Rizz Reviews: Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is an amazing game.

Is that all? Can I go back to doing what I want to do? You know, play Fallout 4 until my troubles go away? Seriously, though. Fallout 4. Fallout 4.

Deep breath, Rizz. Okay. Honestly, you would think that with all the hype surrounding this game that this game, just like so many before it, would fall and crumble and, honestly,not be as good as the hype sounds. You would think that, if you haven’t played Fallout 4!

For instance, I had a blast going over the different customization combinations that came along with making your own character. It’s a blast! It’s fun from that moment on! GAH! FALLOUT!

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The graphics and the attention to every little detail and blade of grass makes it come alive, the enemies look massive, the mutated deer look mutated and you look like, well, the man or woman you made in the game. Heck you get to see YOUR OFFSPRING in the beginning of the game. How awesome is that! And your baby looks like you and your spouse (one that you can also make in the game). That’s how deep this attention to detail gets, people. Babies are born that actually resemble the characters that you make! Who does that?!

Fallout 4 does that, that’s who.

Gameplay is just like every other Bethesda game out there, you know good. In fact, the only real flaw that I had with any of their previous games was that there were little to no reaction to when you shot your enemies were cleaned up pretty good here.

Also…it’s hard. Very. Hard. Not like frustratingly throw your controller at the TV hard but the “I’m going to kill you and your entire crew and then burn this place to the ground and drink my Nuka-Cola and pour some of it out for my homies who aren’t here” hard. Right Rizz from a few days ago?

Fallout 4 is, by far, one of my favorite (if not favorite) game of this year and probably will be right up there next year, because I’m sure I’ll still be playing this game in 2016.

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Hey everyone! It’s the column that’s dangerous to go alone on the internet without! Now with more guest posters! It’s time for Video Game themed things from around the internet…net…net! with your special guest poster BobbyFJtown filling in for Chachi who is on assignment.

Since Fallout 4 is the biggest thing going in gaming right now, I figured we should have a fallout themed article today!

First Up!

Conan O’Brien continues his epic journey through video games in his latest clueless gamer, this time he’s playing Fallout 4, most of it is Conan just looking for a lady, and admiring his physic, but as usual Conan tackles the game with his true comedic know how.

Next Up!

Fallout 4’s script is so large (how large is it!) It’s so large that Codworth, who is your robot butler in the game can say more than 1,000 names, in the video below they test what can and can’t be said by Codsworth, with sexy results!

and Finally…

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Etsy Artist Lautstarke made a really awesome Fallout 4 Game poster, there are tons of Fallout 4 merch on Etsy but this print really caught my eye, The print can be purchased on Lautstarke’s etsy store for $15.00 a print.

That’s gonna do it for this special Fallout Themed guest posted Video themed things from around the internet…net…net! Back to you Chachi! (next week)

Funday Sunday Mobile Review: Fallout Shelter

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Hey everyone, it’s BobbyFJtown with a mobile review, This time I’ll be looking at the android version of Fallout: Shelter.  I learned a lot playing this game, I love the mechanics in the game, like Chachi said, it is an underground version of Tiny Tower, but that’s not a bad thing.  It’s it’s own game, and it’s different from both Tiny Tower and Fallout proper.  It has elements of both games but stands on it’s own as a game you just can’t put down.

You start the game out by picking your vault number, I chose Vault 555, and started my journey.  In the game you set up the underground shelter with a few different rooms, a power plant, water plant, diner, med bay, science lab, storage room, radio room among others. The most important of these rooms were the first 3 that I named. You need power to make the other rooms function, you need water to keep your dwellers hydrated and radiation free, and you need food to keep your dwellers healthy.  You also need living quarters so you can have more dwellers. And how do you get more dwellers…well you put one male and one female in the living quarters and nature happens, next thing you know you have a brand new baby dweller.  This is essential for getting the most out of your shelter.  You have to watch how many dwellers you have compared to how much energy, water, and food you use.  It has to be a balanced dance in which you must watch how many resources you have at your disposal.

