigns on this one. I truly feel as though i wasted my hard earned money on rehashed story telling, a conversation wheel that is as far removed as can be from any fallout title and as many glitches as there were pure fun moments in the game. As of writing this I am 8 hours in and its like Bethesda completely ignoredI pure disappointment by Bethesda making me wish Obsidian took the reigns on this one. I truly feel as though i wasted my hard earned money on rehashed story telling, a conversation wheel that is as far removed as can be from any fallout title and as many glitches as there were pure fun moments in the game. As of writing this I am 8 hours in and its like Bethesda completely ignored everything a Fallout title is and everything New Vegas did right. Thus in turn I have to give it a low effort score for its many bugs low quality dialogue sequences, sub par story telling and some of the most obvious plot lines in video game history. I was really hoping for something great from this one but it seems its all hype from Bethesda once again. Expand
  79. Nov 17, 2015
    3
    I've clocked about 40 hours in this game. It's a good shooter I suppose but technically and storyline wise the game is a huge mess. It could have been so much better but they need to ditch this old ass engine and get some better writers.
  80. Nov 10, 2015
    6
    I'm impressed that Bethesda finds a way to make games shallower and shallower every singer iteration. I'm even more impressed that they are still so salty that Fallout New Vegas added so many good features, that they chose to actually OMIT them instead. (Faction reputation is a big one, multiple choice, survival mode)

    This is a complete 360 degrees from Fallout New Vegas. Let's start
    I'm impressed that Bethesda finds a way to make games shallower and shallower every singer iteration. I'm even more impressed that they are still so salty that Fallout New Vegas added so many good features, that they chose to actually OMIT them instead. (Faction reputation is a big one, multiple choice, survival mode)

    This is a complete 360 degrees from Fallout New Vegas. Let's start with the big bear in the room - dialogue and writing in general. Somewhere out there is a nice interview stating that giving the player a varied choice of dialogue in fallout 3 didn't allow them to tell a story quite like they wanted. You know what the problem is? A role-playing game isn't about being told a story, it is about making your OWN story. Especially in one like Fallout. All this talk from Todd Howard bout how player freedom remains their number one goal, yet they cuddle you through the whole story. (Which only has two endings, and considering the outcomes, seems a little extreme) So now here's the problem - Bethesda had YEARS to do this. Compare this to Obsidian who wrote for New Vegas, and it's absolutely asinine and no Bethesda excuse can really justify this. New Vegas allowed you to kill whoever you want, side with whoever you want (within reason since the BoS clearly couldn't take hoover dam) and be whatever player you want. You want to be a psychotic killer and murder everybody and become a slaver? You bet buddy. Dialogue was varied and rich. The story and world also made sense. There was little, if anything, in New Vegas that really seemed out of place in the world. The world felt alive, connected, reasonable. It also broke away from the post apoc trend and explored the "post post" apocalyptic theme (which is what Fallout intended to be). I figured that maybe Bethesda would realize why so many people enjoyed New Vegas and blend it with elements of what people enjoyed out of 3. Instead, they took a complete 360. Cut away player choice in story, made your protagonist voiced, don't let you kill just ANYBODY, and slap you on the wrist for it. It also relies on an RPG SIN which is telling you to care about a thing and gives you no reason other than "well it's the best choice!" Now don't get me wrong - obviously we want to progress through the story because it's a **** game. But the whole story relies on the FIND YOUR SON thing up until you find him. The story is so heavily dependent on it that the game does little to convince you about what's right and wrong in the game. That's boring. That's awful and lazy writing. There is literally no excuse for a game that has been in the works for allegedly 6 years when another publisher did it it better in far less time.

    Another weakness of FO4 - rather than making everything a moral grey area with exceptions (like it should be in a world of people just trying to survive), it does the GOOD GUY BAD GUY thing again. It's again just plain lazy. That doesn't mean everything has to be subjective, but it severely sacrifices player choice.

