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Old 02-04-2010, 01:52 PM  
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Fallout: New Vegas

Releases tomorrow (10/19). Here's an early review/preview.

Ok OK Ė Iíve been asked for some thoughts on the game so far. Here we go.

Iím still very early into the game (only about 12hrs Ė Iíve accomplished NOTHING!) but Iím back in Wasteland bliss. The enviroments still look as bleak, gritty and dirty as always (especially taking place in the Mojave Desert) yet still beautiful. I really donít want to say too much to anyone but I will say that as of this moment, the player assumes the role of a Courier who gets shot and left for dead for one reason or another and you set out to find out who shot you and why.

For anyone wondering if this game is as big as Fallout 3, I can say with 100% certainty that it isÖmaybe even bigger. The gameplay is exactly the way it was before with some tweaks. One major change is the ability to play through ďHardcore ModeĒ which is offered once the user creates the player. Hardcore mode is crazy. Now Ammo carries weight, your player must stay hydrated, fed and rested otherwise, he/she will die or suffer serious consequences. I opted to play normally for my first kick at the can.

Another interesting change is the use of factions. Scattered throughout the Mojave Wasteland are factions of people whe the player can align themselves with or against. This will seriously impact where you can and canít go without fear for retribution by said faction as well as the options and quests that open or close on you. Further to that, each faction has their own uniquie look and clothing style.

This also affects how different factions react to your pressence. So now with this knowledge, youíll have to really pick and choose your fights and what armor/outfits you keep handy because they do carry weight as any armor will.

There are even a slew of different creatures and enemies to encounter and fight in the wastelands though Iím sure I havenít seen all of them yet.

All in all Obsidian and Bethesda have done an amazing job. This is a sequel truely worthy of the Fallout brand. Expect a full review sometime on Tuesday. With only 2 more days to wait, Iím sure some of you are losing sleep with anticipation but rest well Ė Youíll need it for the long hours youíre sure to spend on this title.



http://feedyourconsole.com/2010/10/f...t-impressions/

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:23 PM   #196
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I just bought this game a few days ago, played it for 2 hours and I've decided that it by far the most boring, idiotic game I've ever played. I had no idea it was an RPG style game, (which I hate). I thought it was a cross between Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
Meh, live and learn.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:28 PM   #197
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I put this game on the shelf until all the DLC comes out. I'll pick it up along with the DLC later this summer.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:06 AM   #198
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New DLC, Old World Blues, hit the store yesterday, I picked it up and am about 3 hours in -- If you like old school science fiction and great humor, pick this one up.. Only one more DLC left.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:12 AM   #199
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I started playing this again over the weekend - hadn't played since January. I downloaded Dead Money but haven't started it yet.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:15 AM   #200
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I started playing this again over the weekend - hadn't played since January. I downloaded Dead Money but haven't started it yet.
Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:30 AM   #201
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:10 AM   #202
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The Burned Man, in Zion. Hells yeah. Releases Tuesday, 5/17.

Whoa, haven't played this. How is it?
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #203
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Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #204
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Old World Blues looks cool. I like bizarro technology stories.

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #205
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #206
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Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15
Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:31 AM   #207
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Speaking of the Brotherhood of Steel, a couple months ago I loaded up Fallout 3 and finally finished the main quest and then finished Broken Steel.

****ing awesome. Liberty Prime is incredible.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:32 AM   #208
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Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.
Same -- I'm playing at a level 18 with my sneak, guns, speech, and science skills all in the 80s.
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Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.
I do the same thing. I still haven't picked up Honest Hearts, but I kinda liked the challenge from Dead Money.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #210
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