How Being a New Mum Ruined Fallout 4 For Me

WASDuk Writes" While I was pregnant the one question on everyone’s lips was, “will you still play video games around her?” now that she’s here I get asked, “will you let her play video games?” and now that Fallout 4 is here, a game which casts you as a parent desperately searching for their child, the number one question I’ve been asked over the last week is, “did being a new mum change the way you played Fallout 4?” And without having to think about it I can easily say that it did, and quite drastically so."

Simco8762865d ago

I have two toddler daughters and the story is pretty sad, but the brotherhood and minutemen need me. This isn't a real life situation, I would be making my way to Diamond city in a heartbeat...but as of right now. Haven't even made it there. Shaun is my son's name right?

Yui_Suzumiya2864d ago

Which is funny because my name is Shaun so I named my character Shaun and found out afterwards that the babies name is Shaun, lol. Very unusual since nobody here in America spells it Shaun and Bethesda is in Maryland, lol.

Wallow2865d ago

There was something similar to this on the fallout forums recently. Before it was locked. Though the topic is the marriage in fallout.

Arkworthy2864d ago (Edited 2864d ago )

I find this kind of weird. It's 1950's Americana before the war, isn't it? You wouldn't find homosexual marriages there. It doesn't fit the stereotype of 1950's America.

Wallow2864d ago

You've got a point there. I also think population is kind of important in fallout.
However...I think Fallout throws most of the 50's real world American stereotypes out the window. Since you know its 2077 not 1950.
Plus there's a literal lesbian couple in the same neighborhood.
I don't know why they chose it as a story purpose but I'm sure it wasn't out of ill intent.
Can't say I don't care cause I do but it's done. Used to it by now. It will another 50 years till I think it will be on a standard "normal".

Arkworthy2864d ago

It was VERY weird to me in New Vegas, because it seemed like half the population was gay. Made me wonder how they managed to get around to that all-important procreation business.

I guess it might just be that I noticed it more in NV because it was ham-fisted as hell. Seems a lot more subtle in F4, or at least not dealt with as though it were written by giggly kids.

I don't quite understand the anger over the slight amount of backstory the SS has, or over being in a heterosexual relationship. It fits the setting really well, and gives the player extra motivation. Sexuality plays (or at least should play) a pretty small role in the game overall, so it's only really those obsessed with sexual identity that seem to be hung up on it.


Games with the dumbest NPCs

Non-playable characters in certain games are meme material, thanks to their foolish behavior. These are the big-budget games with the dumbest NPCs.

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closed_account51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Bethesda makes the most consistently stupid NPCs, like really bad... yet I still can't help but love playing their games. Guilty pleasure, I guess. *sigh* 😩

Flawlessmic51d ago

How did redfall not make the cut.

anast50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Every Bethesda game and Every Halo game. This list needed to have Cyberpunk somewhere.


Games with Best Character Creation Systems

GF365: "We all love experimenting with character creation to make unique protagonists. These are the games with the best character creation systems."

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IamTylerDurden1149d ago (Edited 149d ago )

Slightly disappointing game but Wo Long had a good creator. I was impressed by Oblivion back in what 05, 06? But the worst i have ever seen, clearly, Valheim.

oIMyersIo148d ago

What was up with Wo Long?

Not looked at any reviews and did download it on my Xbox before I sold the console but never got around to playing it. Saw it drop in price on PS5 and was thinking of picking it up.

RE: Character creation

Oblivion hold a special place for me, when it came out on PS3, it was the first game of its kind that I had played and the character creator took was amazing.

I do like Monster Hunter: World & FFXIV, personally.
Cyberpunk did good in that department, despite its numerous flaws.

IamTylerDurden1147d ago

I played Oblivion day 1 on 360 and was impressed with the creator. Damn near 20 yrs ago, it was impressive at the time. Special game, unfortunately 90% of current gamers on social media have not a clue about the older stuff. Elder Scrolls is just Skyrim to many. They know not of Gothic and the old guard that paved the way. Flimsy ass rhetoric and recycled opinions about the same bs is what garners attention. Meme culture. Insight and intellect hold no place on the current day internet. Fuck likes, follows, BS. I say what i believe is relevant, what i'm interested in, and following means fuck all bc i don't respect 99% of the ppl online anyway.

For the "TLDR" bs. I'ma not space it out on purpose. Fuck you very much folks.

isarai148d ago (Edited 148d ago )

Honestly the one I remember being easiest and flexible enough to make any character I imagined was the PS2 WWE games, and Saints Row 2. I did really enjoy Dragons dogmas character creation too

IamTylerDurden1147d ago (Edited 147d ago )

I was gonna mention Black Desert but the game is horrible so...

Creator was the best part.

bunt-custardly147d ago

Lol CP 2077 is one of the easiest and less detailed editors around. It's all a mish-mash of presets.