Thanks to playing Alpha Protocol and KOTOR 2
, I was rather looking forward to New Vegas, so I'll get the good out of the way, writing for companions has improved, with Cass definitely being my fav, aiming has improved thanks to being able to look down the sights, and it has a better (if rushed) ending, alongside better dialogue choices (albeit also rushed at times).
Then. Bugs. Dumb AI. EVERYWHERE.
While it's true F3 had these things, New Vegas is worse, since they seem to happen every single 5 minutes, things frequently pop in from nowhere, enemies randomly stop shooting and stand still, textures fail to load, enemies turn invisible and crash your game if you try the V.A.T.S on them, NPC's start floating in mid air, your allies randomly start killing people, your arm keeps moving so you can't see your Pipboy, and buttons randomly stop working, especially when in combat.
Adding to this is the fact that many of the quests are boring, usually involving you going to different places to talk to people, mostly since they are dragged out far longer than they need to be, a good example being where you have to find three singers for The Tops, since not only are they all over the map, whenever you find one, you have to go back to The Tops in order to find out where the next two are, since the location markers for them are taken off, doubling what's already a rather unremarkable quest.
And finally, the level design and enemy placement is rather poor, since you're often thrown into a completely open area with little cover, surrounded by enemies who wish to keeeel you, resulting in The Many Deaths Of You
, exacerbating this is the fact that absurdly strong enemies appear all over as opposed to when you're at a level to fight them, which killed any ambitions I had to explore since whenever I tried to step away from the plot I was killed before I could get a shot off.
New Vegas is frustrating, all it's improvements are nullified by glitches, poor A.I, lousy enemy balancing, dull quests, and naff level design, say what you want about F3's story, but gameplay wise it beats this.
Also whoever decided to limit you to one humanoid companion deserves a kick in the head
ALSO, blatant invisible walls = ALL OF MY HATE
24th Jan 11
25th Jan 11
Wow, you got killed in "Booted" by those three Recruit Legionaries? That's not a fault of the game developers... you just suck. Unless you were playing on a hard dificulty, in which case what'd you expect? I never had a problem with getting killed by deviating from the standard quest, except in one annoying incident where a giant radscorpion spawned near Goodsprings and killed me while I was at level 2. Plus, you don't have to kill those four plasma rifle wielding enemies, just pickpocket a key and take come evidence from a safe is all you have to do. Personally, I think that the walls in Fallout 3 were much, much more frustrating than in New Vegas. At least in New Vegas you can kind of see where you are going and everything isn't blocked by rubble.
27th Feb 11
28th Feb 11
28th Feb 11
For the love of god, FUCK THE INVISIBLE WALLS. I WANT TO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN, ASSHOLES. LET ME FEEL AWESOME.
21st Dec 11
There's a mod for that?...
11th Mar 12
I remember dying in the beginning time I played. A LOT! I mean, so much it was frustrating. But, then I learned. Oh hey, they have a tutorial, there is a plot to level me up and bring me to places where I can get quests my level. Also, Cassidy,from what I know. I don't remember her giving you a quest that early. I knew you had to go do some stuff for the caravan company. But, most of that is just doing random odd jobs. One of which, that is dangerous can be skipped. And, yay, lets go venture out to the dangerous wilderness where radiation and FEV has mutated the landscape to be a hell on earth at level 3 and see what happens? Also, let's do ONLY one quest at a time and if I fail due to low level, I should complain instead of level up, get better weapons, and come back. I once provoked the van graffs, they tried to kill me. I left until I had high level shit, came back, killed them ALL! I had a sweet time doing it too. IT's a fun game, but learn to play it smart, not hard. Plot is both substance and a delivery system of experience. Also, on a side note. When I am level two now, you should note that I brave through the mountain of super mutants, travel to new vegas after killing a soldier, gets Vance's SMG, and I go kill benny, then I start the main quest chain.
13th Mar 12
25th Apr 12
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