    So now let's talk about gameplay. One step forward, but two steps backwards. The gunplay is the best yet. Apart from a few quirks and weird scaling issues, every weapon feels like it can be useful with some mods. Customization is fun, rewarding, and adds much needed depth.. If there is one thing Fallout 4 gets right, it is this. If the previous bit had been in check, this easily could have made me ignore the other flaws. I'm excited to see where PC modding (you know, assuming we DON'T get paid mods) takes this system. The settlement thing can be fun as well, if not a little more time consuming than I wish.

    Here's the two steps back part - it does away with the classic leveling system and "Skyrimfies" it. You can more or less become a God and get everything you want. 10 in all SPECIAL, etc. The previous system was nice because you got a nifty perk AND level up a stat. FO4's perks just seem less varied, and you either get a niche perk OR something useful. I'm not saying the previous system was great, but since you can basically get every single perk that is remotely useful, really detracts from the multiple playthrough thing. It's not a HUGE complaint, but it was clear the audience they were going for (as if it wasn't clear enough) was the Skyrim audience. People who want max everything and to just dick around.
    Another note is scaling is just piss awful. You can get some of the best **** way too early in the game. (Power armor makes no sense)

    Overall - is Fallout 4 a bad game? No. It has strengths. The problem is that everything else is just so mediocre. I legitimately went into FO4 thinking "well there is no way they made it worse" and yet somehow, against ALL odds, 6 years, and such a large budget, they found away. Beth painted a canvas full of things to explore and instead they wasted it by not capitalizing on the Synths concept. Overall, a bad sign of what's to come since Beth clearly only cares about capitalizing on profit.
    4/10
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  81. Nov 11, 2015
    1
    The main problem in this game is that feeling that you dont play game from 2015, we have that MONEY problem again, it is all about that. I cant belive someone can work on something for years and then deliver something like that. Yet again we have unfinished product, and now we have to wait that famous "first week patch" to work out so many problems. A lot of people say how this is based onThe main problem in this game is that feeling that you dont play game from 2015, we have that MONEY problem again, it is all about that. I cant belive someone can work on something for years and then deliver something like that. Yet again we have unfinished product, and now we have to wait that famous "first week patch" to work out so many problems. A lot of people say how this is based on consoles and I must agree, because that brings money, at least in the heads of this "hard working people". Everything becomes fake these days, they spend milions of dollars to advertising the crap. You cant, you just cant go to reduction of game, because that dosent match your master consoles plan. PC today is virtually unlimited, and what we have? Those consoles are made from pc core, and if someone lose pc players that is their unconditional fall. I mean in 2015 we have loading screen for entering the building? When you speak to the people in the game it all feels stretch, even the story isnt something. The game feels out of date, because of smart reducttion of people behind this game. Yes you can build your own settlement, you can craft some most generic weapons I ever see, just dosent seems right. A lot of people say it is a Sykrim, but without dragos, yea, sykrim also had his own reductions for the same reasons, and that game was out 2011, and now what year is it? After 4 years, you deliver the same? Something is fron with game industry, and we need gaming revolution, every game become like sport, non of few changes, another year on cover and voila you have a BRAND NEW game. Very disappointing and poor Expand
  82. Nov 10, 2015
    3
    This game will be great when the modders get done re-adding all the stuff that should've been there since day 1. It has a poor selection of ugly weapons, the game feels more like a shooter than it ever did an actual RPG, there's not much presented in the way of an immersive choice, and everything about the environment and the story is just a shadow of the retrofuturism that made FO3 and NVThis game will be great when the modders get done re-adding all the stuff that should've been there since day 1. It has a poor selection of ugly weapons, the game feels more like a shooter than it ever did an actual RPG, there's not much presented in the way of an immersive choice, and everything about the environment and the story is just a shadow of the retrofuturism that made FO3 and NV so appealing. I was really hoping this game would be good, or at least FO3 rebuilt on the skyrim engine, but no. It's just a painful slog. Expand
  83. Nov 20, 2015
    3
    Old engine, Old texture requirements, old glitches, old problems. Why should I think this is a next gen game when I'm able to fix the problems using FO3 ini and console tweaks? Simply lowering the resolutions of the in game textures gives me the same FPS as Skyrim.
  84. Nov 11, 2015
    0
    Gráficos ultrapassados e taxa de quadros oscilantes, alem do preço absurdo que foi sobrado na steam para um jogo que não tem nem MP.
    Creio eu que a parte dos gráficos estarem abaixo é por conta dos consoles atrasando como ja é de costume.
  85. Nov 23, 2015
    0
    84. Well, I guess no bonuses, right? LMAO!

