Possible a slightly harsh assessment of Bethesda maybe?Magical_Isopod wrote: ↑May 14th, 2019, 9:20 amFallout 4 was also garbage, unless you like the building stuff mode. The Elder Scrolls mobile game was trash. Fallout Shelter had exploitative microtransactions. The Elder Scrolls tabletop game literally copy/pasted a D&D campaign and changed a few words. Wolfenstein 2 had tons of issues at launch including balancing issues with the difficulty settings.Simonsloth wrote: ↑May 14th, 2019, 8:14 amI’m not sure if I missed something but Fallout 76 aside I think Bethesda have been relatively consistent.
Although aggregate scores aren’t stellar some of the Rage 2 reviews have been individually favourable like the IGN review. I wouldnt write them off just yet.
It's not just Fallout 76.
Average review scores and player sentiment towards franchises such as Fallout, Doom, Elder Scrolls, Prey, Dishonored, Evil Within, even Rage, are no less than good in general, and significantly more positive than that in some cases. I'd argue in the spectrum of publishers the Bethesda quality bar is consistently one of the highest, and a quick glance at Metacritic would bear that out. Not the definitive yardstick by any stretch but a yardstick all the same.
Fallout 76 was a huge fumble, handled terribly. But the table top game will have very little to do with the video game division, Fallout Shelter is free-to-play mobile game designed for micro-transactions, and Wolf 2 is a very highly rated game that I'm not sure can be placed in any 'Video Game Disasters' list.
Not saying Bethesda are perfect, but perhaps not quite that bad Mr Isopod!
Just offering a more 'glass half full' perspective