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Fallout 4 - PlayStation 4

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4572 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    would get a 5 if the bugs wasn't so bad should

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    DaSoyncere1
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    Is Fallout 4 a perfect game? Absolutely not. Is it fun? Definitely. Things I like: +The character customization is easy to use and ensures you can't make a truly disgusting character. +The voice overs are extremely well done. I like not reading the dialogue (note: you can turn on subtitles still) and just skipping ahead; the main character does a fantastic job and so do most supporting characters. +Looking into containers can be done in real time. You can still enter the container to loot all, but everything can be taken without going into another menu. +Weapons and armor can be modified. Most modifications will change the appearance. The modifications have significant impact. +During conversations, you can move around. By interacting again, you'll go back into the cinematic mode. +Power armor. You feel POWERFUL in that piece of equipment. They don't restrict it to "heavy" armor experts anymore ensuring everyone can use it. It's more like a vehicle than an armor. +Building settlements is fun. I've spent way too much time already. +Legendary enemies. They keep you on your toes and will offer some fantastic rewards. +Radiation Storms. Foggy, green, and lightning. +Perk system. It replaces the old skill system and allows for a wide range of customization and play styles. While not as clean as Skyrim's to navigate, I love the update here. Things I don't like: -Stiff facial animations, wooden character movement. The lips will move but the face remains stiff, creating awkward looking dialogue cinematics. -speaking of that The dialog options suck. You always got four choices and one of them is 'sarcastic'. Every so often a dialog option in yellow will show up and if you got a high enough charisma, there's a cha-ching sound and you get some experience. I don't get the sense that dialog actually really matters and talking to people is a drag and is not a relaxing break in the action that I hoped it'd be. I don't think I like the third person perspective. I think it worked for Mass Effect and the older Fallout games because in that game you really need to lose yourself in the story in order to enjoy it and if you skip all the dialog stuff. I think Fallout 4 should have either gone the DA route or done away with the third person cutaways altogether because they're clunky and they seem kinda buggy at times. And they're uninteresting for the most part, but the voice acting is good. And the overall plot of trying to find your kidnapped son doesn't appeal to me, though as a sandbox game, you can kinda overlook it. I didn't finish the game, so perhaps the story becomes better later on. -Dated graphics. Some of the textures are amazing. I've ran into some really low resolution (some look straight out of Xbox/Playstation 2 generation). I've also run into an LOD (level of detail) distance rendering bug at some quarry - the textures didn't switch over and it looked like Minecraft... it also created a veneer over the actual terrain causing me to fall through the textures and have difficulty navigating. -Companions are very powerful, even on the harder settings. I play on the harder settings and I can sit back and let my companions take over 90% of fights. The only times I need to help is if there is a legendary or particularly strong enemy. -The difficulty of combat situations span a huge gulf. It can go from a pathetically easy encounter to nearly impossible one minutes later. -Bugs, bugs, bugs. I had high hopes that after 6 years they would have ironed out more of the basic, common bugs. Unfortunately I was wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My expectations were met!

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    hollowfenix
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    Let me start with this: I love all of the fallout games as well as the elder scrolls games. I've read lots of negative reviews of this game which surprised me. I'm going to address some of those points here. Oblivion is to Fallout 3 as Skyrim is to Fallout 4. No Skill System: I find this untrue. Any level up grants you points to either pick a perk or put a point into your special. This being said, unlike past fallout games you can't put 10 points into intelligence and be a master of everything. There is no perk that allows you two skill points on level up instead of one. This doesn't so much bother me because the character customization is so much more dynamic because of it. It forces you to strategically allocate your points so that you character specializes in certain things. You can't be a master of all weapons, lock picking, crafting, charisma, and be able to carry as much as you want. This is very similar to the way the skill system in Skyrim is. I love it, it makes the game more challenging and every time I play I can have a different experience. There aren't enough random quests: I've read this complaint a ton and I have found it to be completely false. I've been playing this game pretty consistently since it's release and have yet to begin the main story line past the initial quest. That being said, random quests don't fall into your lap as easily. As is characteristic of Bethesda you have to talk to people, but there are also tons of quests that aren't marked on the map or initiated in towns. You have to go find them. This means if you fast travel everywhere you won't. There are hidden locations and quests all over the world. Not enough dialogue options: This is semi true. You only have four options for dialogue when speaking to someone. But it also gives you random options sometimes depending on your skills. Also, if you don't pick certain options you can miss out on items and quests. Bugs: Yes there are bugs, sometimes you have to initiate a conversation more than once to get it started. Small complaint but annoying. The game also just released so I'm sure there will be a patch in the future. Companions pick up random items and then can't carry the ones you hand them because they are overburdened. It's still an awesome way to get free stuff. The build mode can be buggy but this is usually resolved by exiting and trying again. Bad graphics: Um no, the graphics are awesome. I'm on the PS4 and I was impressed. If I had an alienware I would probably be blown away. I love that you don't have to open something to see what is inside it or loot it this would save me time if I didn't find myself opening my pip boy often when I'm trying to close the loot menu, which you don't have to do. This will be resolved when I reprogram my brain to not hit O when I'm done looting. Overall I am loving this game, it is more difficult, there are more options, and I feel as though this will entertain me for years to come just like Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Fallout NV have. At least until Bathesda releases another elder scrolls game, which could be years at this rate and then I'll have to allocate my time equally between the two. Great game. Hours upon hours of entertainment. Worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An honest review - No Spoilers

