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Fallout: New Vegas - Review Flood #1

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]After having a look around, there are a good number of Fallout: New Vegas reviews out so here's our first collection. In general, most of the articles highly praise the content but note technical issues (note: most of these are X360 reviews). The impact varies, and most seem to suggest these are legacy issues similar to Oblivion and FO3, although some seem to have had more trouble. One outlier see this is little more than an outdated mod but they are definitely the minority.

    Joystiq has a positive review but they do take a hard stance on the technical issues and describe the changes made by Obsidian as "cosmetic". Still, they say the experience is worth it. 3.5/5.

    Giant Bomb says "if you can accept a partially broken game, Fallout: New Vegas is well-worth the trip". 4/5.

    The Adrenaline Vault says "oustanding" and "excels on all levels, and you'll want to keep playing just to see how the story unfolds". They note only two technical issues. 5/5

    Atomic Gamer thinks this is Obsidian's best yet and note the "hugely expanded perk system" and the factions. 9/10.

    Ars Technica seems to have been hardest hit by technical problems but they still say "Buy". The pros include 'epic story with excellent writing and acting'.

    Gamer's Hell can't get over the dated graphics and the "all too familiar experience. While most of the reviews note the underlying similarities, Gamer's Hell is alone in not appreciating the content. 7/10.
     
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  2. Merlanni

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    True you feel right home after playing Fallout 3. And what game does not have some technical problems these days?
     
  3. Chandos the Red

    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    It's supposed to be bad. I read the forums are flooded with complaints about tech issues. I was thinking about this game, but I think I will wait until they work out the bugs. Bethesda has a history of buggy games going back to Daggerfall, which was a great game but crashed every 30 minutes (If you were lucky).
     
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    Played ingame 17 hours. not one crash, one bug with an ant in stone.

    Not perfect, but not that bad. Might be lucky.
     
  5. Alavin

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    I've been playing it for about 15 hours and it hasn't crashed once. Strangely enough, the only bug I encountered was an ant stuck in part of a bridge, and that fixed itself when I came back later. My main issue is the combat balance - there isn't any. You can plug entire clips of bullets into certain types of enemy, even hollow-points into unarmoured foes, and they just won't die. But I'd say you can very easily tell this isn't made by the same people as Fallout 3. There are more pop culture references (for example a corpse wearing an explorer's hat in a fridge that, as it turned out, cannot survive a nuclear explosion). Plus traits are back, weapon mods, less linear quests, references to the first two Fallout games, wilderness life that doesn't charge straight at anything that moves, faction and town relations, hardcore mode, and humour. I loved Fallout 3, and this is even better.

    Edit: Re. the technical thing, it does help that by the time it was released in the UK it had already been patched twice.
     
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