Fallout New Vegas
Massive Open World
Fallout: New Vegas is an awesome game. If you liked Fallout 3 then odds are you will like New Vegas. The FPS aspects of the game have been greatly improved so you don't have to rely on VATS as much as in the first if you so desire (I found myself using it more as a backup form of combat than my main style. Unlike in 3 where I had to use it constantly). It adds a faction system (which I love) which adds a sense of realism and makes political choices an option. You do one thing for one group and another group might start disliking you. The game has a large intricate system that shows you where you stand with each faction (with different levels of positive and negative statuses). In New Vegas the choices you are confronted with are not black and white, right and wrong the way it was in Fallout 3 (though there are still some of those obviously right and wrong stances out there, but there are many more that are hard to gauge right and wrong in) but just like in fallout 3 the choices you make will resonate heavily across the wasteland and impact the people who live there. You can enslave the population for the Legion, fight for the New Republic, go corporate and help Mr. House retain control of the Vegas Strip, or go it solo and fight for the independence of New Vegas. The choice is yours. So, long story short if you liked Fallout 3 or are a hardcore gamer (obviously if you liked FO3 odds are you are one) and into open world RPGs or massive sandbox games with tons of choices and customization then this is the game for you. If you are a casual gamer into COD or Halo, and don't know how to play a game that doesn't hold your hand and walk you through the narrative, then look elsewhere because this game will frustrate you greatly.
.First off let me start by saying this is my first Fallout game, I have not played Fallout 1, 2, or 3 nor have I played many RPG games, im more of an action/shooter person. This game will allow you to play for hours among hours on end. It's one of those games that once you stop playing you think about it and you find yourself sitting down playing it again. There are endless possibilities in this game from being the good guy and saving towns and people, or being a bad guy and taking over towns etc... Don't like a character? Kill them! There are 4 endings and a huge world that will take you 200+ hours to explore fully. The missions are great and voice acting is superb. I'm about 7 hours in and the game just started for me. Minus the glitches and bugs (which is understandable considering the huge world and tons of quests) this is definably the Game of the Year and should set the foundation for other RPG shooters in the future. I highly recommend this game even if you hate RPGs this game will blow you away.
I'm not going to lie but this is the first fallout game I have played. I actually found this out by a guy that does playthroughs on youtube (Darksydephil or aka TheKingofhatehd). The game is full of choices that really make your experience one of a kind. It could completely change your outcome of the game. The graphics are good but personally your character looks terrible compared to everything else. Sound is great expecially if you have surround sound. The gameplay is pure gold. At times it will seam like backtracking and or redoing the same thing but it can still be enjoing. Sooner or later usually you will get tired of the game but with future expansions it will not be for awhile. Last thing I have to say is that you will have to have a patience with the game when it comes to walking the open world area or just dealing with the massive amount of bugs that bethesda says they are dealing with. The first expansion has a date which I believe is right before the holidays and a patch right before the expansion for xbox and pc.
A step in the right direction
New Vegas is restoring some of the enjoyable frustration and tedium of RPGs of the past. I'm playing it in hardcore mode and combat difficulty set to hard. I'm level 27 and still getting my butt handed to me if I get swarmed by certain enemies. If you're disappointed with modern RPGs: watered down stats with simple combat and connect-the-dots quests, you'll appreciate what the designers have done with New Vegas. Remember mapping out dungeons with graph paper? Remember taking ridiculous notes and completing a game with dozens of pages filled? Before cheat "strategy" guides, before auto maps, before auto notes, before quest markers- you had old skool RPGs: challenging and fun. Bethesda still had to keep alot of the dumbed down stuff due to mainstream gamers, but at least this game is making an attempt to return to RPG roots. I may be getting old, but I grew up with some of the best games ever designed. If you appreciate exploring a huge map and spending 100+ hours on side quests, you'll love this game.
Just one of those games thats a crime not to play.
