Fallout New Vegas....
...Should be buried in a desert. Never before has an intro cutscene summed up what playing New Vegas feels like: like getting shot in the head.
I played fallout 3 before I played this game, and absolutely loved it. But when I put in New Vegas, expecting the same controls and systems of Fallout 3, what I got was tons of pointless bullshit, and a serious hit in quality.
The new reloading bench system is cumbersome and unnecessary, filling your inventory with tons of random bullet bits. It's confusing because there are just so many different components and so many to combine into one bullet. I don't want to go scrounging for powder, casings, primer, and scrap metal to convert into lead. And the system is rendered pointless by the fact you can just buy ammo from vendors, and loot the corpses of your enemies. The ability to turn random plants into potions and chemicals is a welcome addition, it's just hamstrung by the fact you have to be around a campfire to do it, and the campfires are small, hard to find when surveying the landscape from a high place, and not marked on your map.
Guns however, got cooler. Though, I may have found a gamebreaker in the form of the Recharger Rifle, which is deadly accurate, has no skill requirment, has infinite ammo, and is one stealthboy or 75 caps away.
Story wise it just isn't compelling. You're not a naive newcomer fresh from the Vault, it's implied you know your way around town. There's none of the lawless anarchy that made Fallout 3 interesting, society is mostly rebuilt, so it's now boring. .NPC dialogue took a turn for the worse, with lines unenthusiastically delivered by people who sound like they have better things to do than voice this game. A particularly egregious example is the young lady who gives you a combat tutorial and sounds like someone they pulled off the street.
They game glitches out constantly, often freezing up right in the middle of battle with no warning.
And then there's the damage mechanic; clothing has damage resistance and damage threshold, weapons have DPS and regular damage an on a whole is pointless, unnecessary, confusing and some other mean words
And yet once you get through all that, New Vegas is actually really good. Just get ready for some silly glitches