Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Some months after the fact I finally delved into Bethesda's latest release in the franchise, New Vegas, and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by the game so far! While I enjoyed Fallout 3, and applaud the developers for taking a gamble and moving the story to a whole new location, the east coast locale never really conveyed the classic Fallout feeling. New Vegas is in a way more conservative, moving the action once again to the Mojave area, but it's expertly done and really does feel like a modern day reimagining of the old games. Interesting characters, factions and plotlines and more "realistic" locations with a proper look to them, adult themes without going overboard like Fallout 2 did, rewarding exploration with a survival mode thrown in, great stuff. The main storyline is something different from the usual "save the world" hook, though I'm not sure yet how it's going to pan out in the end. All in all a very well realized, different from the norm post apocalyptical atmosphere that I'd like to recreate in my pen & paper campaign.