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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

I've been playing the free mobile tie in called Fallout Shelter.

It's unsurprisingly a very high quality idle game. Really polished, really pretty and fiendishly well balanced. You're an overseer managing a vault from its infancy. You start out by allowing a few people in and you set to work, making food, filtering water and generating electricity. From there you slowly expand, building science related rooms, training facilities, crafting workshops, etc. The goal is to grow the shelter with more expansions and upgrades, while trying to maintain the population. You can try to attract outsiders but that opens you to attacks. Better to do some human breeding programs and mix your dwellers according to their traits. I've begun to heavily train individual dwellers and couple them with individuals with opposite traits to get strong children. I mainly only allow outsiders now so that I can use their blood to dilute the ever more inbred population.

I have over a hundred dwellers in my shelter and I'm finally starting to feel comfortable about opening my vault door and sending people out to get the high grade crafting materials and weapons I need. I'm getting frequent Deathclaw attacks now which is terrifying but I can produce enough stimpacks to weather their assault.

The game is doing what it was meant to do though. I got an itch to go back and play Fallout 4. Just bought the Season Pass and am downloading it now. I was very dissatisfied with the base games quality but I've heard great things about the expansions. I think I am going to restart the game instead of using my old saves. As buggy as the game was, I did get immense enjoyment out of stomping around in my power armor and mowing things down with my lazor chain gunz.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:50 PM

Does that Fallout Shelter game tie in with Fallout 4? I was under the impression that you could acquire materials to use in Fallout 4 by playing that game.

Where Fallout 4 is concerned, I finished the main game and then played through the Far Harbor expansion. I had a lot of fun in Far Harbor. The story is easier to follow and succinct.
I've yet to play the Nuka-World expansion. I've sort of a hankering to play in now.

Man, I don't know if I would start all over again. Running from Mole Rats and Bloatflies early on when you can just turn them to ash with an energy weapon is too much of bummer.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

Yeah not sure I would ever start again tbh, which says something I suppose, because I've replayed 3 and New Vegas multiple times and I just rebought the New Vegas Ultimate Edition because I discoevered my old copy was broke. The thing is I used strategic saves to do each faction questline without having to create a new character, so my motivation to start from the beginning is basically zero.

Nonetheless I do need to get on and give the Vault dlc, Nuka World and Far Harbour a go, it is still immensely enjoyable running around in my power armour with endless battery cores. I have that X something power armour, the strongest suit in the game, it does somewhat trivialise alot of encounters, but it's hecka fun :)

Anyone else disappointed not to have heard anything about an Obsidian sequel like New Vegas, really want Fallout: Big Apple, or Fallout: Windy City or something like that, New Vegas was soooooo freakin good.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:54 PM

Can't say I noticed any actual gameplay connection between FO Shelter and FO4 but maybe something pops up later... maybe?

I played about an hour of Fallout earlier. I don't think I'd want a Obsidian sequel. The game is outdated already. The character models and the AI is atrocious. Then again that wasn't new in 2015 either.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:42 PM

Imo, New Vegas was better than Fallout 3, I was hoping Obsidian would do for this new generation what they did for the last and create a better version of F4. But they definitely aren't working on anything right now, they have a sequel for Pillars of Eternity or something like that on the go, they've said they'd be happy to work on another game if Bethesda are interested though, so hopefully somewhere down the line. Anything they did would probably have to use a new engine though, I mean 4 should have used a new engine for sure, so I'm not too optimistic about it happening really, only so much a small company could do.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:35 PM

So, it's time to address the elephant in the room (or Deathclaw in the courtyard Posted Image).

So, Fallout 76 comes out next week. You guys excited to play? Or 'nah, gonna pass'? Please discuss in earnest.

From the early reactions of game play and the beta that was recently made available, I don't have a lot of good feelings that it will be fun to play. What to you vault dwellers think?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:32 PM

Zero interest. I don't care for multiplayer survival crafting games and I was underwhelmed by Fallout 4. If it gets great reviews and the content evolves over the next year I might check out out but there's so much else to play.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

Love Elder Scrolls.

Zero interest in Fallout
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:02 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 05 November 2018 - 05:32 PM, said:

Zero interest. I don't care for multiplayer survival crafting games and I was underwhelmed by Fallout 4. If it gets great reviews and the content evolves over the next year I might check out out but there's so much else to play.