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    TheRealRuffy
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    Previous Experience: 100's of hours in Fallout 3 and Fallout NV - Completed them both a few times. Playtime: A little over 3.5 hours. Cons: Same engine, the game feels the same in many regards. Graphics seem dated. A lot has changed since 2008, npc movement for example. Enemies run towards you using the most direct path, bounding on top of some obstacles instantly. It seems like some area's are a direct copy from fallout 3 (with new textures), so far that has been limited to an overpass. Settlement Crafting can be annoying if you are missing 1 unique part, with no way of knowing how to get it. There is a lot of junk you can break down, but it's tedious to do. The beginning in vault 111 isn't a very fun story and it's a little too forced, unlike Fallout 3. Minor Bugs or glitches: The only one I experienced so far is dialog subtitles, they get stuck and quit working. It's a minor annoyance really and you might not even use them (disabled by default). NPC's didn't use my selected in game name "Bob", thought it was on the list, maybe not. Neutral: Some PS4 controls aren't really intuitive, the good thing is the physical manual actually does have the default keymap in it. I've had to reference it a few times. Digital buyers I don't know about your manual. Some of the music is exactly the same from fallout 3, maybe that's good for some of you, I was looking forward to an entirely new soundtrack. Pro's Settlement building is pretty neat and pretty fun. Weapons are fun, and customization options are extreme but they depend on your skill set and salvaging abilities. No more weapon breaking in the middle of a firefight. The enemies are pretty fierce, be sure to wear your brown pants if deathclaws are around. Powerarmor is even more fun, although wearing it is limited by your fusion fuel, still its a good balance. However it does also take damage and need repairs. Shooting in general is a lot better, it does feel like a FPS if you don't use VATS for every shot, a mix of both is usually required in my experience. Lots of new ground to explore, and living just northwest of Boston myself the game hits home. The enveloping environment more than makes up for the dated graphics. Takeaway: The game is fun and adds new elements as well as fixed old annoyances. If you loved Fallout 3, you will probably enjoy Fallout 4. If you've never played Fallout or Skyrim and think you might be interested in a new RPG, I'd say this wont disappoint you if you are willing to accept graphics that seem a little dated.It's really like it's own little world, and you get the feel of it quite well. For these reasons I give it a B+

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games this year!

