Fallout: New Vegas Launch Day Reviews

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    actually, it's funny. they're all pretty good review scores and most of the slagging comes from shit that is Bethesda's fault. If Obsidian simply spent their time improving on all the idiotic Bethesda Fallout 3 shit (crappy FPS mechanics, crappy 3rd person, outdated animations/graphics) they wouldn't have made a decent story.

    and then there are the idiots whose first Fallout game was Fallout 3 and think that characters like fucking Moira are what Fallout is all about.

    can i please be given the power to tear the hearts out of every one of these morons with my teeth?
     
  2. AtomicSabotage

    AtomicSabotage First time out of the vault

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    Jul 15, 2010
    Well it looks like review scores are averaging into the mid to high 80% range.


    That's excellent! :D
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Except that that is a pretty low score.

    Well, not for a sequelspansion like New Vegas I guess. But if you're not scoring in the "MetaCritic 90s" you're anything but great. Any game can score in the 80s.
     
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    lol. Yeah, that's how I know my YouTube.
     
  5. Zypher1

    Zypher1 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 19, 2010
    One thing to remember is that the reviews are for the x360 system. There were apparently many problems with fallout 3 on the 360 as well, but I personally never had such problems on the PC. I think it is acceptable to add 10% to the scores that they are giving here, assuming that the game will run a whole lot better on a beefy computer.

    I also think that one can add a significant boost to any score given to the game by a reviewer that feels that Gary is a particularly deep or meaningful character in any respect. To me, Gary is the equivalent of a generic floating text npc from the original- he was certainly not memorable.
     
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    No they're not. They're on whatever platform the reviewer prefers. A lot of those will be Xbox 360, maybe by coincidence all of them, but not per definition.

    Not really.

    Xbox 360 is the lead console. If they can't even get it to work on that...

    But yeah, the game freezes up on the Xbox. Frequently.
     
  7. AtomicSabotage

    AtomicSabotage First time out of the vault

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    Jul 15, 2010

    A score of 86+ is pretty rare. There's less than 75 games between PS3/XBOX 360 that have scored higher than that. And when you consider the huge amount of games for both platforms up to this point, an 86+ is a perfectly acceptable score.
     
  8. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Tell this the players.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Perfectly acceptable, yes. Very good, no. Don't forget that early reviews always score higher than later reviews, so the score usually goes down in the weeks following release. And let's not forget people here were arguing the Bethesda+Fallout names equaled similar scores to Bethesda products, but it doesn't work that way. Bethesda titles automatically get a low-mid 90s score. This title might end up aiming at mid-80s.
     
  10. willooi

    willooi It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 23, 2010
    I can't help but think that there's some anti-Obsidian bias with these reviews. Note also how pre-release there were so many mistakes with even major sites saying that FNV was developed by Beth, but now there are criticisms, they bring up Alpha Protocol et al.

    If this was a Rockstar game or a new Call of Duty etc etc, with the same amount of flaws - completely different story.
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Obsidian releasing buggy games is not bias, it's fact. The bias is in ignoring similar faults in Bethesda releases. Not so much anti-Obsidian as pro-Bethesda.
     
  12. PooftimusPrime

    PooftimusPrime First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2008
    Here you go Lexx :)

    (mp4 format)
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5KY7ARAJ
     
  13. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Any news on the stability of the pc version?
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Oddly enough no one I talked to was getting it on PC.

    But looks like our host Atomic Gamer has something to say on this.<blockquote>The PC version of New Vegas is, from a technical standpoint, the best one you can get and it even costs $10 less, but it's got its fair share of problems as well. It's got built-in mod support, higher-resolution textures and better visuals (on a well-enough equipped PC - the system requirements haven't changed much since Fallout 3) and precise mouse-and-keyboard controls that free you up from leaning on the auto-aim found in VATS. It's also got most of the issues and crash bugs that the console versions do, but at least on the PC you have a quicksave key to make saving your progress at any time pretty much instant.</blockquote>
     
  15. KING SHIT

    KING SHIT It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 25, 2010
    As expected, the reviews are filled with "hurr durr Bethesda's game is better" while pointing out every flaw that they seemed to miss in Fallout 3. It's all nonsense.
     
  16. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks for that info BN

    A bit disappointing that the crashes also occur on the pc version hopefully future patches will make the game stable.
     
  17. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    *shrug*

    Fallout 3 crashes all the time on me anyway. +Better dialogue, +reputation system, +(amount of specifically)content; pretty damn excited.
    I am curious to see the metacritic user score after a week or so. The 360 version might be hurting a bit.
     
  18. Zypher1

    Zypher1 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Sorry, you're right. I went about making my point the wrong way. I meant specifically that the reviewers who were complaining about the crashes on the 360 were the subject of my post.

    I see your point. However, I'm trying to illustrate that if a PC gamer is looking to a review that lowers the games score due to instability on the xbox 360 to see if he wishes to purchase it, he might want to consider that these issues might not take place on the PC.

    Reading through the reviews currently listed on the main page, I don't see any that refer to technical issues on the PC. For this reason I don't think that PC gamers can rely on the scores given by these reviewers. I would, however be interested to see a review by a fellow PC gamer and some information on whether there are similar problems on that platform.

    These are early reviews, and as earlier stated, there are some negatives to making release date review.

    EDIT: Thanks for the quote from the PC review, Brother None.
     
  19. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I'm pretty excited myself, I like what I am reading about FNV, can't wait until Friday.
     
  20. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jan 23, 2007
    This is frustrating.