Average User Score: 8.4Apr 5, 2015At last! Thank you, Obsidian. Every damn thing I want from an RPG in a neat and tidy, slick package. Giant cities, awesome dungeons, greatAt last! Thank you, Obsidian. Every damn thing I want from an RPG in a neat and tidy, slick package. Giant cities, awesome dungeons, great lore, quests with choices, interesting characters, awesome tactical combat, lovely writing, great plot. This is everything I wanted, and then some more, and then even a bit more than my highest expectations! Game oozes with love for this genre and all that it can possibly be. I can't offer enough praise. Isometric. RPGs. Forget 3D and awesome buttons. This is and always will be the perfect method for delivering RPGs.
In a word, pure joy.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 6, 2014Slow run speed, with a lot of back tracking on the first level to find power ups. Random drops tied to player success rather than skill. OftenSlow run speed, with a lot of back tracking on the first level to find power ups. Random drops tied to player success rather than skill. Often you will die simply because you haven't gotten enough damage/health power ups on the first level. Leads to a frustrating experience. A lot of control is taken out of the player's hands. Maybe I'm just getting tired of rogue likes. Often feels like a waste of time.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Sep 23, 2014Great game. I backed it at the 50 dollar level and I feel I've gotten my money's worth. The amount of content here is pretty killer. Lots ofGreat game. I backed it at the 50 dollar level and I feel I've gotten my money's worth. The amount of content here is pretty killer. Lots of quests/side-areas/items/people to talk to/little secrets to discover, etc. etc.. Tons of opportunity for skill usage. I feel like they did very well with this. Everything from Toaster fixing to Perception has a major affect on your game play (believe me, I've rerolled 3 times now). There is a good amount of role play, or perhaps we'll call C&C. Not New Vegas level, but it's there.
It's definitely nailed down the CRPG feel that they promised. You know, that type of game they don't make anymore? Well, this is basically it. I feel it's a solid 8, held back by terrible graphical optimization. It's not that I need the game to be gorgeous, but damn does the frame rate clunk even on an i5 4690 processor, which handles New Vegas/Diablo 3 very easily. But it's a great start, and a solid sequel. And I can't stop playing.
The writing is quite good also. Tons of characters and they all received solid characterization, very little cardboard here, folks. (Find my [Sweet Roll] in the cave! You found my [Sweet Roll]! [Thanks] to you [Hero]!)
Combat: It's getting some flak for that. I'm one of those who loved FO: Tactics, so I think it depends on your tastes. I get pleasure out of taking advantage of cover/ambushes/using terrain, but beyond that, it is somewhat limited, if you're the type who wants more nuance. But for tactical squad shooty combat, it's a solid foundation.
I've already put in about 100 hours (from re-rolling, what? I'm a bit OCD!) and still thoroughly enjoying myself. Haven't even gotten to California yet! Hopefully this is first of many more great CRPGs to come.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jun 13, 2014Great difficulty curve. Great 2D side scroller game play. Very addicting. Doesn't do anything terribly original, (otehr than inherited traitsGreat difficulty curve. Great 2D side scroller game play. Very addicting. Doesn't do anything terribly original, (otehr than inherited traits which are fun, but not really game defining) but it nails the addicting rogue like formula. Very easy to get sucked in.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Jun 2, 2014Reviews from major sites are dictated by how much money the publisher has. These sites solely rely on the games they review to subsist, andReviews from major sites are dictated by how much money the publisher has. These sites solely rely on the games they review to subsist, and without that advertising money, cannot survive. So that this game would receive such high reviews isn't a reflection of the game's quality, but of how much advertising money Ubisoft offers, in this case, they offer enough money for their broken mess of a game to receive an 8/10. The best thing you can do is to continue to trash these games and to simply not visit these sites, read these magazines, because video game journalism is a total farce.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2May 30, 2014Incredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way itIncredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way it wraps itself up. Very nicely done.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5May 29, 2014The best thing Bethesda ever did was admit their failures and let someone more competent make a REAL Fallout game. Thank you, Bethesda, IThe best thing Bethesda ever did was admit their failures and let someone more competent make a REAL Fallout game. Thank you, Bethesda, I imagine it wasn't to admit to yourselves after you realized how hard it was to make FO3 and to still see it amount to nothing more than a bland mess, but you see, this is why we have professional game designers!
These wonderful people fill our games with neat things like choice and consequence, character traits and abilities that matter, quest design with branching paths, intelligent world building, (no one's living on top of a bomb here, folks!) and all that stuff that seems to be a complete mystery to you guys over at Bethesda! But truly, I must thank you, for the world is a better place thanks to your tough decision to admit your failures, because Fallout New Vegas is the best RPG of the modern generation, and has done a nice job of reminding us that Fallout games actually used to be pretty fun and my gosh, interesting!
If I had to say it has one major flaw it is the terrible engine you guys created that it runs on, because, like your game design/writing/world building/balance, it's complete and total garbage.
So, once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Bethesda, for letting real game designers create this game for us.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9May 29, 2014The worst Fallout in the series. While it has things like a vault, and Enclave, everything else about it is a pure watered down Bethesda hackThe worst Fallout in the series. While it has things like a vault, and Enclave, everything else about it is a pure watered down Bethesda hack job. As a romp around a nuclear wasteland, it's fine, but as far as feeling like your character has any choice in anything, it's far from what came before. No matter what character you build, you can do anything, so role playing is pretty much gutted. Though there are some interesting side areas, the main quest is terribly bland with little choice involved. Combat is dull, requiring little tactics since VATS is god mode, and so long as you're smart enough to click Target> Head, you'll win every time and never take damage. It's a cheap knock off of the series. Get New Vegas, if you want a better next gen Fallout experience. Or better yet, play the old games, to understand just how far off the mark Bethesda was when they tried to make an actual RPG. Terrible game.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Apr 6, 2014Revising my overly positive old review. Great combat. Terrible items. Makes for a very underwhelming ARPG. RoS has fixed a lot of problems,Revising my overly positive old review. Great combat. Terrible items. Makes for a very underwhelming ARPG. RoS has fixed a lot of problems, but man oh man, this one will go down in history as the roughest release Blizz has ever seen, that is for certain.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Apr 6, 2014A lot of improvements. Most importantly, loot is actually worth hunting for now, since it does some pretty cool things, and actually drops.A lot of improvements. Most importantly, loot is actually worth hunting for now, since it does some pretty cool things, and actually drops. It's a nice restart for the series, and sets a good foundation, which is really what this game needed after the pretty terrible start. Just across the board improvements. Better combat dynamics, less one shot deaths, plot that doesn't make you cringe, new environs are amazing.
But the game is about loot, and they finally seem to be getting the hang of it.
Game is less about stacking trifecta now and more about combing key pieces in interesting ways, (and various new affixes) which in some ways circumvents the loot wall, since finding a piece leads to you completely changing your gear around it, which means you need to find pieces to support that. It can get pretty complex when you find yourself weighing the benefits of multiple pieces of gear. If only I could wear 26 pieces! My favorite item I've found are some bracers that restore my resource every time I pick up a health globe. Kind of game breaking, but in a good way.
If you played the original, hated Inferno, hated the drop rates, and hated how dull the items were, it's probably worth checking out. I think you'll enjoy yourself. If your stance is "Blizzard North Skill pointz 8 player games" then still probably not for you.… Expand