Summary: Fallout: New Vegas is kind of a glitchy mess. Underneath those glitches, however, is a game good enough that you willingly put up with the problems because the overall experience is still completely amazing. It is everything that made Fallout 3 great, but bigger and better. There are problems, yes, but somehow you'll still find yourself spending dozens, if not hundreds, of hours with it. Fallout: New Vegas is fantastic overall.
Conclusion: There’s still plenty of exploring to be done, ED-E’s a lovely WALL-E-esque companion, and Ulysses is a cool villain with a wonderful voice. The ending’s superb (much better than both New Vegas and Fallout 3 ), and I never was bored or wanted to give up. It’s not the full Fallout experience, but as the ultimate final test of your skills it works very nicely. Now then… when’s Skyrim out again?
Summary: Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road is aptly named because the path you travel through this linear add-on is a solitary one. Your sole companion is a hovering robot that speaks in bloops and bleeps, though your adventure isn't devoid of human connection. This robot--ED-E is its name--also serves as a conduit of both the present and the past.
Pros: ED-E is a charming companion, Punctuated by a number of memorable events, The story's early hours are intriguing
Cons: Rambling dialogue all too often goes nowhere, Lacks opportunities for exploration, Still glitchy, Land mines are annoying
Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road (X360) - Review
10 October 2011
Excerpt: Lonesome Road drops a bombshell on you when you receive a message from none other than Ulysses, the courier originally tasked with delivering the Platinum Chip but who refused to do so. He claims that he can answer all your questions. He’ll only do this, however, after you’ve made your way to a place called The Divide. In order to get there, you’ll need to trek through the Lonesome Road .
Conclusion: All in all, Fallout: New Vegas – Lonesome Road is a worthwhile investment for the Fallout fans out there. This isn’t the best piece of DLC released but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing. We feel players will appreciate the storyline extension as well as the sheer amount of things there are to do in the expansion. Considering this as a total package, we would recommend it to all Fallout fans despite its shortcomings. You won’t be disappointed.
Conclusion: For all its Bioshock-inspired environments Dead Money falls short delivering on its premise. At 800 points for an eight-hour adventure it's certainly value for money but when the quantity far outweighs the quality then this is one adventure you can miss.
Excerpt: Fallout: New Vegas has had quite a run. Now that the fourth and final DLC pack has arrived, it seems that 100+ hour journey is coming to an end. And what more fitting way to do so than the story of the Lonesome Road; the tale of Ulysses, the original Courier 6, who refused the […]
Conclusion: Lonesome Road is, again true to its namesake, distinctly bleak, desolate, and haunting in tone. The Divide, and the wreckage of the Old World on the way, is a mass of jagged rock, twisted metal, caved-in skyscrapers, and roaring winds and sandstorms. If there has ever been a strength in Fallout: New Vegas , it's been its world, but more than ever, the Divide is the star, singularly desolate and forlorn, even when put up against famous Fallout locations such as the Glow...
Excerpt: Fallout: New Vegas always had a bit of a melancholy tone to it, and now the journey is winding to a close, as developer Obsidian Entertainment is fulfilling their promise to release three final downloadable addons for their hit action/RPG. After the release of the Dead Money DLC, things got a bit iffy, but then they announced three new $10 adventures, each delivering a good six to ten hours of first-person shooting and RPG yumminess to close out the New Vegas legacy and...