October 19th, 2010, 06:10 PM #11
The gameplay is pretty similar to Fallout 3 with slightly improved graphics.
However, after 6 hours of playing time, I can say there is no shortage of fun and addictiveness.
Just as with Fallout 3, this game will probably be taking up A LOT of my free time.
Note: If you're playing on an XBOX360 install the game to your hard drive as it makes loading times more bearable.
October 19th, 2010, 06:56 PM #12
Stopped off at BB and had to force myself not to get it, lol. GOTY only!!!
October 20th, 2010, 09:03 AM #13
Mine is coming in the mail tomorrow....I was sick last weekend(bad timing)...wish I could be sick again this weekend to give me an excuse to play this for 35 of the 48 hours in the weekend. Played some Fallout 3 last night to re-prep my mind for New Vegas.
I actually do not play a lot of video games, but there is something about Fallout that makes me want to play for long periods of time.
Kings game tonight...then Fallout tomorrow...good week.
October 20th, 2010, 09:14 AM #14
So Fallout is an RPG? I never knew that...
Can anyone tell me what kind of RPG it is? I usually prefer JRPGs... like the Final Fantasy series as an example. Is Fallout New Vegas the type of game where you level up your characters, add skills, etc..? Looking at the pictures, it definitely looks nothing like a JRPG. =x
8.5 from IGN. Hmm... I already spent 60 bucks on NBA2K11 about 10 days ago. I'm going to buy Smackdown vs RAW 2011 when it comes out on Oct 26. Damn all these new games.
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October 20th, 2010, 09:52 AM #15
Fallout is a RPG/Shooter hybrid I guess you could say, but much more of an RPG than it is a 1st-person/3rd-person shooter. The combat isn't nearly as polished as a Halo or a COD, but it's good enough for what they're doing.
Originally Posted by TooCool
It's pretty basic when it comes to the RPG elements, you start off on level one with very little skills and almost no equipment or money, and you have to survive in a desolate world where almost anything can and will try to kill you.
You get experience for almost anything, from killing monsters/people, solving puzzles, picking locks, hacking computers, successfully talking someone into something, completing quests, etc. You gain levels and get to divy up a certain number of skill points into (i think) around 12 different skills like guns, sneak, lockpick, medicine, etc.
The world is a giant sandbox-type of place, with way more things to do that most people will ever get to. There's an underlying story to the whole game, but you can completely ignore it and just take on the world in any way you see fit if you want.
It's a great freakin game, I haven't had any of the technical issues the reviews are all whining about. I haven't played it enough to comment too much on the new stuff, but so far the faction system is pretty cool and I am digging the updated crafting system (campfires/benches).
October 20th, 2010, 04:40 PM #16
Since Obsidian didn't do much to the game engine for FO: New Vegas (fast-tracked release and not wanting to mess things up from FO3) if you get a chance, pick up Fallout 3: Game of the Year edition too. There's probably a good 80+ hours of game play there.
I like JRPG's too but I tried out FO3 and was hooked.
October 20th, 2010, 10:05 PM #17
Ever play Morrowind or Oblivion? Same thing.
Originally Posted by TooCool
October 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM #18
This game is going to be trouble. I've already told my girlfriend that at some point she's going to have to tell me to stop playing this game because it's taking over my life. I've told her that I probably will get to that point.
Is everyone else digging it as much as I am? It feels exactly like the last one, but the extra layers they added (the crafting/reloading/campfire stuff, the magazines, what feels like a lot more weapons) is making this tough to put down.
Anyone need any help? I'm in a bit of a groove and have done a good amount the last couple days.
October 23rd, 2010, 11:39 AM #19
Originally Posted by DieAvsDie
I knew it would be an issue, as I was addicted to Fallout 3 as well. Yeah its great and I am very glad they have the hardcore mode. It's making it a lot more challenging! I guess we should start Fallout Anonymous!
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October 23rd, 2010, 12:04 PM #20
I skipped Hardcore on this playthrough (I admit, I was a little intimidated), but I am very much looking forward to a Hardcore/Unarmed/Kill everyone Chuck-Norris-type run.
Originally Posted by Diablito93
I figure saving weight on no bullets will be helpful, and I got the Gamestop pack which has the canteen. I'm not sure if it stays always full like in normal mode, but it'll help for sure.
I love having two companions too. So much space to haul crap around!