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Nov 16, 2018, 03:07 PM
 
So it appears to have 3 bundles: basic ($56), tricentennial ($79), and armor ($199).

As a gift, I'm leaning towards the tricentennial for the ingame unlocks. Unless someone can convince me the armor edition is indeed worth it? Glow in the dark map sounds cool. Would a helmet just sit on a shelf?

Reviews are mixed. We already have a Playstation Plus account (yes it's mostly a ripoff).
     
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Nov 16, 2018, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
So it appears to have 3 bundles: basic ($56), tricentennial ($79), and armor ($199).

As a gift, I'm leaning towards the tricentennial for the ingame unlocks. Unless someone can convince me the armor edition is indeed worth it? Glow in the dark map sounds cool. Would a helmet just sit on a shelf?
Ars Technica unboxes it so you can decide..
     
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Nov 16, 2018, 04:28 PM
 
thank you! they don't seem to think the helmet is worth it. My teen probably wouldn't wear it, as he now doesn't even bother with halloween and doesn't cosplay.
     
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Nov 16, 2018, 05:07 PM
 
It's getting a ton of bad press right now after a rocky BETA, by christmas I'm sure the game will have smoothed out.

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Nov 19, 2018, 02:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
by christmas
Granted I only played F4, but that seems wildly optimistic.
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 11:19 AM
 
From the rumblings in the trenches, not sure this purchase is going to wait until christmas.
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 11:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
So it appears to have 3 bundles: basic ($56), tricentennial ($79), and armor ($199).

As a gift, I'm leaning towards the tricentennial for the ingame unlocks. Unless someone can convince me the armor edition is indeed worth it? Glow in the dark map sounds cool. Would a helmet just sit on a shelf?

Reviews are mixed. We already have a Playstation Plus account (yes it's mostly a ripoff).
My nephew went armor.

     
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Nov 19, 2018, 12:14 PM
 
See, that looks awesome!
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
From the rumblings in the trenches, not sure this purchase is going to wait until christmas.
Is the allure the online part or just the Falliut part and the online is something to suffer through for the experience of it?
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 02:13 PM
 
I think both the fallout part, and being able to play with his friends. I hope platform doesn't matter.
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 04:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I think both the fallout part, and being able to play with his friends. I hope platform doesn't matter.
I noticed that my nephew’s armor edition says “PC game”
     
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Nov 19, 2018, 04:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
My nephew went armor.
He got the hand gesture wrong. Other than that, it looks pretty darned good. The smoke is a nice touch.
     
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Nov 20, 2018, 08:27 AM
 
PC it is.
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 10:44 AM
 
It appears to be on sale this weekend, $40 for basic, $50 for tricentennial. Well then.
     
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Nov 27, 2018, 02:42 AM
 
Not looking good which explains the sale already...
https://www.trueachievements.com/n35...-76-is-failing

Bethesda's gamble to reinvent the landscape of Fallout, if only for one game, is off to a historically poor start. Launching almost two weeks ago, Fallout 76 has just 29% of the active players that Fallout 4 had in the same timeframe, and with player reports of countless bugs, low review scores, and a holiday season once again bringing more games than anyone has time for, it may not be too soon to assume most potential players have already moved past the idea of giving much time to Fallout 76.
     
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Nov 27, 2018, 02:49 AM
 
I mean, a Fallout game without NPCs is like a GTA game without cars. Kinda missing the point.
     
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Nov 29, 2018, 03:44 PM
 
The kid says it's ok, as long as you have friends playing, but he sees what the reviews mean.
     
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Nov 29, 2018, 07:19 PM
 
Trying to get their players to be the NPCs. Saves money on voice actors. Is there even built in voice chat?
     
   
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