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GF Rating
7.2

7727 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Cyborg dogs, gambling, and vomiting in a fountain

posted by AutoMcFix (POWDER SPRINGS, GA) Oct 18, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

45 out of 62 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

Pretty Epic game here folks,

I'm trying to go straight though the main quest and so far it is really fun. Don't make a melee character unless you want to be a juice head that can bash things and carry a lot of loots. All of the guns and items you find are super fun and interesting. Don't look online and spoil the game by finding the best stuff, just go check it out on your own like a true wastelander.
Their are lots of guns for hire that have there own need of you for their own quest. I have found that having a stealth character sucks since your npc minion will always alert everyone while you are sneaking. It seems best to get intelligence and perception going in lasers blazing. The story and newly refined game play is everything you hoped it would be so get pumped. It's good to be back blowing peoples faces off in slow motion again, what a great series.

Future Steve

PS look out for the Science Machines cyborg dog Elliot.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

The good the bad and the ugly

posted by CBiscuit (KANSAS CITY, MO) Dec 12, 2010

Member since Dec 2007

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Fallout New Vegas is a welcome addition to the series but it is not without its flaws.

The Good:
FNV has made a lot of improvements, as fas as gameplay and mechanics go, from Fallout 3. Iron sights, weapon and ammo crafting as well as some other touches all are good additions. There are also many more weapons in FNV, and when you factor in weapon mods like silencers, scopes etc, then you can really create a character that plays to your preferred style.

Also the traditional fallout sense of humor is there, as well as the emphasis on story. Quests are fun, fascinating and freaky. Although you may have to wander awhile until you get to some of the more interesting ones.

The presence of factions actually adds quite a bit of depth to gameplay. I was skeptical of the notion when I first heard of it, thinking it was only a gimmick that they tacked on. However it makes you consider the consequences of your potential actions, and how it will affect future gameplay. Much more so than in Fallout 3

The Bad:
Glitches. I'm sure if you have heard anything else of FNV you have heard of the glitches. Trust me they are there. If I am going to play for a couple hours I can usually expect the game to freeze, textures to pop and a myriad of other annoyances.

The Ugly:
FNV uses the fallout 3 engine, and looks more or less identical. While some people say that the graphics are fine, they are in my opinion acceptable for PS2, but not the PS3. I had less of a problem with this in fallout 3 because it did such a wonderful job of creating atmosphere, but said atmosphere is decidedly absent in the mojave wasteland. In the desert, space is what creates the atmosphere, and there is so much crammed into FNV landscape that such an atmosphere is rarely created.

Conclusion: Despite glitches, and the bland background FNV adds enough improvements, and keeps enough of what worked in Fallout 3 to make it a worthy investment of $60 and 200+ hours. If you are a fan of Fallout 3, this is a must buy.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Wait for Bethesda to release a patch.

posted by Reviewer88 (SALEM, OR) Oct 22, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

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.

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