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pokoko said:
thismeintiel said:

Get over it, huh?  Nah, I think I will continue to point out hypocrisy where I see it.  When someone allows "fun" to override an objective look at a game, I can no longer take them seriously as a reviewer.  Of course, I think it has a little more to do with it than just "fun."  Read $$$.

Right, like "fun" isn't kind of important when it comes to videogames.  You're totally right, game reviews should just be based around technical merits.  "Fun" shouldn't matter.  

The funny thing is, when someone no longer credits how much "fun" a game is, I can no longer take them seriously as a reviewer.  That's kind of why I play games to start with so it's rather important to me.  I know people really like to whine about review scores but I don't think I've ever heard anyone try to claim that enjoyment isn't an important aspect. 

Hmm.  Was that what I said?  Nope.  I guess the quotations weren't enough to get the point across.  Oh well.

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pokoko said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

I'm happy that finally after years the industry is making Bethesda stand trial for their awfully buggy and poorly put together games.

Stop being melodramatic.  There is no "on trial," that's just your projection.  The next Elder Scrolls is going to sell millions of copies.  People just didn't want this particular game that isn't even made by the same studio.  

True, most people don't really care about the bugs while enjoying the gameplay but this product sadly lacked in that department as well and yes the next Elder Scrolls will most likely sell plenty .

 

Edit: I also want to support what you said about the fun factor of games and it should indeed be the main focus high above minor bugs,i wont say taking them in consideration is not important but it could be handled a bit more lightly.

Last edited by Immersiveunreality - on 25 November 2018

this game is a strange one, loads of people either seem to be super fast to jump to its defence or jump on negative news about it and attack it.... neither party seem to come off like people who've actually played the game, just those who have an opinion of it.

I've not played it but based on what I've seen about it that's just because it doesnt appear to be my cup of tea, if there are people who wanna play this sort of "make your own fun" type of game then power to them, I've got my fix of that from Minecraft and when I want to visit the Fallout world it will either be in the forms of my GOTY copies of 3 and 4 for the X360 and Ps4. Shame this one wasn't along those lines but again... if there is a market for it, I don't hold it against bethesda for creating the game. Just hope they don't go fully down this path and that Fallout 5 is something that will come maybe next generation. Always worry that a spin off title will be as successful as something like WoW which 14 years ago killed the possibility of Warcraft 4 ever being a thing.



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pokoko said:
thismeintiel said:

Get over it, huh?  Nah, I think I will continue to point out hypocrisy where I see it.  When someone allows "fun" to override an objective look at a game, I can no longer take them seriously as a reviewer.  Of course, I think it has a little more to do with it than just "fun."  Read $$$.

Right, like "fun" isn't kind of important when it comes to videogames.  You're totally right, game reviews should just be based around technical merits.  "Fun" shouldn't matter.  

The funny thing is, when someone no longer credits how much "fun" a game is, I can no longer take them seriously as a reviewer.  That's kind of why I play games to start with so it's rather important to me.  I know people really like to whine about review scores but I don't think I've ever heard anyone try to claim that enjoyment isn't an important aspect. 

And using the Fun analogy, if its technically a mess for a gamer that removes any fun it might have...or at least reduces it.

I do wonder if this had been an EA or Activision game if some reviewers would have been so harsh. Personally the game looks like a 5 (lack of content) then take into account technical mess that makes me feel that 4 is a reasonable review score.



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Saw this on ResetEra about UK and would explain why the big discounts:

Allegedly, Fallout 76 sell-through in the UK was 25%



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Maybe when it’s 5. My backlog is way too big to play mediocre games.



Game needs to be added to a ''Top 10 mistakes in gaming history'' list at this point. I feel bad for the super fans of the franchise that got treated this way and that paid full price.



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Madword said:
Saw this on ResetEra about UK and would explain why the big discounts:

Allegedly, Fallout 76 sell-through in the UK was 25%

You mean that they only sold around 1/4th of the stock, the stores ordered?
So stores are willing to sell it at half price, because half of something is more than risking not getting anything at all?



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Madword said:
Saw this on ResetEra about UK and would explain why the big discounts:

Allegedly, Fallout 76 sell-through in the UK was 25%

That sounds like a believable rumor which would explain the sudden price cut. Let's have a small bit of hope Bethesda will learn from this. I doubt it tough.



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JRPGfan said:
Madword said:
Saw this on ResetEra about UK and would explain why the big discounts:

Allegedly, Fallout 76 sell-through in the UK was 25%

You mean that they only sold around 1/4th of the stock, the stores ordered?
So stores are willing to sell it at half price, because half of something is more than risking not getting anything at all?

Yes they only sold 25% of stock which is pretty bad. The stores have probably been given a discount by the publisher to help get rid of stock otherwise they might just do returns which is even worse for Bethesda.

It has done say 80k in UK rather than 360k, that's a lot of stock with retailers, you can see why they'd be discounting it right now.



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