IGN - New Vegas Second Opinions

IGN: A joint Obisidan and Bethesda production, Fallout: New Vegas was released earlier this month. Set in the wastelands of the Mojave desert, much of New Vegas was ripped from Fallout 3, our game of the year in 2008. But it's 2010 now, and that's where the great divide lies. Seven IGN editors chime in to tell about their experience so far with the giant RPG.

hiredhelp4714d ago (Edited 4714d ago )

Stupid rating typical ign. 9.0 lol (second opinion. hmm someone paid you guys.

Christopher4713d ago

No, it's a great game even with the bugs.

Bethesda produces the Xbox 360s of the video game software world. Sure, it has a lot of issues, but it's addicting that people keep coming back to it and having fun doing it.

On the PS3 I've only had a single freeze, luckily, and otherwise the gameplay has been great with some extremely minor bugs here and there. I can definitely see myself playing through this at least twice and I can't wait for DLC that will extend the level cap (though, I'll probably have to wait 6 months due to DLC exclusivity).

Simco8764713d ago

I hope this is true, but can't see it extending the cap. Its already at 30.

New Vegas is huge! Almost overwhelming the amount of quests packed into the game and what it takes to complete them. Its a great game, and people should not listen to reviews anyways. Give it a shot yourself!

Cenobia4713d ago

I've had it freeze on my PS3 at least 5 times.

I also got stuck in a window after wandering the wastes for over half an hour (which means my last auto save was half an hour back). That pissed me off a bit.

I still can't wait to play more of it though, and hopefully installing the patch will improve it.

visualb4713d ago

I'd give it a 9 and no one's paid me,

explain that hired help

hiredhelp4713d ago

please hiredhelp. i have played the first one.

distorted_reality4713d ago

I'm a couple of hours into it (on PC), and while i'm enjoying it, the story and characters just aren't grabbing me like they did in FO3, but it seems like this story is taking a lot longer to evolve than FO3's did, either that or it just goes nowhere at all. Either way, the game is still a blast, haven't had any technical issues either.

visualb4713d ago (Edited 4713d ago )

the story picks up. it really depends how you take it.

some people take 20+ hours to get to new vegas, other 10+

the story picks up ONCE you get to new vegas. it opens up the world more and makes everything fall into place. until then, the world might seem a bit overwhelming / confusing / fragmented consisting of random interlocking side quests.

once you have gone through some key events in new vegas, everything fits and suddenly every single faction, location and action you do becomes relative.

to me, it started slow, as a "revenge" story, and now, 25hrs + its a more epic story than FO3 ever was

p.s I loved FO3 and the story, this game just tops it imho

Capdastaro4713d ago

40 hours in and only just reached the strip...

Amazing game, memory leak issues are annoying though after playing it for 3+ hours at a time

MSpence5164713d ago

I'm around 32hrs in and am only a level 16. Just wandering around most of the time. Building up my available quests so that I can just go through and complete them all one by one.

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Viljong140d ago

The og deus ex is magical. Im also very exited about mass effect legendary edition from the gp. Its next on my playlist never played mass effect game before.

IamTylerDurden1140d ago (Edited 140d ago )

Never played ME? It's imo the greatest trilogy of all-time and perhaps the best setting outside maybe Fallout. Play it. Great DLC as well. In 2 & 3 at least. Skip Andromeda. Also, Human Revolution was great as well even if OG fans claim otherwise.

shinoff2183140d ago

Mass effect 1 was great. I feel they dumbed down alot on the 2nd one and seemed more action like. Mass effect 1 the citadel was an explorable city. Far as I got in Mass effect 2 it was reduced to a location list no traveling through it. I disliked it alot(the citadel) part. I also feel they went more action oriented then rpg

just_looken139d ago

It always makes me mad when you see something you have done in the first mass effect or dragon age can make something change in the 3rd because bioware make 6 games in what 8 years? that did this but today 0 games do this.

I wish we had trilogies today were we can share saves and have multiple endings/path's on all 3 because of choices from anyone of them.

Its so funny being the bad sheparad from one to 3 then the end having just you and joker ha ha yet everyone is like hey your a hero with a 90% casualty rate.

CBaoth139d ago

Fallout can't hold Mass Effect's jockstrap. The one Fallout even in the ballpark is 3, and that's only because the DLC was extremely good. When Ken Rolston was in Bethesda's employment were they good. That's about it. They're now the world's greatest copy/paste developer out there. Bioware at their pinnacle was ten times better a studio than Todd's team. Go look up the games

IamTylerDurden1139d ago

Mass Effect is my favorite, followed by 2 and 3. Yes, ME2 was dumbed down but also refined in terms of polish and accessibility. ME2 had an awesome story, great DLC, and a solid cast. Mordin in particular. It's a great game. Even 3 which was the weakest was still solid imo despite the ending. If u love ME how do u not enjoy all 3?

Fallout is not a better game though FO3 was great. In terms of setting though Fallout is Mt Rushmore. The 50's post apoc setting was brbrilliant. I still put ME setting n lore above but FO is up there with setting.

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esherwood140d ago

Man play mass effect, best games ever

Miraak82 140d ago

Xenogears is my fav sci fi rpg

closed_account139d ago

Right? There's a serious lack of classics on this list.

The original 2 Star Oceans. Rogue Galaxy...

IamTylerDurden1139d ago

Rogue Galaxy never got that critical love. Beautiful PS2 game. Was it L5?