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vladgd

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 10:33:51 PM »
7. Fallout New Vegas



Well..this came out of nowhere. Was going to play planescape torment, got too drunk, decided to play this instead...

GOOD GAME BAD BUGS

Before the last few story missions I would have put this above fallout 4, after...It is my least favorite fallout game. Yknow one good way to remove power fantasy in a videogame? CONSTANTLY HAVE AREAS THAT TAKE ALL YOUR GEAR! Now you can just tell people to fuck off and slaughter entire casinos, which I DID...then you get to higher tier people like brotherhood and with savescumming, I just wasn't powerful enough to rambo that many people. Iunno, I think the game has more and better content than 4, but 4 lacked bugs to piss me off to the extent that new vegas did. Fiddley quests failing you for no reason, playing the game normally pisses off other factions, and when they attack you in a town...the guards don't help you, and when you retaliate, the guards kill you...come the fuck on even morrowind had that shit in check.

Fallout 1 > 3 > 4 > NV  (haven't finished 2)

Kinda feel annoyed having finished it but its done.

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2020, 10:39:49 AM »
New Vegas could have been so much better if Obsidian actually had more time. They were super rushed with something like 9 months to create the game, which unfortunately lead to a bunch of bugs and cut content. I'd still put NV above 3 and 4 personally thanks to the interesting story lines, different ways to complete quests, and the overall setting and such.

That said, the game has some very rough points that I don't fault you for having issues with.
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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2020, 08:58:23 PM »
I think if I had put more time into the game I'd probably put it higher, but I honestly bee lined the main quest in...2 days...and anything that got in my way of finishing the game got way more annoying than it would have if I was playing normally.

That said, I still think I'd prefer fallout 3 because of the leveling system. One perk per level > every other level, and my playstyle was supported in 3, and not new vegas. In 3 I had a stealth guns build with heavy emphasis on explosives and VATS. Less skill points/perks in NV just made me rambo shotguns, which is fine, but I really like stealth in bethesda open world games, and in fallout 3 I whored VATS like a mofo, seems less good in NV.

Reading online I see a lot of people calling NV their favorite fallout game, and I can see where they'd come from even if I do not agree for myself. I really liked fallout 3, but I only put 40 or so hours into it, and I hated oblivion and I put over 90 hours into that, so while I like fallout, I VASTLY prefer a real elder scrolls game.

Not even getting into Fallout 1, which is fantastic, and has a legitimately creepy atmosphere that I still remember today. And for fallout 4...fantastic gameplay, THE BEST BETHESDA GAME LEVELING SYSTEM EVER...and THE WORST BETHESTA GAME OPEN WORLD EVER, and with jack shit to do after the main story and like one populated city in the game, I do not think too highly of the game even if the gameplay and leveling system are pretty great.

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 03:12:46 PM »
I think NV would have been my favorite Fallout game if Bethesda didn't give Obsidian the shaft. :< I have a really hard time looking past the bugs and overall clunkiness of it, so classic Fallout is still my favorite Fallout.

I don't know if Obsidian were just routinely handed the short end of the stick (also see: KOTOR 2) or if they were just overly keen to accept large projects with tight deadlines, but yikes.
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