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    SomeRandomGuy
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    I own the PC version in addition to this, and if you have a decent enough PC, I'd recommend buying that version over either of the console versions. The PS4 version performs a bit better than the Xbox One version, but both have really bad frame drops in the 20s and sometimes the high teens. They're also locked at 30 frames. I was a little concerned about how Fallout 4 would turn out. Fallout New Vegas is one of my favorite games, but it is developed by Obsidian, while 3 and 4 were developed by Bethesda. 3 was just clunkier in comparison to NV- the dialogue was fairly bad, they had a very limited cast of voice actors, and the story was very simplistic. New Vegas had a very interesting story, with great dialogue, and a wide variety of characters and voice actors. Thankfully, Bethesda turned it up a notch (though I will say NV is still written better). Compared to the last gen games, a decent amount has changed. It's not anything that flies in your face like crazy, but the refined combat and more polished gameplay are definite, noticeable improvements. The gunplay has more of a Bioshock vibe—it doesn't play like Call of Duty, but you're also not standing still by an enemy shooting at them, which is what would tend to happen in 3 and NV. The inclusion of a settlement system adds a whole new layer to the game. It gives meaning to all the random junk lying around in buildings, and is a fun little side task, while also being a huge time sink if you really get into it. The only real issue with it is that they never really explain how to do a lot of basic workshop functions. Thankfully, plenty of people have written guides which are easily found with a quick Google search. The only things I disliked in this game are: -the dialouge system is simplified. You only ever get 4 dialouge options, and dialogue just isn't as interesting as in NV. However, their implementation of the dialogue wheel is better than how Bioware did Dragon Age 2. At least the summaries match up more with the actual dialogue. -the stat and perk systems have been merged and simplified. It locks a lot of skills behind level caps that had not been previously tied to level in past games. It's definitely easier for newcomers though, so I can somewhat understand. -the writing could be better. Overall it's better than 3, but still a step down from New Vegas. I am glad that they took note of NVs multiple factions, rather than just having a good and an evil faction like in 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game!

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    Savage223
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    I am new to console gaming, having used PC for two decades... except for Wii and Sega Genesis... so bear that in mind. I am still getting used to Sony's implementation of gaming and online play for these. Another friend recommended this game, and is a power user. His view on play online for this game is that it is either nonexistent or not worth playing online. (No ability for team play?) I'm not sure but mention this so that if the game sounds interesting but team play is important, you check that aspect out first before purchase. Now for the good stuff. What I just said above is the converse of what I was looking for. Because I'm still getting used to the controls on this system I don't see myself as a significant benefit to any team online and I've avoided playing in that mood for that reason. Another words I personally I'm more of a liability than a benefit when it comes to other members and team play. So for me being this new user I appreciate the fact that this game has a primarily offline orientation. I can play without making mistakes that everybody sees in other words. And there's plenty of content for an offline player. It sports an interesting (and always pertinent) storyline about what it takes to survive after a nuclear war. It has some more modern gaming features like crafting collecting resources strategic play. I recommend it for anybody who wants to play on their own offline can appreciate a survival based storyline and especially those users who may be new to the system. I say this because the game play works well for somebody unfamiliar with the controls by starting out at a very slow pace introducing opponents at a very easy rate and allowing you to survive a little bit longer and learn a little bit slower then it may be for you to walk into the game like a first person shooter or other action primary games. Fallout has a nice mix of everything it is a great introduction to Sony's console gaming and for that alone I rate this game very highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    more Fallout

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    r462
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    If you played either Fallout 3 or New Vegas, you'll have an idea about what to expect. Yes, it's more of the same overall, with a few noticeable changes. Settlement building is the newest addition. It's a great idea, though a bit poorly implemented, requiring Perks to really taken advantage of the concept. It can be fun, however, and I definitely spent way too much time doing it. The world is massive, and it's easy to ignore the mostly forgettable main story to forge your own path in the world, which is wide open to your character, so long as they can survive. There are some poor design choices really holding the game back. Repeating radiant quests involving certain characters are more annoying than encouraging, unless the idea is to make you the player want to quit the game. Now your character is voiced, but that aspect doesn't add anything and instead detracts from how conversations are structured, and there's a to of sameness to many of the environments/locations, meaning you go in, clear it of whichever enemy type is in there, pick some locks, hack some computers, rinse, repeat. More variety in mission structure would've done a lot to alleviate the issue, but it seems like the focus is on quantity over variety. You can easily play this game with one character for over 100 hours, but I'm not so sure that's always a pro given the repetitive nature of the core gameplay mechanics. I did encounter glitches. Twice the game quit with an error message, but I didn't lose much because I saved often (seriously, save often). I also had some audio loop bug that just kept repeating, which was solved by quitting the game to the main menu. Funny how stuff like that works sometimes. There are some other minor problems. The framerate can seriously stutter at later points in the game when Vertibirds are around, or just when a large number of enemies are encountered. Or just because. Some of these problems will probably be ironed out at some point. Overall, it's a great game that is perhaps a bit too ambitious for its own good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slightly disappointed, set your expectations low.

