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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.



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Old 10-16-2010, 12:18 PM   #31
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #32
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Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #33
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #34
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Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #35
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Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.
I loved both of them, but for me both of them get to a critical mass point where you just get tired of it. I picked up Shivering Isles and got about a third of the way through it before I quit.

Fallout was a much better game, though. The best part about Oblivion for me was the guild quests - particularly the assassin guild.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:06 PM   #36
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I loved both of them, but for me both of them get to a critical mass point where you just get tired of it.
Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. They are both fantastic looking games, and it's fun to run around the world and kill random shit for 15 or 20 hours, but eventually the newness wears off and there just isn't any meat there to keep me interested for the long haul.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:09 PM   #37
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Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. They are both fantastic looking games, and it's fun to run around the world and kill random shit for 15 or 20 hours, but eventually the newness wears off and there just isn't any meat there to keep me interested for the long haul.
I really enjoy the character building aspect of games like this - that keeps me going even after stuff gets too repetitive. I like to max out everything and then go destroying until I get tired of it.
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I think my favorite part of fallout 3 was the character creation sequence. That to me was a really innovative and entertaining thing. Unfortunately there wasn't anything else in the rest of the game that drew me in as much.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:35 PM   #39
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I was enthralled with Fallout 3 before I hit max level. I loved it everytime I gained XP. Once I hit 20 I just did the main mission and haven't played again.

This time I'll probably up the difficulty so it takes me longer to get to 20 or wherever they set the max level. Hopefully at least 30.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #40
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Fired up Fallout 3 the other day to finish DLC and get in the mood.

Point Lookout was a blast, the alien ship was cool...now I just have to do broken steel.
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This came out yesterday on newsgroups for the 360. I dont have a modded 360 to play it though.
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Ceasar's Legion, the New California Republic , Las Vegas ruler Mr. House, or align yourself with smaller groups like the Kings. Or don't join a group and take them all on.



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Old 10-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #44
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Fired up Fallout 3 the other day to finish DLC and get in the mood.

Point Lookout was a blast, the alien ship was cool...now I just have to do broken steel.
The alienship was a letdown, IMO.
Point lookout was ****ing killer awesome!
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