Frijoles wrote on Jun 10, 2019, 17:28:
I'm waiting for them to disable the damn UI interruptions. I don't care what my XP is with someone I haven't met.
This was my biggest complaint by far. I 100%'d the game as far as I know (all weapons, all side quests, all upgrades, etc.) after dumping about 40-50 hours into it. Don't exactly know how many hours since the Bethesda.net launcher and the game don't keep track (sigh).
The game makes a big deal about encouraging players to stay "in the flow" through overdrive and everything else but when push comes to shove it loves taking control from the player and splatting *multiple* near-full-screen showy xp, progress, whatever bars completely disrupting that flow. Even more annoying, when you play with Mouse+Keyboard, you have to use the enter key (as far as I can tell) to dismiss them. Game input scheme seems to be some weird hybrid of typical console game and PC.
Overall, here's my thoughts:
* generally great combat experience
* frequently confusing as hell navigation ("gps")
* boring, barely-existent story
* bizarre, disposable story locations only used once and then no reason to go back
* bizarre boss battle endings where boss corpse would just disappear immediately after end of fight
* vehicle control was bad enough when using Mouse+Keyboard that I often switched to my XBox Controller just for vehicles and then back for gameplay
* frustrating vehicle experiences; game claims you can drive any vehicle, but then suddenly you can't (for example, water hovercraft aren't drivable)
* vehicle upgrades are only for vehicle you start with; I ended up collecting car parts like crazy at the end with nothing to use them on and you can't even sell them for in-game currency
* only used BFG twice, at $700-800 in-game currency per shot, too expensive to actually enjoy using
* unsatisfying quasi-cliffhanger ending
* end boss used typical console-game-style boss with targets, etc. unlike all others
Overall, a nice distraction, but this is definitely a single run through game for me. I'll probably play through the rest of the DLC content when it's all available, but until then not nearly exciting enough to bother playing again.