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POSTED 10/1/11


FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS

Bethesda
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)

Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire. Then shoot it, stab it a few times and bury it somewhere...
 
If you’ve not previously made the acquaintance of Fallout then you must have a full head of hair (Bazinga!). Ahem. Seriously, we’re talking vast open world FPS RPG. This ain’t no quickie, throwaway toy for the itchy of trigger finger; it requires diplomacy, skill and wiles.

It appears over before you begin, but then you wake in a doctor’s office for a spot of mental probingness. You prep your character for missions ahead by spending limited currency on attributes you value. Strength, perception, charisma – they’re all available for a price.
 
Once you’re programmed it’s exploration time. You discover the land’s politics by chatting to townsfolk, and the significance of the Hoover Dam in what is essentially a futuristic American Civil War. Cue numerous sub-missions on the way to bigger, brighter things – like New Vegas itself.

Unfortunately, we suggest packing the Aerogard, as you’ll encounter big, ugly bugs. Our fave happened minutes into the game with gun-totin’ chick Sunny Smiles and her dog Cheyenne. Walking along, Cheyenne gets in front of Sunny, stopping her from reaching her cue point – so she just keeps walking on the spot. To de-loop it we shot at the mutt (cue PETA rampage). It eventually twigged that bullets hurt and went us, and we put it out of its misery. Sunny just started chatting to us like we hadn’t just murdered her fucking faithful companion! A-yep, bugs. ‘Save often’ is sage advice.

Such dumbarse glitches sully what would have been a near-perfect experience for patient adventurers. Still, if you’re adventurous y’all won’t let a few pissy bugs get in your way, hey pardner?

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