October 16, 2018
Posted by: Ben at October 16, 2018 11:21 AM (osxtX)
I didn't get into Fallout, maybe starting with Fallout 4 was the wrong choice?
Posted by: David at October 16, 2018 12:02 PM (HWHxc)
Posted by: Wonderduck at October 16, 2018 12:43 PM (+Lve0)
The settlements are kind of fun once you get the hang of it, and they provide caps; quite a lot of caps if there is standing water. They do so directly as well as indirectly if you get the Local Leader perk. Depending on your crops they can also provide resources for crafting.
The reporter, the detective and the robot with the sexy sexy voice are actually fun, and the latter has an awesome questline associated with her.
OTOH... You need to play the game a while to get to them though. (and the robot is not on anywhere near the main quest)
I think that despite its dumb as a box of hammers (and contra canon) storyline, Fallout 3 is much more fun at the beginning and better designed for roaming and exploring.
Posted by: THE Brickmuppet at October 16, 2018 01:18 PM (Oqyrj)
People are why we can't have and enjoy nice things.
Posted by: Karel P Kerezman at October 16, 2018 04:49 PM (dPlYR)
3 and NV are chock full of traps in character development - things that you COULD improve and put a lot of effort into, only to discover that you've created a high-level gimp that can't stand up to the tougher enemies that show up once you've increased your level. 4 mostly avoids this. Of course they did it through simplification, but it works.
Shame about the story, though. (Although the story in 3 was crap too!) And I don't really like the Mass Effect conversation wheels. Since 80-90% of them don't have any effect, why are you putting in the choices? I don't need a "but thou must" response - if I'm going to be on the rail anyway, just take me there, don't ask me to steer the train!
The trick to enjoying 4 is to quit worrying about the stupid procedural busywork. There's no point running the quests when Preston says "hey, do this", or saving a settlement every time they stub a toe. Strap on a suit of power armor (another thing 4 did very well) and go explore and kill stuff.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at October 17, 2018 12:00 AM (v29Tn)
But in F3, Power Armor felt like an accomplishment, something you worked towards. When you finally got a set, you knew you were something badass indeed.
In F4, you get a set during your very first quest. From then on you can't swing a dead mirelurk without hitting a new set of power armor. I just reached Level 9 with my character, and she's got SIX FULL SETS standing in the baby's room. I think I stashed another set somewhere too, but I can't remember where.
Posted by: Wonderduck at October 17, 2018 02:44 AM (OjmJE)
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