Fallout 4 Xbox One

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  • Summary: As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Dec 16, 2015
    100
    The game's music is perfectly set for the different situations you find yourself in. It's suitably dramatic in the big fight scenes and similarly soft when you get to a more emotional part. Whilst not at the forefront of your attention, the music is always there and sometimes you won't even notice it until it goes silent. Your heart might be in your mouth as you hack a computer or lockpick a door with enemies nearby, and the music will do a great job to reflect exactly how you are feeling.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    100
    Fallout 4 is a game that will spark conversation and a huge amount of love, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Skyrim as something of a cultural phenomenon. The game’s only real issue is in the dated visuals, but the engine serves a purpose beyond eye-candy, and hey, we’re mostly walking through irradiated trash anyway, right...Fallout 4 is impossible not to recommend.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 11, 2015
    95
    You’ll have to deal with people who grew up with no understanding of morality and civility, gain their respect (by force, if necessary) and build bright post-nuclear future with them. Wasteland domination is just a step away. [Issue#203, p.46]
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    90
    The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.
  5. Nov 13, 2015
    90
    Fallout 4 is the epitome of what an open world RPG should be.
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    90
    Fallout 4 didn’t blow me away like the previous iteration did, but it did keep me thoroughly entertained and fully vested in journeying across the wasteland.
  7. Nov 10, 2015
    60
    At some point, I just want the games to work reliably. Fallout 4 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, which is to say that it's a large, sprawling world filled with so many different quests and locations that most players will miss entire subplots as they scavenge their way from one side of the world to the other. That's also to say that it's occasionally kind of broken, from performance issues specific to the console versions to scripting glitches that might just prevent you from progressing to the same sort of "physics gone wild" moments that make for killer animated gifs and such.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 373
  1. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    This game is great. So much depth. There is a classical music radio station that plays EXCELLENT music while you wander around. There is alsoThis game is great. So much depth. There is a classical music radio station that plays EXCELLENT music while you wander around. There is also John Cleese as Cogsworth! So far the visuals are great. Some of the characters look like last-gen, but no worse than Skyrim did. It's still effective. The framerate is fine on Xbox, it's a bit cinematic, but it really works with what they're going for. So far all the reviews seem a bit picky. This is better than Witcher 3, less glitchey and buggy, although centering on and selecting items is a bit wonky.

    The plot is surprisingly deep. There is a definite sense of loneliness in the wasteland. And it really doesn't look like Fallout 3. This is more of suburbia turned wasteland. Fallout 3 was just pure open-space wasteland, like 'The Road'. You explore empty houses and gas stations.

    So far so good.
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  2. Feb 19, 2016
    10
    I am not sure where to begin,there is just so much to talk about,i'm going to ignore comparing it to the past games as they are a differentI am not sure where to begin,there is just so much to talk about,i'm going to ignore comparing it to the past games as they are a different kind of fallout,as this one takes a more borderlands approach then for say skyrim.While i'm sad the RPG elements were sidelined,i'm only going to focus on the main game.
    Best combat system in a bethesda game to date,combat is far more fluid and fun.
    Massive immersive world,everything from weather to random encounters
    Top notch crafting,the best I have seen in a RPG game to date.
    I constantly saw myself looking for the plentiful collectibles in this game,simply to see every little detail.
    There is also a lot more then simply combat,the settlement idea is a grand idea,and I hope to see it in the elder scrolls 6 instead of the on-rail hearth fire house building.
    The quests are dynamic and interesting.

    Here are my only problems
    Speech is a bit pointless,as no matter the choice you make in the speech,other then intimidating/bribing/persuading.
    And the perk/skills system,which isn't a massive deal,I just wish they went more with skyrim or the past games instead.

    Overall it is a outstanding game,and I believe the problems aforementioned will be fixed with mods.
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  3. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    This game is absolutely fantastic. It feel like a Bethesda game with every thing better than it was. If you liked Fallout 3 or even Skyrim youThis game is absolutely fantastic. It feel like a Bethesda game with every thing better than it was. If you liked Fallout 3 or even Skyrim you WILL love this game. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2015
    8
    This game is a lot of fun for a mid-level gamer who has played the Fallout series of games. The graphics are cool, the world is huge and funThis game is a lot of fun for a mid-level gamer who has played the Fallout series of games. The graphics are cool, the world is huge and fun to just explore.

    I agree with some of the criticisms, like ...- Most, if not all, missions are railroaded and do not allow for pacifist or alternative ways to achieve an end, something caused by taking Skill and SPECIAL checks away.

    or that many aspects are not explained or taught well: settlements and elements of crafting.

    but developing your character and combat is very entertaining. It sets up a Fallout 5 as potential great vs this being just good.
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  5. Nov 16, 2015
    8
    Fallout 4 gave me a World to explore and rebuild, good crafting system and interesting gameplay. Still the storyline is felt weak, it's not aFallout 4 gave me a World to explore and rebuild, good crafting system and interesting gameplay. Still the storyline is felt weak, it's not a competitor to New Vegas. Even to a single DLC for New Vegas I would say. Stupid companions may stuck for good in textures. Inventory system is not polished. I would prefer to instantly breakdown junk by pressing X (square) while in inventory view, but I have to take it, drop it, activate my workbench and break it down only after it. No way to filter my items if I have too many just to view specific type o weapons for example. When I ask companion to give me everything, he or she even gives equipped items. I would like to remind that in Fallout 2 we could see equipped items in special slots instead of inventory view with everything else. These little things forces me to spend time optimizing stuff myself instead of enjoying the game. But I like combat. I like exploring. I like crafting. What good is good. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2015
    5
    The main story in Fallout 4 is painfully unimaginative. Characters are extremely one dimensional. Dialogue is basically pointless unless youThe main story in Fallout 4 is painfully unimaginative. Characters are extremely one dimensional. Dialogue is basically pointless unless you just need it to carry on to the next part of the mission. As a whole, game feels like it has fallen into the same trap that a lot of the current gen over-hyped games are doing. It lacks creativity.

    Compared to previous Fallout games (including New Vegas) there is nothing that hooks you in and makes you want to play for hours on end. I have already run into glitches that are very similar to previous Bethesda games so that only takes off maybe one point for me. The bad rating comes from the fact that there is really nothing that is motivating me to progress through the actual story. I feel like wandering around and hope I find something that will temporarily spikes my interest.
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  7. May 8, 2016
    0
    Bethesda killed Fallout.

    it is no longer an RPG with choice and consequence that also had great writing and characters. It is now just an
    Bethesda killed Fallout.

    it is no longer an RPG with choice and consequence that also had great writing and characters. It is now just an open world theme park with terrible writing, extremely shallow RPG elements that caters to the casual crowd rather than RPG fans.

    The good:

    + Weapon crafting
    + Improved gunplay
    + Detailed character creator

    The bad:

    - No traits
    - No skill points
    - No karma
    - No faction reputation
    - Dumbed down dialogue: Yes / No / Sarcastic / I dont understand
    - No weapon/armor degrading
    - No optional hardcore mode (Needing water/food/rest)
    - Awful writing and uninspired story
    - Bad voice acting
    - Very little choice and consequence
    - Extremely buggy
    - Bad performance on all platforms
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