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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:50 PM

Fallout 4, anyone?

My husband persuaded me that we should play it. I'm not the most intense gamer; that means I like playing, but the violence is pretty much my least favorite part. I've been immersed in ESO for the past year, and since Bethesday made both games, I figured I couldn't go too wrong. So far it's been fun...still just getting started. He's at about level 8 and having a ball!

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Reply Fallout 4, anyone? (Original post)
PennyK Nov 2015 OP
jeff47 Nov 2015 #1
retrowire Nov 2015 #2
Juicy_Bellows Nov 2015 #8
retrowire Nov 2015 #9
Juicy_Bellows Nov 2015 #10
retrowire Nov 2015 #11
Juicy_Bellows Nov 2015 #12
retrowire Nov 2015 #13
stonecutter357 Nov 2015 #3
LonePirate Nov 2015 #4
NuclearDem Nov 2015 #5
PennyK Nov 2015 #6
Skeeter Barnes Nov 2015 #7
brett_jv Nov 2015 #15
Skeeter Barnes Nov 2015 #16
Islandurp Nov 2015 #14
Skeeter Barnes Nov 2015 #17
TacoD Dec 2015 #18
Skeeter Barnes Dec 2015 #19
PennyK Dec 2015 #20
JackInGreen Jan 2016 #21
ZombieHorde Jan 2016 #22

Response to PennyK (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:53 PM

1. I keep getting sucked into managing my settlements

and thus not advancing the quest line. Level 12, haven't even been to "Diamond city", which I'm guessing is supposed to be my main hub for a while.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 01:09 PM

2. my wife is enjoying it!

she spent 2 hours creating herself and me in the character creation screen just to watch my character be shot and killed within the first 30 minutes of the game lmao.

I however am awaiting Star Wars Battlefront tomorrow!!! ahhhhh!!!!

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Response to retrowire (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:17 PM

8. Careful - if yer not a total Multiplayer nerd you're gonna be disappointed.

Check the reviews before you go whole hog - they saved me 60 bucks.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:29 PM

9. Well I'm really fond

of the garden warfare multiplayer setup so this has been right up my alley so far!

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Response to retrowire (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:32 PM

10. Nice - I am glad you like it. I haven't played it yet. How is it?

I hear it looks incredible but is quite shallow - I have no idea if this is reality or just fan boy noise.


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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 11:44 PM

11. I'll have a review ready in a day or two.

I'll write one up just like I did for the stream controller.

till then, check out this short video clip I took of my gameplay today. just a minute or so long. and uh, don't trust the capture quality, the game looks amazing.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By_AwDVj_xg2YkFHMzFlb1hHcHc/view?usp=docslist_api

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Response to retrowire (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:05 AM

12. Sweet, I look forward to it!

Nice video - die rebel scum!



It looks pretty good - are those X wings and shit being flown by other players or is that the computer?

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 07:18 AM

13. to answer your question

it is both computers and other players

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 01:15 PM

3. completely addicted.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 01:33 PM

4. Just started playing it this weekend.

Between not having much time to play and my propensity to search and scavenge everything, Dogmeat and I just made it to Concord. The combat mechanics and my poor timing are going to make survival a challenge but the game seems enjoyable right now.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:05 AM

5. Going to wait for a price drop--maybe a Steam sale down the road

 

and give some time for Bethesda to clean up what's bound to be a mountain of bugs. That's not to say they do sloppy work, but large, ambitious open world games are very hard to test for even most possible scenarios. I didn't even get into Skyrim until the 1.9 patch.

I'm also definitely glad to see Fallout on the Creation engine finally. I loved Fallout 3 and New Vegas to death, but Gamebryo was just not a good engine and caused a lot of performance issues.

That said, it looks interesting, and once I'm done playing Skyrim in about 20 years, I'll give it a go.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:19 PM

6. You didn't try ESO?

I really love it. I should say I play alone...but the quests are so varied and so much fun.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:06 PM

7. I advanced too far into the quest line with Preston Garvey and got obliterated.

Probably won't go back to that quest until I'm much higher level. I did get Piper to be my g/f though! The Grape Mentats made me irresistible.

I think the violence is OK since pretty much everything that sees you tries to kill you first.

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Response to Skeeter Barnes (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 02:15 PM

15. Did this obliteration involve a certain "Queen", by chance?

Yeah, I held off on that one cause I'd heard from an office-mate that it ramps up the difficulty rather suddenly. Leveled up with some of the Diamond City & Brotherhood of Steel fetch quests, building stuff at the settlements I liberated, and completing the 'Silver Shroud' (I believe it was called) questline ... which was definitely the best side quest so far in the game.

Went and tackled that mission around level 20 and it wasn't too bad, still a challenge but not insurmountable ... be careful you don't enable the 'Glowing' version while you're still fighting the 'Queen' one or you'll be in trouble though. The glowing one's release happens when you enter a certain room in the building and you DON'T want it after you while you're trying to take down the Queen.

Anyways, yeah ... awesome game, loads of fun, just like FO3 and FONV and Skyrim all were. I'm like 70 hours in and feel like I've barely started...and actually, that's true from what I understand. SOOOO much to do in this game it's almost ridiculous.

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Response to brett_jv (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 07:11 PM

16. I finally put her down. Stood inside and popped in / out for shots.

Not sure why I was running around outside at first but I finally wised up. I really wanted that castle.

I went south into a swamp after that mission and got OHKd by a Mirelurk King so it's back to the city for now. And I agree the Silver Shroud is the best quest line so far.

Just Cause 3 comes out Dec. 1st so I might just sidequest and then put this one on hold for a while. Did the same with Oblivion, F3 and Skyrim. Came back and finished them later.

Just Cause 2 was amazing, IMO, and I can't wait the play the new one. It's a bit like the latest Far Cry games but third person and much more crazy mayhem.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 12:35 PM

14. It's been years since I've been this addicted to a video game.

I am level 31 and I've barely progressed in the main storyline. Just too busy exploring the wasteland, killing legendary bad guys and collecting their weapons. Building up settlements has been a surprising time sink. Gahhhh Just talking about this makes me want to go back and play!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 03:41 PM

17. You have to see this tower someone built. High as you can get in the game, complete with

animation.

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Response to Skeeter Barnes (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 02:09 PM

18. Can't believe I wasted 4 minutes of my life for that "payoff" at the end

Song choice is kind of clever though

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Response to TacoD (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:08 AM

19. You wouldn't be watching the vid or posting here with a sock account if you had anything

better to do.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:21 AM

20. My computer died...

...and until I get a new one (about two weeks), I have to play on my husband's, when he's on break. That means staying up late or waiting for interesting sports on TV. Ah well, we are still loving this one!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2016, 05:05 AM

21. Level 55

with no end in sight .
Havn't read the rest of the thread, I'm near endgame, no spoilers friends.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:00 AM

22. I love it. nt

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