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So here’s the deal folks, Fallout New Vegas is a work of art plain and simple. It’s ability to echo the desperation of the American political landscape through a clever collection of wit, technical know how, and gripping storytelling is second to none. Owning this game is a requirement for anyone that appreciates the form. This is the part where you buy the game.
Ultimately, whether or not you enjoy Fallout: New Vegas depends on your tolerance for handling bugs. Personally, I didn't find them distracting enough to ruin the experience for me, and a few crashes over the course of 80+ hours felt like a small price to pay for one of my favorite games of the year. Some players will get fed up more quickly than others, just as I'm sure some won't care a whit about glitchy A.I. or weird textures problems. If you can see the forest for the buggy trees, you'll quickly see that Fallout: New Vegas is the pinnacle of the first-person RPG genre.
We Got This Covered
In conclusion, Fallout: New Vegas not only successfully draws players into the Fallout world once again, but does so with flying colors. Its addictive gameplay and expansive world allow for players to truly have an exceptional RPG experience. The new installation’s developers did a good job of not causing overkill on the added abilities and tweaked gameplay like Valve did with the Left 4 Dead series. Returning the franchise to some of its original principals not only paid off, but did so with style.
Ja, Fallout New Vegas hat viel zu viele Bugs -- aber keine, die uns vom Spielen abhalten würde. Auf den ersten Blick mag Fallout – New Vegas nicht mehr sein als Fallout 3 "mit mehr Sonnenlicht." Doch wer sich auf das Spiel einlässt, findet ein weit besseres RPG vor, das insbesondere viele Angebote an die Fans der beiden ersten Fallout-Teile macht.
The similarities between Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas are fairly obvious to the point you could probably get away with labeling it "Fallout: 3.5." To this point, your enjoyment of New Vegas will depend greatly on your opinion of Fallout 3. Changes have been made (mostly for the better), though they aren't so drastic to win over players who weren't into Fallout 3.
In New Vegas, the fun Fallout 3 formula is intact, with more polished combat, high-quality side missions, and the exciting setting of the Vegas strip. Unfortunately, the bugs also tagged along for the ride. If Obsidian and Bethesda had polished up the game by fixing the AI, improving the animations or even gotten it to run smoothly, perhaps it would feel less like a giant expansion of Fallout 3 and more like its own game. Be that as it may, Fallout 3 was a great game, so as similar as it is, Fallout: New Vegas is still a fun ride that offers more for fans of the series to enjoy. If you can look past its shortcomings, this is definitely a wasteland worth exploring.
A l'instar d'un certain Fallout 2, Fallout New Vegas apparaît de prime abord comme une timide évolution de son prédécesseur, affublée d'un aspect visuel techniquement repoussant et artistiquement peu inspiré. Il suffit pourtant de s'y plonger avec suffisamment de conviction pour mesurer l'importance de chaque apport, à commencer par le système de réputation lié aux factions. On appréciera alors la cohérence remarquable de l'univers ainsi que la richesse incommensurable des possibilités offertes. En boostant l'aspect jeu de rôle du précédent opus, Obsidian devrait même permettre à son bébé d'être adopté par les fans les plus hardcore de la série. Il est toutefois difficile de pardonner les nombreux problèmes techniques du jeu et son optimisation perfectible, qui nous conduisent à sanctionner légèrement la note finale.
So with that in mind, it’s very hard to weigh up just how good Fallout: New Vegas is. In most respects, it is the next development of the work done through DLC of Fallout 3, with interesting missions, diverse characters and the same top notch RPG gameplay. In other respects though, this is a rehash of every idea found in 2008’s game, albeit with more technical issues than a Movie tie-in. If you’ve exhausted Fallout 3 and all of the DLC, New Vegas will fill the void in your life. If not, perhaps stick with that bonafide classic before delving into the brilliant, but flawed world of New Vegas.
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All of the excellent things from Fallout 3 are present in New Vegas, but most of the bad things have come along for the ride as well. There are definitely enough additions to the title that will warrant sceptical Fallout 3 fans purchase, but there probably isn’t anything here that will change the mind of someone who didn’t like Fallout 3, though I personally found the story more engaging in New Vegas. Despite a healthy number of bugs and minor irritations, if you let it, Fallout New Vegas will consume you and you will love it dearly. Fallout New Vegas grabs hold of you for an absurd amount of time, like no other game can, and if this is to be the last Fallout game based on this engine, it is a very enjoyable last hurrah indeed! As a standalone game, New Vegas is a really enjoyable and massive RPG, but if you played Fallout 3 to exhaustion, you might want to think carefully before going back to the Fallout universe.
