GamerNode: "In terms of quality, Fallout: New Vegas is unbearably contradictory. On one hand, interactive media requires working inputs and correlating outputs to function on a basic level. If a game fails to meet this standard, nothing could be more condemning, right? But what if, on the other hand, the game works well enough to provide a nearly unmatchable open-world experience despite coming up short of the "fully functional" bar? Is this game a broken mess or a flawed masterpiece?"