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The Language of the game is in French not English, but it can be changed to English so no issues. Solution - Install the game >Go to Steam >Library >Right click on Fallout:New Vegas >Properties >Language >Change to English >Ok
Considered one of the classics to come out of Bethesda's stable, and rightfully so. I'd have preferred a little less of the character customization (an entire personality test in a video game, seriously ?), but the game is overall quite good. Some say it is a thrilling game but I found it more on the lines of Diablo II. Combat is a little clumsy but nothing you can't handle once you've got the hang of things.
The real reason I'm giving this product 4 stars is that the seller provided me with a French edition. You generally get an option at the start to decide which language to use. Here, nothing of the sort came up - it was French all the way. So I had to download the English language pack, which kind of defeated the purpose of a physical disk becauase the dl was in excess of 1.5GB.
Still, worth it in the end since it is really hard to find legal copies of Fallout New Vegas without shelling out 1k+ sums these days. With Fallout 4 coming out soon, this game is a great appetizer to say the least!
I've always been a big fan of single player, multiple outcome RPGs. I don't have that much experience with gaming, but I find myself rooted in dedication to only a few genres/game franchises. I stopped playing PC games after Half Life 2 and Thief 4. Not having a gaming PC is the main reason, but there also weren't many games out there that I couldn't enjoy more on a console system. I knew I was going to be bored on a deployment so I bought a gaming laptop to replace my older one and started eyeballing some games to go with it. I tried its abilities out with Alpha Protocol, once that worked I bought Fallout New Vegas. I was happy that even overseas it only took 9-10 days to get the game. Amazon ships fast, and they package it nicely as always. No real issues with installation, I already had a Steam account from way back when (Half Life 2) that was never deactivated so less time was spent there. I do somewhat despise the growing number of games that require internet to either register the game or to play it period. I couldn't give a crap about software companies wanting to keep the game pirating foozies from sharing the game. All I know is I pay for my games, so I deserve to pay for convenience, not an extra long step between me and gameplay. Thank god they even have Wifi where I'm at, an extremely weak signal though it may be. I don't know where this Company/pirating consumer war is going, but its making me not want to play PC games for the extra annoyances ("security measures").
All that aside this games is alot of fun to play. Since most of you already know why I'll just mention the parts I'd criticize.
The world is huge and expansive, so you have to do alot of walking to find new areas. I'd like for the standard walking/running speed to be faster than it is. It takes a long time to play this game all the way through and most of its spent walking around. I like to draw out my experience with this game but I don't want it to be 50-60% of walking through a wasteland from point to point at a leisurely stroll.
There are enough visual/control glitches for me to notice and get angry about it. Mostly I notice that its when I'm kneeling. I lose the ability to open the Pip Boy and to search bodies, boxes, etc. Often there's a glitch with the aim function where it'll stutter between aiming and not aiming. Sometimes in the same kneeling glitch I'll jump forward or sideways a couple feet without actually moving my player. Noticeable glitches that make gameplay frustrating and remind me of how important it is to save when just frolicking the open wasteland. I've also been stuck in the slow-mo camera view for up to 3 or 4 minutes a couple times. Other glitches include NPC's getting stuck inside rocks or building walls or sides of hills, one time I unloaded a whole clip on a Legion badguy without ever hitting him, his head and arms were visible but you couldn't shoot him or bring him up in VATS. I've also noticed glitchy looking visuals of faraway landscape, like they were jumping between having the details drawn or undrawn in. Enough glitches to take a star away.
Don't get me wrong though, this game is still amazing. It does a little better that the last game with the story and characters. I like the setting a little more than D.C. I think this is what pleases the Fallout 3 fans and also newcomers to the series. I feel a little more engaged in the story than with Fallout 3.
I am getting a little impatient when searching an area for things when alot of it tends to be junk. I don't particularly care for collecting crap to build something I don't really need or want. I tend to stick to getting really good guns/etc. instead of building homemade weapons. Sometimes, like I said before, I feel like my time is wasted searching an area for little tiny things, or wandering for hours trying to find new places/hidden spots. But in the sense of it being a solid RPG, I'll stand by my 4 star rating. It'll be a game I'll always recommend to friends and will anticipate the DLC that will no doubt be soon released.
Fallout 3 was an amazing game and one that cost me months of my life, and that was the X-Box version. Once I had installed it on the PC, and applied some of the more popular mods available, the game really came to life and it was very easy to just get lost in the game, go exploring for hours and just enjoy the world created by Bethesda.
Fallout Vegas is really just a continuation of the Fallout 3 experience with all of the positives and negatives included. The positives are impressive and this game, when it's not crashing, is still one of the best open style games I've ever played in line with the Daggerfall series. Vegas offers a new terrain, story and lots of new weapons/items as well as some tweaks to the companion controls among other changes. By and large, the tweaks and enhancements are nice though don't substantially change the experience one has from Fallout 3.
The negatives are the same as well. Crash to Desktop's are a somewhat common experience even with the latest drivers and everything running smoothly. You still see animals and people sometimes walking on thin air and a few other bugs that were present in Fallout are here as well. The one new "bug" is that because of the faction system they have in place, now when you take out a band of raiders and loot their hideout for goodies, you lose Karma because you're technically "stealing" from them. Being a programmer, I understand why they did what they did but it really doesn't make much sense while your playing the game.
Bottom line, if you loved Fallout 3 or Oblivion, you'll love this game as well. It's worth the money and the mod community has already gone wild with some great graphic tweaks/optimizers and enhancements to the game's look and feel that take it to the next level. Highly recommended, BUT, remember to save often and expect to crash to desktop every so often.
As the title said, it took a month to chance across the solution to running New Vegas. I spent as many hours searching and trying "fixes" as I have since spent playing the game. In my case it was my Xonar audio card. I had to turn off a single setting or New Vegas crashed after the intro video. There were about 100 other reasons that the game would crash at that point also so it made it quite frustrating. