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Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition (Xbox 360)
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- Platform: Xbox 360
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Ultimate Edition
Welcome back to New Vegas!
With the introduction of the Ultimate Edition Bethesda Softworks presents the definitive edition of the award-winning Fallout: New Vegas®. This complete package, which includes the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road add-on packs, allows you to experience everything that New Vegas has to offer. To sweeten the pot, you’ll be armed with the latest cache of unique weapons, ammo types and recipes from the most recent add-on packs Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal.
You’ll find there are more friends – and enemies – to make whether you’re a seasoned explorer of the Mojave, or playing the game for the first time. You’ll discover there are also more consequences to be responsible for, and more opportunities to live in glory – or infamy – throughout the Wasteland. The choices you make will be as influential as ever.
Enjoy your stay.
- The Definitive Compilation: The Ultimate Edition includes all four mission expansion add-on packs—Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road—along with two additional DLC packs—Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal—that increase the range of unique weapons, weapon mods, ammo types and recipes waiting to be uncovered in the vast Mojave Wasteland.
- Beyond the Wasteland: New Vegas is more expansive than ever with the Sierra Madre Casino, Zion National Park, Big MT research crater and the treacherous Divide now open for exploring. Each distinct area presents a fresh set of branching quests, remarkable personalities and more chances to play the Savior or Pariah to the natives of New Vegas.
- Shiny New Toys: Each add-on pack adds to the mountain of armaments already at your disposal. Whether you’re an in-your-face brawler or a long-range gunner, unique ballistic fists like the Two-Step Goodbye or a handy 10mm Sub-Machinegun such as the Sleepytime will ensure that the warmonger in you will flex its ammo-filled muscles.
- Room to Grow: With each of the four main DLC packs, the maximum is increased by 5 levels, ultimately raising the ceiling to Level 50.
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[For those like me, who bought this game despite owning the original, in order to start afresh with the DLC]
Make sure you insert the 2nd disc first (DLC content). This will load onto your harddrive and then from that point on, just use the normal play disc (disc 1). I was 2 hours into playing the disc 1 until I realised my mistake. This is FYI just in case you are wanting to begin your New Vegas adventures anew, starting off with things such as the 'sturdy caravan shotgun' and 'lightweight leather armour' which helps on the earlier levels.
That's all. If you enjoyed Fallout, you'll enjoy this. Simple.
The game itself is fantastic. The post-apocalyptic feel is still there, the eeriness is still there, it's every bit a fallout game. Considering the engine and gameplay of the game is virtually identical to Fallout 3, save for a few pleasant additions, I find it hard to tell which I prefer. With New Vegas I feel more involved with the characters, they're more alive, they've more character, I can remember each character you encounter out on The Wastes better and where they reside better than I could in previous Fallout games.
As for The Wastes themselves, they've got more varied environments. One thing that disappointed me with fallout 3 (Though put next to the rest of the game, this was quickly forgotten about) was the bleakness and awkwardness. Immediately springing to mind are the repetitiveness of wandering a grey, dry landscape, and when visiting more central locations, the constant blundering through old train tunnels to find the other side to get to where you want. Whilst fun and interesting the first couple of times, it quickly became annoying having to go very particular routes to get places in an open-world game. In New Vegas this is not the case. The landscape is more the likes of Oblivion or Skyrim, a truely open world landscape with pockets of civilization here and there. In New Vegas, it's a pleasure to wander The Wastes for hours on end. Although the map is smaller (At least it feels so) they've packed more into it, meaning you'll never be wandering too long without something catching your eye which you can't resist going to explorer, no matter how imperative your current quest may be.
However, what all this means is that The Wastes are a vastly different place to how you left them in Fallout 3. To a new wanderer of The Wastes, this game would truly be an experience, however to veteran wanderers the changes may be a bit off putting at first. Stick with it though, as once the story suckers you in, the new look becomes your new home. I remember freaking out the first time I saw a tree in Fallout 3, circling around it saying to myself "Is this real?", where as New Vegas is.. not quite bursting with (Aside from one very creepy location I will not disclose for spoiler reasons) but life is definitely coming back to the wasteland, with trees and bushes a common sight here and there, and even plants which you can harvest.
