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...
Summary: What would you do if your spine was ripped from your body? What would happen if you had a big gun with a dog's brain? Do light switches get along with each other? These are questions you've likely never thought to ask, yet Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues answers them with more humor and irreverence than is contained in the entirety of the last two full Fallout games combined.
Pros: Hysterical writing and voice acting, Quests, weapons, and other facets have a humorous, surreal edge, Lots of interesting secrets to discover, New and intriguing enemies to fight
Summary: In the Fallout universe, nuclear war has ravaged the country, but religious faith abides. In Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts, men of God struggle to find peace in a land where strife is inescapable--a powerful theme for a downloadable add-on. The story in Honest Hearts doesn't take advantage of this fertile premise, but that premise still enriches this formulaic yet enjoyable adventure into Utah's Zion National Park.
Pros: A big new area to explore, A bunch of new missions to perform, New level cap, new perks, Interesting choices energize questing
Cons: Shrugworthy story and characters, The usual Fallout glitches, Formulaic adventure with no signature moments
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: 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.
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: War. War never changes.” OK, actually, that’s not entirely true. If Fallout’s gravelly voiced narrator were really a stickler for accuracy, he’d probably amend his catchphrase to read: “War. War changes slightly.” Make no mistake: Fallout: New Vegas is not Fallout 4. And in that respect, its greatest strength is also its most crippling weakness. See, everything you loved about Fallout 3 is still present in New Vegas—and some of it’s better than it’s ever been.
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: Fallout: New Vegas is all about more . There's more to do in New Vegas than in Fallout 3, its superb predecessor; there's more complexity to its gameplay mechanics; and there are even more secrets to uncover as you roam the postapocalyptic wastes. Fallout: New Vegas' familiar rhythm will delight fans of the series, and the huge world, expansive quests, and hidden pleasures will have you itching to see what other joys you might uncover.
Pros: Incredibly huge and detailed world, loaded with stuff to do, Side quests are mostly terrific and brimming with personality, Faction reputation system leads to incredible flexibility, Great atmosphere, in and out of the Vegas Strip, Your choices have palpable consequences
Cons: Occasional glitches and performance issues, Some quests are not enjoyable, Main story isn't compelling