I poured a metric ton of time into Fallout 4, and played all of the expansions (Far Harbor and Nuka World). I had a ton of fun playing it too. Fallout 4 was the first Fallout game I played so maybe I didn't have the perspective of how awesome Fallout 3 and New Vegas were? (I've read shining comments/reviews about New Vegas).

Anyway, I tend to agree. I'm not with the idea that Fallout 76 is hanging its hat on being multiplayer and not having a lot of single player activities. Although they do say you can traverse the world and do things by yourself.

It reminds me of The Elder Scrolls Online. I loved Skyrim, but didn't have any interest whatsoever in ESO. So unless it gets excellent reviews, I doubt Fallout 76 will be something I play.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:36 PM

Anything multiplayer, I'm automatically out.

In this case that's not saying much, since I have virtually zero playtime in any Beth game (I started Morrowind once, but wasn't in the right head space for it at the time. The rest are in my backlog, somewhere.) Possibly next year I'll check out FO 3 and New Vegas (because it's Obsidian, and I generally like their work)
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And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:36 AM

View PostMalankazooie, on 05 November 2018 - 06:02 PM, said:

View PostAlternative Goose, on 05 November 2018 - 05:32 PM, said:

Zero interest. I don't care for multiplayer survival crafting games and I was underwhelmed by Fallout 4. If it gets great reviews and the content evolves over the next year I might check out out but there's so much else to play.

I poured a metric ton of time into Fallout 4, and played all of the expansions (Far Harbor and Nuka World). I had a ton of fun playing it too. Fallout 4 was the first Fallout game I played so maybe I didn't have the perspective of how awesome Fallout 3 and New Vegas were? (I've read shining comments/reviews about New Vegas).

Anyway, I tend to agree. I'm not with the idea that Fallout 76 is hanging its hat on being multiplayer and not having a lot of single player activities. Although they do say you can traverse the world and do things by yourself.

It reminds me of The Elder Scrolls Online. I loved Skyrim, but didn't have any interest whatsoever in ESO. So unless it gets excellent reviews, I doubt Fallout 76 will be something I play.


Pretty much this. Played the hell out of 4 (and fyi 3 and New Vegas still hold up very well and are still worth playing), but don't have any interest in multi-player stuff like this. Maybe if i had more friends who played, and we didnt all have wives, kids, and careers and could actually play together i might. But like ESO, hard pass.
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:25 PM

Has anyone actually tried 76?

I've heard it can still be fun going solo. Anybody?
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:42 AM

Haven't played it, and don't plan on it myself (have seen too many videos and reviews that hate on it big time). I have watched a few neat videos that show the results of nuking various places on the map (usually some form of a big bad beastie spawns, or a high number of the highest level of other forms spawn, with the possibility of rare loot if you make it through).
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

View PostSlow Ben, on 24 February 2019 - 11:25 PM, said:

Has anyone actually tried 76?

I've heard it can still be fun going solo. Anybody?



I've read a lot of back and forth on this.

Basically, there are apparently some moderately interesting bits of environmental storytelling/ questslines (without any NPCs, though, except for some robots).

There are still plenty of graphical glitches, and the game's look overall is gonna be decidedly "not next gen" . VATS doesn't work. progression system will steer you towards microtransactions for cosmetics (if that's your thing)

But if you just want a post-apoc map to wander in, I think it's kinda working now? I also hear it costs like a 20
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:52 AM

Everything I've read tells me that Fallout 76 feels like they built the world but forgot to put in quests/lore/storytelling at the end. So that's a hard pass for me.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:28 PM

Well, about what I figured. Thanks all.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

In Germany, you can buy an Xbox One X Fallout 76 bundle and they will include a copy of Fallout 76 with it. Posted Image

German Stores Are Giving Fallout 76 Away In Very Sad Promos

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:53 PM

Daaang.


I'll just sate my Fallout craving by re-playing 4 as an asshole female rocket launching power armor badass.
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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:42 AM

If you haven't played Fallout 4 DLC, I recommend them. Especially Far Harbor. The story is really tight and fascinating.

Even after I played all the DLC and thought I had discovered every place on the map, I still found areas that were new to me. Also, I never got too into the settlement building and connecting them for supply distribution networks, but that could be something to explore if you haven't put much time into it. I always found the building aspect too tedious myself, so never really progressed much in that area/aspect of the game. I guess if you're a Minecraft sort (which I'm not), it's something that might scratch that itch, so to speak.
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