It wasn’t really about sales, sales would be less of a cunt move than what they really pulled. Bethesda gated Obsidian’s bonus payment behind a Metacritic score of 85. The game got 84 and Obsidian did not receive the bonus dough. What kind of a scumbag you have to be to pull something like this?
As much as I love Obsidian and New Vegas I just don’t want them to be mules of these fuckfaces over at Bethesda, even if it was new Fallout in the spirit of New Vegas.
To be honest, they have been, for a long, long time. I could never grasp why all the love for these guys. They always release a half-assed base of a game. Buggy, unpolished, full of bad characters and boring stories. They create beautiful worlds, I’ll give 'em that. Other than that? Todd Howard is a lying son of a bitch (infinite quests for Skyrim and 200 endings for Fallout 3 - his words) and its THE FANS who always fix their fucking games for them. It’s the fans that FINISH the games with features that should’ve been there on launch, all of this done with mods, FOR FREE. Also, remember what a DLC is? The big bad cancer in the gaming industry? Now people got used to it and even ask for it, I don’t mind it as long as it’s just extra stuff for devoted fans, made after the release. Guess who started the DLC trend? Bethesda with their horse armor for Oblivion.
Now they go and try to have a piece of this pie without doing any fucking work, like leeches, feeding on fans that devote their time and abilities to stitch up these “games” for them, because they love these games, fans and their mods are the only reason TES and modern Fallout games are still alive and still sell well to this day. What do they do? Try to make us pay for mods (back in 2015) while giving few pennies to modders but you can bet your sweet ass majority of that was going into Bethesda’s and Valve’s pocket. The backlash was so massive that they backed away in like two days, now they try to make this shit fly again.
I really don’t understand why Bethesda always gets a free pass on all of the bugs and shortcomings of their games. If these games weren’t moddable, half of people probably wouldn’t buy them. When a game (let’s say Mass Effect Andromeda) releases with bugs and bad animations, it’s stoned, burned on a stake and crucified, but when Bethesda releases their steaming pile of unfinished shit, everyone is just like “oh it’s Bethesda, it’s normal for them”. What the fuck. Same goes with HITMAN and Telltale’s stuff. Episodes are fine there or in Life is Strange (story driven games) but HITMAN tries it and everyone loses their mind.
And listen, I’d be fine with Creation Club if it offered anything worthwhile. The thing is, it doesn’t. There are 12 mods, a backback that costs roughly $4, Hellfire Power Armor that costs around $5, three paint jobs aka re-skins for Pip-Boy 50 cents each, black paint job for power armor for $1, one prototype Gauss Rifle for $4. I mean Gunrunner DLC for New Vegas cost like what $5 or something and it gave you shitload of ammo, like 20 guns and god knows what else. If Creation Club offered actual quests, new campaigns, anything, sure, why not. Community-created story DLC as good as some of the stuff Nexus offers, sure. But what they launched with is just ridiculous and overpriced. Oh, it also downloads automatically, the files are on your drive even if you don’t buy this shit, so it’s like on-disc DLC all over again.
What else… oh right, the same stuff is available on Nexus, for free and believe it or not, better. Chinese Stealth Armor from Nexus (free) has more features (customization) than Chinese Stealth Armor from Creation Club, which costs $2,5 I think, and they look pretty much the same. The only thing Creation Club gives you is “Quality assurance by Bethesda”, which is an oxymoron if I’ve ever seen one, because we all know what quality standards their RPGs represent.
@STEVEORSOMTHING Fallout 4 I hate as a Fallout game or as an RPG game. I like it as some kind of Far Cry or something like that.
Sorry, got a little carried away there, it just pisses me off how everyone loves Bethesda for some reason. They do shit job and then sit on their asses counting money while fans do their work for them, getting jackshit in return.
Here Bethesda, another dick needs your sucking, I’ll mark it on your map.