1UP: Fallout: New Vegas Review

1UP: "Last week, I wrote an impressions blog discussing how I felt about Fallout: New Vegas after three days of questing. Now that the final act is complete and I've traveled a significant amount of the world, I'm left to figure out exactly how I feel about the game as a whole. On one hand it feels like I can recommend this to any fan of the Fallout series (or Oblivion). I single these fans out because they're willing to forgive silly bugs like meeting characters who walk into walls or occasionally float in mid-air. These fans (like me) realize that the game as a whole is greater than the sum of minor graphical anomalies."

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ThatIrishGamer2913d ago

does EVERY SINGLE BIG RELEASE get a B/A+ on this site. I mean really, what's the point. :S

Neckbear2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

Every, EVERY game has a flaw, wich reduces some of the score. That's the point.

Sites sometimes just give 9s and 10s to everything.

ReservoirDog3162913d ago

MGS3 has a flaw?


meganick2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

You must not have noticed the "D+" grade they gave to Final Fantasy 14.

TheBlackSmoke2913d ago

New vegas, while undoubtely a content packed game, suffers from some of the worst bugs ever, all sorts of performance issues and it looks like shit, I really dunno why it gets a free pass for this when we know other games will get destroyed just for being a sequel.

CrzyFooL2913d ago

Valid complaints and valid praise. Good review.

Zinc2913d ago

True. I think that this game is very enjoyable and have been playing it over the weekend. There have been a few minor bugs, but nothing major. Whatever deficiencies it might have with bugs and performance, it makes up for in relative depth of story/choice and gameplay.

Honestly, I wish we had more developers like Obsidian, even with their flaws.

CrzyFooL2913d ago

Now that they have their own engine, they better release a polished game. People will only be patient and let them slide for so long.

romancer2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

I have been playing Fallout New Vegas from my 360 HD -- and so far, with a level 20 character, I have not had a single freeze. Lots of bugs, of course (the kind that you shoot) but none of the glitchy sort.

I do have puzzlements -- for example, in the monorail episode, a player learns the name of one of the key saboteurs but is never asked to divulge any information; nor is he/she asked to do anything other than be a witness on the monorail platform -- at times like that, it seems to me that the game is underdeveloped and doesn't fulfill its full potential.

I could compile a long list of such head-scratching puzzlements -- where things don't quite make sense -- but i haven't seen any evidence that professional reviewers are interested in such matters.

I would rate this game quite highly -- it's huge in scope and almost always interesting.
There is a little too much of "to-and-froing" (take this to character A, then report back to B, then go back to A... and so on) --a common fault in many games.

It's much more than an expansion pack (as some reviewers have called it) -- my impression is that it is every bit as expansive as F3 itself); -- and if F3 did not exist, my guess is that FNV would have a general critical score in the 90s,

I feel sorry for the people complaining about glitches -- but i truly had none.
I think installing a game on your HD may help matters, in that regard.

Manac0R2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

I ve seen some crazy shit happen in this game, but hey thats vegas baby. :)

Story, content and immersion are top notch IMHO.

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