I would give this game 5 stars, if it weren't for the rushed feel of the game. What I mean by that is it is riddled with glitches. Two which I often experience are randomly falling through supposedly solid objects, large rocks being the most common, and the corrupt save glitch. The first one I mention requires a reload of your last save, which is a pain if your been wandering for a while without saving. The second, I only wish were so easy to resolve.
The first time it occurred for me, I almost went back to the start of the game loosing 10 hours of work. Luckily, after a bit of googling I got round it. What basically happens is the game crashes whilst loading up a new area, and in doing so, corrupts your Autosave causing the game to just eternally load whenever trying to load a save (autosave or manual) the only way to get back into your game is start a new game, overwriting your autosave in the process, and then load your latest manual save. This basically means that you cannot rely on autosaves and must constantly be manually saving your progress just in case this glitch occurs. I don't know if it's coincidence or if this is a trigger of the glitch, but it just so happens this occurs for me mostly when I've been playing for a few hours and forgotten to manually save, which is a pain when you have to redo the past couple of hours work.
This almost completely ruined the game for me, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The depth and interest of the story and appeal and likability of the characters make this game a truly awesome experience. Suffice to say, I'm hooked! If anyone reading this is thinking they won't get this game because of the glitch, I'd say get it! I only mention the glitch to warn folk to save. If anyone is thinking of not getting it because of how different things seem, I'd say get it! It may be different, but it doesn't feel like a different game, rather, it feels like the same old wastes just a bit more matured and developed. It helps add to the feel that this is set in a time of Fallout, and whilst things are bleak and grey at first, there will come a time where the world will return to it's living, breathing self.
The side missions and companion quests can give this game over a hundred hours of play time!
A far larger map than that of Fallout 3, giving the gamer a variety of different environments to explore from the red rock of the Grand Canyon to the dusty plains of the Mojave desert, the bustling crime infested New Vegas Strip to the quiet backwater town of Goodsprings.
Better character development. Some of Fallout 3's characters seemed a little plastic but Fallout New Vegas sheds that issue with dynamic, believable characters who have deeper, more meaningful motives.
Hardcore Mode: push survival to the limits by playing Hardcore. Here the player requires water, food and sleep to survive, a doctor to heal crippled limbs and more. Serious fun but not for the faint of heart!
The factions. Don't go around shooting or stealing from just about anyone because, unlike Fallout 3, actions in New Vegas have consequences. The gamer cannot simply don Raider Blastmaster Armour and expect to run unhindered, straight through the gate of an NCR Garrison.
The gamer can create meals over a camp fire, helping them survive the harsh conditions of the Wasteland, by collecting components from enemies and the environment alike.
More weapons, more ammo, tougher enemies (armoured Deathclaws and ferocious Cazadores), making the battles tougher but ultimately more fun.
The gamer can now earn, interact and travel with a companion, and each companion grants the player temporary additional Perks.
A new Challenges section to complete, earning the gamer additional Perks as the game progresses, making the game more fun and providing the gamer with more to do, aside from the countless subsidiary missions and main plot quests.
A larger number of side missions to do, far more than in any other previous Fallout game.
The bugs. Fallout 3 was renowned for the sometimes amusing (and sometimes not so amusing) glitches that occurs in the game play. New Vegas is no exception to this. Make a backup save every now and then.
Some locations are hard to access and are not on direct or obvious routes, some being deliberately inhibited so the gamer can only go one way - the right way.
The radio lacks the same intensity or diversity as in Fallout 3. Most of the channels play the same songs or more so the same artists, much unlike the choices of Agatha's Radio, Vault 101 Radio, Galaxy News Radio and Enclave News on Fallout 3. A bit of a disappointment there.
Reloading bench. A complicated mess. Enough said.
Overall, a brilliant game where the player can spend hours aimlessly roaming the Wastes, getting into all sorts of chaos but having a good slice of fun at the same time without fear of getting bored. There's plenty of people to meet, things to kill, traps to avoid, factions to piss off and hard decisions to be made. New Vegas greatly escalates from Fallout 3 without sacrificing anything that gives Fallout it's tense, vivid survival theme everyone has come to know it to be. Just remember to create that backup save. Have fun!
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