Obsidian has done a fantastic job with New Vegas, sure it may seem dated when you look at it, but scratch the surface and you are met with a compelling storyline and character progression that will make you forget all about the flaws. New Vegas gives you as much as you put into it, and the beauty is that you can put in as much as you want, because it will keep on giving.
Despite the numerous glitches and eerily similar gameplay to its predecessor, Fallout: New Vegas is a quality game through and through with lots of replay value and slight improvements made to the formula. Sadly the game is lacking that one last phase of polish and ultimately it’s rather hard to overlook the technical flaws that hamper the otherwise excellent experience. If you enjoyed Fallout 3 then by all means pack your bags and head to New Vegas.
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If you liked Fallout 3, you’ll like New Vegas. You won’t like it as much as Fallout 3. It doesn’t have a whole lot more to offer, and most of what it does have is aesthetics. Story, setting and sound can please some of the people some of the time, but if you’re looking for game play improvements, you’re not going to find much beyond some bells and whistles.
The only reason this game is going to get a semi-low score is because of these continual problems. Fallout 3 had some issues, but nothing like this. For the most part Fallout 3 played well and it was a fun experience without much worry in mind. For Fallout: New Vegas these issues have to be addressed and stuff has to get patched soon because it's very unacceptable and it takes away from the experience.
If only it was a stable product and didn't ship with so many bugs, I would've given New Vegas a higher score. As it is, this review reflects the game shortly after launch. Future patches will no doubt fix a number of issues, but these problems shouldn't keep you from trying the game out...eventually. If you do start playing now, you know what to expect, but despite all of the bugs and tech issues, I still loved my experience in New Vegas. I even look forward to booting up the game and playing through from the beginning again someday.
Fallout: New Vegas is an expansive and complicated RPG that encourages you to see and do as much as you can. This is an explorer's game, always lavishing new and interesting quests on you and giving you a lot of flexibility in how you approach many of them. It builds upon Fallout 3's mechanics in interesting and esoteric ways, making it a comfortable evolution to one of 2008's best games. It's unfortunate that it suffers from so many bugs and other inconsistencies. Role-playing veterans expect glitches in games this complex, but this one far exceeds tolerable limits for these kinds of issues. And yet as busted as it is, Fallout: New Vegas is periodically awesome and consistently compelling. If you've got the stomach for some technological lunacy, this is one gamble that will pay off.
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Bien que l'équipe de développement ait changé, Fallout New Vegas ne propose pas une réelle innovation par rapport au troisième épisode. Le rendu graphique est le même - voire bien moins réussi sur le plan artistique - le gameplay ne s'enrichit que de quelques petites subtilités toutefois très pertinentes. La réelle force de cet épisode se situe très clairement au niveau de son scénario finement écrit, nous offrant une réelle immersion. L'exploration étant toujours au centre de notre progression, il n'est pas rare de dévier de notre itinéraire pour découvrir de nouveaux lieux, de nouveaux secrets enfouis. Bref, les fans de Fallout 3 y trouveront leur compte en raison d'une approche similaire, tandis que les fans de la première heure apprécieront le rapprochement de l'univers aux deux premiers volets de la série.
Avis aux joueurs qui savent serrer les dents quand sonne le clairon de la légion des bugs : Fallout : New Vegas propose une expérience profonde et gratifiante durant au moins une bonne vingtaine d'heures de jeu. Il faut prendre la mesure de ce qu’accomplit ce New Vegas, projet lesté par son horizon d’exploitation de licence juteuse, sa finition honteuse et sa direction artistique tâtonnante. En dépit de ces défauts, et fort d'un game design de qualité assuré par le précédent épisode, le joueur fait l’expérience de ce qu’un RPG bien écrit et bien construit peut réussir de mieux : faire vivre un passionnant récit comme une expérience participative, et non plus comme une expérience par procuration. Quelque part, c'est aussi ce à quoi le jeu vidéo narratif peut aspirer de plus grand.
Old and ugly, not enough variety in quests or combat, might have scraped another point if it wasn’t so half-finished and glitchy. Only plus is that it’s a good interactive story, but then so is a pop-up book and that won’t set you back 40 quid. Buy this if you’re a devout fan of the series and you’ll be getting a fine addon.