The game still lacks Laser/Plasma weapons and the speech/barter skills are emphasized a bit too much. It seems as though they didn't add much to the game. All it is is a different story line. Kind of a fail.
This game blew me away since the opening cinimatic. Yes I am a huge Bethesda fan and a fan of the franchise. But I am not saying this due to the fanboy inside me. The games graphics are gorgeous. The gameplay is smooth and familiar to anyone who played Fallout 3 so there is no need to worry about big changes in gameplay. More quests, new weapons, new aspects, factions, a large world to roam in, what more could you ask for? New Vegas has so many gameplay hours that you will be there until Call of Duty stops being so cheap, which will be never xD. I give this game a solid 10. In all this is an opinion. For those of you who insist the game is awful and not worth a purchase I say you are fans of Modern Warfare 2. Just cannot accept another game into your lives. I am reccommending a purchase or rental. Take the playing of this game into consideration if you have never played it or Fallout 3. Trust me, it is worth your time.