    Bethesda, you failed so much. Why you even bought this franchise? Just give it to Obsidian. They know what is Fallout, unlike you.
  86. Nov 18, 2015
    0
    I'm sorry but it needs to be said: This game can't be reviewed because in my opinion it is unpolished...unfinished...and basically a post-nuclear Skyrim. Out of all the big AAA game releases this year, Fallout 4 spits in the face of its own hype. The across the board glitches, late PS2/early PS3 textures, and the dull storyline clearly indicate that this 'game' did not spend enough timeI'm sorry but it needs to be said: This game can't be reviewed because in my opinion it is unpolished...unfinished...and basically a post-nuclear Skyrim. Out of all the big AAA game releases this year, Fallout 4 spits in the face of its own hype. The across the board glitches, late PS2/early PS3 textures, and the dull storyline clearly indicate that this 'game' did not spend enough time in the oven. It is my contention that Bethesda released this disaster with full expectation of a horde of modders descending on it to fix its many and gratuitous faults. (Hooray, for the modders...Boo for Bethesda for using you as a resource for free labor).

    In the wake of The Witcher 3 and yes, even GTA V this can't be the "masterpiece' that Bethesda wanted to gift the gaming world. The fact that the major review sites can even give it such high scores has permanently damaged my opinion of their objectivity and increased my possibly paranoid belief in a behind the scenes payola scheme.

    Avoid this at all costs... or at least until the talented modders have transformed it into the game it SHOULD be a year from now.
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  87. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Where do I begin? I really, really don't know.

    Let's 'try' to do this from the start.
    You play a guy with military training who goes into cryo, or a women with household chores training (completely ignoring the complete survival chance disparity in the husband/wife). You then have to go look for your infant son. You, like a complete idiot, still think your son is a newborn despite the fact that you quite obviously exit cyro-stasis at very different times.

    You then are then ham-fisted a dog from the get go (like, hey guys, dogs are cool right?) as well as having a bunch of other immortal god companions who spend the entire fight on their ass. You can only play one character - concerned daddy. I mean, concerned daddy can either be chill about finding his son and be polite, or be slightly abrupt and annoyed about finding his son. But at the end of the day, you're not choosing who you want to be; the game has already done that for you. You're roleplaying exactly what Bethesda wants.

    Fort building is a joke. The NPC's will literally steal your power armour and make it impossible for you to recover (exo-suits can't be taken off corpses, just the armour) straight from your fort. That's right, settlers know how to use power armour. Guess training ain't needed, huh? Placement is regularly buggy and fussy, and whilst you can scrap all sorts of **** and that's cool and all, you can't level out the ground you're building on which just leads to the realistic 'build space' being where the game sodding well lets you. 3-4 slots in the first one and a couple in one or two others. Oh, and the house you build for yourself? Gonna get invaded by settlers.

    You're once again ham-fisted the role of brotherhood knight, oh, and you're also the general of the minutemen! After about 3 minutes outta the vault.

    Sidequests are literally MMO tier - go here, kill raiders, come back, get reward.

    Optimisation is 'eh' at best, and your FPS will get annihilated in the city.

    Difficulty seems to vary to ridiculous degrees with some areas seemingly levelling with you and others being preset.

    The weapon customisation is cool, but the quantity of skills and components required just for say.. a shotgun stock is ridiculous and will take a huge amount of levels.

    The looting gets ridiculous too when you see names like "Tactical compensated heavy stocked automatic suppressed bayoneted laser rifle" and after a while, all these mods mean nothing, it just turns into another slog fest of putting round after round into some up-levelled raider's skull, desperately hoping the fight will end.

