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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:31 am

That was really well done, good stuff. (Y)

Finished Dead Money, now just going for a few achievements and checking out a few things I haven't seen yet.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Wed May 04, 2011 10:43 am

Info on the upcoming DLC packs. Honest Hearts comes out May 17th.

The first DLC pack, Honest Hearts, will take you to Utah's Zion National Park where your caravan will be overrun by a tribal raiding band. While you try to find your way back to the Mojave, you come between a tribal conflict with the New Canaanites and the Burned Man.

The second pack, Old World Blues, will release in June. In it you'll become a lab rab in a disastrous science experiment and you'll learn about some of the Mojave's mutated monsters. The DLC will take place in the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty while you search for technology to get back at your kidnappers.

Lonesome Road, the final pack, will be available in July. This pack will finally bring the courier's story to and end when you are contacted by Ulysses, the original Courier Six who wouldn't deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of Fallout: New Vegas. Fans have been wondering when Ulysses would make another appearance in the series, and now they've got their answer. Lonesome Road will take you in to the depths of the canyons of the Divide, but the road to the Divide is one nobody has ever returned from.


Sounds good to me. Those are the only three confirmed but then a couple of extra ones came out Fallout 3 and an earlier report suggested there might be up to seven, so we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby bowdown on Thu May 12, 2011 2:54 pm

Would you guys recommend this game? How would you rate this out of 10?
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Thu May 12, 2011 3:07 pm

As far as my own personal enjoyment goes, I guess I could actually rate it a perfect ten out of ten but being as objective as possible I think it's still at least a nine. If you played and enjoyed Fallout 3 then I'd definitely recommend it, there's more story branching, a heap of side quests and overall it's a bit more challenging.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Lamrock on Thu May 12, 2011 5:00 pm

I'd go for a nine as well. I enjoyed Fallout 3 quite a bit but as an RPG, it was very shallow. While New Vegas is glitchy and doesn't make a great first impression, it's an excellent game that brings back a lot of great things from the first two games but puts it in Fallout 3's engine.

Great game. Would recommend. It's pretty long and I'll probably go for a second playthrough this summer.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Thu May 12, 2011 8:01 pm

I'd have to agree it seemed to have more glitches than Fallout 3. They've released at least two or three major updates for the game at this point though so it's a bit more stable. I'd recommend multiple/staggered saves though, partly to account for any issues/corrupted saves but also for all the storyline branching.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Oznogrd on Thu May 12, 2011 11:06 pm

the price has dropped a ton on it here recently, i may pick it up in the next week or 2 before my summer semester starts.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Pdub on Fri May 13, 2011 12:41 am

Definitely worth buying. A lot of content, only by multiple playthroughs will you see it all.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Fri May 13, 2011 12:47 am

And more DLC on the way, if you're at all interested in that.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Oznogrd on Fri May 13, 2011 3:57 am

Still havent got the DLCs for fallout 3 :lol:

Anyway: my only dilemma with fallout is it's a game i have to set aside time for. So during the school times, it gets relegated to the back of my games stash because i just cant afford to get sucked up in it. My most played games (madden, nba2k9, Marvel Vs Capcom 3) are really easy to just pick up and kill a short time with.

Sure i know i can stop anytime and save but there's just some games that are much more immersive and therefore fun played in massive sittings, fallout is one of them.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Pdub on Fri May 13, 2011 5:33 am

Sure i know i can stop anytime and save but there's just some games that are much more immersive and therefore fun played in massive sittings, fallout is one of them.


So true. I can recall myself staying up later resulting in me being late for work because I wanted to keep playing. You can't just play for an hour. Once you are immersed, you just want to keep exploring.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Fri May 13, 2011 9:51 am

Oznogrd wrote:Still havent got the DLCs for fallout 3 :lol:

Anyway: my only dilemma with fallout is it's a game i have to set aside time for. So during the school times, it gets relegated to the back of my games stash because i just cant afford to get sucked up in it. My most played games (madden, nba2k9, Marvel Vs Capcom 3) are really easy to just pick up and kill a short time with.

Sure i know i can stop anytime and save but there's just some games that are much more immersive and therefore fun played in massive sittings, fallout is one of them.


That's definitely a problem with Fallout, "I'll just play for an hour or so" can easily turn into a much longer gaming session. It does speak for how good a game it is, though.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Mon May 16, 2011 9:58 am

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby bowdown on Tue May 17, 2011 9:50 am

Would you guys actually recommend that I play Fallout 3 first before playing New Vegas?
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Lamrock on Tue May 17, 2011 9:53 am

It doesn't really matter. It's a good game, but it's story is irrelevant to Fallout New Vegas's. Fallout 1 & 2 I'd recommend but they are pretty dated and not for everybody.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 am

Much of a muchness, really. New Vegas isn't a sequel in the strictest sense, there's a few vague references to Fallout 3's story and it's in the same canon/continuity but apart from that, you're not missing any story or whatever by not playing Fallout 3 first. I think they're both great games and worth playing through with all the possible outcomes but I wouldn't say it's necessary to play Fallout 3 first to enjoy or "get" New Vegas.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby bowdown on Tue May 17, 2011 10:58 am

Alright thanks. But out of the two, which was most fun? Which had better graphics? because I hear some people say Fallout 3 had better graphics although its older. And have anyone of you played F3 on windows 7 64 bit? I hear some ppl have had problems with it. Thanks
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Tue May 17, 2011 11:52 am

Graphics are about the same, New Vegas is probably slightly better on the whole in that regard. Both are a lot of fun and immersive, but there's a few different paths you can take in New Vegas compared to one in Fallout 3 (with a few minor differences here or there). They also introduced a few new gameplay mechanics in New Vegas such as Hardcore Mode (which is optional), a few additional combat options in V.A.T.S, stuff like that. Right now, I'd give the nod to New Vegas but before it was released I wouldn't have had any qualms recommending Fallout 3.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Lamrock on Tue May 17, 2011 2:22 pm

New Vegas is way better in my opinion, but Fallout 3 makes a far better first impression.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Tue May 17, 2011 5:18 pm

Considering there's been a few patches/fixes released at this point, New Vegas might make a better first impression than it did for some when it was first released.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Thu May 19, 2011 12:04 am

Picked up the Honest Hearts DLC, finished it this evening. Still pretty detailed with a good story and a healthy amount of sidequests/multiple endings for an add-on, along with some nice new weapons. It's a lot easier than Dead Money but would probably still be fairly challenging for a lower level character and there are a few firefights towards the end that get a bit tougher. Quite a few of the quests (including the final one) can be solved with skills instead of gunfire as well, true to the nature of Fallout.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Lamrock on Sun May 22, 2011 6:20 pm

Decided to dust this off and start a new file and then ended up putting several hours into it. Most of the quests I've done so far are new to me. You can really tell this was made by some of the original people
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Sun May 22, 2011 10:01 pm

There's definitely a lot of stuff to check out and different paths to exhaust. I've made a few different characters so far, also experimenting with different character types. Having a character with a Luck of 9 certainly helps when it comes to getting the "Courier who broke the bank" achievement.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Oznogrd on Mon May 23, 2011 10:20 am

I've been playing this off and on the past few days...just as immersive as 3. Cant wait to see the story, more new towns, more hilarity (the hookers for the casino in freeside cracked me the fuck up) Seriously, I'd watch fallout as a series on hbo or showtime or something.

Just met boone and manny.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas

Postby Andrew on Mon May 23, 2011 12:59 pm

Boone's a pretty good companion. Cass and Veronica are probably my favourites though.
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