Neat idea, but more of an Exspansion rather then a whole new Fallout.
I played thru a few hours, and I don't really see anything "new" or "ground breaking", unless you consider frequent lockups an awesome new addition....
Frequent saves is what you're going to have to do, frequent as in more often then just changing zones or entering/exiting doors. This game locks up constantly and at random times.
Its just silly to emagine the developers saying "we could'nt reproduce these bugs often enough to deal with them prior to launch", when the game locks up so often.
I was'nt able to get the game thru GameFly (rented it at a local video store), but after playing it for a few hours.. and constantly having to restart my PS3 (due to lockups).. I'm done till maybe the developers get off their lazy butts and decide to fix these problems.
I rate the game a 4 though, because if you liked Fallout 3.. you will like Fallout: New Vegas, but you'll prolly think of it as another exspansion too.
posted by ninjasqrl2 (LAKE STEVENS, WA) Oct 24, 2010
Member since Jul 2006
The next title in the fallout series sets you in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas with a mysterious past and an even crazier future! You start out as a courier hired to deliver a package to New Vegas and immediately get shot in the head. However your story doesn’t end there. You miraculously survive the encounter and set off to find your would be assassins and in doing so end up in a massive 3 way battle for the future of New Vegas.
The main players in this battle are Caesar’s Legion, The New California Republic (NCR), and the, mysterious ruler of new Vegas, Mr. House. Also scattered throughout the game are smaller factions that you can choose to align yourself with like the brotherhood of steel, a band of escaped convicts know as the powder gangers, Various towns you’ll meet along the way and so on. Unlike the previous game however your reputation with these factions will play a major part of the game effecting vast portions of the story plot. The story in New Vegas is more overlapped and conflicts more than Fallout 3. Many of the factions will want you to eliminate key members of other factions or the factions entirely and that will cause you to lose all plot arcs associated with that particular faction. For example Mr. House wanted the brotherhood of steel taken out before I finished all the missions they had for me to complete. So be careful who you are fighting for and know that playing both sides will not work in this game.
Now to the Game play itself. The combat system doesn’t vary much as it was built upon the system from the previous game. There are however a new variety of guns and the ability to look down the iron sights instead of just zooming in with the annoying little X on your screen. Also you now have the ability to mod your weapons. You can add on scopes, larger ammo magazines, lighter bolts for increased fire rate, etc. Almost all of the perks and skill from the previous game return with newer and better perks as well.