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60 of 82 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game when it works, March 7, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
If you enjoyed Fallout 3, this game has a lot to offer you--new weapons, a vast world to explore, new crafting and ally systems, a more developed karma system, new perks, and more. For new comers, this can all be a little intimidating, but the game walks you through it all quite well. The game play is solid and the story is interesting--more so than Fallout 3's story.

That being said, this game gets a 2 out of 5 for one reason--the insane level of glitches in the PS3 version of the game. Do your research--the PC and X-Box 360 versions have small issues, but the PS3 version is terribly glitchy and prone to freezing. My copy froze three times in one hour yesterday. This is terribly frustrating. It pulls you out of the game and story. It is an unacceptable situation. Developers have a responsibility to the consumer to hold a product until the bugs have been worked out. The makers of this game have not kept their end of the bargain here.

This is a fun game, but don't buy it for the Playstation 3.
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Initial post: Sep 8, 2012 8:39:30 AM PDT
WolfPup says:
Are you able to keep it patched up? (Although I'd hope the rerelease already contains the patches!)

I played like 4 months on the original realease on Playstation, and didn't have anything I'd consider a huge issue. In probably 100 hours or more, I had it crash maybe a half dozen times, and it saves so often they weren't huge deals. And I had this graphical glitch very occassionally when going through doors, that I could fix by turning around and going back through (and then back again to continue doing what I was doing).

Annoying? Yeah, but the game's INCREDIBLY complex...not to play, just what they're doing in the background, the world it's creating, so the occasional issues I had seem for better or worse pretty reasonable. But sounds like you're having way more problems :-/

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 3:33:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 26, 2012 3:34:28 PM PDT
TXdust says:
I'm not saying that it is not the games fault. I would never be so bold as to think I know everything there is to know of the game that it can't possibly be the programming. That said, I once upon a time had a lot of game freezes with these large bethesda sand box games. These Ps3s are computers and must be treated as such. Have you tried to preform any data maintenance. Do you spray the ps3 back out with compressed air. Is your area around the PS3 regular dusted. I ask this because these machines don't run as well if your PS3 isn't running on all cylinders. Many hard drives become bloated and without a disk defrag program fixing this is impossible. Best you can do is, find your ps3 data folder and delete any game data of games you no longer play regularly. These are not saved files, but updates and files the game places on the hard drive to help reduce disk read speed. Clearing up your hard drive of these regularly help reduce fragmented disk space on the hard drive. Then say when your fallout New Vegas file becomes huge and you have a lot of back ground processing in the game the PS3 has a better chance resolving program actions.
Of course this will not prevent every game freeze, but like with the old NES systems where the games would freeze and not boot up easily unless you blow on it just right. This is just a thing to have in your arsenal to help get the best out of your games. Especially ones like fallout and Skyrim which test the limits of a fresh out of the box game system. Its not the games fault the PS3 system is hard to handle these games. Bethestda tries to patch these the best they can but they can't make your system run better for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012 9:06:00 AM PDT
WolfPup says:
I'm really annoyed that neither the Playstation 3 nor Xbox includes a defragmentation program.

I presume neither supports TRIM either, which is why if you put an SSD in there, use...well pretty much you'd want to use an Intel 320 series in there now, NOT something that doesn't handle not having the TRIM command well (which is most SSDs).

Posted on May 15, 2013 7:16:33 AM PDT
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Posted on May 30, 2013 8:04:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2013 8:07:34 AM PDT
A customer says:
Sadly yes, this game does have some issues on the PS3, but nothing that has made it unplayable for me. I have been playing the game for 30+ hours with only 2 crashes. It may not be perfect, but it is DRM free. I even contacted Bethesda and let them know about these issues, but it didn't really help change their mind about releasing a performance update. I am not about to buy a 360 just to play this game 'flawlessly' when I already have a PS3. I may try deleting the files in the data folder, maybe New Vegas has some "bad neighbors" that it doesn't like, eh?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2014 10:52:56 AM PDT
They more you play the more insane freezes come like F3 search google

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2014 7:09:29 PM PDT
WolfPup says:
I played it a few years ago, maybe 6+ months after launch and didn't see any major issues. I did have some crashes but the game's insanely complex and they were just a handful in maybe 100 hours of playing it.

I do have an Intel SSD installed in my PS3 which may or may not help anything (did help load speed I'm sure)

Also worth noting that it saves constantly so even if it does crash you don't lose much.

During the months I was playing it I did have it patched once (it had already been patched multiple times before I started), and VERY occasionally after the patch things looked wonky when I went through a door with a load, but just going through the door again fixed it without reloading.
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