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  • Summary: As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Dec 16, 2015
    100
    The game's music is perfectly set for the different situations you find yourself in. It's suitably dramatic in the big fight scenes and similarly soft when you get to a more emotional part. Whilst not at the forefront of your attention, the music is always there and sometimes you won't even notice it until it goes silent. Your heart might be in your mouth as you hack a computer or lockpick a door with enemies nearby, and the music will do a great job to reflect exactly how you are feeling.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    100
    Fallout 4 is a game that will spark conversation and a huge amount of love, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Skyrim as something of a cultural phenomenon. The game’s only real issue is in the dated visuals, but the engine serves a purpose beyond eye-candy, and hey, we’re mostly walking through irradiated trash anyway, right...Fallout 4 is impossible not to recommend.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 11, 2015
    95
    You’ll have to deal with people who grew up with no understanding of morality and civility, gain their respect (by force, if necessary) and build bright post-nuclear future with them. Wasteland domination is just a step away. [Issue#203, p.46]
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    90
    The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.
  5. Nov 13, 2015
    90
    Fallout 4 is the epitome of what an open world RPG should be.
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    90
    Fallout 4 didn’t blow me away like the previous iteration did, but it did keep me thoroughly entertained and fully vested in journeying across the wasteland.
  7. Nov 10, 2015
    60
    At some point, I just want the games to work reliably. Fallout 4 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, which is to say that it's a large, sprawling world filled with so many different quests and locations that most players will miss entire subplots as they scavenge their way from one side of the world to the other. That's also to say that it's occasionally kind of broken, from performance issues specific to the console versions to scripting glitches that might just prevent you from progressing to the same sort of "physics gone wild" moments that make for killer animated gifs and such.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 458
  1. May 13, 2020
    10
    After a few mods for the settlement building aspect this game is a lot of fun with high replay value.
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    I too am a long time Fallout fan going back to the first two Fallouts on PC. I am also a HUGE Bethesda fan, playing the Elder Scrolls seriesI too am a long time Fallout fan going back to the first two Fallouts on PC. I am also a HUGE Bethesda fan, playing the Elder Scrolls series since Morrowind. Morrowind and Oblivion are some of my favorite RPGs of all time. With all that said Fallout 4 has been an incredible game with many interesting and fun elements. For all of you who don't like to read I'm going to do you a favor and break it down into four points: 1. Gameplay 2. Sound 3. New Features 4. Problems I have with it

    1. The gun gameplay is superb with so many guns and customizations to choose from no two guns feel the same. Sure the controls aren't as snappy or controllable as Battlefied or COD but that's hardly to be expected from an RPG... VATS is as helpful as always providing a helpful slow down to the madness during combat but now it keeps time going which adds an element of risk to your selection. Will they move in time to avoid your shot or dodge behind a piece of cover? Lastly because of the viewing distances sniping and long range combat is better than ever before. I personally like to run a ranged character specializing in sneak, perception, and agility. To conclude, the gameplay is classic Fallout at its best, refined and tuned to keep up with modern gaming but not too different to loose that frantic Fallout feel.

    2. So many of you have complained about the voice acting for the main characters and that it is a travesty equal to treason and punishable by death. Why?? When did having a voiced character become a bad thing? I must have been out of town and missed the memo. Just as many great games (Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect, BioShock just to name a few) have done in the past Fallout has given a voice to our character. Maybe some of you don't like it because it takes away from your connection to the character? What ever it is if it really bothers you that much GET OVER IT. It is not a big deal its just a voice and doesn't take away from the gameplay and if it really bothers you that much you have my permission to plug your ears and hum a tune every time your character talks. Moving on, the music score is classic drawing much of the music that made FO3 great and adding some new classics.

    3. Customization out the wazzoo, Settlements, Facial sculpting, power armor customization, customization of weapons, customization, customization oh yeah and customization. There are so many things in this game that you can change and make your own! This leads to many different possibilities for dramatically different play throughs. Something to me that makes Bethesda RPGs so great are the many different customizations of character, weapons, skills, armor, and even story and FO4 delivers this over and over. Another new feature to add to this list are good graphics. I know that some of you will think "Wahh good graphics aren't a new feature wahhh" and I will respond by saying um yes they are. Maybe many of you forgot or just have issues with memory but FO3's graphics SUCK!! Seriously go back and try playing now you will be amazed at how poorly the graphics look. Want to know why? Because it is a massive game! you cant expect a game that huge to have photorealistic graphics (at least not yet). Here is a revelation that will amazing you... FO4 does have good graphics! Sure its not going to win any awards for its graphics but its on par with every other massive game Bethesda has come out with. So until all you people who whine about graphics get a masters degree in game/graphic design, can it.

