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|Gamers return to the post-apocalyptic frontier for more hardscrabble living and darkly comic violence in Fallout: New Vegas. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment (known primarily for its competent stewardship of BioWare's Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchises), Fallout: New Vegas draws inspiration from all of its forebears, offering a Western setting and factions reminiscent of Fallout and Fallout 2, while retaining the gameplay mechanics and graphics of Fallout 3. And while ostensibly a sequel to Bethesda's epic action RPG that found gamers exploring the wastelands on a hunt for their altruistic father, Fallout: New Vegas chooses to spin a classic tale of revenge befitting the "sinful" nature of the town that is its locus.|
Players begin their New Vegas saga as a simple courier who is inexplicably shot in the head and unceremoniously left to die in a shallow Mojave grave. Thanks to the intervention of strange robot and a friendly doctor, gamers survive this apparent death sentence with nothing more than amnesia and an intense desire for exploration and retribution. This new outlook on life forces players into a dangerous open world, where giant radioactive creatures roam the countryside, and raiders, slavers, supermutants, and ghouls vie for control of territory and resources. Combat and conversation remain the primary means of advancing the storyline, with mercenary missions and random battles providing for character advancement, and the V.A.T.S. targeting system and branching dialogue of Fallout 3 returning unmolested.
Obsidian has added a number of its own flourishes, led by a new reputation system that builds on the franchise's established Karma mechanic, continually updating gamers' standing among the wasteland's various settlers and warring factions. Companions also take a larger role, as players can now form a party, pass off weapons and items to friendly characters, and instruct their squad mates whether to be passive or aggressive in combat situations. Gamers also have more battle options thanks to new weapons, modifications, and special attacks; and the Nevada Wastes landscape is just as treacherous as the similarly sized Capital Wasteland thanks to militant factions and ferocious new beasts. Fallout: New Vegas also includes a "Hardcore" mode that operates outside of standard difficulty levels, and is designed to ratchet up the realism by giving ammunition weight, requiring players to remain hydrated, and making wounds heal gradually rather than instantly.
|Game||Fallout: New Vegas|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs|
|Number of Players||1|
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- angela_guzmanJul 27, 2015by
Fallout: New Vegas is an epic journey that matches the magnitude of Fallout 3.Very similar to fallout 3 but still brilliant, odd glitches and bugs. Same graphics same gameplay would definitely recommend if a fan of fallout 3.
- 155103Jul 4, 2015by
fun and cool came in time
great overall game was very cool and had a great story line and graphics are amazing. again great overall game and very enjoyable.
- freddytayamAug 30, 2015by
Mechanically improved from Fallout 3
This game's mechanics are pretty good (but sometimes walking up mountains suck because there are invisible walls that prevent you from doing so).<br>The adventure in this game isn't as exciting as fallout 3, but it has a unique cowboy sort of atmosphere. It's also somewhat geographically correct to the Las Vegas valley (as I live in Las Vegas and know the landmarks and locations) which make the game feel pretty authentic and awesome!
- lsti8734Sep 22, 2014by
I am a big fan of the Fallout games. I am glad that I was able to find this factory sealed since I am a collector. Great soundtrack and fun gameplay. I was never disappointed.
- indecisivetacoFeb 27, 2015by
Hours of beautiful time waste, and it was worth it
One of the best fallout games because it makes you feel like you're playing yourself other than what fallout 3 was were you playing a guy who is just one of the heroes