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    Jakeryan20
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    Well the much anticipated game of the year has finally arrived! Too bad it wasn’t all the much to get worked up about at least for me is wasn't. I have played fallout 3 and loved it to death, you can imagine my excitement when I head of the release of the next installment, I pre-ordered the second it was available to do so, after long weeks I finally got it! I raced home and loaded it up (after some instillation of course) after playing roughly 48 hours’ worth of the game (no not in a row) I concluded I was thoroughly disappointed with it, I guess my expectations ran much higher than they should of been or the game really wasn’t that great, the replay value, really isn’t there, then again if you really commit do doing everything the game has to offer you won’t be finished with it for quite some time! you might need a new console before you need to re play fallout 4 again, so its extensive world map, interesting creatures of the wasteland, and semi humorous side quest and conversations from fallout 3 have made their transition to fallout 4 quite smoothly so it shadows the 3rd reels white closely.... to closely at times, there were some parts in the game where I actually forgot I had fallout 4 in the disk tray and actually ejected it to see it was fallout 3 because at points it felt so closely related it’s like I wasn’t playing a new game at all and well that was the disappointing part for me, after all this hype, and advertisement you really wanted it to be good, but alas it was just ok but never the less if I where you after a bit when this game hits a sale id pick it up but not before it get below the 30.00 or so mark it’s not worth much more money than that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent sequel in this series

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    JeffyK
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    Having played Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, I had some high expectations of this game being on next gen. Fallout 3 was excellent and I liked New Vegas, but not as much as 3. Fallout 4 has made some changes compared to past entries and so far I'm enjoying every aspect of it. There are some mixed reviews about the graphics, but I don't think they are as bad as some people make it out to be. The first thing I really enjoy is the color pallet. You're not stuck looking at the same green/gray/brown color combination, which I thought was boring after a while. The VATS system is still as easy to use and combat is still nice and refreshing. Even though I am still going through missions, I don't feel like it's too difficult or easy. The combat is challenging enough (probably until I encounter the really difficult enemies) at the moment. The control scheme is the same as the other two titles I mentioned, which makes picking this up for me easy. I like the added Quick Access menu, which allows you to quickly draw 4 items (guns, first aid) without going into the Pip-Boy menu. The voice acting is great and the voice actors do a great job at making the characters believable. Encountering companions and enemies makes this a really enjoyable experience. Those familiar with the previous Fallout games know that you can add perks by leveling up and I do see some new and interesting perks. A lot of the same perks have also returned to the series which are still great to have. If you are a fan of the series, I can't recommend this game enough. You'll spend hours out in the Commonwealth searching for new locations, companions, quests, and items. I know I'm going to put in as many hours that I can (not all at one time) with this game and it will easily redeem the full price tag in no time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Despite bugs and random crashes, great game

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    Eddie
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    I never got the opportunity to play the previous Fallout games, so picking this one up I was not prepared for what was coming. There are only two things I can say. Wow...and can I have my life back? Yes, the clarity of the graphics are not current gen when compared to games like Dying Light or even Battlefield 4 (hard to describe in words about clarity, you just have to see it in person). But the detail in the environment will suck you in…arguably one of the best environments I have ever played in! So many places to explore, so much interaction with people in the game, and unlike any of the GTA games with the open world sandbox model, there are A LOT more buildings to explore. The side missions are also better (much longer and, to a certain extent, a side story to the main story. Some of these side stories even merge into the main story from what I can tell!). The game is extremely deep in content, so expect little down time! You can also modify your weapons, armor, and other items that you collect. Your “companions” all have strength and weaknesses, which makes for an interesting adventure. This excellent game though is not perfect. There were random crashes which would dump me back to the PS4 main screen, so doing quick saves is essential. In addition, the graphics (as explained above) are not as clear as other PS4 games. Oh yes, and there were instances where the drawing distance were questionable. A good example is I saw a dead cow or pig levitating in mid air! But as I got closer I realized that the wall supporting the cow was not drawn yet! Weird! If you like playing games where people may have you listed MIA, get this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful game that is only slightly brought down

