Fallout NV is a great game, don't get me wrong. For the first few hours, it had no problems. It plays almost exactly like Fallout 3 with very minor changes. The dialogue is hilarious at points and has the overall quality you would expect from Bethesda.
The main problem started when I had got to the vegas strip. At certain points, when going in to another area or in to a building, the game would freeze and leave me trapped in whatever area I happened to be at. Even after several attempts to reload the game, clean the disc, and attempting to go different routes; the game would not let me leave. If you are going to play it before it is fixed, I recommend saving as much as you can to avoid having to back track too far.
The game will be great, but the bugs that happen pretty consistently need to be dealt with first.
posted by Silentrich (FORT MYERS, FL) Oct 27, 2010
Member since Jan 2007
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
First off this game is a technical mess. Even with the new patch most of the problems still exist. What problems you say? Bugged or glitched quests, the main quest has a bug where unless you know the workaround cannot be completed, the game freezes a lot, framerates are horrific at times, and the graphics engine itself is flawed. Now that's out of the way if you liked Fallout 3 there's no doubt that you need to play this game. Even with the glitches it's better than Fallout 3. The problem is it all feels the same with some added content and definately doesn't feel like a full game. This would have been good value as a $20.00 expansion but as a $59.99 full game it just isn't worth it. This game does end so it's just like Fallout 3 in that you have to save before you do the last mission, otherwise you have to start a new character. This was the straw that broke the camels back for me. It's a great rental but not a buy. It's fun until you complete it and then it's just a time sink. I'm giving it a 7 due to the glitches, old graphics engine, the DLC is Xbox 360 exclusive for now, and the game ends which is inexcusible considering the amount of people that complained about Fallout 3 ending.
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
But those changes change everything.....
First off I'm 30 hours in and....
Ive already completed more quest than Fallout 3 even had (28 in 3). Ive got more guns in my inventory than F3 had. Ive been to more varied locations than F3. Ive seen and killed more enemy types than F3 and i still feel like I've barely scratched the surface. I guess what I'm really trying to say is FNV tops F3 in every single way. It took me 60 hours in F3 to do every thing that was available, including all branching story paths and exploring the world entirely. but NV seems like its going to last far beyond that. Don't listen to those that say its F3.5 its far beyond that in fact it more resembles Oblivion due to its extensive crafting system and weapon mods.
Story: 9 Better and more interesting than F3 to me
Graphics: 8 Only area that resembles F3 but they did improve
Sound: 10 Gun shots actually echo now along with many other improvements
Gameplay: 10 trust me Iron Sights the small improvments to vats and other little things make FNV gameplay perfect
Overall: 10 I would change nothing about this game
In conclusion obviously don't rent FNV buy it. Theres lots of talk of bugs but in my 30 hours the game has froze only 3 times and I've seen very few graphical glitches, so its not as bad as its made out to be.