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Gaming Fallout: New Vegas Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 19 Oct 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Hooray, it got an 8/10.

    Although frankly, it could have got a 0/10, and I would have still bought it. <3 Fallout.
     
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    I see two grizzly bears doing a breakdance routine
     
  5. Stewb

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    OMG, once seen...

    As to the game, its interesting but FO3 never gripped me as much as oblivion did (as in not at all compared with god knows how many hours, probably hundreds). Not really sure what the reason was, perhaps the "stripped down" combat mechanics making it tedious (IMO at least, only guns - realistically - got boring quickly), perhaps I just found a post apocalyptic world boring. Think I'll be giving it a miss though as I can't imagine it can be that radically different (and the review confirms that).
     
  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    What about bugs? Another website was reporting about crashes, glitches when enemies die, NPC's running away as if you were hostile but talking to you as normal and one or two other things. They also said that while the Hardcore mode sounds good, after 48 hours (game-time) they'd only accrued 50/1000 points for the food and drink requirement thing.
     
  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    As with all game reviews one mans crap is another man delight.

    I will know friday.
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I personally didn't find it all that buggy - a few cases of stuck objects and missing textures on some rocks, but nothing big. Certainly no CTDs for me personally.
     
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    The big plus point about the choice to dig the same rancid old engine out of mothballs is that the modding community shouldn't have trouble getting to work on it and fixing everything. This was apparent with Fallout 3, where the experience of modding Oblivion translated into better mods released sooner. While the core problems of the engine remain it's a safe bet that pretty soon down the line there'll be masses more content and enough balance tweaks around to tailor the experience to fit the individual player. Win. :)
     
  11. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I wonder if there will be any DLC's coming??

    Thats one of the things I liked with Fallout 3 it got bigger and bigger.
     
  12. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Hardcore sounds Awesome! I already wanted this game since I found Fallout 3 so enjoyable but some of the new features do seem like a bit of an improvement. Hopefully It wont be as buggy as FO3 tho. I remember have huge problems getting it installed or problems with animations andd damage calculation in VATS
     
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    Still not sure about this..

    Yup, it's been announced they will be a 360 exclusive as of first.
     
  14. dactone

    dactone dact-one

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    GOD I LOVE FALLOUT ! christmas has come early ! wooooooooo!
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I'm not one of those people who judge a game by its graphics but..... Holy crap is that game ugly

    ewwww
     
  16. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I was completely disinterested in New Vegas until I saw the mention of Hardcore mode. That's something I felt was sorely lacking in FO3 and which wasn't really implemented very well in mods back when I tried it.

    I had dismissed New Vegas as overpriced DLC, but I might give it a chance after a couple of months when most of the crippling bugs and flaws we can expect from Obsidian have been ironed out with patches or mods and when it shows up in a Steam special offer.

    They're certainly not getting €50 from me for what appears to be essentially an expansion pack made by the company that specialises in poor RPG expansions/sequels. I've been stung by Obsidian before.

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    I'd still prefer a new isometric, PC-centric Fallout game instead of these Oblivion TCs, though.
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  17. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    You, sir, have blown my mind!
    I'm hoping this is true for me as well. Fallout 3 was fun to play but Jaysus did it crash often.
    You shallow git! :D

    Look forward to playing it.
     
  18. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    as always, it's fallout, so I can't wait.... hopefully a hi-res texture pack will be released relatively soon.

    I'm just hoping I won't get sound-file related crashes... I had about a 1 in 20 chance of crashing fallout 3 whenever I brought up the pip-boy or used VATS, I'll see tonight I guess :D
     
  19. tom_hargreaves

    tom_hargreaves Comfy shoe wearer

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    Totally agree :D

    Really looking forward to it still.
     
  20. rehk

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    I hope aswell. The difference that the high-res pack can make in fallout 3 is amazing; just look at the screenshots

    http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=774
     
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