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    I've had some time off the last few days, so I've managed to put in around 35 hours into the game so far. The game has been awesome so far, and I look forward to going back to it and getting rid of some raider scum. The game isn't the marvel that Fallout 3 was when it was released, but it is a vastly improved version of Fallout 3. Significantly better gunplay, and the streamlined perk system is actually better than I thought it would be upon playing it. The dialogue wheel is a little constricting at times admittedly, but it doesn't bring it down too much. The new mod system for weapons, armor, food, and settlements is also a really fun break from the main game and finally allows a use for all those pesky toothbrushes you may find while crossing the irradiated wasteland. Also, the main story is leagues better than the main story in at least Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Oblivion. It's actually an interesting story, and I look forward to each quest I do for it. The companions also get some character development, and you actually come to like some of them quite a bit(Piper is especially great imo ;) ). The game does have some flaws though. It's a much more streamlined RPG than previous entries with all the pros and cons that entails. Most of the quests, while still pretty fun, don't have as many branching ways of solving as some of the others in previous games, and the bugs, while not many, are there. In 35 hours, I've seen some minor frame rate issues which weren't bad and some random clipping and some other silly stuff. I did have to reset the ps4 once when I got stuck in an elevator, but other than that it's been fine. Overall, it's a great game, and if you're a fan of sandbox RPGs with tons of stuff to do. It should be a no brainer. Happy Playing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Commonwealth awaits

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    SK95
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    Fallout 4 was my first real experience with the franchise. I dipped my toe into the worlds of Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but never delved much further than that. Fallout 4 had me engrossed for hours on end. Incredible character customization and an intuitive RPG interface allows you endless freedom in choosing your gameplay style and following the choices you make to each unique end. Relationships develop, some crumble, and life takes many unexpected turns in the Post-Nuke Commonwealth of Boston, Massachusetts. The combat element of the game has greatly improved from previous installments. With intuitive controls that rivalbthe most polished first and third person shooters. Weapons are endlessly customizable, with each mod offering unique stats to complement your play style, as is your character's "S.P.E.C.I.A.L," which allows you to upgrade different attributes such as strength, perception, endurance, charisma, intelligence, agility, and luck. Luck, for example, makes picking locks easier and offers the chance of finding better loot. Additionally, a crafting system allows you to build your own settlement, building homes with a variety of materials, growing crops to feed your citizens, and defending your people with turrets and alarms. Fallout 4 is an unparalleled simulation of life after the apocalypse, with an engaging story that has multiple resolutions and endless approaches to experiencing them, a great, retro aesthetic steeped in 1950's Americana, and a wonderful soundtrack that engages you with classic oldies from Dion and more. One of the best games of 2015, Fallout 4 is not to be missed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game of the year, simply awesome

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    I'll start by saying that I loved Fallout and Fallout 2. I thought Fallout 3 was an affront to the original series and a poor continuation of the Fallout story and Fallout world. New Vegas was slightly better but still not as good as the original two games. With this game, Bethesda has completely redeemed themselves. This game is great! It is what I thought of when I heard that they were going to take over the series and continue the story. The best part of the game is the STORY LINE! I was motivated to find out what happened next the entire play through. Then, I played it through again to see what would happen if I chose a different ending. Then I played it through another time, yes three times, to see that last ending. I enjoyed it each time! It has excellent replay value! I found new things each time. On top of that, the companions have compelling story lines, and bonuses you can unlock, that make spending extra time with them worthwhile. Additionally, you can change your game style each time. I used rifles the first time I played, only fists the second, and energy weapons the last. It creates a new dynamic and makes it more challenging in some areas and easier in others. Changing the game each time. However, it is a slow and methodical game. If you are an adrenalin junky and need to be constantly moving around like Black Ops or other shooters you will be bored with this game. This game is a more relaxing game, with moments of intense action and strategy considerations. Play this one to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and wonderful story. Not to button mash as fast as you can. A simply wonderful game that is among my all time greats. A must play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games this year!

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    ehauser
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    I have not ever played the Fallout series, so this is my first encounter with Bethesda. That being said, this is an excellent game. The world is massive, you can free roam and explore, or you can follow missions and a storyline. From the first person shooter side of the game the mechanics are great. It is fairly easy to target the enemies and make kills. The ability to scavenge and take materials to build your settlements and defenses is another aspect of the gameplay. While I feel like this was less of a focus, it is still another element to add to the overall experience. The building mechanics aren't as good as Minecraft for example, things snap together, but you also can't prevent them from snapping, so precision builds can be difficult to line up just the way you want it to look. Also, the building pieces are limited, so therefore so is your imagination. The only other downfall of the game is the lack of multiplayer. I know Bethesda wanted to focus on the story mode, but having the ability to play with 1 or 2 friends would have enhanced the gameplay to another level. It wouldn't have needed to be as extensive as Destiny or Elder Scrolls where you have 100's of people online together, but the ability to invite even just 1 friend to co-op your world would be great. Still, this game is amazing. I have been playing several hours a night since the release and I don't see me stopping anytime soon. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the couple of things I mentioned that would have made it the BEST GAME OF THE YEAR by far! I still rank this game higher than Star Wars Battlefront, which came out around the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Good far outweights the Bad.

