Fallout: New Vegas
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"In New Vegas, the fun Fallout 3 formula is intact, with more polished combat, high-quality side missions, and the exciting setting of the Vegas strip." - IGN.com
"A few technical problems aren't enough to sully this enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes." - Gamespot.com
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Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas.
It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way.
As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare “winner takes all” and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3.
Enjoy your stay.
Feel the Heat in New Vegas! Not even nuclear fallout could slow the hustle of Sin City.
Explore the vast expanses of the desert wastelands – from the small towns dotting the Mojave Wasteland to the bright lights of the New Vegas strip. See the Great Southwest as could only be imagined in Fallout.
Feuding Factions, Colorful Characters and a Host of Hostiles! A war is brewing between rival factions with consequences that will change the lives of all the inhabitants of New Vegas. The choices you make will bring you into contact with countless characters, creatures, allies, and foes, and determine the final explosive outcome of this epic power struggle.
New Systems! Enjoy new additions to Fallout: New Vegas such as a Companion Wheel that streamlines directing your companions, a Reputation System that tracks the consequences of your actions, and the aptly titled Hardcore Mode to separate the meek from the mighty. Special melee combat moves have been added to bring new meaning to the phrase “up close and personal”. Use V.A.T.S. to pause time in combat, target specific enemy body parts and queue up attacks, or get right to the action using the finely-tuned real-time combat mechanics.
An Arsenal of Shiny New Guns! With double the amount of weapons found in Fallout 3, you’ll have more than enough new and exciting ways to deal with the threats of the wasteland and the locals. In addition, Vault-Tec engineers have devised a new weapons configuration system that lets you tinker with your toys and see the modifications you make in real time.
Let it Ride! In a huge, open world with unlimited options you can see the sights, choose sides, or go it alone. Peacemaker or Hard Case, House Rules, or the Wild Card - it’s all in how you play the game.
Fantastic.MobeusChronox | March 16, 2014 | See all MobeusChronox's reviews »
FNV is, in my opinion, a superior game to Fallout 3. I loved the setting, the characters and the story line. You can easily spend dozens of hours just exploring the Mojave without ever touching the main quest line.
almost the same as the originals...damienjameswebb | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
the gameplay and engine is the same as fallout 3. it throws in some country western feeling and adds gambling... but it could almost just be an expansion to Fallout 3. the only really good improvement is the fact that the writing feels a lot more like the original fallout games. it just seems a little more dirty and raw. it doesn't shield itself with censors like 3 did. the modding is greats always and allows you to add tons of options and content thanks to the online community. the main story however is really the key, with all its twists and turn and choices, you could almost never play the game the same twice.
it takes a while to really get into it, and there can be times when you get lost trying to help save some random people from a wolf attack... but its entertaining as hell and provide hours of amusement. a must play for any real gamer.
What Fallout 3 should have beenGmen | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
While Fallout 3 was good, it was this game that everyone was looking forward to. Why? Well, because it had a development team which consisted of people who had worked on the original Fallout games, including the cancelled Fallout codenamed Van Buren.
So this was set to be Fallout done right.
And so it was. I found it to be much more enjoyable than Fallout 3. There are plenty more weapons to be had, which can also be modded this time around, and there are several new additions like the companion wheel making it easier to keep a leash on them on your friends. Combat is somewhat improved, with the ability to aim down the sights with most weapons for increased accuracy, and V.A.T.S should be used sparingly due to the damage you can take while it's active.
Many of the enemies from the previous games and some new ones show up for you to take on. Personally I think the levelling up system in the game is much better with many new perks to choose from, and the base level cap has been extended from a puny 20 (as in Fallout 3) to 30. The sound in this game, from the dialogue to the retro music that takes one back to the mid-twentieth century, is absolutely superb, and even the most dedicated thrasher out there will find him or herself humming to the tune of “Blue Moon” by Dean Martin in no time at all.
And to accompany the music, you have that atom punk theme to the game, combining old technology with more futuristic technology, which I find is much more apparent than F3, and I just love it. If I were to live in a post-apocalyptic society, this is how I would want it to look.
While on the topic of looks, yes, Fallout: New Vegas doesn't really look that much different from Fallout 3, graphically. It could pass as a mod for that game, perhaps. And the colour scheme of the game, which consists of hues of orange and brown, might not be to everyone's taste. And the poor robotic animation is still present.
There are also a few issues such as the fact that the game is quite buggy, and you will more than likely experience freezes, crashes, and corrupted savegames. So it isn’t a very stable game. But if one can look past this they will find a real diamond in the rough here. There are plenty of mods out there too, so once you get through the main game several times, which will take you enough time as it is, there’s tons of replayability to be had.
For those of you who complain that Bethesda hasn’t ever made a decent RPG, you should try this – because it isn’t made by Bethesda, and it is more than decent in my book. New Vegas is a bit like owning an Alfa Romeo. You hate it when it doesn't work, but you absolutely adore it when it does.
Old School Fallout Fans Rejoice!Coolicy | Dec. 22, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
Fallout 3 was a great game in my opinion. In fact, it brought me so immersed into the Fallout universe and lore. I bought Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on gog just for the story, and can see how FO3 deviates from its predecessors.
Fallout New Vegas is developed by Obsidian, where many developers came from FO1 & 2's Black Isle Studio, so the game's writing and lore feel just right at home for FO1 & 2 veterans. If you didn't like FO3, however, you won't like FNV.
If you liked FO3, however, you'll be right at home with FNV. The writing is superb, and the choices feel important. As per Fallout tradition, you'll get to see the consequence of your actions in an end game slide show. Decisions will range from which faction will ultimately come out on top (there are 4, only 3 will be obvious though) to a companion's personal vendetta.
Perks and SPECIAL are back of course, and how you select your character ultimately dictates how your game will play out. It's the freedom that makes Fallout unique, and FNV doesn't disappoint in this regard. Obsidian's games are notoriously known for being buggy, and some parts of the game feel empty. This is undoubtedly a result of not having enough development time, so this may sometimes be a little rough around the edges.
It is more important to note that the PC version of FNV is vastly surperior to its console counterparts, and I speak with no hyperbole. The modding community literally makes the whole world different and much more interesting. If you can think of something that would make FNV better, someone's probably made a mod for that.
Don't like the armors of a faction? There's a mod for that! Don't like how FNV only ultilizes 2GB of your ram? There's a mod for that! Don't like how little amount of guns are in the vanilla game? There's a mod for that! Don't like to manage (install/uninstall) all these mods? There's even a mod for that too!
Even today, years after this game's release, the modding community is still highly active. There is a generous amount of content in the base game. If you like it, purchase more DLC's is optional but definitely check out what you can do with your game by installing mods!
The greatest post-apocalyptic RPG gamedrakso | Dec. 16, 2013 | See all drakso's reviews »
If you are in to open world RPG games and really like the post-apocalyptic setting this game is a MUST BUY. The game does its job very well. The world is huge, the numerous characters that you will meet trough out the game are awesome and full of life and there is a huge variety of weapons, gear and items. The story is amazing filled with lots of decisions, side quests, quest lines and different encounters. Because of the huge world and many possibilities you will run across a bug or two, but the major bugs that the game had were patched a long time ago. DLC wise I would suggest picking them all up because all the dlc are very fun and a good addition to the story, but if you are feeling picky I suggest picking up the Old World Blues DLC.