Fallout: New Vegas – More of the same. Good or bad?
From my play time with Fallout: New Vegas at E3 2010 I came away from the experience a bit underwhelmed. I suppose I expected too much, some really new and interesting additions that would excite my desire to roam the wastelands once again. Instead what we get is a few small improvements and tweaks to the gameplay that we enjoyed. They are playing it safe, or being lazy – I cant figure out which yet.
I tried to do my best to even play-up these additions when interviewing the awesome Pete Hines, in the hopes that he might reveal something hes been hiding up his sleeve (like a post-apocalyptic vehicle for travel across the wasteland) but to no avail. More of the same is a fine line to walk amongst gamers – apologists of the franchise will say that’s exactly what they want, others will point out the disappointment of not having the series evolve enough.
So what do you think? Based on the interview and what you know of Fallout: New Vegas – Is more of the same, good or bad? In either case it seems as if the general public has already spoken. Pre-orders for New Vegas have already outpaced its predecessor and excitement levels couldn’t be higher. I wish I was one of them.
I’m sure its going to be a great game, how could you go wrong if you change so little? But I cant help but think of what Obsidian might have done had they dug a bit deeper.