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  • Summary: Fallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 yearsFallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play alone or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open-world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits. Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly. [Bethesda]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Fallout 76 takes a brave step forward in a risky multiplayer proposal, but due to its unclear intentions and a poor performance overall it will need time and effort to please its fans.
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    65
    Fallout 76 fails at many things, but its core gameplay still is fun and engaging. This is enough to keep you going, but it is not what you would expect from an online-based AAA, and even if all the bugs can be fixed, there are many things (combat, mission design, inventory system) that would be much harder to fix.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    60
    Fallout 76 is fun to play; the simple loop of scavenging and exploration and crafting and progression works well when you’re in a group. Alone, it gets pretty old pretty fast - especially when dealing with bugs and glitches and performance woes. Ultimately it’s disappointing that the size and scope of the multiplayer doesn’t match the impressive West Virginia you get to explore.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    50
    A fascinating world and several good ideas are ruined by lots of technical problems and some design choices that make Fallout 76 almost unplayable. When it works, it can really shine; but this happens very rarely at the moment.
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    45
    We tried so hard to like Fallout 76, but the game didn’t allow us to do it.
  6. I can’t recommend Fallout 76 to more than a handful of people. A niche few will still be drawn to it, perhaps out of curiosity, a completionist’s need to devour all things Fallout, or, like me, a morbid desire to simulate life after the end of the world. For everyone else, hold onto the hope that Bethesda learns a lesson from this failed experiment.
  7. Nov 22, 2018
    20
    There are no redeeming features to be found in Fallout 76, and I’m not even sure if it can be saved. Technical issues just make what’s a boring and soulless experience at its core into something that’s simply more of an abomination.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    This game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I'veThis game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I've played probably 15 hours including beta time and it has been one of the best game experiences I've ever had. Ignore the zero reviews, it's just entitled brats that are mad its not New Vegas 2. I will say playing with a group is way more enjoyable than playing solo. Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    I've been playing this game consistently since B.E.T.A. and I admit, I trashed it in the beginning, mostly due to it's many bugs and crashes.I've been playing this game consistently since B.E.T.A. and I admit, I trashed it in the beginning, mostly due to it's many bugs and crashes. Not so much the content or game play. That was never really an issue. Though once I got through all the main quests, it did get boring, but Wild Appalachia and other updates helped spice things up. Wastelanders has made the game feel more like Fallout 4, which I really appreciate. I always liked this game, it was the crashes that drove me crazy, but that has improved over time. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    9
    I purchased the game yesterday despite all bad reviews, I spent the first hour alone then my friends joined. Now let me tell you playing itI purchased the game yesterday despite all bad reviews, I spent the first hour alone then my friends joined. Now let me tell you playing it with friends online this game is too much fun more like Sea Of Thieves in Fallout style . doing missions together killing monsters together , loot , grinding , level up ,

    very true no NPC but I rather play and attached to friends online than getting attached to NPC any day.

    any body who loves to spend online time with friends this game is for you , and solo story telling game lover this game aint for you .

    regards,
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  4. Nov 15, 2018
    3
    This game is essentially an MMO lite, with no engaging story or characters. if you like the idea of running around with your friends in aThis game is essentially an MMO lite, with no engaging story or characters. if you like the idea of running around with your friends in a sandbox layered with a fallout skin you may get enjoyment out of this game.

    after playing the beta and full release,i can tell you that it is not for me. really feels like they just wanted another vessel through which to sell micro transactions and they knew the fallout name would sell. the game itself is passable, but even if it wasnt seen by many as such a step backwards,it would still only be an average MMO lite with no content, no replayability, and endless grinding for menial payoffs.

    ps. as someone living in the south east, thank you for wasting the potential of a great lush setting, by filling it with absolutely nothing interesting to do except shoot people.
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  5. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Most of the fun of previous Fallout games centered around the wacky dialogue and behavior of the NPCs, and the ridiculous ways they'd interactMost of the fun of previous Fallout games centered around the wacky dialogue and behavior of the NPCs, and the ridiculous ways they'd interact with each other. From their absurd requests to their hilarious and often totally misguided conflicts with each other, I could usually overlook the dreadful game mechanics and technical workings of the game because the NPCs were just so thoroughly amusing.

    With Fallout 76, it seems that Bethesda has stripped away the aspects of the game that made it worthwhile, and lazily left in everything that made it so frustrating and broken. Even most of the bugs and broken mechanics that were in Fallout 4 initially are still here, along with a slew of new issues. The game just feels like garbage to play, and it looks like a total mess. I'm glad I played this game on a friend's machine instead of purchasing it myself, and I feel bad for all of the people who foolishly pre-purchased it at full price (with even more milking to come through microtransactions and future DLC).
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  6. Nov 23, 2019
    0
    Fallout 76 es sin dudas de los peores juegos de la franquicia.

