9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
So close to being perfect if it were not for the faults,
This review is from: Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game)
I love this game ill just say that right out there....Having said that the reason why I rated the game 3 stars is because of some serious problems. First what they did right. 1. Character customization feels much improved from fallout 3. All my characters are different and they look different, fight different, and talk different. For me this makes for a huge replay value because each play through is different. 2. Companions are worth getting. I remember my companions dying or just getting in the way all the time in fallout 3. Here we gain much greater control over how they react and attack so you can use tactics. Also companions don't die (unless you are playing hardcore) so when you get overwhelmed by rad scorpions they just fall unconscious and wake up when you finish the fight. 3. Guns. They really did this one right. Guns can be customized and certain weapons have base skill levels needed to use them effectively. You can still use them but they are not as accurate. This once again allows you to customize and make the characters very good at certain things. A huge improvement is ammo can be reloaded. Your character collects your brass and you can reload your ammo in some instances better ammo can be reloaded with a higher powder load so buying ammo is not as much of a chore.
1. Game crashes. Yes it happens often and sometimes every time in certain places. 2. LOADING. Even loading the game onto my xbox the load times are still pretty long. There is a bug in the game that the longer you play the longer it takes to load into different area's. The demand on the xbox also increases with time until the game is too laggy to play. This can be fixed by restarting your xbox but very annoying. 3. Quest bugs. Yep sometimes the quests just fail or you make one choice and the game thinks you made another. I was playing as a good character allied with the NCR when an NCR soldier ran into the building I was in and said I would pay and the whole building went hostile to me.
If you are looking for a game to spend some time with that you can enjoy this is for sure one of them. If they can patch these bugs up it would make it much much better but until they do it can be frustrating. If you liked fallout 3 or if you like 1st person shooters and RPG's you will enjoy this.