In some instances you can rush your rooms to get resources faster, this comes at a cost at times,  If done correctly you get the resources and caps, which much like Fallout games is the currency in this world.  If the rush fails you either have the room get attacked by rad-roaches, which are radioactive roaches, or the room will catch fire, which as you can see is a task in itself because some of the dweller’s aren’t the best fire fighters.

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Most dwellers are terrible firefighters

Other events that cause danger to your vault, Deathclaws, which I haven’t run into yet, and Raiders which I have run into,  Raiders are the reason I learned from this game,  I had my vault filled with rooms and running at a great clip, I think I had it running at 93% happiness with 28 dwellers, well then the raiders hit and I wasn’t prepared.  I had very little weapons because I didn’t send many dwellers out to explore the wasteland to find weapons and outfits to help protect and give your dwellers different skills,  Dwellers have skills sets that make it easier for them to perform tasks.  The skills on their S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Meters.  Each letter corresponds to a skill set that is applied to each room the dwellers create resources in.  Once the raiders attacked they killed all but 1 of my dwellers,  You can pay to get your dwellers revived but I only had so many caps, and I had to sacrifice dwellers and rooms by demolishing the rooms to cash them in for caps, and not many caps so I only had enough to pay for the most essential dwellers that I had, I had 2 very high level dwellers that I had to save, but since they were high level they were very expensive.  Thus my 28 dwellers had to be dwindled down to about 7, I then started the build up my rooms at a slower pace and it made me re-evaluate and chance the way I was playing the game.   Thus I am now back up at a healthy 18 dwellers and at about 85% happiness.  The one big difference is that I used my highest level dweller as a scout and sent him into the wasteland to find better weapons so now when the raiders attack they are no match for my improved vault.

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The two highest level dwellers I saved from death at the hands of raiders, now they have a family and are productive members of the new society.

Another great thing about this game is that yes, it does have freemium content in lunchboxes, but you can earn them instead of paying for them and it’s not required to pay for anything to have a good time and get good at the game.  So in conclusion this game is way worth the download and it’s so addictive it’s hard to put down, for that reason I give Fallout: Shelter 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Bethesda E3 Press Conference

Ladies and gentlemen! We have arrived and just like Christmas eve, E3 allowed us to open one present and one present only. That present was Bethesda.

DOOM:

They start off swinging for the fences and they smacked it out of the park. Finally, it’s a Doom game that looks like a Doom game from old. It looks awesome, it looks gory, it has all the right weapons, it looks and feels like you’re in Hell, it looks like you are actually playing Doom. It looked like they rendered the original game with new graphics, something that if Doom were released now (as in the original that featured John Romero’s head).

They also announced the multiplayer mode, which (if you played Doom or Quake multiplayer) is always going to be an awesome time with the guns, the power ups and the fact that you can turn into a demon.

Another cool feature that was announced at E3 was Doom Snapmap. It’s a level editor for multiplayer usage and you’re allowed to make different games and different modes and it’s something that I am going to be spending a lot of time on playing.

Doom is scheduled for a Spring 2016 release.

BATTLECRY:

Battlecry looks like a very fun multiplayer game similar to the one you’d find over at Valve, with their added twists to it.

The beta signup is online, even though they are still in the alpha stage, it looks like a fun little time-waster to play once it’s done.

And, yes, I have signed up for the beta, already.

DISHONORED 2:

I’m a big Mass Effect fan. I’m a big Assassin’s Creed fan. Dishonored and Dishonored 2 reminds me of both of those games and has the good aspects associated with both styles of games, only to be different in the same way.

The trailer they showed made sure you know that you’re going to play as Emily looking for revenge, however you’re allowed to play as either Emily or Corvo, which was pretty cool to have a woman protagonist and make you know THAT’S A FEMALE PROTAGONIST!

The original Dishonored is being redone with the Dishonored: Definitive Edition, which will be released months before Dishonored 2.

ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE:

Elder Scrolls Online showed us some cool things they are going to release soon (no date was given) but the cooler part about their announcement was that Elder Scrolls is going mobile. How? Just like every other franchise (gaming or entertainment) their own card game.

Elder Scrolls: Legends is just like Hearthstone or any other virtual card game. Looks cool, but is just a cool little card game. Nothing much I can mention here that you probably already know if you’ve played those famous virtual card games.