    Radiation actually matters now which is nice. But no radiation sickness. (wat)

    Power armour is a cool rethink. Shame it completely ****s all over the lore.

    Romance companions? What like say "I thunk we should be more than fronds" "oki, we are lol"

    Just generally being ham-fisted with companions. Stop it, stop.

    Seriously, am I not allowed my own house? I know I've said it, but when I build my own house I don't want it invaded by a brahmin caravan that blocks the doorway.

    No more skills, just a ****ty rethink of the perk system simply leads to a game where you don't get a stronger character, the game just keeps asking you to play it FPS style and occasionally pick up a new weapon.

    Honestly the most disappointing starting vault ever.
    10 people in cryo and some staff that died after a year. Absolutely tiny too.

    Simply put, this isn't an rpg anymore. This is like if they stole Mass Effect's dialogue wheel, made a huge mess out of it, and removed any last semblance of an RPG.

    Well, back to Fallout 1-3 + Vegas, guess that's where the franchise ended.
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  88. Nov 11, 2015
    2
    weapon durability system removed
    ammo type system removed
    hardcore mode removed weapon model on character when holstered removed faction system removed karma system removed Skills removed Traits removed Interior maps removed Dialogue system dumbed down, speech checks for various skills/special absent Narrative nowhere near New Vegas quality Buggy as **** performance problems,
    weapon durability system removed
    ammo type system removed
    hardcore mode removed
    weapon model on character when holstered removed
    faction system removed
    karma system removed
    Skills removed
    Traits removed
    Interior maps removed
    Dialogue system dumbed down, speech checks for various skills/special absent
    Narrative nowhere near New Vegas quality
    Buggy as **** performance problems, lacking basic features that require you to go into the files and add lines to the .ini files

    Honesty, Bethesda is much more interested in streamlining the game to widen their audience that they lost me. If you told me back in 1997 that this is what Fallout would become I'd be dumb-founded. With each sequel a game should add more content with each iteration. But because we have to appeal to the mainstream casual audience now we have to remove a lot of the features that made this series great because it'll be to difficult for the masses. Very disappointed that it's come to this.
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  89. Nov 17, 2015
    0
    Bethesda killed Fallout.

    it is no longer an RPG with choice and consequence that also had great writing and characters. It is now just an open world theme park with terrible writing, extremely shallow RPG elements that caters to the casual crowd rather than RPG fans. The good: + Weapon crafting + Improved gunplay + Detailed character creator The bad: - No traits - No
    Bethesda killed Fallout.

    it is no longer an RPG with choice and consequence that also had great writing and characters. It is now just an open world theme park with terrible writing, extremely shallow RPG elements that caters to the casual crowd rather than RPG fans.

    The good:

    + Weapon crafting
    + Improved gunplay
    + Detailed character creator

    The bad:

    - No traits
    - No skill points
    - No karma
    - No faction reputation
    - Dumbed down dialogue: Yes / No / Sarcastic / I dont understand
    - No weapon/armor degrading
    - No optional hardcore mode (Needing water/food/rest)
    - Awful writing and uninspired story
    - Bad voice acting
    - Very little choice and consequence
    - Extremely buggy
    - Bad performance on all platforms
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  90. Nov 11, 2015
    3
    It's unfortunate to see this game fall flat on it's face after all the massive amounts of hype that went into it, you would think for not announcing it until June, and promising a 2015 release they would have been sitting on a mostly complete game when they announced it, it seems that this wasn't the case, the FPS locks, the crashing bugs, and the fact that a high end pc has incredibleIt's unfortunate to see this game fall flat on it's face after all the massive amounts of hype that went into it, you would think for not announcing it until June, and promising a 2015 release they would have been sitting on a mostly complete game when they announced it, it seems that this wasn't the case, the FPS locks, the crashing bugs, and the fact that a high end pc has incredible stuttering makes me sad, I loved the first 20 minutes that I was able to play, but after that I kept running into glitching, crashing and fps drops to the point that my immersion was killed.

