Friday, August 20, 2010
Preview / Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout 3 is still one of the best games I've ever played. There aren't many games that I can invest over one-hundred hours into, and yet still keep finding new things to do.
Fallout 3 is one of the few games that I've achieved a platinum trophy in. Collecting bobble-heads, killing Super-Mutant Behemoths, discovering all locations, hacking computers and lock-picking, and finding and completing all the side-quests. There was so much to do and I found every moment to be continually entertaining. I expect more of the same with New Vegas, and then some.
Fallout: New Vegas has some very welcome improvements. New V.A.T.S. special attacks, gambling, new iron-sights view on all guns, new weapons with customizable options, a plant crafting system similar to the Elder Scrolls series, a new reputation system, and a new companion wheel for issuing commands. Also included is a hardcore mode which not only increases the difficulty, but forces the player to eat and drink as a normal person would, among other features.
Fallout 3 won RPG Of The Year a couple years back, can New Vegas do the same? I could be wrong, but so far the only competition for this title is Final Fantasy XIII, right? I can't believe I'm comparing Final Fantasy to this game. I feel dirty.
Once I gain control of my own character in Fallout: New Vegas I'm sure I'll be putting up more articles on this possible GOTY contender.