If you have even a passing knowledge of the current affairs of the videogame scene, you’ll already know what to expect from the round up of our community’s views on a modern Fallout game. It can be concisely summed up as “A bit buggy but bloody brilliant anyway.”
Of course, you lot are much more vociferous than that so let’s have a little look at what some of you said about Bethesda’s desert-based tale of vengeance and post-apocalyptic adventuring.
Amid pointing out the bugs and presentation issues, LTG Davey notes that it was one of the only RPGs that he was compelled to keep playing. His particular highlight was “getting kicked out of the various casinos for winning too much roulette.”
On the subject of setting, Nocure-fd puts it quite eloquently, saying that the game “does a wonderful job of evoking a post apocalyptic world of an alternate reality.” They also point out the quality in the soundtrack saying that they hum along to it when one of the songs comes on in the car.
Possibly TSA’s biggest Fallout fan (he certainly bangs on about it more than anyone else), The Lone Steven, believes that the plot of New Vegas is superior to that of Fallout 3, particularly once you get into Vegas itself. That’s a view backed up by heedbaw, who says he found it less “dry” than Fallout 3 and also praised the increased vibrancy in the colour palette.
Perhaps the most balanced approach was from megamoppy, who notes several flaws or opportunities for improvement:
There are a few elements that let it down, a few examples being invisible walls on the world map, cluttered inventory (A Crafting tab would’ve done wonders to remove weapon shells and powders and such), increasingly glitchy quests…
A big minus is also the enemy difficulty when some enemies can take multiple weapon magazines to the head and still not die , also hardcore mode was disappointing as all it really did was add a few progress bars to the stat menu with no real interesting impact on gameplay.
That’s all before pointing out that those negatives pale in comparison to the good points and that the game was “endearing”.
Plenty of you noted that you’d played for around 30 hours, with blast71 putting in a rather specific 93 hours and heedbaw giving it a massive 200 hours of play time with the regular version before adding another 100 hours with the Ultimate Edition and its included DLC.
The unanimous verdict of all who left a rating was that you should Buy It, especially as the game’s age means it’s likely to be cheap these days. Add to that the length of time people managed to play this for and you’ve got a fantastic value proposition.
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