    Once the patches roll out and they finish the game I'll look forward to paying it, but for now, buyers remorse.
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  91. Nov 15, 2015
    3
    Its such a step back from the previous fallouts. The story is very dull, the ending is a few seconds long and not interesting at all.

    The choices of weapons and gear is severly limited. the map size is far smaller than previous games. The Shooting is far better, but the overall game created does not compare and does not live upto expectations. its a small short game over hyper by
    Its such a step back from the previous fallouts. The story is very dull, the ending is a few seconds long and not interesting at all.

    The choices of weapons and gear is severly limited. the map size is far smaller than previous games.
    The Shooting is far better, but the overall game created does not compare and does not live upto expectations. its a small short game over hyper by bethesda.

    And it hurts me to say this given how much i enjoyed the previous two
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  92. Nov 16, 2015
    3
    I have to say before writing this that I am a hardcore fallout fan. I played the first fallout game back in '03 and it was a truly amazing experience.

    Then I played 2, and I loved it even more than the first. I was not a massive fan of tactics or BoS, but then again not many people were. Then came Fallout 3, which at the time I enjoyed but whenever I play it now I struggle to enjoy
    I have to say before writing this that I am a hardcore fallout fan. I played the first fallout game back in '03 and it was a truly amazing experience.

    Then I played 2, and I loved it even more than the first. I was not a massive fan of tactics or BoS, but then again not many people were.

    Then came Fallout 3, which at the time I enjoyed but whenever I play it now I struggle to enjoy it. I think the main reason for this was the fact that most decisions did not seem meaningful, and the world seemed like it heavily revolved around the player character, and did not have their own motivations/lives behind the scenes e.g. how you can just do a couple missions, being with a faction for less than a week and become the leader of the faction, which would obviously never happen to anyone but the player.

    After that was New Vegas, which is now tied with 2 for my favorite game of all time. It had the new FPS elements but did not sacrifice it's identity as primarily an RPG. It had interesting characters that did not react to the player as the magical center of the universe. Everything was explained, and not only were the dialogue/missions rich in quantity, but they were also rich in quantity. I was also a big fan of the new setting and not to mention, the DLCs were all fantastic (with the exception of Honest Hearts).

    Then Fallout 4 was announced, and naturally, I was very excited for it, even though Bethesda made it, and I had not been impressed with any of their recent work. The countdown went down until it reached 0 and the teaser trailer was released. Overall, I liked the new art-style and thought the combat that they showed looked good. At E3 though, they showed the game in much more detail and revealed that they had removed skills, given the player character a pre-defined personality/life, as well as a voice. All of these things were OK with me though, because they could easily be worked around with mods. The thing that really pushed me over the edge was the fact that there are only ever 4 dialogue options now, and they are always pretty much just "Yes, no, sarcastic or a question". They even put them always in the same position e.g. Yes is always at the bottom, no on the right, etc. This, coupled with the fact that I already knew that Bethesda really struggled with making interesting stories, meant that this game was going to be an primarily an FPS and secondarily an RPG.

    Now that the game has come out and I have sunk 60 hrs into it, I can safely say that I was right. The optimization is awful 90% of the locations are just **** dungeons that you go into, kill some raiders and get some ammo from a crate at the end. The story is terrible, and you get shoehorned into the concerned parent role no matter what you do. These are only the few things wrong with the game that I can be bothered to list.

    If you are a fan of 1, 2 and New Vegas, this game is certainly not for you. If you want a really, really dumbed down version of Fallout 3 with better combat then you will probably like it.

    The fact that users give this game an average of 5.1 compared to critics with 8.6, shows that critics are not your friends when looking to buy games. I think if you were to compare only the in-depth reviews that talk in detail about all aspects of the game, the average would be between 2 and 4.

    tl;dr Don't pay money for this pile of garbage.
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  93. Nov 10, 2015
    0
    Fallout became FPS with tiny RPG elements. Bethesda should have never did a Fallout game, this is terrible. This is not a Fallout, this is now FPS SIMS for 7 years old kids. Shame on you Bethesda.
  94. Nov 10, 2015
    2
    It really seems like what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. None of the good features Obsiadian made in Vegas made it to F4. Lack of hardcore mode is the most disappointing which turns survival postapo game into dull shooter. I dont care mods will change this. Im reviewing the game Bethesda made, not community.

