Wednesday, November 10, 2010
At this point I am about 55 hours into Fallout: New Vegas. In the beginning I really wasn't entirely into it. Certain gameplay aspects as well as bugs/glitches were pissing me off. Now that I'm a level 26 things are going well, and I'm having fun with side quests. Below is a list of my pros and cons.
Glitches galore. I've had at least 12 hard freezes. I've also gotten stuck on certain objects in the environment several times. I definitely didn't have these issues with Fallout 3.
Enemies all over the map that kick your ass early on. In this world there are just places that you cannot go when you are a low level character. There are MANY places you can't go early on. It's really frustrating!
Lack of stimpacks. In Fallout 3 stimpacks were everywhere. Now you have to rely heavily on food that heals you over a period of time.
Many locations are pointless. I've come across many locations that serve no real purpose. I've even picked locks to get into certain places to find absolutely nothing but empty shelves with no loot to speak of.
It's a lot like Fallout 3. It's the same engine. It's basically a huge expansion pack for Fallout 3 in a new location with a few tweaks that were added.
New enemies along with old enemies. Some of the new enemies did piss me off early on, but at least they added some new ones.
Weapon mods. Adding scopes and silencers to guns is definitely cool.
With all of the problems this game has it's still a really good game. Hopefully future patches fix all of the problems.
While my addiction for Fallout New Vegas continues FABLE 3, Rock Band 3, and Call Of Duty: Black Ops sit on my shelf. On top of that I just pre-ordered Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and I'm also ordering Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. I did play Rock Band 3 for a few hours, and the tracklist is the best yet for any Rock Band game. After that I think I'm done for the year. Of course it all starts again early next year with a few more games I'm looking forward to...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I'd like to send praise and thanks to Amazon.com for all of their video game deals. There simply isn't a better place to buy new games. In this shitty economy I need to save as much money as I can. Yes, I realize that buying video games isn't saving me money, but hey a guy has to live a little. Amazon helps me do that. Their discounts are kind of insane. It's unheard of to buy a game and get a twenty dollar discount on your next game purchase. It's unheard of unless we're talking about Amazon.com. The past two years I've saved a lot of money by taking advantage of all of the 10, 15 and 20 dollar discounts on games. Thanks to "tough times" gamers win if they are smart enough to know where to shop. These days every retailer needs to fight hard to get you to spend your money with them. Some retailers are fighting harder than others. Best Buy also has some really good deals from time to time. In my opinion Amazon is still the smartest about it. The consumer gets a great deal on their next game purchase and Amazon gets you to come back and spend more money. If you are really smart about it you can continue to buy every game for 40 bucks plus same day shipping for just a buck now. For example I bought Halo:Reach for 61 bucks total and got a 20 dollar credit for my next game. I used that credit for Fallout New Vegas at a total cost of 41 dollars. With Fallout New Vegas came another 20 dollar credit. I then picked up Fable 3 for 41 dollars with that credit. Of course Fable 3 also has a 20 dollar credit, so I put that on Call Of Duty Black Ops. Of course COD Black Ops has a 20 dollar credit as well. I'll probably put that credit towards the new Assassins Creed. Bottom Line = Amazon rules.
There is also a backlog of games I still want to play that I haven't bought yet. For those games that I want, but didn't feel like I had to have right away I wait a few months and pick them up on Half.com for 20 bucks or less. I also keep an eye on http://cheapassgamer.com
As long as people keep paying 60 bucks for games we will keep getting charged 60 bucks for games.
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- I'm 38. I'm addicted to Xbox 360 gaming and Dallas Stars hockey. I make a decent living at a boring job where I run two autoclaves and do various other tasks. My escape from this boring as hell life is video games, hockey, and music. I generally listen to Metal music, but I also love 80's tunes as well as 70's tunes. I have an unusual love for the band Overkill. They do it for me for some reason. Blitz is GOD!