I love this game. I decided to return to this game after half-a-year of not playing. I love how everything is so technically difficult. And, by “difficult”, I mean “retarded”.
Seriously, everything in this game is retarded. I say that going by the very definition of the word; the technology involved in this game’s engine is so outdated, it can’t even handle out-of-disk-space situations properly. I thought games had that these days, but no, we can’t have that because that would require actual work being put into the actual game engine instead of making a game world and scripts for the various quests which I frankly don’t give a single shit about.
Essentially, I lost some time playing because I happened to run out of disk space while playing the game. The reason this happened is because I usually don’t take into consideration the fact that the game’s save location is, by default, forever in the “my documents” folder, which is fucking retarded. That’s on my SSD dedicated to my OS and core programs! Let me change the damn save location! Jesus! Honestly, it would take like 5 minutes of coding. It’s a string of characters! But no, we can’t have that, either, because that would require adding non-essential stuff not related to gameplay to the game, and that’s a waste of time, innit? It has to be another pain in the poophole added to the already exhaustive list of dogshit this game has to offer.
Thankfully, I only lost about six real-time days of progress, because I did at least have the foresight to copy my save files over to a location on a disk which is not in any way going to run out of disk space any time soon before I started my new session. Well, actually, it’s more like five days, because this happened yesterday, but whatever. And, by the way, that’s five days on which occurrences of gameplay have occurred, not five days of gameplay. That would be worse, because the save file has eight days of gameplay behind it in total, which, I admit, may not be all that much.
Regardless, I really hate how shit the game engine on which this game runs is. In conjunction with with terrible occlusion culling, sub-par pathfinding, ghouls spawning right in my face for no reason*, V.A.T.S. causing the game to freeze intermittently, enemies throwing grenades like they’re fucking supervillains or some shit, and an array of other issues, now including a lack of error messages when there is no disk space left to make the save actually, you know, SAVE, this makes actually playing the game an absolute pita at times.
Finally, I would just like to say to those who would probably go all “well, don’t put all your eggs in one basket and make some extra saves etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah”: I can’t. Why? Ask Bethesda. They’re the ones who made this arbitrary rule where I can’t make manual saves while playing survival mode, which denies the player control over the save function. To the dumbass developers who had the great idea of making survival mode but managed to fuck it up somehow: Good job! You sure did fuck that up
good well good pulchritudinously! And, no, I’m not going to stop playing on survival mode, because I’ve spent my entire save game playing that mode, so it’s not like I’m just going to cop out like a dipshit because Todd Howard and his team troupe are being shitstains again.
You know, I might have to install a mod which allows me to mitigate this bullshit; at this point, it’s practically a necessity. Ooh, that’s another good point for future reference: If you’re going to make a game mode in which the player is no longer in control of the save files, make sure the fucking game works sufficiently well enough to warrant it in the first place. Okay? Thanks.
* This happened during my second run-through of Dun-whatever Borers or whatever the fuck it’s called. It was past the door with the flashback in the first run-through. Creepy shit, but that fucked up too, because I think I managed to break that as well. Fucking hell. Everything in this game breaks! Even the deathclaw in Concord got stuck in the hole it’s supposed to crawl out of! What a joke.