Excerpt: Playing Fallout New Vegas over the past year, I've come to see the main storyline and the tales told through the downloaded content packs (DLC) as two separate entities. Really, if this were anyone else other than the team of Bethesda and Obsidian, the plot and gameplay found in the four DLCs would...
Old World Blues: The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse
12 September 2011
Excerpt: Being a longtime player of Bethesda (now Obsidian too) RPGs, I've experienced the highs and lows of DLCs. Normally the first DLC for any Bethsoft RPG is the worst, and then things steadily get better.
Excerpt: The second downloaded content pack (DLC) for Fallout New Vegas is out, and it's a big success. Like most DLCs, and especially ones for Bethesda games, they seem to get better as they go along, and this is no exception.
Excerpt: By this point, the courier should know better than to pay heed to the anomalies that periodically pop up in the wasteland. In Old World Blues, Fallout New Vegas' third downloadable expansion, it's once more through the wringer for the fearless desert wanderer.
Summary: Fallout 3 was a game that got into your blood, even if you resisted it. I hated the game when I first played it. I couldn't see what made the damn thing so great, even though the very concept of it was exactly my kind of thing. Then, one day, it sunk its claws into me and never let go.
Excerpt: Although big name franchises usually mean some sort of high-profile success for a studio, it also comes with high-profile pressure. It is human nature to want to try something different, but gamers are notoriously resistant to any sort of change.
Conclusion: In the end I knocked it down a little because yes, assets do get reused (no matter how imaginatively), it’s very talky in parts (no matter how good the talking) and to be fair there will be Fallout players out there who will hate it just because it chucks realism and grittiness out the window.
Conclusion: Dead Money isn't perfect, but neither was New Vegas. There are some interesting survival horror elements of Dead Money that will make you tense, and enough fun to make you come back for more. This DLC is certainly a solid edition to the Fallout world.
Excerpt: The colossal Fallout saga continues as the highly anticipated sequel to one of the most epic post-apocalyptic role-playing games hits consoles and PCs alike. "Fallout: New Vegas" is finally here and all of the hype and excitement along with it.
Excerpt: Editor's Note: This review will cover the PS3 version of Fallout: New Vegas and also a bit of the PC version. A separate review for the Xbox 360 platform is in the works. Also, this review is spoiler-free in terms of specific elements of the plot, so feel free to read on without harming your...