    I will not comment about graphics, that was never part of fallout and I
    It really seems like what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. None of the good features Obsiadian made in Vegas made it to F4. Lack of hardcore mode is the most disappointing which turns survival postapo game into dull shooter. I dont care mods will change this. Im reviewing the game Bethesda made, not community.

    I will not comment about graphics, that was never part of fallout and I dont mind 64x64px texture being used on bobby pin as well as 5x10m big billboard although it does make your eyes hurt.

    Lack of skills is surprise. If you dont have certain perk, you wont even have chance to try to pick a lock. Game simply doesnt allow you to use it. I'd love to hear Todd Howards speech how less RPG elements actually enhance RPG genere ;)
    SPECIAL is plain pointless and it only affects your hitpoints, action points and carry capacity. Charisma and intelligence are dump stats. Yes, intelligence 1 lets you use same dialogue options and hack computers like a pro. So much for Fallout 1, 2 where intelligence 1 made you a total retard and you couldnt even talk to intelligent people. You simply didnt understand what they are saying. No such cases here in F4.

    Conversations are limited to 4 dialogue options. I liked voice narration, however some players who are role playing might not like it. It makes you feel less connected with hero. Feels like you are just observing someone, doesnt make you feel its you.

    I couldnt help myslef but for the whole time, I had immersion Im playing idSofts RAGE.

    Whie its good the shooting mechanics is better, they fixed combat but completely ignored RPG part of the game. Fallout 4 is as much RPG as Borderlands is. You have generic character pretty much 40% of players will have and you chose perks from simple tree. Its a first/3rd person action shooter. I wouldnt be surprised if there was autoheal.

    You can choose to be good or bad. Thats about it. In both cases, you are supposed to kill everything you meet. Conversations, barter, sneak, etc simply wont allow you to progress without killing everything.
    For more violent players, it also doesnt feel like RPG. You can use every weapon you pick, no more specialization in energy weapons or conventional firearms. This also implies the feel its a shooter. Whatever gun you find, you can use it. Weapon quality degradation is out, no more hunting for spare parts to fix them.

    I didnt bother with the Minecraft or Tower defense part of the game, as I simply think its completely out of topic and has no placein RPG games. Imagine having solitaire minigame in Need for Speed for instance ;)

    All in all, Fallout 4 is mediocre first person shooter in open world with inventory. RPG wise its disaster.
    F1 and F2 fans will absolutely hate it. F3 fans will not like it for even more dunped down RPG elements. (unless they played F3 as shooter as well.)

    Call of Duty and Doom fans will feel right at home though.
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  95. Nov 10, 2015
    0
    It's alright, but I am disappointed.
    The combat is fantastic, they definitely went two steps forward with it. But the roleplaying aspect is **** and two steps back. To me, Fallout was all about the roleplaying, combat was crap but it wasn't that big of a deal. With Fo4 they made the combat so much better, but they didn't put any effort into the most important part of their game, the
    It's alright, but I am disappointed.
    The combat is fantastic, they definitely went two steps forward with it. But the roleplaying aspect is **** and two steps back. To me, Fallout was all about the roleplaying, combat was crap but it wasn't that big of a deal. With Fo4 they made the combat so much better, but they didn't put any effort into the most important part of their game, the roleplaying, it should be better than 3 and NV, not worse than them.

    I'm also VERY disappointed they removed some features of the game that required the player to prepare and plan before doing a quest or journey (Condition, Hardcore mode etc). Though i'm loving the base building and part collecting feature, it's a fantastic addition though it feels like the game is constantly shoving that aspect in my face all the time. Just don't see why hardcore/condition/jamming was removed, Fallout is a survival themed game, it just makes sense to have it available at least as an option (like FNV).

