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I am cautiously optimistic.

I'd like to note that I am only cautious because I know game trailers can differ wildly from the actual game. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the trailer or Obsidian themselves.
 
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I will, again, point out that most of the teams that made Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas don't even work at Obsidian anymore. They left because the owners were/are shitlords.
 

Dave

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Man I am so in for this one. I won't pre-order it, but when it comes out I'll be all over it!
 
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I don't know why everyone's hyped for it. Aside from the developer, there's really nothing about the trailer that excites me. It looks like a mish mash of Fallout and Borderlands, but it doesn't really like anything but another FPS. There's nothing really innovative to it.
 

Dave

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I like its humor and the developer. And they are known for open world RPG/shooters, which is exactly my type of game. That's why I'M hyped. But I can't speak for everyone.
 
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I like its humor and the developer. And they are known for open world RPG/shooters, which is exactly my type of game. That's why I'M hyped. But I can't speak for everyone.
I'll refer you to AshburnerX's post above. Most of the talent that made Obsidian awesome, isn't there anymore.
 
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I will, again, point out that most of the teams that made Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas don't even work at Obsidian anymore. They left because the owners were/are shitlords.
That's not true at all. Despite what Avellone's been publicly bitching about, which has been refuted by a lot of current and former Obsidian folks (and he did it on RPG Codex for some reason, which is a really, really gross website..white supremacist emojis and all).

Sawyer is still there (the lead behind NV) for example.

They've still been putting out extremely high quality RPGs, like PoE, PoE2, Tyranny.
 
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I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

But I'll probably wait til it hits 75% off/$20, like I do everything else (Fallout 4 doesn't even get that though, I gave it a hard pass)
 
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Obsidian makes shenanigans in space. You know, for people who liked Fallout as a single player game.
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Apparently Rage 2 will not be coming to Steam either. It will be exclusive to Bethesda's Launcher. You know, that program where Bethesda can decided on a whim whether or not to allow refunds, like they did for Fallout 76 when they backed out of a promise to allow them.
 
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Apparently Rage 2 will not be coming to Steam either. It will be exclusive to Bethesda's Launcher. You know, that program where Bethesda can decided on a whim whether or not to allow refunds, like they did for Fallout 76 when they backed out of a promise to allow them.
At this rate, I think it'd be more newsworthy if Bethesa did something RIGHT. Seems like they're just doing one idiotic thing after another.
 
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It's a funny thing, because I don't care if they want to make games that aren't for me. I mean, I'm the most important person in the world, but hey, let others have their fun. I didn't play Fallout Tactics because it didn't look like my kind of thing. But from what I've heard, 76 isn't anyone's kind of thing, and that makes me sad.
 
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It's a funny thing, because I don't care if they want to make games that aren't for me. I mean, I'm the most important person in the world, but hey, let others have their fun. I didn't play Fallout Tactics because it didn't look like my kind of thing. But from what I've heard, 76 isn't anyone's kind of thing, and that makes me sad.
That's not true. It hits all the check boxes that investors and shareholders love
 
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There are some people on the various Fallout subreddits that are vehemently insisting that they're enjoying FO76. The chances of all of them being Bethesda shills are pretty low, so I'd say the fanbase would probably be best described as divided. Though the voices criticizing FO76 are definitely louder than the proponents.

Speaking of which, does anyone on HF play FO76?
 

figmentPez

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There are some people on the various Fallout subreddits that are vehemently insisting that they're enjoying FO76. The chances of all of them being Bethesda shills are pretty low, so I'd say the fanbase would probably be best described as divided. Though the voices criticizing FO76 are definitely louder than the proponents.
Honestly, I'm not surprised some people are enjoying it. It has shooting, and exploration, and loot, and lore to read. For all it's flaws and missing elements, there are still things to do, and that's enough for some.
 
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I know a friend of mine is enjoying it. And that's great. But enjoying something doesn't mean it's not without its flaws, and from an objective point of view, it sounds like Fallout 76 has some pretty major flaws, whether its fun or not. So when people say, "I'm angry because I expected a complete experience and instead the game is missing these fairly major components", that's not unfair, and "I'm enjoying it anyway" doesn't fix the problems.
 

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I know what I just posted in the games-on-sale thread, but fuck Epic and bringing yet more console-exclusive-mentality to the PC.

https://www.pcgamer.com/some-epic-store-games-are-pushing-back-or-scrapping-steam-releases/

I was looking forward to Satisfactory. It basically looked like Factorio as drawn by Subnautica. But I guess Epic convinced their devs that they like hats made of money because now it's disappeared from Steam and is going to be an Epic Store exclusive.

I knew this was a fucking slippery slope. Look, I already have an always-on-game-launcher-and-store, it's called Steam, and I resent having to install another one. I don't even have battle.net anymore (and I hated installing it in the first place).

I'm not going to have Steam AND Battlenet AND Origin AND Uplay AND GoG Galaxy and oh fucking look now Discord is trying to be a game store too.

Faaaagh. This almost had to go in a rant thread.
 
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I know what I just posted in the games-on-sale thread, but fuck Epic and bringing yet more console-exclusive-mentality to the PC.

https://www.pcgamer.com/some-epic-store-games-are-pushing-back-or-scrapping-steam-releases/

I was looking forward to Satisfactory. It basically looked like Factorio as drawn by Subnautica. But I guess Epic convinced their devs that they like hats made of money because now it's disappeared from Steam and is going to be an Epic Store exclusive.

I knew this was a fucking slippery slope. Look, I already have an always-on-game-launcher-and-store, it's called Steam, and I resent having to install another one. I don't even have battle.net anymore (and I hated installing it in the first place).

I'm not going to have Steam AND Battlenet AND Origin AND Uplay AND GoG Galaxy and oh fucking look now Discord is trying to be a game store too.

Faaaagh. This almost had to go in a rant thread.
Competition!
 
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It's getting as bad as TV/movie streaming.

And just the same, piracy will increase.
I was going to say the same thing!
And for the same reasons!
While I know what you're trying to say, competition should be between producers/manufacturers, NOT the f*ng middlemen.
Making things "Brand Xxxxclusive and therefore only available on gougerdab.net" is by definition the creation of an artificial monopoly, not "competition."

--Patrick
 
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I was going to say the same thing!
And for the same reasons!

While I know what you're trying to say, competition should be between producers/manufacturers, NOT the f*ng middlemen.
Making things "Brand Xxxxclusive and therefore only available on gougerdab.net" is by definition the creation of an artificial monopoly, not "competition."

--Patrick
So we only need Walmart and no other retailers? Let's get rid of all the other middle men! After all, Walmart gets exclusives as well. They are literally the result of competition to get feet in the door.
 
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