Fallout: New Vegas Review

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The game was rigged from the start
There is one thing that Obsidian does very well and that is telling a story.  Almost universally, all Obsidian games are well crafted stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives.  Fallout: New Vegas is no exception to this rule.  Sporting a more dark and twisting storyline than Fallout 3 did, you

How you deal with the individual factions of the game affects your overall reputation with them.  Stomping a faction under your boot tends to send a negative signal to the rest, leading them to vilify you or simply try to kill you on sight.  There are plenty of times when you may be caught between two factions, so who you chose to befriend or shoot may make a big difference.  Making enemies on both sides of the fence might be a bit unwise, or it would be if the AI was consistent.


The AI in Fallout: New Vegas is a bit of a mystery.  Folks carry on and perform their duties, eat dinner, and have light interaction with the world in a semi-believable fashion.  It is when the bullets start to fly that the wheels sometimes come off.   Many times I

Soon you won’t be able to buy a good 10-cent cigar.


There is a welcome addition to the game mechanics, and that

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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