    Removal of skills was silly, limits roleplaying. 95% of perks are combat related, forcing you to play a blockbuster action hero. Factions suck, No Karma, No Reputation (Really Bethesda?). I'm very annoyed the pipboy doesn't tell/show you how irradiated you are as I play with the hud off. Also, traps disappear if they kill you? It's too much spoon feeding.

    Story is pretty good. Map is gorgeous so far, though it feels disappointingly small. Visuals are fantastic despite what people are saying. Ghouls, roaches, and other beasts have improved drastically. And there's an excellent modding community coming up.

    I'd give it a 7/10 if it weren't a Fallout title. But since it is, and it's supposed to be a sequel, an improvement in all aspects over it's previous entries, I feel like it deserves a 5/10 for failing in that regard.
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  96. Nov 11, 2015
    3
    It's not an RPG anymore, just another mass effect-like shooter, but much worse. After 30 minutes in game you find a minigun and power armor... Really? 4 primitive responses in every dialogue. World map is way too small and lifeless.
    Actually it's been said already by everyone here. How could they make such a bad game after New Vegas?
    Please don't waste your money on this piece of garbage
    It's not an RPG anymore, just another mass effect-like shooter, but much worse. After 30 minutes in game you find a minigun and power armor... Really? 4 primitive responses in every dialogue. World map is way too small and lifeless.
    Actually it's been said already by everyone here. How could they make such a bad game after New Vegas?
    Please don't waste your money on this piece of garbage or wait for mods.
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  97. Nov 11, 2015
    4
    Disappointment of the year! Where the interesting dialogues, exciting story? Where RPG abilities?
    The feeling that you play in the pre-release version. Stupid shooter.RIP good old Fallout.
  98. Nov 12, 2015
    4
    First 5-6 hours the game feels enjoyable. But when you want to dig deeper, there's nothing to dig. To that time you've already done and seen everything game has to offer. Building is atrocious. Props look horrible (will people REALLY live in those dirty shacks with holes in walls even after apocalypse? doubt it), snapping is horrible, controls are horrible and WASD stops working from timeFirst 5-6 hours the game feels enjoyable. But when you want to dig deeper, there's nothing to dig. To that time you've already done and seen everything game has to offer. Building is atrocious. Props look horrible (will people REALLY live in those dirty shacks with holes in walls even after apocalypse? doubt it), snapping is horrible, controls are horrible and WASD stops working from time to time, fences hang in sky, corner props stick to wrong walls, and there's really no point in building except for the defense turrets.

    I don't even want to start talking about quests, characters and story. Other people have already said it multiple times. This is an emotionless piece of concrete that feels way outdated. When you look at other games which came 2014-2015 you see castles, mansions and cute huts. When you look at F4, you see dirty shack with holes in walls and rain coming through the ceiling.

    Bethesda... Bethesda never changes.
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  99. Nov 10, 2015
    0
    You may have fooled me this time, Bethesda, but I assure you it will be the last time you ever do!

    Let's start with the dialogue system, which is nothing other than an abomination. Not only is it a literal cut and paste of the Mass Effect wheel, Bethesda have spectacularly managed to make this system even WORSE than it is in Mass Effect games.. There is no choice, there is no ability to
    You may have fooled me this time, Bethesda, but I assure you it will be the last time you ever do!

    Let's start with the dialogue system, which is nothing other than an abomination. Not only is it a literal cut and paste of the Mass Effect wheel, Bethesda have spectacularly managed to make this system even WORSE than it is in Mass Effect games.. There is no choice, there is no ability to roleplay, you are absolutely a set character with 4 dialog choices, two of which basically amount to "yes" and "no". What's even worse is that these characters are as typically bland and grating as any a character Bethesda has ever written, and the voices themselves incredibly irritating (and you will be hearing them a lot!). In fact the writing itself is just cringeworthy for the vast majority of the game, I found my eyes rolling into the back of my skull within the opening 5 minutes.

    And Bethesda had the AUDACITY to market this game still as a "be whoever you want/do whatever you want", it is bordering on fraudulent.

