Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland.
I really enjoyed playing this game, and spending my time wondering the Mojave wasteland and touring the New Vegas Strip was what made it really worthwhile for me. I find the idea of a city virtually untouched by the bombs to be a great idea for a game, and the plot that surrounded it was great fun since it had more than one outcome to choose from.
I also found that overall the game had a great atmosphere, and the way in which the environments changed as you went from one place to another really made the game seem more realistic, since I feel that the weather cannot be the same everywhere in a game!
However, this game does have a few downsides to it, which was why I couldn't give it a 10/10 rating. Firstly, despite the game being a good addition to Fallout 3, it had so many bugs which were supposed to have already been sorted like that were in the Fallout 3 game, which meant that playing the game was sometimes irritating.
Also, the world was quite restricted, which prevented exploration, unlike in the Capital Wasteland where it was much larger and allowed to you to freely explore for hours on end, this I felt restricted game-play quite a bit.
My other downside was slightly mentioned already. Overall, despite the fact that New Vegas was made as a separate game to Fallout 3, it was so similar to it that you felt like you were just playing Fallout 3, but with a different look to it, it acted more like a large DLC package, which let me down slightly.
Overall, the game was really good to play, and definitely worth the time playing. Despite the bugs and small problems I have highlighted, the game is still awesome! I look forward to seeing another Fallout game in the future!
Better than fallout 3 in all ways.
Bigger world, more fun, more explosions, more quests and better story.
Whats not to love? Id totally be all for Obsidian making "Fallout NV 2" as they said they were interested in it. (Look it up).
Anyways, NV is one of my most played games, and i can spend hours on hours playing nonstop.
I cant simply wait any longer for Fallout 4.
Fallout 3 had a post-apocalyptic feel.
New Vegas has a wild west feel.
This game is so much fun.
You are a courier, "The Courier". An important 'package' was stolen from you and you need to find it and make the thieves pay. However this 'package' is more than you think.
Team up with different factions, create peace or create war.
In the end whose side will you fight for?
Undoubtedly one of the best games I've played, if for nothing else the ability to mod the game as we see fit.
I honestly would've resigned it to the bin long ago, but the modding community saves this game.
A fantastic game, only made better by such a loyal fan base.
"Simple one of the best Fallout Games if you can overlook some of the bugs out of the box"
My Names CaptainShack and I host a web series called Mod Library. I spotlight great mods and this game has supplyed me with endless amount of mods to check out. I highly recommend you head on over to the nexus or my YouTube page to see some of the great mods FNV has to offer.
Modding is required to truly get Fallout New Vegas to its full potential.
Like its predecessor it looks outdated and runs even worse, FO3 was old graphics wise when it came out, 2 years later even more so. Subsequently after its numerous patches its runs decently and you'll find yourself enjoying yourself.
Its story is more interesting than the abysmal FO3's and the environments are more realisticn, the gameplay has many new features (alot taken from the mods we used in FO3 so its nice to see developers taking criticism on board literally), like the hardcore mode which adds a "needs" system, good loot (like ammo or chems) being more rare, and fixing crippling injuries require doctor bags and a decent medicine skill. Same goes for the companion system which feels alot more involving, there are some tactics that you can order them to use like be defensive, or stay back, or wait in lie for an ambush but its still pretty bare bones compared to the other fallout games...
VATS still has its lovely slow mo kills, although it has this issue where it does not take into account the effective range of the weapon so you'll find yourself not being able to shoot faraway even though you may have a highly accurate weapon like Cowboy Repeater or a sniper rifle.
Fun side quests and a really beautiful location, Vegas lights and gambling bring enjoyment to those weary of the wasteland.
Although its quite small and not at all as big as Vegas should be, so in that sense the game suffers from the same issue the original had... the level design is lack lustre in cities.
I recommend playings with mods as this really gives the game a lift to greater heights.
+Side quests are more entertaining than before
+DLC don't add as much as I would have liked, but the main character of Lonesome road is so interesting it makes up for it.
-Ending is still rather lame, and prevents you from playing anymore
-Buggier than FO3
-New Vegas location isn't as big and pretty as I expected
Not as hard as Fallout 3.
The difficulty doesn't truly reflect how the end of the world would really feel like.
Disappointing but still pretty good.
I would recommend Fallout 3 over this for difficulty but this game surpasses Fallout 3 in terms of general high quality of the world.
Fallout 3 was too dark and TOO difficult, they went too far on making this easy though.