    4. Lastly here are my problems: it wen the route of Skyrim. Bethesda has done this thing recently where it is trying to appeal to you silly casual gamers (what ever that is) and has dumbed down their game. Personally I thought Skyrim was only decent and lacked a TON of cool, albeit, more complicated features oblivion did (off the top of my head spell creation). Bethesda has done it again with FO4 where they have taken out some of the features that will in the long run make each of the characters you create more unique and lost some of its depth in gameplay. An example of this is the fact that now all you have for skills is the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system instead of each skill being leveled up with use. This makes it so that you don't have to learn to use skills before you put points into them and makes your character feel over powered right off the start. Secondly I wish they hadn't made power armor so abundant and so accessible right away... Power armor should be something you work to and establishes you as a king/queen of the wasteland later in the game.

    To recap this lengthy review (thanks to those who actually read this even though I doubt it was many). FO4 is an INCREDIBLE game that is only going to improve over time with updates and DLC. Give it a chance, stop being a cry baby, and actually try playing it through and you might realize that you have a piece of gaming history.
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  3. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    This game is great. So much depth. There is a classical music radio station that plays EXCELLENT music while you wander around. There is alsoThis game is great. So much depth. There is a classical music radio station that plays EXCELLENT music while you wander around. There is also John Cleese as Cogsworth! So far the visuals are great. Some of the characters look like last-gen, but no worse than Skyrim did. It's still effective. The framerate is fine on Xbox, it's a bit cinematic, but it really works with what they're going for. So far all the reviews seem a bit picky. This is better than Witcher 3, less glitchey and buggy, although centering on and selecting items is a bit wonky.

    The plot is surprisingly deep. There is a definite sense of loneliness in the wasteland. And it really doesn't look like Fallout 3. This is more of suburbia turned wasteland. Fallout 3 was just pure open-space wasteland, like 'The Road'. You explore empty houses and gas stations.

    So far so good.
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  4. Nov 20, 2015
    8
    If you are already a fallout fan, you will love the game. If you hated previous fallout games you will not enjoy this one either. This isIf you are already a fallout fan, you will love the game. If you hated previous fallout games you will not enjoy this one either. This is the best fallout to date in my opinion. What i find funny is all the "0" reviews. Even if you don't like the plot, think the graphics are weak, and think that game was over hyped, it is far from a 0.... The world is huge, and there is endless things to do. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Is it the best game of the year? No, I can think of a few titles I liked better, including Metal Gear, but it's a lot of fun!. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2015
    7
    I'm a big Elder Scrolls fan and also enjoyed Fallout 3 and New Vegas that being said Fallout 4 is just not what it could have been. They giveI'm a big Elder Scrolls fan and also enjoyed Fallout 3 and New Vegas that being said Fallout 4 is just not what it could have been. They give you so many options like building your own town but its pointless since they do not give you any reward having an epic town worste theres no quest involving this, and that is just an exemple of many things they developped but did not use well.

    When I first played I thought this was an unbelivable game then after 25 hours when I decided to go threw the main mission I realised ''well that's it'' I completed all the side quests in 25 hours, except for the minor ones. I spent hundred of hours playing Skyrim and this is only a mere 30 hours to complete pretty much everything.

    The perk system is just boring. It seems you have a lot to unlock until you realise 75% of the perks are pointless.

    Buy it under 40$ it is still a pretty good 25 hours of play time which is better than a lot of games.
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  6. Apr 22, 2022
    6
    Soporífero y con la interfaz innecesariamente enmarañada, el juego objetivamente posee un trasfondo inmenso y mucho contenido para aquellosSoporífero y con la interfaz innecesariamente enmarañada, el juego objetivamente posee un trasfondo inmenso y mucho contenido para aquellos que disfruten del genero, personalmente me resulto tedioso en todo aspecto, principalmente el hecho de que tus decisiones durante los diálogos sean irrelevantes para la trama, aspecto que era un estandarte en los primeros juegos.
    Este juego parece ser ideado para un nicho, lo que excluye a los ajenos a la saga.
    Sin embargo, te exhorto a probarlo por ti mismo, vale la pena.
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  7. Feb 15, 2020
    0
    Yea you know it’s reminds me of fallout 3 but instead of find your dad your looking for your son. Who doesn’t love being burdened by childrenYea you know it’s reminds me of fallout 3 but instead of find your dad your looking for your son. Who doesn’t love being burdened by children in real life an in game! Ps obsidian is better Expand

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