Monday, January 3, 2011

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas

Image by Kimli via Flickr

I am now convinced that Fallout: New Vegas is the buggiest “good” game that I have played in many years. It is simply terrible, which is worse because it is such a good game. Basically what we have here is a diamond in the rough that was shipped way before Quality Assurance was done properly.

99% of my problems with the game deal with buggy quest decision trees. For example, you do something, and not all of the decision paths open up, which breaks the quest. The other problem is that the companions logic is really screwed up, I spent the last 20 or so hours in my first play through with ED-E invisible. I was having the perk from having ED-E as a companion, but no protection, and I couldn’t dismiss it which screwed up my chances of completing the robotic dog quest.

The worst part is that the game isn’t a turd. It is a really good game, but it is unbelievable that the game has been out for months, the first DLC is out and the game is still so buggy. This is definitely not on par with Fallout 3, there are more problems in this game than in Morrowind, Oblivion and Fallout 3 combined.