Excerpt: If you're looking for smart, funny, exciting new gameplay this summer, you don't have to run down to GameStop to find it. Get on Steam, PSN, or Xbox Live Arcade and pick up the Old World Blues DLC for Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas . Paid DLC gets a bad reputation pretty often, especially from PC gamers, but it's important to point out that if we didn't have it, we wouldn't get wonderful, smart, themed addons like Old World Blues .
Excerpt: After the release of the Dead Money DLC for Fallout: New Vegas , things seemed to be a little up in the air for additional content releases. A few weeks ago, Bethesda and developer Obsidian Entertainment put those questions to rest by detailing three summer DLC releases, all priced at ten bucks. The first of these is called Honest Hearts, and after going through it, I can pretty heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoyed New Vegas .
Excerpt: , things seemed to be a little up in the air for additional content releases. A few weeks ago, Bethesda and developer Obsidian Entertainment put those questions to rest by detailing three summer DLC releases, all priced at ten bucks.
Excerpt: Man, where to even begin? Let’s start with big. Fallout New Vegas is mind-bogglingly big, easily outpacing Fallout 3 in terms of content. With the hard work of engine development out of the way, Obsidian was free to expand on the template Bethesda provided; a long-awaited homecoming for many of the original Fallout developers. The team clearly didn’t hold back, and there’s enough game here to overwhelm even the most industrious player. While the results aren’t quite...
Excerpt: I can't tell you how may hours I logged in on Fallout 3 on the XBox 360 a couple years ago, not to mention playing through the DLC packs that rolled out after launch. I've been excited to get my hands on Fallout: New Vegas since seeing the demoed material at this year's E3, despite the shift in developer to Obsidian. The narrative for Fallout New Vegas takes place a few years after the events in Fallout 3 that occurred in Washington DC.
Conclusion: Fallout: New Vegas is the game that many wanted Fallout 3 to be. It's harder, more ruthless, better written and more morally ambiguous. It's a game we’ve been wanting to play for more than a decade, a real modern re-imagining of the Fallout series, complete with that deliciously black humour. But it's also more of the same, aesthetically and technically identical to Fallout 3, wonky facial animation and all.
Excerpt: Fallout 3 introduced us to a bold new vision of a post-apocalyptic America and provided one of the most satisfying RPG experiences in years. Obsidian’s worthy follow-up brings the action west to the bright lights of New Vegas, and while it doesn’t perfect the franchise formula, it adds an intriguing new chapter to the series lore.
Pros: The sheer amount of things to see and experience is overwhelming. It closely matches Fallout 3 in terms of depth and content; if you loved the original, you’ll probably love this one as well.