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    Reason's why I give it 4 stars instead of 1-3.... -Very addicting game with so much to do. The world is pretty big and filled with all types of weird creatures. When you get tired of doing mission's you can just build a settlement to defend against outsiders. That feels like a whole new game itself. -Power Armor and weapons. At first you might think, "What the heck? Why am I using a wooden gun?" But don't worry. As the game goes on you'll find a huge variety of awesome weapons. Regular armor, power armor and guns can be customized. You can turn the cheap wooden gun into something deadly and nice to look at. Why I give it 4 stars instead of 5.... - Graphics. I'm playing on a PS4 and it feels like a PS3 game. This is not that big a deal for me, but it might be for some. GTA5 for PS3 has very similar/better graphics. The game glitches a lot too. Far more than any PS4 game should. Plus, why the loading screen when entering buildings? It's like the first Resident Evil for PS1. - The game doesn't explain stuff well. I'm constantly going on Youtube or Google to try and figure out how to do things or how certain things work. They sometimes show a pop up in the top left corner, but most of the time I'm too busy fighting off an enemy or involved in something else to even read it. It doesn't come back either, so if you miss it, then you are **** out of luck. Overall the game is great and well worth it. It's definitely one of the most addicting games I ever played. If you are a role playing game fan, then I'd say this is the game for you. Just don't expect to play multiplayer or co-op because it's only one player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Evolution of Fallout Franchise

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    Fallout 4 is exactly what was needed for the next installment of the Fallout Franchise. Many of the limiting mechanics were eliminated due to the power of the PS4, making a smooth interface throughout all gameplay. This allows inexperienced Fallout players to engage as a first-person shooter or the experienced Fallout player to engage the VATS system. (The PipBoy is much easier to navigate through, yet retains its comical appeal.) The addition of Settlement creation/management creates a pleasant depth to the game that allows interested players hours of fun and uninterested players the ability to bypass. The story line is a refreshing and well thought-out perspective and adds to the Fallout canon nicely. Easy to understand S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attribute and Perk system that allows the player to tailor their character to the type of game they desire to play (allowing for multiple replays). The only drawbacks are limited in-game tutorials for beginning players. A lot of trial-and-error play that can be frustrating at times. Very few but inconvenient glitches (I failed a mission because a creature fell off a cliff and disappeared. I had to restart a 30-min segment because the QuickSave feature only saved at the entrance to the area). All in all, great game, hours of fun. Suggested for Adventure gamers. First person shooters will enjoy the variety of weapons and creatures. Role-playing gamers will enjoy the in-depth character creation, armor/power armor modifications, and settlement management. - TGC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not even close to more of the same from Bethesda!

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    If you love open-world sandbox games, then you already know and own fallout 4 and my review won't persuade you to buy this. If you've never tried a massive open-world sandbox game, then there is no time like the present to start playing fallout 4. It's hard to describe just how much is in this game without writing a novel that rivals War and Peace. If brevity is the soul of wit, then I'll try and be as witty has possible here. Character customization is practically infinite. There is no level cap, so there is no need to worry about what type of play style you want your character to be. Just keep leveling up and get some different perks and change your style of play from a bare-knuckled brawler to a sniper. The replay value is very high as you always have the option to play as a relatively good character or a relatively bad character. The game keeps track of quests, so even if you don't play very often there's no need to worry about forgetting where you left off or what your next objective should be. My only complaint is the music in the game. They need to add about 10,000 songs. I think it takes the average person about 20 times listening to a song before they're bored or tired of it. Trust me, you will listen to the songs in this game way more than 20 times each. Yes, there's an option to turn the radio off in the game, but sometimes there are quests that get added by listening to the radio so there's a chance you'll miss out on those if it's not on. You won't regret this purchase. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent RPG!

