I am still a massive fan of Fallout 3 including all the dlc, loved the freedom and all the quests the quirky dialogue. New Vegas doesnt quite make it to 5 star for me even though I enjoyed it, it wasnt quite as refined as Fallout 3. I found the main story a little too short and anti climactic and it didnt feel like there was a sense of scope. Rightfully this s a revenge story primarily rather than a save the wastland story kind of scale. Brilliantly cast once again with some truly innovative and occasionally funny characters that you can have join you wherein you will be granted a perk depending on what skill they specialise. The highlight for me personally was the robo hound. The dlcs are worth your time and effort too which are all on this edition. If the game had more of an epic feel then it would have gotten the five star, a solid game nontheless.
OK, first the plus points:
This game is very good, it has loads to see and do. The level cap has now maxed out at 50 and thanks to the add-on packs, you've got even more reason to carry on playing.
Now the bad:
Without giving anything away to first time players, once you complete the final mission, you are offered the chance of an earlier save point or you are whisked back to the main menu. In other words (and unlike Fallout 3 with the add-on packs), this game does not continue...
That was a major bummer for me after finding that out after 80 hours.
Old Fallout hacks - beware!
It's still a top game however but slightly overshadowed by that for me
Game is stupidly long!!! Which is what i crave from games like this.
been on it for about 68hr gameplay (i have a broken fibula so no work) and iv only just done the main story and side quests. Started just one of the add-ons and BANG looking at the map ITS HUGE for an add on.
For the price you are getting SOOOO MUCH!!
only down side is its unexpected freezing. But the pure greatness of the game excuses that :-D