Friday, August 20, 2010

Preview / Fallout: New Vegas

On October 19th I'll be jumping into the world of Fallout once again, this time in Las Vegas. Since the release date is right around the corner, I've been looking up all the info I can find on Fallout: New Vegas, which will be the second Fallout game to grace my PS3.

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.