If you like stealth games, strategy games, or just full blown shooters, this is definitely a game that is worth its sixty dollar price tag. For players of the last Fallout, DO NOT judge Fallout: New Vegas on its predecessor, Obsidian Entertainment has upped the ante on the games difficulty and has given the game a storyline that is worthy of the series’ name. One of the most annoying things for me about Fallout 3 was that your character was stuck to the main quest (the search for his father) no matter where he (or she) went, in this round while your character’s journeys outside the main quest can affect your main quest line, your character is not crying for his daddy no matter where he goes. For people who haven’t played any of the Fallout series games, this game allows you to spend hours hunting down eradiated animals for the skins, sneak through a highly defended outpost, raid small towns, discover new age amazing weapons, use diplomacy to save hostages, and more in one game. I’d give it eleven out of ten for replayability.
1 of the best games of the year
HONESTLY, i think fallout new vegas was way better than fallout 3.fallout 3 intro was tedious.new Vegas had an intro that was 3 min long tops, then you were out and about and doing what you wanted. something that fallout 3 did have over fallout new Vegas, was the gaining of perks every level, but what new vegas had over fallout 3 was the multiple choices of endings. it had at least 4 choices of mainstream story's, then multitudes of side story's that shape the world after the end and kept me going back and restarting. i have yet to play the DLC'S, but the game is perfect without them, and the glitches are minor, granted they do make me rage if they happen in the midst of a fire fight between me and multitudes of enemies,but that's no reason for a person to quit the game,because the game is still awesome! 1 thing i think fallout needs is xbox live capability, because it would be awesome to start groups and have wars between groups and basically have a world controlled by more players than NPC'S, but thats just my opinion, comment if you agree or disagree :D
i love this game. i loved fallout 3 and i love new vegas just as much. but theres a huge bug that always stopped me from playing because it was so ridiculous. the bug pretty much would make the game completely freeze, and i had to do a hard reset on my xbox, losing everything i had done after my previous save. (and i don't save after every quest either) so it got reeaaallllyyy annoying to have to reply the same quests that i had just finished 20 minutes prior. but i found a fix for it and then after that everything worked perfectly. basically, all you have to do is erase all of your fallout 3 game data. (its a pain, i know) but i guess some of the files on the vegas disk are under the same name as some fallout 3 files, so they get mixed up and freeze the game. so if you buy this game, make sure you delete all of your fo3 saved data. but other than that, this game is perfect and i love it, definitely one of my favorite games all together. hope i helped!
Atomic Fallouts having ever been this fun!
I was worried New Vegas was going to stand its own againts Fallout 3 because Obsidian was working on it instead of just Bethesda, but at the end of the day, it is just as epic as Fallout 3 was, minus a few epic storyline quests and twists that Fallout 3 gave us. Now, I know many people have been complaining about Bethesda shipping games with glitches, but come on, they are such huge games, there are going to be glitches, that they always end up fixing, so dont let that ruin you liking New Vegas or Fallout 3. The graphics remained the same as in Fallout 3, and the sound effects are the same as well. The story will leave you wanting more, even with the hours of gameplay, and 4 game endings, so hopefully they bring on the DLC this spring. One of my favorite things about New Vegas the wide variety of weapons they threw in, and things you can add to them, wich helps mix up the gameplay just like the new Hardcore mode. But all in all, this game kicks just as much butt as Fallout 3, and leaves you wanting more of the games just like this.
The game looks amazing.
I really can't wait for it to come out but the only thing that concerns me is that the bonuses from pre ordering the game are not that great. You get 5 stimpaks, some vault armor, and a pistol. In Fallout 3 stimpaks were very easy to come by, the vault armor was a piece of crap that was replaced as soon as you were introduced with combat armor and power armor, and pistols are just garbage in general. I feel like the items you get from pre ordering will be used up or easily replaced within a small two or three hours of playing the game. Although, I could see where these items would be very useful in hardcore mode. When you do get this game there's some things to think about. One of those things is whether to start on normal mode or hardcore mode. You only have ONE first play through of a game ever, if you play normal mode through this play through and then go into another play through in hardcore mode, you might find yourself having un needed difficulty in the second playthrough. I suggest starting playing through the first play through in hardcore mode.
The best game i have ever played!
This is a great game for fans of fps rpg's! I have put over 2,000 hours into this game and still find things to do. You play the game as you want and how you like, resulting in the capability for everyone to have their own play style preferences! You will definitely get your moneys worth from this game. Keep in mind this game came out a while back, so the graphics and gameplay mechanics aren't the best. But for its time, it's no doubt in my mind the best game!