Can Bethesda pull a No Mans Sky and Save Fallout 76?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (35049 posts) 26 days, 23 hours ago

Poll: Can Bethesda pull a No Mans Sky and Save Fallout 76? (36 votes)

no 33%
no 22%
no 19%
no 28%
no 19%
no 19%
no 22%
no 19%
no 22%
no 19%
no 22%
no 19%
no 19%
no 25%
no 28%
no 22%
no 22%
no 19%
no 19%
no 53%

Fallout 76, much like No Mans Sky has a tepid response, putting it mildly. But, much like No Mans Sky they've been scrambling out patch and patch, content announcement after content announcement attempting to morph the product initial state into something more palatable. Appealing, even.

Most recently human NPC's, Battle Royal and raids which Todd trotted out to a 1984 we-love-big-brother audience clippy-clapping away while a single streak of saliva escaped with gusto.

Do you believe this game is salvageable? People are still playing it. Is it worth saving?

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#1 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (2875 posts) -

Too many other game worth caring about. And while NMS is better than it was, it's still pretty boring IMO in that it all the planets start looking the same pretty quick. The game needs some serious weather systems and lighting that matches it's solar system's nearest sun and dispersion from nearby moon or planets since days and nights look the same regardless of distance from sun. Actually do any of the solar systems have moons? I didn't even notice. Gameplay just feels too samey and I don't feel like I'm ever exploring anything new and that's what bothers me more about NMS despite the features they have added.

As for F76 well I *Yawn and I also think that the game really needs *Yawn.....*snoooze...zzzz....zzzz.....zzzz....zzz

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#2 Edited by deactivated-5d78760d7d740 (16386 posts) -

I hope not. I don't want this to be a trend where devs release a broken game, fix it later, and still end up being successful.

No mans sky is one thing because it was made by a small and new studio. Bethesda has been at it for a long time, no excuses.

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#3 Posted by Subspecies (740 posts) -

Why does it need saving when it has a dedicated, thriving community? Go check the official FO76 reddit if you don't believe me.

Also, why do you feel the need to hate on something the gaming media has programmed you to hate? Feeling the need to conform?

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#4 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13700 posts) -

No, just play Fallout 4 and dlc instead, like I'm doing. A game that's actually worth playing.

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#5 Posted by warmblur (3008 posts) -
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#6 Posted by ButDuuude (1427 posts) -

They could, but I doubt they want to. And I voted NO by the way.

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#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31608 posts) -

Thing is, they really don't want to. All the AAA's want is your money, they don't care if you are playing a solid game or get a fun experience.

Also, good job on the poll, that made me seriously laugh.

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#8 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6900 posts) -

I picked the last no. Its the best no.

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#9 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31608 posts) -

@Gamerno6666 said:

I picked the last no. Its the best no.

no

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#10 Posted by DoomNukem3D (396 posts) -

It may be bold of me but I picked the 4th no.

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#11 Posted by dxmcat (2750 posts) -

Bethesda is already incompetent enough when releasing a single player game that modders have to fix for them.

They are absolutely clueless when it comes to multiplayer, evident across many games, not just F76.

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#12 Posted by getyeryayasout (12510 posts) -

Their entire company isn't at stake, I doubt they'll see it through.

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#13 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44395 posts) -

The only reason Oblivion and Skyrim went from acceptable to stellar was because of the mod community, otherwise they were buggy, old-looking messes with shallow game mechanics but a pretty epic setting and story.

If they want to salvage Fallout 76, they need to make it open-source and allow people to make their own modded servers and so forth. Let people make their owns mods, raids, combat arenas, weapons and tools and enemies, and so forth.

But it won't come to that, because Bethesda has decided they want less freedom for their loyal customers, not more (paid mods, anyone?)

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#14 Edited by uninspiredcup (35049 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

The only reason Oblivion and Skyrim went from acceptable to stellar was because of the mod community,

I mean that's the truth when you get down to it, it's more a tool for a great game than a great game in-itself.

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#15 Posted by Vaidream45 (2036 posts) -

I’d rather play Rebel Galaxy Outlaw than either of these. Now THAT is how you do a modern space fighter game.

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#16 Posted by watercrack445 (1833 posts) -

Which is popular Anthem or Fallout 76?

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#17 Posted by uninspiredcup (35049 posts) -

@vaidream45 said:

I’d rather play Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

?

What's that?

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#18 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44395 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:
@vaidream45 said:

I’d rather play Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

?

What's that?

Space sim that just came out, sequel to the original Rebel Galaxy.

It hearkens back to the space sims of yesteryear with punchy interfaces, colorful displays, and in-HUD conversations with other pilots while at the same time feeling modern and not dumbed down.

It's not perfect, though, kind of hard to get into.

It's also on the Tencent-Epic Game Store, sadly.

*Not sure how it applies to this conversation, though.

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#19 Posted by freedomfreak (51271 posts) -

Bethesda has nothing to prove. So, they won't.

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#20 Posted by Planeforger (18103 posts) -

Bethesda hasn't managed to get any of their previous games working, so I don't know why you'd expect them to suddenly become competent with Fallout 76.

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#21 Posted by VFighter (5241 posts) -

@subspecies: Dedicated, sure. Thriving, doubtful. How many people play it daily, weekly? The numbers can't be good.

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#22 Posted by carljohnsonCJ (544 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@Gamerno6666 said:

I picked the last no. Its the best no.

no

no

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#23 Posted by uninspiredcup (35049 posts) -

@subspecies said:

Why does it need saving when it has a dedicated, thriving community? Go check the official FO76 reddit if you don't believe me.

Also, why do you feel the need to hate on something the gaming media has programmed you to hate? Feeling the need to conform?

That's one salty dawg.

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#24 Posted by Subspecies (740 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Just what a programee would say. Get your own brain, dude.

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#25 Edited by pyro1245 (5256 posts) -

I don't think BS cares enough.

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#26 Posted by DaVillain- (38112 posts) -

This thread makes no sense! Come on uninspiredcup you're better then this man!

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