Saturday, 6 August 2011
Game Review 1# Fallout: New Vegas
As you start the game, you will find that you were a courier delivering a Platinum Chip. But at some point in your journey, you had been shot and left for dead. You awake in a doctors house, who had managed to save your life, but you will find that your memory is completely gone. This is where the charector custimization comes in. If you are not familiar with the fallout game engine, you can fully design your charecters facial features, attributes, and skills. This is when the real game starts.
So your going to need to gain some levels if your going to survive in the Mojave wasteland, and you will need to find yourself guns and armour.. Lucky for us, it seems everyone we encounter during our adventure has some form of firearm/melee weapon, which makes aquiring and maintaining your weapon cache fairly easy. All weapons and armour in this game degrade during use, and must be repaired by an NPC for a fee, or via the Repair skill.
When you make your way into the Mojave, you will encounter insects and animals mutated from radiation, like the notorious Rad Roach. During your exploration, you'll come across many side quests and people who depending on your actions, can either make you gain or lose "reputation" with the particular group. As you further your adventure, you will eventually be given a choice to join a "side" in the upcoming battle for hoover damn. Each side has different quests and gear, which can make playing the game again after you have finished it an entirely different experience.
This being my favorite game of all time, my rating of it is probably a tad biased. But regardless I would give this game a solid 9.5/10 just because there is always room for improvement.
Thanks for reading and if you have a suggestion for the next game review, please feel free to leave it in the comments!