Smoke and mirrors-Episode 1


Real life is more and more demanding on me but still I got some time for some thoughts about Fallout 4 and some other stuff.

This is about Fallout 4, about mods and future plans for a new saga.

First of all, after the release of FO4, I was amazed by the level of… unfinished feeling of this game. From the lack of support for more video modes to game breaking flaws, from quests hilarious faults to the general feeling of… simplification.

They literally took ALL the good ideas from the modding scene, mixed with the NV and Skyrim mechanics, COMPLETELY dumped the Fallout lore to the trash ( btw, where are now the LORE nazis?!…lol) and the final result it’s some kind of skyrimfication of the Fallout lore.

Just a few examples…

The Power Armor was supposed to turn a soldier into a walking tank, even better than a tank! The Power Armor was powered by a Micro Fusion Pack, supposed to last for more than 100 years. The fear factor was so great that some soldiers captured entire units!!! And what we find in FO4 Bethesda Edition ?!… Some kind of armor, who could be destroyed easily by some low life punks, with some kind of low quality guns ( !!!) and even worse, with a power source lasting for a few days! It has an INCREDIBLE low armor rate, practically after every battle you must repair your armor. And even more fun… a PAINT is changing your armor stats!!!

Guns!!! …Oh God! When I first took an assault ( !!!) rile was something like :”WTF is this?! A WW 1 machine gun prototype?! “… the battle rifle is almost similar with the shotgun?!.. and the peek of the Beth game designers imagination … THE PIPE GUNS!!! Who the Hell will make a gun from a pipe or in other words HOW could someone expect some kind of accuracy firing with a bore pipe?! Of course they are also… ugly.

The resources system… crap! You should have a trailer attached to your awesome armor to carry what you could find and scrap! You loose a lot of time deciding what you dump and what you carry, what you scrap or what you keep. Hilarious… the most valuable resource is the … glue! Maybe in Beth game designers imagination you could patch a gun with glue and the whole will work…ROFL.

Game immersion…what a joke!!! You could level up for ever and when you will have ALL the perks, and you will have it all, you will discover that you have no more enemies to count, killing something being a routine matter.

Dialogue and story… what story?! Chatting, small talks with intention of deep thoughts, melodramatic and unrealistic in some points ( see lost child dialogues )… I almost forget what Beth believed to be the hype, the same gender “love stories” …rofl…what a pathetic attempt to compete with other great games ( see Mass Effect genial and credible approach of this subject).

The general feeling is that they tried to pack together  different ideas and game modes to give to customers some kind of swiss army knife type game, to please the “hunters”and the “gatherers” all together!

It’s not a bad game, it’s a bad Fallout franchise game! It has some great places and moments but they are lost in a sea of simplification… but the fanboys eat it up with pleasure.

We have already a plethora of fanboys in extaz!!!

But more about so called DLC, about the TONS of retexturing ( and retexturing of retexturing) mods, weapons and armors retexturing mods and some very hilarious quest mods ( but with authors acting like they have created the Big Bang theory) and more other subjects in the next episodes.

 

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