PC Gamer: I pumped 35 hours into Fallout 3 and didn’t get anywhere near to completing the main quest. Sitting in front of this semi-sequel to Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG, with a one-hour time limit in which to create a character and explore the Wasteland, is a daunting prospect. Like prodding a Deathclaw and attempting to run away.
Thankfully, New Vegas’s character creator is an exercise in expediency. After being plucked near dead from the Nevada desert, the doctor who rescued me administered a Rorschach test, had me play with a love machine and asked a few personal questions. Within five minutes I had created ‘Buck’, a stealthy fem-sassin, looted the doctor’s office for meds and a hat, snagged a rifle from a townie, and scoped the little hub town I found myself in.