posted by JahSoulSun (LINDENWOLD, NJ) Aug 30, 2011
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
If you liked Fallout 3, you will love this game. Although it got way less favorable reviews than its predecessor, New Vegas is more of the same game in terms of gameplay mechanics, engine, and graphics. However, this new open world is truly designed in a better fashion than Washington DC in fallout 3. I also thought the side plots were way better than in the previous installment, and the overall main campaign was very interesting and you can go through it numerous times with different outcomes. This is all opinionated, but I feel most would agree with this. If you have never played a fallout, do not expect your typical FPS similar to Halo or Call of Duty. This is more of a 1st Person RPG. repairing equipment, leveling your character, and upgrading all are important components of survival. If you do not like open ended RPGs, this game is not for you. If you like to have a game that can be beat in a matter of a few sittings (10 hour game), this game is NOT FOR YOU. Now, if you like getting lost in new places and finding things and exploring and enjoy a FPS style gameplay, get this game. Hope this helps.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
This game has lots of things to do to keep the player interested and busy. Lots of hours could easily be spent doing all the quests and/or optional quests. I really enjoyed playing this game and wish I could've finished it. I didn't finish it because of too many bugs within the game. The game freezes more often than it should and the NPC characters will get stuck or get lost. Also, when playing the game and walking around the game "sticks" for a second like its going to freeze but just a temporary pause. It's not very smooth. Sometimes the game isn't straight-forward for certain tasks. Overall the game has the potential to be a 9 rated game but I give it a 6 due to the unforgivable bugs which made me not want to play anymore.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game is very similar in almost all aspects to the first Fallout 3. Being a graphics junkie, I had hoped to find a graphics boost in New Vegas but was unfortunately let down. The storyline kept me interested however, making me forget about this nuance. In most games with lots of dialogue, I mash buttons to get through conversations with little thought. The New Vegas characters were interesting enough for me to actually listen to what they had to say and I took time to choose the appropriate responses for the direction in the game I wanted to take. After getting into 15-20-25 game-play-hours, my like towards the game took a quick turn for the worse. Loading times became increasingly annoying. Granted each individual load time was quick (11 sec average), doing all the side quest lines requires lots of consecutive load times that drastically add up. You will begin to hate the little roulette loading wheel, at least I did. These load times followed up by multiple game crashes just added salt to the wound. The crashes began randomly then as I got closer and closer to the end of the main storyline, I experienced them quite frequently (1 an hour). A slight lag that progressively got worse was always my tell for when a freeze was coming. This all was a big disappointment as the game itself was very entertaining. I only like to platinum what I believe to be the best games and were it not for constant game crashes that made me fear for the life of my ps3, I probably would have gone for every trophy. It was a shame to have to send back a game in the mail that had so much potential but was too littered with bugs.