Bethesda's latest installment to their highly acclaimed Fallout series Fallout 76
was unleashed to the gaming populace last week. Despite the hype it created during its reveal, it seems that the "always-online" multiplayer game that dismissed the single player concept from its predecessors is "Falling out" of place. In fact, the game has so many flaws, glitches, bugs etc that it requires a day one patch that's larger than the game itself. Anywho, the game still managed to launch at number 3 in the UK despite the fact that its total sales are down 80% compared to its predecessor (Fallout 4). Nevertheless, let's take a quick look at what some of the gaming industry's top critics have to say about the game.
"The rich wasteland map of Fallout 76 is wasted on a mess of bugs, conflicting ideas, and monotony." - IGN 5/10
You know that something is not right in your game when its trailing behind a poorly developed 2006 sequel like Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run for the PS2 (51/100 Metascore). As of writing, Fallout 76 has managed to accumulate an average Metascore of 50/100 made up of 15 mixed and 7 negative feedbacks from 22 critics. What's funny is that despite its boatload of problems, the game has managed to have a flawless cash shop, for monetization.
At launch, Fallout 76 is a poor experience. There are echoes of the series' admirable qualities, but look past that facade, past the cute Vault Boy animations, past the familiar radio tracks, and you'll find no heart--just an inconsequential wasteland doomed to be nuked over and over again. - Gamespot 4/10
To sum up, everything based on the various reactions, Fallout 76 unless it can pull off what No Man's Sky
has done is already doomed. All the technical explanations on the planet cannot conceal the fact that the game was developed for monetization purposes. It's disappointing to know that players actually paid $60 for this title. What would be nice is if the experience was as good as the one depicted in the game's live-action trailer. Stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
"Fallout 76 Gamespot Review"
"Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer'
Source: Metacritic, Gamespot, Bethesda