Fallout76

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Since there wasn't a thread for this, I decided to create one. Out of all the games to come out of E3, I'm fairly interested in this. The visuals showed was really interesting and it very nearly sold me with just that. I'm a bit wary because the best estimates of the games is that its going to be Fallout Battle Royale (that I've seen) with survival aspects and building aspects, and other things.

    Alot of people have likened it to Rust, which I never really played all that much so I can't use that to base my opinions on.

    Its been said there will be no, I guess, friendly NPCs, because Raiders and other types are going to be included. The only friendlys you might encounter are going to be real people.

    Also, its always online. But there isn't going to be a server queue. Estimated max player size per map, atleast in the video linked, is twelve players. But I don't know about that. Also your player data will "follow" you from server to server so your progress will never be lost.

    I'd really like this game to have a single player story line, but maybe that's something that comes later. I'd like to see the emphasis they place on actual survival in the game, because some of my best Fallout experiences have been using the Survival Mods, and Terrain Mods to make the game more interesting.

    Its set in West Virgina, and some of the visuals we're shown is that its largely untouched by the Fallout. Something new is the dynamic weather systems such as rad storms, which you can view occurring in the distance in real time, and its also a important part of the survival mechanic depending on where you end up on the map.

    Its also set 20 years after the bombs drop, so the story line is going to be really interesting, I think, because we've always seen what the world looks like far into the future. Here they have the opportunity to introduce new game lore that could have a lasting impact on any of the future games.

    Its coming out this year, and has apparently been in development for a long time. The buzzword selling points are that its four times the size of FO4 in terms of area to cover.

    That can both be a deterrent for some people, and an invitation for those of use that like huge open worlds with lots of things to discover.

    I've mentioned in the E3 thread and a couple other threads that the major draw for me in FO and TES isn't so much the storyline -- don't get me wrong, the lore is great -- but the actual game mechanics, the level systems, and the exploration.

    I played Skyrim for a whole year before I ever completed a single quest related to the main story line, and I did the same thing for Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.

    I'm not sure I'm sold on the whole survival mechanic of Fallout76, but I think it can lead to something good and refreshing for the franchise, where there has never been much emphasis on multi-player modes.

    I watched a decent documentary.

    In it they covered the making of the game, and revealed some of their direction. I'll be honest, I've not spent this much time looking into a game into a long time. I'm expecting long term I'll be pretty happy with things, but initially I might be setup for some disappointment.

    Other things I've saw about the game is that there will be micro transactions, but only for skins pretty much. Nothing else will be covered under that. I hope it stays that way, because if they use some kind of stupid lootbox system in this a la Battlefront I'll just be mad.

    It seems more in line with Fortnite in that regard.

    So, here's a thread, lets talk about some Fallout.
     
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  2. apoc

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    I am definitely feeling somewhere between “meh” and slightly concerned. The stuff we’ve seen revealed so far seems... okay? It could make for a fun co-op MMO-lite sort of loot-shooter which makes it seem like Bethesda just tried to make their own Destiny clone like Bioware/EA is. Could be a fun way to fuck around with some friends.

    On the other hand, I probably have a very similar sentiment with a lot of people online when I say that this is definitely not the direction I want the Fallout series going. F4 got a really mixed reception specifically because, despite much better combat and shooting mechanics, the RPG aspects, character building, and writing languished considerably. F76 seems to be an even further acceleration of that trend, considering that there are apparently no human NPCs in the game.

    If F76 is a spin off co-op game rather than a stand alone title representative of the general series, then I won’t have too much of a problem with it and may have an lot of fun. It doesn’t make me a bit nervous for the franchise though.
     
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    Some new coverage. Bit of more info. And the narrator isn't as garbage as most.

    Big thing in this is no crossplay, and micro transactions.
     
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    I'm not looking forward to this a huge amount, but still enough where I'll probably pick it up on release day. That itself is probably a mistake, due to the likelihood of bugs, but that's usually when the community is largest. I think it's going to be a pretty fun game.
     
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    I am relieved to hear that this is not a new installment in the series, just a one-off experiment. It's not like I wasn't going to buy it anyway, but hearing that made me feel better.

    It's such a small thing, but you know what really bothers me so far about this? I haven't heard "war never changes" once. How the fuck do you make a trailer for a Fallout game without that?