The Late Review Of Fallout 76 | Worth It In 2019
As we all know, Fallout is one of the most popular RPG (Role Playing Game) video game series, this series games are set in post-apocalyptic America. A while ago, Bethesda just purchased Fallout and then they started off with the immensely popular Fallout 3 RPG game. Unexpectedly, this game quickly became a very success amongst both reviewers and players selling billions of copies and basically printing money for Bethesda. After creating such a huge accomplishment, Bethesda followed up with another success Fallout: New Vegas, but after this Fallout series, the Fallout series has been going downhill ever since. Fallout 4 did not do very well and for the next game of this series, Fallout 76, to some extent, it has been a massive failure. Now, if you are still wondering if Fallout 76 has gotten any better, here is the review you should take a look at it.
First Of All, It's Too Similar To Fallout 4
In the game of Fallout 76, one of my biggest problems is that game is so similar to Fallout 4. In terms of graphics, the only thing thing that has changed in Fallout 76 is the lighting. All Bethesda did was give the game a little bit better lighting and some vegetation to offer us the impression that its different from Fallout 4. While I was exploring the wasteland in Fallout 76, I was shocked to find out that the items and buildings look very similar to the way they did in Fallout 4. Based on this point shows that Bethesda did not even bother to actually improve the graphics or make new textures. They just simply placed a skin on Fallout 4 and then rename it Fallout 76!
How Is The Multiplayer In Fallout 76
About this point, I have to admit that I was really happy when I realized that Fallout 76 is actually going to allow us to explore the wasteland with strangers on the internet. I was able to make some friends along the way. The fabulous part is that Fallout 76's community is very helpful and kind. When I first start out, a lot of gamers were willing to help me on my mission for no reward. And I even found out that no one called me a noob or cursed me out which usually happens in most multiplayer games. That's really a wonderful experience. Playing this game with friends makes your adventures 10x more fun and potentially a lot much easier. In the game, there are also a lot of events that cause a bunch of gamers to come together in one point of the map and try to complete the objectives. That's a new innovation in the Fallout series.
These events made the game much more fun for me as I was able to do missions, get rewards, level up, make friends, and most importantly have fun. If you are tired of exploring, there is usually an event happening somewhere on the map which you can fast travel to by paying a few Fallout 76 bottle caps. There are massive different events but, after a certain point, the events probably get a bit repetitive for some players. Of course, there are enough events that you will not get bored for a very long time!
In the game of Fallout 76, the PvP part was one of the big talking points. Searching for other players happens a lot in this game but, most of them do not attack. As I said previously there was only one guy who tried to fight me in my playthrough. In my point of view, Bethesda handled PvP really well in Fallout 76. When a player shoots you and you are above level 5, if you shoot back you can engage in PvP. Honestly, I really did not fight anyone. The closest I came to PvP was when I and my friends were trying to catch another players outpost. The thing was that my friend was level 100 and the enemy player was only level 40, so my friend was easily able to one-shot him with his sniper. This sort of thing is why no one does PVP. No one would try to fight you if you are at the same level or higher level than they are.
What If I Want To Go Solo In Fallout 76
Another good news is that even though you want to go solo, you still can have a relatively good experience. There were a lot of times when I was going solo and my problem was the fact that it felt so much like the game of Fallout 4. Frankly, to me, while I was playing alone, Fallout 76 felt like an expansion for Fallout 4. You should know that playing alone makes doing missions a little harder cause you do not have help from another player. And if you enjoyed exploring the wasteland in Fallout 4, you will enjoy exploring the wasteland in Fallout 76.
What About the Bugs In Fallout 76
Unfortunately, Fallout 76 is still a buggy mess. When Bethesda dropped Fallout 76 everyone started hating this. Even though this game has been out for a quite long time, the Bethesda has not really done much about the bugs. This game has some seriously annoying bugs. For instance, I was doing a quest in which I was supposed to steal a certain kind of meat from a Super Mutant camp and then use this to make an explosive bait. I have collected all the stuff and when I went to craft the explosive bait, the game said that I did not have the items to make it. This made me very confused because it showed that I had all of the necessary items in my inventory. If I wasn’t playing with my friend this bug would have been a huge issue. When I told my friend what had happened I dropped the meat I got on the ground so that my friend could pick it up and then craft an explosive bait for me, but when I just dropped it on the ground it disappeared. And of course, this kind of situation happens a lot in Fallout 76.
What's worse, the glitches do not end there. NPCs (Non-Player-Controlled Character) look really weird in Fallout 76. The scorched look very unnatural. While they are holding a weapon it seems that they are kind of bent over to their side. It is not very easy to describe but you will understand what I mean when you see it on your own. Another problem is the fact that a lot of times hostile NPCs that are supposed to attack you literally don’t move at all, they just stand there. You can kill them so easily and which makes the exploration a bit boring.
Is Fallout 76 Worth It
Even though Fallout 76 is a bug filled mess right now, you still can have a lot of fun playing it. If you are fond of playing Fallout 4, you would most likely enjoy playing Fallout 76. And if you are keen to the story and do not really care about the exploration part of the game, then the Fallout 76 probably is not the perfect game for you. All in all, if you are fine with the bugs and like exploration with friends or alone, you should choose Fallout 76. Cause it's not a perfect game, meanwhile it's a terrible game, either!