Most Important Points: 1) The game is Fallout 3 with added content and a new story. If you played and loved the first one, chances are, you will like New Vegas even more....that is if you've given it enough time in between the last game and New Vegas
2) There are a butt ton of bugs. It can be frustrating and take you out of the fun. Be aware.
3) The world feels like it's more alive than Fallout 3 with more to do and better characters.
4) Lots of choices to make. The addition of factions to side with adds some different dynamics.
5) The radio stations have like 5 songs on them...which sucks ;)
Bethesda has entertained my family for years with Oblivion: Game of the Year and Fallout 3, so when we heard Fallout New Vegas was coming we waited forever, it seemed. On October 19th we were at the store at 6 am and couldn't wait to get the package opened! Needless to say, we are not disappointed! The only downside of the game are a few minor glitches and the sometimes lengthy wait as the next scene loads, but once again Bethesda and their partners have exceeded our expectations overall! We can't wait to find out what they come out with next!
Welcome to Vegas, baby. Fallout style.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion made a huge impact on the RPG side of the gamer world. I was amazed at the freedom and matter of choice in the game. A few years later, Fallout 3. My mind was blown at the possibilities this game offered. Surviving the post-apocalyptic wasteland, . These games caught my interest a lot, so I was definately looking forward to New Vegas.
What better place to wreck havoc than Vegas? Obsidian and Bethesda did right by choosing a unique setting for the next Fallout installment. To tell you the truth, the D.C Wasteland was kind of dull and boring after a while. But in Vegas? Man, what a place. You can play Blackjack, Roulette, and a game called Caravan. A real kick in the head for me was the size of New Vegas. When I imagine Vegas, I think of streets filled with many casinos and more entertaining sites. There are only 4 casinos in New Vegas, and not much else to offer on The Strip.
The storyline is definately not as good as Fallout 3's, which I loved the beginning. In here it's just like, "Patch ya' up, now get out". Not much of a background to know who you really are.
What would an RPG shooter be without good weapons? I loved the new variety of weapons in here. Throwing knives and spears, sweet pistols, lots of new laser weapons (not really my thing), machetes, and many other weapons of destruction.
Customization is a key factor in RPGs, and there is a lot of it in here. More wasteland clothes and weapons. Very disappointed in how they didn't add more hairstyles than in Fallout 3. I thought they would.
There are A LOT of glitches in here. Freakin' radroaches start getting stuck in rocks and stuff! NPCs disappear randomly, and causes for some loading a previous autosave.
Overall: 9/10! A great game for all gamers. I recommend buying it if you're a hardcore RPG fan, but rent it if you just want a great game to pass the time. I rent RPGs while waiting for another game to release. Just an idea.