Oct 272010
Authors: Ian Hopkins

“Fallout: New Vegas” will be a challenger for one of the best games in 2010.

Bethesda Softworks has created what will be an instant classic, an award-winning game that gives all other games a run for their money.

Everything in this game is nearly flawless, and gamers will enjoy it because it will take 20 or so odd hours to complete. That doesn’t include the numerous side quests and discoverable locations.

The amount of detail in “New Vegas” is just awe-inspiring, especially given how expansive the world in this game is. I was hard pressed to find any problems with how fantastic this game looks.

Everyone who plays this game must play it on a high definition television, no exceptions.

The only problem I could find is, when you aim down the sights of a gun, there are a few minor graphical glitches with the player’s hands. Definitely not a problem given how incredible the rest of the game looks though.

The only thing more impressive than the graphics in this game is how many different characters have voice actors and how good they are.

I don’t think there is one character that doesn’t have his or her own voice –– save the player’s character, unfortunately. This small shortcoming makes sense though because the player can choose from what feels like thousands of different dialogues to interact with the thousands of characters in the world of “New Vegas.”

The expansiveness of the audio and visual aspects to this game are perfect considering how well they were done.

The only thing I would dock “New Vegas” for is the fact that sometimes while I was playing the game I’d accidentally open up my “Pip-Boy” while I was playing and I struggled to navigate the screen of my “Pip-Boy.”

I don’t know if it’s just me, since I haven’t played a “Fallout” game in a long time, or if the system is actually as frustrating as I found it.

The gameplay for “New Vegas” is so fun and limitless that I can’t help but call it perfect. All the items, notes and locations to visit are so staggering I doubt I could find everything even if I played for a lifetime.

There are just so many things to in the world of “New Vegas,” and the game was put together masterfully.

This is a game that everyone should own and play because it is just that good. However, perfectionists should stay away because finding everything will make you lose loved ones and your grades will hit rock bottom.

Video game reviewer Ian Hopkins can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

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