Fallout New Vegas is a great game, flawed by serious technical and visual bugs.
Broken_K wrote this review on .
This game follows a courier who is tasked to deliver a very important item to a legendary figure known as Mr. House. Mr. House is the founder of New Vegas, an area almost untouched by the bombs. The strip is where the main action is in New Vegas, The Strip is where the casinos are and only the rich and important can get in. On your way to deliver this important package to Mr. House, you are ambushed by a man in a checkered coat known as Benny. Benny shoots you in the head and takes the item you are delivering. After being buried for some time, a mysterious robot digs you up and a local doctor nurses you back to health. After being patched up you embark on a journey to find the man who almost killed you. You go to many towns and settlements that Benny had passed through, learning from the locals about the feud between two of the biggest powers in the Mojave, The NCR and The Legion. You learn of the inevitable battle that will happen between the tow over the Hoover Dam. The first half of the game you are determined to find Benny and get your revenge. As the game plays out however you are forced to take sides, make enemies and make important and difficult choices that will affect the future of the Mojave.
The characters in this game are, for the moat part, very interesting and memorable. They all have they're own unique stories, some better than others.
The gameplay is great, but also very frustrating. The mechanics of the game work brilliantly unless they fall victim to one of the many bugs in the game. If you are not patient enough the bugs and glitches will get to you and make the game borderline unbearable. Your game will crash often and getting stuck in the ground or in an inescapable place is not unusual. This game features new and familiar mechanics from the previous games. It continues the use of the ever so entertaining V.A.T.S. system and the leveling up system is the same as it has always been, there are perks and skill points to be chosen and placed to your liking. There are a lot of improvements over Fallout 3, this game contains quite a few more quests, not unfathomable though, maybe around 50-75 quests at the absolute max. New Vegas includes a new feature welcomed by many, iron sights for almost every weapon, something that Fallout 3 lacked. This game also contains a new and easier way to manage companions known as the companion wheel. With it you can manage your companions tactics, inventory and equipment with ease. Another welcome and very unique addition is the reputation system. The game contains many factions and siding with one will more than likely cause you to become hostile to another. Lots of new and familiar factions appear in this game. Familiar factions to fans of the series include the NCR, Brotherhood of Steel, and Followers of the apocalypse. New Factions include The Legion, Powder Gangers, and The Strip. The Pip-Boy returns and is still used as the menu and inventory management screen.
The world is incredibly detailed and full of unique and interesting places and stuff to do. There is plenty to see and plenty to do. The graphics themselves, aside from the many visual bugs, are fairly good. The guns look a bit puny but are very detailed. The graphics look a bit outdated but not horrible. Remember that it is a nuclear wasteland so do not expect too many varying environments. There is one place, a snowy and floral region that is a fresh and cool place to see. The character models are the worst part of the graphics, not horrible but they still look very unbelievable and generic for the most part. Luckily their personalities make them stand out. The game is not only populated by humans, but by mutated animals, people and insects that are very detailed and well designed. Lots of enemies from previous Fallout games appear as well as some new ones. The game still has the fifties style we've all grown to love (or at least I have).
The game features music from the fifties as well. Along with the limited amount of songs that play, the voice acting in stupendous. A great cast of actors and wonderful voices. The sound effects are terrific, enemies make unique sounds and the guns sound believable. There isn't much else to say on this subject.
There is so much to do in Fallout: New Vegas, enough to keep you playing for hours upon hours. If you are looking for a game that is worth your money then look no further. There is a huge wasteland to explore with lots of collectibles, easter eggs and quirky things to find.
Plot 8/ 10