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.
Like its predecessor it looks outdated and runs even worse, FO3 was old graphics wise when it came out, 2 years later even more so.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.
The Most Anticipated Game of 2010! Boy, was that wrong.
Fallout: New Vegas puts us back into the Fallout universe in this rendition of Nevada and California. As someone who lives in that area, I thought it would be neat to see that area in Fallout, but man, was that a mistake. The story itself starts of great. It really brings you in and gets you excited, but no less than 15 minutes later you are bored out of your mind doing repetetive quests and dealing with buggy gameplay. This game really does feel a lot like the Batman & Robin film. It was rushed, but before they could polish it and make it complete, it was thrown onto a disc and sent out to us. This is another game that suffers from what I call Bethesditis. The game has great potential, but the bad textures, poor facial animations, poor player animations, and boring, repetetive missions bring the game down. I'd love to give this an eight or a nine, but I can't justify that over the problems that disease this game. Bethesda needs to realize that it is no longer the late 90's to early 2000's. There is such a thing as facial expressions in video games and that us gamers are beginning to demand more than the quality of a Free To Play MMORPG.
It has great storyline, absolutely love it,
great environment, I usually do not prefer wasteland or depressive environment like that, but in this case I simply love it.
All kinds of weapons, you can modify them, but also you need to repair them, way too many useful items, but useless crap too, collectibles, variety of story following, you can be on good site, or bad site or whatever you want, great faction and popularity system, (not so)big world to explore, you have free movement around world, many interesting side quests. Also music is awesome in this game. People can spend on this game hundreds of hours, just simply awesome.
It's basically the title from one of the best RPG series, and New Vegas is great one, Fallout series are still getting better, but of course classic Fallout is da best :P
P.S. NCR and Proud!
pretty great but.
everything is to strong (I shot a gun in the head point blank and nothing happened)
Two litte mutants can drain you health faster then you can say "I'm Dead!"
You can't see anything past two feet.
NPCs attack you when you can't see them.
It would be fun if it more realistic about dammage to NPCs. Or maybe a little like S.T.A.L.K.E.R
I waited until the price dropped to twenty dollars to buy this game, thinking it would disappoint me like Fallout 3 did. I'd heard of bugs making the game a nuisance to play, and that scared me off for a while. But from the time I awoke and saw "Doc Mitchel"s wrinkled face, the game was amazing. It was like Fallout 3 in the sense that the title had "Fallout" in it and that once again your goal is to find someone. Other than that, the game was original, and set to be a hit. The conversations choices were, like always, often humorous, and fun to do. The decision making, seemed to actually make a difference in the outcome of the game. Ive played it through twice and on my third play through i am still finding things i hadn't noticed before. From start to finish Fallout: New Vegas will keep you entertained with eye-candy, action, and a great sense of humor.
Pros: New story, new weapons, more ares to explore, more things to kill, more action-per-step than Fallout 3, more creative characters, more in-depth quests.
Cons: Often buggy, Iron-sights were obviously done hurriedly for its early release(if you play you will see what i mean), no upgrade in graphics that i can see.