It's still rubbish, clipping is busted with so many things falling through the map, quests are still broken and nowhere near as interesting as the original, I have tried to play the game 3 times now, 3 times the quests have glitched halting my progress, can't load up a save only start a new game and I'm not going to do that for another glitch session....deserves a 2.
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my favorite rpg game of all time
am a huge fallout fan , and i played all games and by far this is my favorite one
has anyone replayed this games since the fixes came out? I'm curious if the game play has improved since this review a bit.
funny i finish the game 3 times and i didnt see any bugs lol misleading review game is great equally or better than fallout 3
This review is so fair concidering the Broken state that the game was released in. I remember playing it and being hit with constant quest bugs ,XP glitches and the game would always freeze until they got round to patching it.
Got the ultimate Edition about a month ago and now that everything is working how it should its easily better than Fallout 3 and does improve on it in every way.
so basically the bugs are the only thing wrong with this game, in other words at this point in time when the bugs have been fixed, the game is on par with fallout 3, no?
7,5? It's too harsh! For me it's a 9, but I'm playing it all this time later, and the bugs are mostly gone...
I agree with the score, because it was not nearly as good as fallout 3. But a lot of the bugs have been patched.
i played both and they both are great F3 had great points but i like that FNV feels more free to do anything you want and lvling up is easier than in F3 in my opinion
fair review but he shouldn't have repeatedly compared it to fallout 3, he should compare to the general fallout series, the one that were made by the same people (kinda?) who did NV
I'm probably one of few, but I enjoyed F:NV much more than F3. F3 was shallower in every way, from story and characters to skill system. The only props I'll give it over NV is DC, as it certainly looked more impressive, but so much of the game was spend into underground tunnels that I'm not sure it really counts. As far as bugs go, both games were full of them, although luckily, I didn't run into any game-breaking ones.
@jameshorsy: Lol, I've only been playing for just over an hour and already ran in to a pretty major bug that prevented me from finishing a quest. So I think Kevin VanOrd does have a point. I do like what I've seen so far, and I get the feeling it's going to be a fantastic game, but I also expect to run in to many more bugs.
I love that feeling you get when you first start games like this, when yo can go anywhere but you have no idea what's out there. I love it
I've modded the mess out of my pc version of Fallout 3 as much as I kind of feel like getting NV I feel like I still have so much to do with Fallout 3. I don't even have any of the dlc and I've spent hours upon hours of playing.
In my opinion NV is better than 3 more many reasons. First of all the story is MUCH better now don't get me wrong I liked the Fallout 3 story but it was predictable and you only got to really make one big choice and that was SPOILER if you poisoned all the water or not where as in New Vegas you get to choose what you want to do and who you want to side with (mostly because you can kill anyone where as in 3 you could only knock some people unconscious). Also I know this doesn't relate to everybody by I didn't have that many bugs in New Vegas and I actually had more in Fallout 3. Finally I find the environment much more interesting and funner to explore sure it may not be as big as Fallout 3 but it is jam packed with A TON of more stuff like a bunch of interesting characters and quests. So in my opinion I believe that NV is better than 3.
Fallout 3 better story ? tastes... it's a fault to compare a sandbox like fallout series for next gen consolles. if we say that fallout 3 got an objective (finding your father) then we must also say that this main objective (the main quest i mean) can be finished in really few hours of gaming.. the other sensations are only from the news of the game at that time it was released.. actually i've found new vegas even better that f3... not because this or that motivation . but bethesda has done the best thing ever in "NOT CHANGING THE GAME" actually my vote is 9 , because finally they do something improved related to the factions. the exotic environment give a really memorable jump to the past to the people here that played previous fallout games... and @Vulgnor you are right. but who will admit that? :) of course gamespot like the other big review sites got interest... want to have a objective review... search something smaller. maybe on youtube greetings and sorry for english but it's really early arh arh
@Vulgnor Don't know what game you were playing, but Fallout 3 has a much better better story. You're motivations are much more clear, as you're going after your father rather than just running around looking for the guy that shot you.
Whats the matter Kevin? Was gamespot not paid enough to give this game a better review? Fallout 3 has a better story then New Vegas? Okay...I hope you're paid more next time so you don't have to effin lie to us....
I luckily picked up the game a month ago when the massive patch came out so i only ran into a couple of minor glitches. New Vegas is a great game but Fallout 3 is a better game. New Vegas may have outcomes and weapons and stuff but in Falloout 3 the graphics are dripping with atmosphere and the story is more personable. There both great games so buy what ever you can't go wrong with either one.
i didnt have live when i played through this game and i have to say, even the unpatched version never crashed or glitched. the only glitch i came accross was when the great kahn boss you fight near the end would spawn in the sky and get stuck, but that only made it easy to kill him... so no 'game breaking' glitches on my end. this was by far the best game i've played all year.
I picked up both the PC and 360 versions mainly one for graphics and the other for achievements.. I would have picked up the ps3 version too but I was worried since FO 3 was rated lower on ps3 last time.. Honestly I love playing New Vegas.. I had a much more enjoyable time with this one than I did in 3. Maybe it was the extra variety in weapons?.. Companions?.. a helluva lot more missions?.. i dunno call me crazy i guess
I don't have Live, so was unable to get the patches or whatever was released to "fix" it, and my game has never crashed or bugged out in any major way :/ the worst that has happened was a small glitch when I had to drop and re-equip a gun :)
Yeah I have. There have been a lot of bug fixes and updates but I think its helped the game tremendously. I've put about 185 hours into it, DLC included, and I def thought it was worth it even though you'll run into glitches still here and there. Btw I have the PS3 version if that sounds surprising
@Barrakas21 yea so many patches have been released this this game first came out
@Barrakas21 they released a lot of bugs to fix the game since the time Kevin played this, I think.
@jordan119 really the ultimate edition runs that good? hmm ill have to get it, yea i remember playing this when it came out and it was unplayable.
@ck10304 Yep you are right.
@jomipira The bugs it came out with were so ridiculously frustrating, you would have given it a 6 before... so I guess it evens out.
score is being generous , when it first came out there so many XP glitches and quest bugs , was an embarressement should of been a 4 . With the patches the game easyily surpasses fallout 3 in my opinion and jumps up to 9
@Darothic no man, when this game FIRST came out it was destroyed with bugs, now its way better, probably better then 3
@QOSMSTR OMG PEOPLE HES TALKING ABOUT THE BUGS!! THE BUGS THAT CAME OUT WITH THIS GAME WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED MADE THE GAME UNPLAYABLE. THINK HOW BAD SKYRIMS BUGS WERE WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED ON THE PS3 AND MULTIPLY THAT BY 57. NOW THAT THE PATCHES ARE IT YES IT IS AN AWESOME GAME.
@QOSMSTR i agree: more weapon variety and items, more followers, and obviously just more thought was put into it. this game was built up off of Fallout 3, and it delivered. he doesn't seem to be recognizing the good in the game.
@dark_harpy thank you.
You shape a War an Decide the fate of the whole of wasteland i think thats a pritty good story / Motivation. I would agree that fallout 3 had a more meaningfull story but your gripe seems stupid because you said that you didn't like that you were "running around looking for the guy who shot you" but on fallout 3 you are running round the wasteland looking for the guy who abandoned you , which is pritty much the same thing ?
@DeltaScremer @QOSMSTR Agreed. Also, the game is a direct sequel to Fallout 2, with quite a bit of references to both Fallout 1 and 2. I especially loved actually meeting Marcus, as he was one of my favourite followers in Fallout 2. I actually sat down and played both Fallout 1 and 2 again after playing New Vegas.