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    Wals
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    I have just recently started to play this game and am nowhere near completion since the game is huge in scope but I'll tell you what my thoughts are about it so far which is 10 hours into the game. I'm not usually a big fan of RPG's but this game has grown on me because of the story and great action. I've previously played a little bit of Fallout 3 but stopped because it was too much stop-and-go which was breaking up the action. I normally like FPS such as the Battlefield and Call of Duty series. Fallout 4 is almost the same as the previous release far as the game mechanics go but seems to be less of a chore. It is definitely a RPG which means you can really get into all the fine details if you want to or use the RPG elements minimally to keep things moving along. I personally enjoy the exploring of the huge world. The enemies can be tough so you'll need to be quick and an accurate shooter using the proper firearms which are really diverse and can be modified. The graphics are excellent with smooth controls. The only minor complaint is the NPC's who can follow along with you to help in your missions sometimes get in the way or occasionally are of little help fighting the enemy but sometimes you'll need all the help you can get. This is a game enjoyed in small pieces but it is sometimes hard to stop because you want to see what's awaiting you up ahead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A stripped down RPG experience compared to F3

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    I was extremely disappointed to find out that Bethesda stripped away skills and rolled some of them into the perk system. Because there are no longer skills, you do not have dialog skill checks anymore (for example having a Guns or Explosives option in a conversation). There are a few charisma/speech checks but that is it, so now conversations are drastically more linear and quest objectives are also more linear than in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Speaking of the dialog system, besides having no skill checks they also dumbed down the way the actual system is handled. Now you get 4 options, similar to Bioware's recent games, and they are all presented in short summaries of what your character will say. Also many times you don't actually have 4 choices (which even if it had 4, would be terrible compared to the previous games and the amount of options you had), you will find that at least 2 of your "choices" will end up in your character saying or doing the same thing. It is by far the worst dialog system I've ever seen in my 30 years of playing RPGs. Then there are the bugs. Personally I haven't run into any serious ones yet, but the framerate on the PS4 version is pretty awful and among the worst I've seen on the console to date. It's not uncommon to see the game dip into the 15fps range during decent sized firefights How any of that affects you though is up to your individual tolerance level. I don't think it's unplayable but some might feel that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Over 50hrs played, not bored yet

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    I'm a huge fan of the fallout universe, the style of the world with its characters, creatures, weapons etc. I just find all of it very fascinating and fun to explore. And while I was a big fan of Fallout 3 I couldn't get over how ugly that game looked, and while this game is no technical masterpiece, the improvements Bethesda did on this game were still very impressive for me. My complaints with the game are legitimate criticisms though that keep it from being one of the best games I ever played. The side missions that are meant to expand and engage you in this world are not nearly as compelling or enjoyable to play as previous installments in the franchise. There are a few neat missions here and there but they get repetitive at times for me. Enemy variety in this game is another problem, there are not nearly as many interesting unique enemy types as I was hoping there would be, so you'll be fighting more or less the same enemies most of the time. And it being a Bethesda game it's unfortunately filled with glitches and it occasionally crashed on me after playing for so long. But I feel that the positives far out way the negatives, it's an incredibly fun game to play that managed to keep me invested for an incredibly long time as a $60 game should. I certainly got my money's worth out of this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome open world rpg shooter

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    Fallout 4 is a great game for the price it goes for. Be it full price or at a discounted priced. You get what you pay for and so much more. It provides countless hours of gameplay and a ton of replay value. Cation as it is a single player experience. Set in a post nuclear wasteland and you as the main protagonist or antagonist. Its really an open world game where you do what you want to do, go where you want to go, and shape the game how you want it to feel. A good amount of perks, guns, melee weapons, Armor and enemies will keep you entertained and on your toes. Finding the game too easy, it does allow you to change the difficulty and your way of handling certain scenarios. Aside from countless quests and minigames. It provides a wide range of system customization. Its weapon modding or tuning system allows you to change a pistol into a rifle, or a semi automatic to an automatic depending on your style. Another mechanic is it collect everything and use it to build your own settlement at various locations. It has a huge amount of content to keep you locked up in your homes. Though highly recommend to take several breaks just so you don't lose track of time. For a current gen console game its graphics are acceptable at best. Though I really don't care much about the graphics. Its an amazing game with a ton of content and replay ability.

    I would recommend this to a friend