    Now we move onto the technical issues, which STILL plague this game. Despite the visuals being clearly sub-par, despite the game not being any larger or denser than even Skyrim (arguably less so in both fields), despite the massive leap in available memory and other hardware, IT CANNOT EVEN MAINTAIN 30FPS FOR HUGE SECTIONS OF THIS GAME!!! This is almost unbelievable..

    These things could all be overlooked in the past, when Bethesda was a big fish in a small pond, but this is no longer the case and what Bethesda is offering in Fallout 4 pales in almost every aspect to several big competitors out there, which remarkably have far smoother and more stable games to boot.

    This game is like some mutant offspring from an unholy union of Minecraft and Destiny, it's insulting to Fallout fans, it's insulting to Bethesda fans. This game is a PURE CASH GRAB and it's absolutely disgusting.

    The reason it gains even 4 points is because AT TIMES (few and far) there are still glimmers of that old Bethesda in there, there are some tiny things for the RPG fans, but any brief joy at the inclusion of these is soon crushed by the unforgiveable butchering of almost all depth and RPG elements in this game. I'm honestly so angry I can't even form it into a coherent review on this game, I just **** hate this piece of **** and I am **** done with AAA gaming..

    **** you, Bethesda, you **** pieces of **** Go shove Fallout 4 up your **** asses you mother****ers!
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  100. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    After playing this game for many hours now I view the game as average at best. While it seems to start off well the issues this game has start to wear thin. It feels like a Fallout game, but not a very good one.

    This is not a pretty game. Graphics are certainly not the most important factor in a game being good or not but Fallout 4 graphics can be so bad at times it really distracts
    After playing this game for many hours now I view the game as average at best. While it seems to start off well the issues this game has start to wear thin. It feels like a Fallout game, but not a very good one.

    This is not a pretty game. Graphics are certainly not the most important factor in a game being good or not but Fallout 4 graphics can be so bad at times it really distracts from the game. Some textures are so low that I was not even sure what it was meant to be, it just looked like a loads of messy muddy colours.

    The animations are very poor, running is stiff. Lip syncing and speech animations are just broken. Sometimes the mouth just moves up and down like some wooden dummy. That's if I can see their head at all as the cut animation scenes when speaking are terrible, walking out of view, back head to me, robot in the way.

    Boring quest, unlikable NPCs, vast areas of the map with nothing to do or anything of interest, it just goes on and on. The bad out weights the good here by a large margin.

    Conversation choices are sometimes boring, being just a bunch of variations on, 'yeh, ok, maybe, sure, whatever'. Might as well just put in 'Press (A) to grunt.

    The building options which I was most excited about are pretty shallow once you get into it. Story is just badly written leaving me to think "what the hell are you even talking about this is jibberish". At least once.

    This feels like a badly written game that came out 5 years ago. Beware any place giving this top marks, because while they could put an argument forward of how this is not a shallow game that does not have a lot to do than it pretends anyone saying this game is graphically great is in denial. Technically this game just feels like a bit of a mess made with a lack of ambition and a "sod it that will do" attitude.

    If you really like the idea of Fallout and want to try it I would advise waiting till Steam sale, you are not missing much as some of it feels cut & pasted from Fallout 3.
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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    80
    After terrible first couple of hours Fallout 4 pulled itself together and ultimately was almost as fun as The Witcher 3. There’s a huge chasm between these two games in terms of technology (F4 looks like a X360 game), but their open worlds are equally good and Bethesda did a better job with crafting. [01/2016, p.42]
  2. Jan 19, 2016
    70
    This isn’t the step forward I expected, though. Here we are, the first Bethesda game on a new hardware generation, and I can’t help feeling like we’ve regressed—like Fallout 4 really is Oblivion-with-guns. A decade later, it certainly makes many of the same mistakes.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 4, 2016
    92
    It’s easy to get carried away by Fallout 4’s massive open world. While the gunplay is much improved and the quests fun, I found the UI lacking on the PC. The inventory and build menus are really tedious to use. [Dec 2015]