Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition
It's almost here!
Im going to do this the same way I did with Fallout 3 to get the best and full experence. I play and beat Fallout 3 many times with differnt genders, differnt paths, you know just swiching up every time i play without getting any of the DLCs. Waiting for the GOTY to come out. Grabed it and was 10 times better playing with all the DLCs. I dont like waiting for 1 DLC to come out 1 at a time cause you play it and your stuck waiting for the next one to come out. Getting all of them all at once is so much better. If you a Fallout fan then you know what i'm talking about. I haven't got not one DLC for New Vegas cause i was waiting for the GOTY to come out so i can play all of them 1 by 1 without waiting. If you played though New Vegas without any of the DLCs, wait for this and trade in your copy for New Vegas UE. You will dump 100s of hours of play time. Thats only if you like to explore with out the book or going online for help. (Fallout3 is still my best game) Bamm Boo4560 (XBOX gamer tag)
Perhaps my favorite game of all time
I've played all of the Fallout games dating back to the original Fallout (If you haven't and like wide-open-world sandbox-type games picking up the old PC Fallout Collection containing all of the old PC Fallout games might not be a bad idea.) and I find that New Vegas captures the mood and dark humor and the sense that all of your actions carry great weight in the world better then Fallout 3 did. Washington DC might be a more compelling location.... people recognize the iconic sites of DC and few people have probably actually visited the real-life cities of Primm or Goodsprings.... but Fallout New Vegas has (in my opinion) a much better plot involving picking sides in a large-scale war, more well-written characters, MUCH more humor, TONS more weapons, and has weapon upgrades and tons of different ammo types. While in Fallout 3 your favorite gun might be worthless by halfway through the game due to enemy armor/health.... in New Vegas you can simply pick up a few clips of Armor Piercing Ammunition or Jacketed Hollow Point bullets and keep on using it. (not to mention being able to put a scope on your favorite 9mm or an output-increasing device on your favorite Laser Rifle in addition to using armor-cutting Overcharged Fusion Cells).
Basically the theme of New Vegas is choice. Do you help the Pseudo-American New California Republic or the Despotic Caesar's Legion? Or do you choose to help New Vegas become a sovereign nation? Do you help old ladies cross the street or decimate entire towns with a Gatling Gun? You can choose which abilities to master and which to ignore. Smooth-talking Doctor or Near-sighted Laser-weapons expert? There is no true set path through the game and your actions determine the final outcome, from entire nations down to individual traveling companions and small towns.
Each DLC that is included in the Ultimate Edition adds tons of weapons, armor, and each adds a unique a memorable location. There is a casino lost to history and covered in a caustic red cloud, there is the beautiful Zion National Park which plays host to a war between tribes being mediated by Mormon Missionaries (whom are portrayed quite realistically in my opinion). There is a military research facility run by manic robots in Old World Blues (which is easily the funniest 10-20 hours of the game) and a showdown with a mysterious courier in a nuked-out landscape (err, more nuked-out than usual for the Fallout Universe).
This is not a game for "casual" gamers. This is more a book where you write the ending as well as most of the chapters. The story is epic. There are literally HUNDREDS of weapons to collect, each with unique upgrades and different ammo types. Hundreds of armor types, many, many locations to explore, hundreds of people to talk to.... and you can deal with these people in anyway you wish. Be nice. Shoot them with a mini-nuclear missile launcher. Call them names. Slip an active hand grenade in their pocket when they aren't looking. New Vegas, even more-so then it's predecessor Fallout 3, is a large sandbox that you can do whatever you wish in. My current game (I've probably played through it 8-10 times by this point....) is at the 90-hour mark and I still have the main quest line to complete and 2 DLCs to finish (my character is a Level 27 out of a max of 50 in terms of how strong he is.....so 90 hours for a little more than half of the total content.) Admittedly I've been exploring every nook and cranny and taken my leisurely time.... but you surely get the idea about exactly how much content is here.
If you like RPGs with a LOT of content.... open-ended games where you can literally start the game and start walking in any direction you wish.... or if you just enjoy a good story; PLEASE pick up Fallout New Vegas. It might be my favorite game of all time and is DEFINITELY the game I've invested the most time into. A modern-day classic.
One of the best RPGs for 360??
