gamers (87%) found this review helpful
Some people may not know that the makers of Fallout 3 did NOT make Fallout: New Vegas. The new developer is Obsidian, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Obsidian is made up of a lot of former members of Black Isle Studios, the creators of the original Fallout games. Obsidian is also, however, the developers of the pretty terrible Alpha Protocol. It was really a bit up in the air whether this game turned out to be good or not.
Thankfully, New Vegas is every bit as good as I hoped it could be, and may even be better than Fallout 3. New Vegas seems to have more to it than the Capital Wasteland did, and the bright lights add a nice contrast to the dim environment everywhere else.
If you liked Fallout 3 and want that old familiar feel but with new and extra things to do, as well as a brand new story line, then New Vegas is where it's at. VATS is still super fun even after hundreds of hours using it in Fallout 3, there are new ways to make money and gamble, there's new and interesting weapons to use (there's even weapon mods, and melee weapons have special attacks now, too), new mutated things to destroy, creative new quest lines, and the list goes on.
Unlike Fallout 3, the third-person view is actually cool. It's a lot closer to the character and looks more like a traditional third-person action game. Some people may even prefer to play the game in this view now. Imagine that!
There's also a new "Hardcore" mode, which basically makes the game as realistic as possible. You have to eat and drink regularly, you have to visit a doctor to heal your major wounds (though stimpacks have a heal-over-time effect), everything has a weight (even bullets) and limits how much you can carry, and so on.
Overall, if you love Fallout 3, you will love New Vegas. If you never played Fallout 3, I would first ask "what's wrong with you?" but then I would say "play New Vegas". It's the most fun I've had on my 360 all year.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
This is my first post! The whole Fallout experience has it all. This new installment has better graphics, slightly. The third person is much better. I hate games that end after 10 hours, and this one I just got started on hour 5!! Tons of places to explore and the voice acting is great.
There are gliches, but I dont feel they take away from the experience. Yeah, saw a bar tender floating through a table..kinda funny.
All in all I love the game. Its the kind of game that after you turn it off, you start thinking about different scenerios and the xbox gets powered back on again.
This game is AMAZING!
GRAPHICS- The graphics were amazing! They were pretty much flawless. Very realistic... well kind of... I mean, maybe if you shoot someone in the head, their head won't explode, but still VERY impressive. It makes you wonder how long it took them to make the WHOLE map. The water is great, the buildings, the rock/ mountains. They all have such great detail to them. Even the smallest little thing, like graffiti, or the little screws in a bunker. FLAWLESS. I give them a A++
CONTROLS- I could see little improvement. I LOVE the V.A.Ts system, as I always have. You can't jump all that high. I guess it is pretty good though considering that you're usually carrying 80-120 pounds of stuff. Something that did bother me was when you were trying to "climb" a mountain, (walk over it) you would hit a wall (invisible boundry) so you would have to go AROUND the mountain. There is one area called the "Quarry Junction" full of enemies too hard even for my lvl 27 charector to defeat. So I tried to climb (jump/walk) over a little rock formation, but it turned out to be another wall I could NOT get past. So, since I couldn't kill the "Death Claws" to get into Quarry Junction, I could not complete the quest. B
GLITCHES- The worst thing about this game. It will stop when you're walking, so the game freezes for about 5 seconds and then keep going. It would permenately freeze so I would have to turn off my xbox and turn it back on. You have to save constantly because if you screw up a quest, well, you're screwed. You practically must pray when doing a quest, because sometimes when you're trying to talk to somebody, to turn in a quest, for some reason you can't turn it in. You are stuck with no way to finish the quest. The glitches are their worst mistake. D
CHARECTORS- Great designs, very original, good apparel. Good enemies, I love the companions. A+
PLOT- A little difficult, but very original. A
I give this game a overal score of 9/ A