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IGN UK: Fallout New Vegas Review

Fallout: New Vegas is the game that many wanted Fallout 3 to be. It's harder, more ruthless, better written and more morally ambiguous. It's a game we’ve been wanting to play for more than a decade, a real modern re-imagining of the Fallout series, complete with that deliciously black humour. But it's also more of the same, aesthetically and technically identical to Fallout 3, wonky facial animation and all. The ever-so-slightly ageing technology only marginally detracts from what is otherwise an expansive, fulfilling and ambitious game, unmatched in scope and maturity. If Obsidian were to make another Fallout game, we certainly wouldn't say no.

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Quagmire2613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

Wait, these are the same people who made Alpha Protocol? Why couldnt Alpha Protocol be this awesome too?

Chuk52613d ago

Most of obsidian worked on the original 2 games.

kanetheking2613d ago

time.and most of the team went to do fallout so only a few work on ap.so i guess they saw a better offer in fallout

mantisimo2613d ago

but is it a 1st person or 3rd person as It seems to be both?

Sorry new to the fallout franchise.

Cenobia2612d ago (Edited 2612d ago )

It is both first and third person. I usually like third person better in most games, but in Fallout's case first person is the best choice.

The character animations in Fallout are pretty fugly, so I got tired of it fairly quick. Also, you tend to explore pretty cramped environments.

It also switches to third person when VATS has been activated (VATS is essentially a mode where you freeze time and select the targets you wish to hit with whatever weapon you have equipped. It kind of melds turn based rpg elements into traditional FPS, but you don't have to use it.)

zeeshan2612d ago

I got this baby already and started playing it. I am not sure if it is a bug or something but Easy Pete's basically dead and he isn't supposed to be dead cuz well, I need his dynamite. I think I will have to start all over again and NO! I did NOT spoil anything. It's just an optional quest that you do in Goodsprings :)

SilverSlug2612d ago

They are going to be the studio that does sequels to great games and not their own stuff.

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BeOneWithTheGun2612d ago

And yes, it is excellent. I have already stolen enough stuff to go to prison for the rest of my life, laid waste to a vendor who had a lot of stuff I couldn't afford (shotty to the face) and have seen some creepy things in the hills that I am avoiding like the plague.

As much as it is killing me, I HAVE NOT gone to New Vegas yet. I am hitting the surrounding areas and trying to get as many caps as I can.

The graphics are the same BUT there is a lot of neon now. COLOR! Stores have neon signs hanging on them, work benches have crisp blue vices on them and vegas is awash in color hues even from a distance. I can't take 5 steps without running into some stony old fart or some crazy creature, I am hoarding ammo and guns and am having a blast. I went to a midnight release and took today off from work. IT WAS WORTH IT!

This game is going to suck 200 hours outta my life.

hennessey862612d ago

i gave fallout 3 a try and didnt make it out of the first shelter. I was just so bored. But hey each to there own

ReservoirDog3162612d ago

I'm a guy who never picked up FO3. To the people who have both, would you say I should try FO3 first or just go straight to New Vegas?

Bubbles for anyone that helps out.

PooEgg2612d ago

You don't have to play FO3 first, but why not since I am sure you can get it at a good price these days, plus FO3 is excellent. Just be ready to invest a lot of hours, because the game is long and very addictive. Plus you have to play through it twice once good and once evil, to get the most out of it. Enjoy.

ReservoirDog3162612d ago

Haha, thanks. That sounds like a plan.

+bubbles

zeeshan2612d ago

You should defenitely go for FO3 not because it is connected to New Vegas or anything because it is NOT but the fact that you can get it real cheap (go for GOTY edition if you can) and because it is a great game. The graphics suck! I mean compare it to ME3, Killzone, GOW, Uncharted and you'll simply hate the graphics and then there are glitches and some extremely bizzare stuff like slide walks and weird jumps but then again, you don't play Fallout for all that. You play it because there is tons and I mean TONS to do in that game and you'll get easily addicted to it.

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Chuk52613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

In all fairness, bugs in a huge open world rpg aren't the same as bugs a linear racer.

BeAGamer2613d ago

whoa, you better not be trolling GT5

LAME!

Chuk52613d ago

who's trolling? It's naturally harder to account for all bugs in a huge open world rpg versus than a racer.

Kalowest2613d ago

Nope not buy this game, till they release the GOTY Edition.

S4NDM4N2613d ago

"Fallout: New Vegas is the game that many wanted Fallout 3 to be. It's harder, more ruthless, better written and more morally ambiguous. It's a game we’ve been wanting to play for more than a decade, a real modern re-imagining of the Fallout series, complete with that deliciously black humour."

This reviewer must be a fallout 1 and 2 fan. Not some stupid fallout 3 fan.

This is what I have been waiting for.

New Vegas here I come.

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Jdoki2612d ago

That was the paragraph that made me start thinking about buying or renting the game.

I was going to pass on it, but I love F1 and 2, and thought F3 was pretty boring.

foss32612d ago

If you look at Fallout 3 without comparing it to Fallout 1 or 2, you have to say it's a great game.

I can understand the disappointment in hardcore fans but for the masses it was a huge hit. I know a ton of people who never played Fallout 1 or 2 and loved 3.

New Vegas looks awesome and I can't wait to go home and play it.

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