I was first introduced to New Vegas when one of my friends had told me how amazing it was and let me borrow it. I played it awhile and thought nothing more of it than just another game. After awhile I fell in love with the game. Needless to say I gave back his game and went out to buy my own. I think New Vegas is compared only to Skyrim and although I am a huge fan of Skyrim as well, I appreciate Fallout more. Not only do I like the concept of post-apocalypse America better but I think that is a more well rounded game than Skyrim. You have to either have to love New Vegas or hate it. Most people love it. The game may have a slow start, but if you stick with it you will have tons of fun. It may not be as expansive as some games it still is a massively huge and you will not find a lack of things to do. It is always fun to go back and play as a different character or replay to do the different endings. Comparing New Vegas to Fallout 3 is really hard to determine which one is better, but in my opinion I think New Vegas is better. Even though Fallout 3 has the great monuments to explore and plunder; New Vegas has a whole lot more to contribute to the Fallout series. Like its special ammo, expansion on weapons, and bigger map. The DLCs really complete the game giving it new challenges, weapons and enemies. All of the DLCs are great and they all have a different variety with Old World Blues that is a great Science Fiction adventure and is hilarious. Honest Hearts is a brilliant survival challenge were you go into the heart of Arizona and help out fellow tribes and the environment is beautiful (at least by New Vegas standards). Then you have Dead Money which is very frightening with the enemies. It is very suspenseful and keeps you on edge wondering what is going to happen next. Like the rest of the DLCs you can decide the outcome and chose what happens to the people and the region of the DLC. Last but not least is Lonesome Road which I think is one of the hardest parts of the game, but that does not subtract from its pure righteousness. You learn many things about the main character and his past. But the DLCs is not the only thing that makes the game great it is every element of the game. Although the graphics could be better it is still a great game and I think that everyone in the gaming community should at least give New Vegas a try.
Finally something for us offline players
I am restricted to offline because of slow internet and therefore I love rpgs like this and Skyrim. I have Fallout 3 Goty, Oblivion Goty, Skyrim and the regular Fallout New Vegas. I am looking forward to get this so I can finally play all the dlcs!
2 disc confirmation (Xbox 360)
Just got the confirmation that New Vegas: Ultimate Edition will be 2 discs on the XBOX 360. Didn't ask about the PS3. Called the GameStop employee and he confirmed.
Anything Fallout never fails to amaze me.
Being a fan of Bethesda since Morrowind, a friend recommended I pick up Fallout 3 and told me that if I loved Morrowind and Oblivion (and now Skyrim), then Fallout would be right up my alley. She couldn't have been more right. New Vegas to me was simply a more in-depth Fallout 3 and I still till this day will pop my Fallout 3 into my 360 and play it for hours. I got New Vegas shortly after I'd finished all the DLC from Fallout 3, and what I saw was a lot of improvements. While still having the huge free-roaming world, you can now aim down sights of your guns and your actions really play a part more so then in Fallout 3, and you can join factions and change the story and how others react to you based on which faction you do the most quests for. The story line was really interesting as well. I have to really give this game a 10, even though there are always bugs or funny glitches in all of Bethesda's games, it doesn't matter because they are still amazing. Both Fallout games are possibly my most favorite games that I own for my 360. If you love RPGs then I suggest you get this and Fallout 3 (Getting Skyrim also is a given).
Best GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have played this game for countless hour. I might have up to 120 on this game and still going strong. I would recommened this game to people that like hardcore RPG!
Perfect game for RPG fans
For all those who love RPG's and especially the fallout series, this is the game for you. This game comes with all the DLC's, and since you save like $40 or 50% if you bought the game and all the DLC's seperately, you're practically stealing the game. The game has really adapted in attempts to improve upon fallout 3, including adding more sophistication to the apocalypse including the new hardcore mode and adding new ammo types that expands your fallout experience. The major pros to this game is the massive weapon pack DLC you get with this game, the over-powered weapons you can obtain, and the challenging enemies you will encounter.nothing is good without some flaws of course. The major flaw of this game is the glitches. Even with the updates, the game will ocassionally freeze completely and you must restart your system. WIth a single 60 hour playthrough, you should expect at least 10 restarts, because the game doesn't have a good coding structure. None the less, this game is a lot of fun and is worth every penny/
Great game, but WARNING!
This is a great installment in the Fallout franchise. It has countless throwbacks to the classic titles, and a more broad yet sensible storyline that doesn't feel tailored to one specific path (i.e. Fallout 3 and finding Daddy to save the wasteland). Plenty of new weapons as well as some old favorites show up, and even some of the characters from 1 and 2.
But now time for the BIG WARNING: this game crashes all the time despite the automatic updates. Worst glitch is when the game freezes during a load sequence. No big deal, you say? Well it is because it will corrupt and destroy your auto-save forever, losing hours of progress. So if you forgot to save every time you start and finish missions, you're screwed. You can create a new auto-save after starting from a manual save, but still, unacceptable from such a big game developer. Great game, but you've been warned.
A great game to play.
This game is great for anyone who loves first person RPGs. This game can also be the hardest game you could ever play due to the fact that you can set the difficulty.