FALLOUT 4:

About.

Frickin’.

Time.

They did not disappoint with this one, guys.

Just like Dishonored 2, you’re allowed to choose a female and a male character and if you choose a male character, you’re allowed to create your wife and if you’re a female character, you’re allowed to choose what your husband looked like.

Unlike the other Fallout games, you’re allowed to build things. You are allowed to use the things that you find in order to upgrade weapons, upgrade armor and, the best part, allow to build houses and communities, which is awesome.

They then went on and discussed another mobile game, which is just an amazing version of Tiny Tower, called “Fallout Shelter” and it’s out, right now, for your iOS devices.

This next part I want to preface: I’ve never bought a collector’s edition. I never thought I’d say this…I want this collector’s edition. I want to shell out the money in order to get this collector’s edition. Why? BECAUSE YOU GET A PIP BOY! YOUR VERY OWN FUNCTIONAL PIP BOY! It’s a cool gadget that turns your phone into an actual Pip Boy that goes around your wrist.

During the entire time they were showing clips and stuff from Fallout 4, all I could think of is that this game looks amazing and just stunning. The first thought that came to my mind was “This game looks past beta testing, it looks ready” and they announced Fallout 4 will be released in November 10, 2015.

In conclusion, welcome to E3, ladies and gentlemen. It’s going to be an amazing week if THAT’S your initial press conference.

Hearth(wind&)fire: Got to get you into my house!

 

New DLC coming soon from Skyrim will have you playing house with your companion in the game.  Not just any house but a house that you can build! You can use a workbench and raw materials that you can purchase or find and build your Dovakin dream house.  Other things that you can do in this expansion are adopt children that are orphaned in various towns all throughout Skyrim, move your spouse into your new custom built home, hire someone to gather building supplies, you can house trophies, bards, and have your own cart driver.  Priced at 400 MSP will this new DLC be a welcome addition to Skyrim or will it just end up being house armor. (see in Oblivion, Bethesda charged 200 MSP for horse armor)

 

 

You can pick up this DLC on Xbox Live on September 4th

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC invites are out there.

If Bobby comes up missing with in the next few days we know why!

The beta invites for the new Skyrim dlc are out there somewhere. Bethesda game studios stated that only half or a percent of those who signed up have received them thus far.

However they said that this being their first attempt at allow fans to help with the testing is not the last time it will happen. They stated that since the dlc packs are so big that they needed to recruit the outside help to make sure that the release goes as smooth as possible.

The studio stated that in order to ensure that all possible variables are hit in the content with the games being so big it made sense. Also, noting that this will be the standard for the studio going forward.

Keep your eyes peeled for the beta invite if you signed up, it should be coming soon! Let us know what you think!

From BobbyFJTown: “Elder Scrolls MMO? FUS RO YEAH!”

I’ve recently been obsessed with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  While
playing the game at the same time as my brother, we began talking
about what it would be like if Skyrim was a multiplayer game. We may get our first glimpse of a what that may be like.

According to kotaku.com Bethesda is expected to announce and show the
first screen shots of Elder Scrolls Online this may.  What does this
mean for fans of the long running Elder Scrolls Series?  A chance to
finally interact with their friends in the world of Tamriel.

It should make for an interesting game with all the different races
and classes in The Elder Scrolls series, Nords, Elves, Redguards,
among other races could appear, but will they create any new classes
for the game?   The game is rumored to take place many years before
all of the Elder Scrolls game and act as a sort of prequel to the
series.  I wonder if they will finally include the long missing
Dwarves that seemed to disappear long before the events of Skyrim, I
would love to play as a dwarf and use the technology that they had at
their disposal, clockwork knights and many other advanced weaponry
long before it’s time.

Imagine the guilds that could appear in the game as well, The Thieves
Guild, Companions, Mages, etc.  Would they add new guilds to the mix?
also could the entire world of Tamriel be at your disposal for the
first time in the series,  The Provinces of Cyrodil from Oblivion,
Morrowind, Skyrim and other worlds we have yet to see could make an
appearance and be the setting of this massive game from Bethesda.

More is expected to be announced at this year’s E3.