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Fallout 4

2020-03-20

Fallout 4 - I am ready to admit it, it is my favourite video game right now I am continuing to play lots of Fallout 4, and program my Tamagotchi game

I am normally quite a socially isolated person, it seems, I mean I have lots of friends, but I am normally by myself for long stretches of time, on my computer

I should take you all on a tour of my biggest commune, where I am setting up a big cooperative farm, with lots of water purification

I am hoping to start expanding a lot of other communes - I feel that I will be able to collect more aluminium and other precious scrap that I need in order to keep upgrading all my gear

The way I play Fallout 4, at least, is that I spend a lot of time crafting. I usually buy loads and loads of scrap by selling my produce and purified water - I have found that melons and gourds are usually worth quite a bit compared to how much they weigh, and by how quickly they can be harvested

You can obtain oil for important upgrades through making cutting fluid at the chemistry station, and you can produce plentiful amounts of adhesive through making vegetable starch at a cooking station

What else? Currently I have issues getting aluminium, which I need to make robots and repair my power armour.

I think I may spend some time modding the game because I think having better conversation may help make my experience a lot better. I think what I like best about the game is that it rewards you for being inquisitive and experimenting with different approaches.

By the way, the game is very playable on low end graphics cards, my RX 550 only drops below 30 frames per second in weird scenarios that my XBONE would also. Besides, I am playing with the high resolution textures as well.

I know this was a massive AAA title in 2015, but I think it is now very underrated, and you can pick it up very cheaply with all the DLC, which confuses me, but also fills me with a lot of delight.

I think another mod I might make would be to make the trading at stores a lot more fruitful - I think I would also modify the menus to allow you to equip items or scrap them while simultaneously trading - it is onerous to have to trade, go into your inventory, then fiddle, then trade again, and repeat.

The game of course has massive bugs and terrible difficulty curves at times - I may have been blown up immediately after fast traveling perhaps 30 times now. I can also tell the NPC intelligence automation scales difficulty by having enemies ‘cheat’ by being able to see you through walls, and never running out of ammo. Example: super mutants with missile launchers that fire the split second they have a line of sight to you. Another big problem with the game is that you really must be quick saving manually over and over, else you will lose almost an hour of progress sometimes. A more intelligent and aggressive quick saving monitor would make everyone’s life a lot easier.

The keyboard bindings for changing weapons? Probably my least favourite aspect of the game. It makes EMACS seem like child’s play.

A really awesome aspect of the game is that bosses and legendary difficulty enemies are absolutely down right fearsome. I hate hate hate going up against a sentry bot, or mirelurk queen, but not a death law, because there is simply no running away once you have engaged them - you are quite literally fucked if you cannot defeat these powerful enemies.

What keeps me playing this game over and over, 5 years after I first got it at launch? The crafting. I love gathering resources and creating new items. I love making big farms and attracting new members to my communes.

I wish I knew of a game which did this as well as Fallout 4 - maybe Borderlands? No crafting. Action based RPG with loads of radiant quests and crafting is my jam.

I wanna make my perfect version of Fallout 4 somehow…

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