    Muy mal Optimizado, demasiados Bug y Glitches tanto en Mapeado al igual que
    Fallout 76 es sin dudas de los peores juegos de la franquicia.

    Muy mal Optimizado, demasiados Bug y Glitches tanto en Mapeado al igual que en enemigos(es cierto que esto es una costumbre en los juegos de Bethesda pero en Fallout 76 es algo imperdonable que en cada rincón del mapa y en cualquier momento si o si se encuentre un error de estos)

    Una IA pésima que inclusive pasa de dispararte y se queda mirándote frente a frente.

    La Historia se cuenta mediante simples casest, dándote misiones repetitivas las cuales te piden que busques ciertas cosas, en cierta ahora y listo.

    En resumen, un gran insulto para los fans de Fallout. Y como dato extra, si, Fallout 76 tendra un modo Battle Royal
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  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    Fallout 76 is an absolutely soulless game, an endless void of uninspired grinding. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why it's such anFallout 76 is an absolutely soulless game, an endless void of uninspired grinding. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why it's such an absolute chore to play, I went into it optimistically, I was honestly hoping for a good time. I've sunk a ridiculous amount of hours into the fallout and Elder Scrolls series and I've enjoyed them a lot despite their flaws but 76 just stands apart, it's the black sheep of the series, the really boring black sheep. The main story is pathetic. Fallout 76 is the story of an insane man chasing quest markers around a map while pointless audio logs play in the background. You do not have any goals or direction, there are no characters to get you engaged or immersed in the game, just an endless series of quest markers to follow around. Saying the story is half-assed would be an overstatement, it's closer to no assed. The world is actually quite beautiful, the environments look really great and contain many different visually distinct areas, it's just too bad there's nothing in this world worth finding. There is literally no challenge in this game at all. Almost every enemy takes one or two shots to kill, while the player seems to be built like a tank. The power armor in this game works similar to the the star powerup in Super Mario Bros, you never die... At first I thought this was just because I was in a low-level area, but I ended up running into an enemy that was nearly double my level at one point and he was basically no threat whatsoever, I just back pedaled down the road and shot him in the face a few times. This game's difficulty feels like I'm playing fallout 4 on the "game journalist" difficulty. It is mind-numbingly boring and as a result of that I quickly started using fast travel whenever I possibly could to avoid fighting endless waves of impotent enemies. Let's talk about the loot, which is basically the only reason to play the game. There's no story and the enemies suck, so the loot has to be good right? This was the moment of revelation for me, this was the point that I figured it out, fallout 76 is not a Fallout game, it's a F-ing MMO. The core gameplay is there, it's a shooting game where you collect loot and level up, but all the joy of playing a Fallout game is just absent. There are no cool characters to meet, there are no interesting areas to explore I would go as far to say there really are no quests. Every area is just go here, kill dudes, pick up loot and return. And is the loot even worth anything? No of course not, MMOs are designed to waste your time, so you'll find 500000 pipe pistols that are all worth one cap. Thank You Todd. Let's talk about the cash shop. I don't really need to say anything about this. There is a cashshop and everyone knows cashshops are cancer. The leveling completely sucks, I have no idea how they F-ed this up so bad. The leveling up in Skyrim and fallout 4 was awesome, there were so many good perks to choose from and every level made you feel tangibly stronger. But leveling up in fallout 76 is pretty bland, the game randomizes the perks you can choose from and most of them are really anemic. I honestly couldn't tell much of a difference between my character when I was level one versus when I was level 20. It felt more or less the same. And because of the randomness, there's basically no chance that you can specialise towards a specific kind of build, you're just sort of stuck with whatever they give you. I imagine that after a few hundred hours of playtime you might be able to collect all the different perks, but there is no way I'm gonna suffer through to that point. This game handicaps itself by being so pathetically easy, why would you ever bother to team up with someone who's going to take half of your loot if you can play just as effectively solo. it's completely pointless. And even if you are brain-dead enough to actually need help with a quest good luck finding another player who has the exact same quest, is a similar level and actually wants to team up with you. You are probably more likely to win the lottery, so the co-op is totally pointless. The PvP is not only also pointless but it's also fundamentally broken. The way the PvP works is that when you shoot a player it sends a duel request and does a tiny amount of damage to that player, then if that player shoots back at you it starts a duel and then you both do full damage to each other. The problem here is that the person who sends the duel request by shooting first will always lose because the way you initiate the duel is by shooting back, meaning that if someone shoots you, you can just walk straight up to them, go into your inventory, put on your power armor, pop a psycho, get out your strongest shotgun and then just vats in on their head and get a critical and you'll kill them in one hit. You win the duel there's nothing they can do to stop you from doing this because they cannot damage you until you shoot back. it's just the most broken system. Expand

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