Gaming Review : Fallout New Vegas
The latest addition to the Fallout franchise which was awarded “Best Game of The Year” and 21 other major awards is none other than Fallout New Vegas. The game is based in the Californian Mojave Wasteland in the year 2281 where nuclear fallout has taken place, with only a fraction of the population surviving. The few people left are in factoins such as the NCR (New Californian Republic), who are the policing authority in the Fallout universe, or the Ceasar’s Legion, a Roman empire-like themed superpower that defies the NCR constantly. Fallout NV offers an open-world experience that follows a courier who has been shot in the head and left for dead. Throughout the story, the courier tracks down the fugitive, meeting a number of characters along the way. They can either be friendly allies or hostile enemies all depending on the thousands of choices that can be made with the factions that govern the Mojave Wasteland. From a wounded peasant to the king of the wasteland, the courier has a number of alternative endings which make for an exciting and unique experience. The gameplay aspect to Fallout NV is very similar to the predecessor, Fallout 3. However this is not a setback, as it is near perfect in both games. One of the main unique areas of the Fallout gameplay is the VATS, which is a feature that allows the user to freeze time and target different parts of said victim’s body. An example of this is where the courier could shoot fly’s wings leaving it helplessly on the floor, making it an easier target. Another very popular feature is the weapon division in the Fallout NV game. This is where the player can choose to base their character around a certain fighting style such as “guns”, “explosives” or even futuristic “Energy Weapons”. With over 1000 different weapons available the game is very customisable and personal when designing the perfect character that suits the player. On the other hand however this is also a setback, as...
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