Fallout 4- Anyone Giving this a Second Play Through?

I started a replay of Fallout 4 in July, after a 2 year break and am having a blast with it! This game still chokes me up. Nuclear Armageddon, you and your family are lucky enough to get into a vault, then you see your spouse murdered and child stolen, and you wake up from a cryo sleep into a post apocalyptic world to discover 200 years have passed. This is some heavy stuff, if you project yourself into the character’s position.

There is also the happy ending option if killing off all of the factions except one bothers you as it bothered me.

Some things have changed regarding what mods are available, and now they are managed, as compared to 2015-16, but not too bad figuring that out.

I have discovered a couple of F4 mods, I’m excited about Sim Settlements and Rise of the Common Wealth. They are tied together I believe by the same authort, the latter allows you to assign a citizen to build up a settlement for you. They are impressive, and work well with some caveats, but basically that the latter can completely develop a settlement for you, or all you to add exterior and interior plots for the categories such as residential, agricultural, commercial, security with a minimum of fuss, in much more interesting configurations that you most likely would do building your own. And it’s pick and choose, you can still micromanage and develop the settlement you want, turn a settlement over to the mod for a complete build, or add individual plot modules.

https://simsettlements.com/web/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
https://simsettlements.com/web/wiki/index.php?title=Rise_Of_The_Commonwealth

1 Like

2nd? uhm i have over 1300 hours on it. then i played fallout 76 for awhile.

2 Likes

1 Like

I got distracted by another game about 1/2 way through my 1st playthrough. I keep it installed & updated so am meaning to get back to it (will have to start from the beginning) but never seem to find the time to commit to it. So many other games to play, so many other grinds that need to happen…

1 Like

How did you find Fallout 76?

After a few patches it’s pretty good. It’s fallout 4 as multiplayer. Not an MMO is MO. Most people including me just played it solo and it was surprising how much like FO4 was except for occasionally running into someone esle. It was buggy as all getout at first but now it’s not bad. I have 76 on the PS4 so I never saw the major issues that the PC players had on launch.

1 Like

Does it have the depth that Fallout 4 had? I realize because it is an online game, you probably can’t set off a nuke to wipe out a faction. :wink: What about support of settlements? While I can see building your own settlements, I don’t see anything like F4 where you are setting up 20 settlements, and equipping residents with armor and weapons.

Being the only real person in the F4 solo game gives the player unprecedented options and choices to carve out the landscape as they see fit.

Here is a good article about Fallout 76: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/280848-fallout-76-magnifies-everything-wrong-with-fallout-4

76 has npc’s but they aren’t human. All the humans that left the vault (which held 200 people but of which there are only 25 per server) are players. Your quest givers are Robots, notes found, computer terminals etc. You can build but it’s your portable camp that you can either save the template for and just move to another place; or you can just rip it down and transfer pieces of it or start over from scratch. there are some interesting camps out there. No there are no settlements to maintain or deal with. You have some factions but once again you’re dealing with Robots etc. And you will be nuking things. it’s require endgame. No official modding at this time. And yes you can kill other players or yourself with a nuke. When a nuke drops, the environment changes. you’ll need to mine pick plants etc. And of course the mutants that are out there will mutate again to bigger badder buddies.
There isn’t any goal like go find your son. There is a find your vault supervisor that left a few hours before you did. In fact everyone just about left before you as you partied to hard the night before and are still lay-abed. The ghouls are still in the game but they’re different. They’re fast and mean. Super-mutants and critters you’ll need to go the virginia folk lore to figure out.
more if you want another time. I need coffee :O)

1 Like

Thanks for the info. It might not be a replacement for me and F4. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

To be fair it sounds like they are planning to make changes to F76 to make it more like the other Fallout games in terms of story and NPCs in the upcoming November patch.

1 Like