martha wrote:My favorite of that series. Fallout 3 is very replayable. I really love it. I was a huge Wasteland fan, so when the first Fallout came out I was overjoyed by it, and I liked the second one too, but the third's range of options has made me happiest. I kickstartered the Wasteland sequel and got Fallout 4 for Christmas, but I haven't really played either of those beyond a few hours at this point.
I never got on with Fallout 3, but I got on with fallout 4 immediately because of its similarity in game play to Skyrim.
Although I do now prefer Skyrim's way of only increasing your skills by actually doing the thing in question rather than getting points for doing things and spending them as you wish.
I have spend the last 6 months or so playing Fallout 4 and I am now around Level 76 and I haven't played any DLC, at the moment I am just piddling around trying to max out everything - get all bobbleheads, gain max affinity with all companions, 3 Bobbleheads and 2 companions to go although i companion has glitched out.
I think I still prefer the game world of Skyrim ( or elder scrolls perhaps ), post apocalypse USA can seem a bit beige and drab after the Silver Birch forests of Riften in Autumn
But Fallout 4 is an immensely enjoyable game, there are so many different ways of playing it, although similar to Skyrim once you hit about level 40-50 you become over powered and pretty much godlike so dying requires falling off something very high or seriously not paying attention and getting jumped by something very nasty. Also around that stage you can pretty much do anything so having a way of playing - stealth, heavy weapons, tank - becomes redundant.
Yesterday I one shotted a Behemoth super mutant and felt a little sorry for it.
Like Skyrim the main story arc is almost incidental but in FO4 it is a little unsatisfying in that it has to end in the complete destruction of one or other of the 2 main factions. Skyrom has more coherent sidequests but the other stuff in FO is generally more interesting. Building up a network of settlements in the Commonwealth and individually building each settlement is pretty satisfying, although Preston Garvey can be an all mighty pain in the arse with his radiant quests, just don't speak to him after a while he is never satisfied.
The companions are far more interesting and have better conversation than in Skyrim, their individual story lines and quests are the best things in it after your ability to build settlements. I would prefer it if you could build a wider diversity of buildings for your settlements but it is pretty satisfying.
So next up I am going to start again with all the DLC. Then I may have to find another way of wasting my time.