gamers (82%) found this review helpful
To begin, I am a die-hard fan of the Fallout series. I own them all. That includes Fallout 1, 2, and Fallout Tactics for PC. Fallout 3 for 360 with all the DLCs. And the unknown, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel for the original Xbox. And because I am, I LOVE THIS GAME!
Not only for the gameplay, but for the story. There are so many references to where it all began back in 1998, that fans of Fallout 3, and not the originals, wont pick up on. But even without this, it is an astoundingly addictive game. All the elements of Fallout 3 are involved and improved on.
And the game, even on Very Easy, (which I am guilty of playing of in Fallout 3), is very difficult. The economy is more balanced to Post-Apocolyptia. Don't expect to buy a sniper rifle for anything less that 4000 caps. Combat Armor? Hope you're carrying 8500 caps on you. Don't let this all sound intemedating, this makes you the game FUN! You'll enjoy the challenge, I promise you. It's not a system of killing you over and over because you suck, it a system of 'you messed up, now how can you overcome this differently?'. And it works. It makes you think outside the box, and it brings a grin to your face when you loot the bodies of you're victims. "This was yours and you almost killed me with it, but now its mine, and you're still dead"
On to the gameplay, the reason I give this a 9.5, is the random, (but with the size of this game, excusable) glitches and the lack of decent storyline. You aren't born and raised in a certain way, which affects who you become (Fallout 3). Instead you're rescued and reconstructed. Boring? Maybe. Unimaginitive? In my opinion, yes.
All in all, if you loved or even liked Fallout 3, you'll have no problem spending 70+ hours in the Mojave Wastes. Hope you're signed up for 2 Gamefly discs at a time, because you won't send this jewel back for while.
Great new setting, same dang problems.(360 Review)
posted by Artizuka (RICHMOND, TX) Feb 4, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
After clocking in almost 100 hours of play time, I have to say Vegas is a really fun game. As an update to Fallout 3, this time around we have even more weapons, which includes a much more expansive list for you plasma junkies and even different types of ammo for our Guns including Armor Piercing and Hollow Point. We also have a ton of new locations, some new baddies(including the Nightstalker, a horribly creepy snake/wolf hybrid), and a more choices of factions for you to struggle with. All and all, a really great game throughout, though at times it really felt like one really huge DLC for Fallout 3 considering that with exception to the aforementioned items everything else was almost the exact same.
My biggest issue faced was the bugs once again. They got really bad this time. Allow me to mention three: 1: There's a new card game called Caravan in this addition to the series. You can collect playing cards to add to your deck and play against some various NPCs throughout the game. I experienced several times however going to shopkeep and attempting to purchase cards off of them only to have the entire system lock up, forcing a restart. 2: There's a Vault in which you must cause a massive explosion. In this explosion, one of your companions can(and will) disappear into the wall completely, trapped inside a wall and never to be seen again. (Though he is still listed in your party and you receive his perk.) This becomes really frustrating one hour later when you realize he's gone and your freshly saved game has made getting him back impossible. 3: I had a companion lose the option to rejoin me during a later mission. I -had- to have him in order to do a quest to recruit a team of ex-soldiers NPCs. Apparently he bugs out and you must dismiss all members of your party to get him to join. So, if you have a companion stuck in a vault wall somewhere....
Again, great game, but please just look up a bug list somewhere to be aware if you want to enjoy this game.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
As the above reviewee stated, this game is amazing, fun with many corky and often funny moments, but with alot of glitches that can distract from teh games "awsomeness"
The game allows a true story shaping style of gameplay - Dont like a character? Kill them, leave them, steal from them, befriend them Int his game YOU get to choose the fate of any and all NPC's in the game. You choose what factions to work for, and which to wipe out. And the land is littered with random places to explore.
The weapons have a "small" amount of upgrading ability, And I do express small..and there is no real point to keeping various weapons in ones inventory ( I beat the game non hardcore with just a service rifle and sniper rifle) For those that wish to invest the time into the game and do EVERY quest, level up to the max level, AND explore every inch of the map on a non hardcore game setting level your looking at about 30-40 hours of gameplay. Thats not a bad deal if your not buying it, and the hardcore mode caters to everyone who wants the realistic feel to their game.
Going back to the glitches, sometimes NPC will "dissapear" and others they will suprise you from behind even tho you saw them in front 1 second ago. Sometimes the game will freeze up and youll have to restart, fortunatly the save system doesnt cost you must time and effort in the process of restarting.
The controls are easy to use, quick to memorize, and cater to the hardcore players as well as the novice players.
If your a fan of fall out, this game does it justice " minus the glitches" If your a RPG fan, This game has it all - and if your just a gamer period this game is worth playing. Kudos to those who can beat this game on hardcore.. At teh moment This post is posted less then 0.1 % of players playing it have beat it on hardcore a TRUE Challenge for ANY gamer.