Excerpt: The room was dark, my eyes slightly opening to adjust to the feint light penetrating through the window. My stomach empty, growling for food to give me energy and water to re-hydrate my body. This feeling maybe best described as part of the new hardcore mode that has been touted as one of the new editions to Fallout: New Vegas but in reality it is the feeling I have after a 40 hour mega gaming session that has consumed me before I felt that I need to start getting the...
Fallout: New Vegas: Dead Money DLC Review (PC, Steam)
Gamers Daily News
8 March 2011
Summary: Dead Money manages to overcome its flaws thanks to strong early-adventure content, a great story, and new items that can be taken back to the main part of New Vegas. Despite some real problems, Dead Money is generally worthwhile.
Excerpt: The Good: Manages to bring a new vibe to the somewhat tired Fallout gameplay model. The Bad: That itself gets pretty repetitive after awhile. The Ugly: With a whole lotta dying and reloading. I’m really conflicted about the first DLC for Fallout New Vegas – Dead Money. On the one hand there is the ancient and honorable custom known as milking it .
Excerpt: While the world is still recovering from a nuclear apocalypse, the reconstruction of New Vegas is underway. New Vegas is by far the best looking area since the war happened. Of course, it\'s a huge moneymaker and quite the tourist trap. Whoever can control New Vegas has the world in the palm of their hand. Strong Points: Superb graphics and voice acting; two companions can travel with you now; plenty of quests to do; lots of fun game play to be had here.
Pros: Superb graphics and voice acting; two companions can travel with you now; plenty of quests to do; lots of fun game play to be had here.
Excerpt: Last year’s Fallout New Vegas lived up to the series’ pedigree in many important ways, not all of them to its credit. But no one can accuse Obsidian of not knowing how to plot, and even in a crowded field Vegas easily gave other story-heavy RPGs a run for their money. Dead Money is their first step into DLC territory, essentially playing as its own separate game that just happens to use your character.
Summary: Those flaws, however, aren’t enough to be game-breaking, and Obsidian has already released the first of a series of patches to address them. The bugs are blemishes on an otherwise standout game, and if you’re at all interested in open worlds or RPGs, you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by skipping Fallout: New Vegas.
Pros: Massive, varied, game world; new faction system; challenging Hardcore mode.
Cons: Numerous bugs and glitches; dirt-poor AI; sloppy first-person shooting
Conclusion: Still, I guess hardcore RPG players, those who are after a huge world with plenty of interesting side-quests, will surely find a home here. I know Moesha has and he is as insane and hardcore as they come (in an RPG sense, of course... and in every other sense, now that I think about it).
Pros: Tons of good side quests, Hard core mode makes the game much more satisfying, New game play tweaks expand and enhance the RPG experience, The game feels more like a true successor to the original series, high replayability factor;
Cons: Frequent crashes, Lots of other little bugs, Areas of the game could have used more time with the QA department, Enemies get embedded in the scenery, Main quest line is largely uninspiring.
Excerpt: Obsidian Entertainment has a history of crafting follow-ups to games developed by other studios starting back in 2004 with Knights of the Old Republic II . 2010 has been a unique year for the development studio, as Obsidian not only released their first original IP but also brought out Fallout: New Vegas , the company's first collaboration with Bethesda. Building on the engine of 2008's Fallout 3 , Obsidian has taken us away from D.C.
Summary: For sci-fi swashbucklers who still get dewy-eyed over 2008’s majestic Fallout 3, this opportunity to step back into the series’ grim, post-apocalyptic landscape is an invitation too enticing to miss. But while New Vegas is an epic and genuinely engrossing adventure that hurls players into a world where there are countless chances to step off the beaten path and make your own fun, it’s mired by the same awkward bugs that plagued its predecessor, and doesn’t feel like a...