Bethesda's shitty fork can't even do Fake Fullscreen right. There isn't a single Creation Engine game that doesn't require hacks to get the resolution to be half as decent as UT99. Let me just test this shit. Oh wait, F4 has to sync my saves for some.... whatever. I don't launch via F4.exe because I have to load skse to get Achievements with mods loaded because, GASP, my Barret .50 cal and MP5 mods are like SOOOOO CHEATING. Bonus round, F4 "news" is blowing up about F76 bullshit on my Steam when I can't even buy Shitbox76 on Steam. THESE
are my options on a 2015 game when I have a 4K monitor. These are the people consumers are lining up to dump $60 on video games for.
If you're thinking "what's the big deal with running 4K borderless windowed fatnerd guy?" then just stop reading here.
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I'm happy at least one game journalist is honest. I'm even happier that I was right when I cynically called it back during E3.
Or, as another put it when he found the level requirement
on gear, in a fucking Fallout game, put it: "Fallout 76 isn't a role playing game. It's an MMO. A dreary, lifeless, not even halfassed MMO."
At release, Gamespot gave it a 6.5. They've since changed it to a ..... 4.7. Which is, for Gamespot, literally dumpster fire tier. Gamespot is giving a Beth title a 4.7. This is the same site that gave Fallout 4 a 9/10. Let that sink in. If it doesn't, once again, stop reading here.
This is the culmination of when a bunch of business majors are in charge of games (or really, anything). They have zero understanding of what and WHY something is popular. Only that something is, so we should "do that." Microsoft went through this shit with the original Xbox (Kameo, a decent game mind you, was greenlit because "we need a Zelda Killer). In this vein, you end up with dogshit like Metal Gear: Survive (which I'm pretty sure was double-greenlit to also destroy Kojima's legacy).
"Dull, lifeless world" is a good description since Fallout 4 was the same thing, I can't imagine why people thought removing the NPCs and adding random (real people) jackasses would somehow change that. Whoever saw their last title (F4) and said "Hey, this dead, lifeless bullshit, populated by a whopping TWO MMO quest hubs (Goodneighbor and Megat... I mean, Diamond City) and said "this is AWESOME" is their target demographic. The same guy who saw Beth promo videos of Dogmeat etc and said "this looks as good as modded GTA5." (not a joke BTW). They said "How do we make it better?" "Towns" populated by <SETTLER>. Man, you remember <Settler> <he/she> was SUCH an interesting <leveled list option here> with great gear such as <leveled list gear>. Hey, here's an idea, let's gut EVEN THAT and just let players run around and kill radroaches and some reskinned Ghouls who talk about ANCIENT EVILS."
In reality, no one fucking asked for this. They literally wanted co-op Fallout. Like they wanted co-op Skyrim and got motherfucking ESO. I want to log in and be like "Hey man, what did I miss?" "Oh, I did X quest from Y faction. Now we can craft, raid, murderjack Z." Instead we somehow got a marginally better looking 7 Days to Die that crashes more often.
I could get it if the idea was "players can BECOME the Raiders that players farm for loot, etc" but none of the systems provided can accomplish that outside a "cops versus robbers" "use your imagination LITTLE TIMMY" way because they released an early access title and asked $60 for it.
Your best bet is modders come in and add this shit in there and Bethesda can reap the benfits of unpaid (even better since you have to realistically own the game to mod it) free coders to fix their broken shitheap. Optionally, they release DLC that adds some content (such as raiders) and you cough up more money for them to click around in the dev kit and add some spawns and AI packages they had leftover from F4. This is literally the best outcome. That's how bleak this shit is. But since I am (justifiably, IMHO) so fucking done with this shit, I am going to assume even any worthwhile mods in this vein would be sold for cash money.
Because they can, because they have. Just like they told the developer of the "gone fishing" mod for Skyrim to leave the dependency for FNIS in the mod (because Bethesda left NO WAY to add animations into Skyim, Fore did it for modders) because "fuck that guy, we own his codes" (NOTE: they actually don't, and ate shit on that as Fore doesn't allow paid mods to use his system.)
Please, for the love of Vishnu, stop pre-ordering this kind of garbage*. Fallout 4 should have been a huge warning sign of things to come and people just fucking ignored it and we got... this. And I WANTED something good here. Instead it's yet another half-done Beth product I might dump $30 on when the modding community fixes it. However, said modding community REALLY dumped F4 quickly. So.... I'm even less enthused about F76.
*Drunk and yelling at clouds BTW: this IS gaming. SAS for god damn video games: bend over bitches. Shit's dead. Fun fun.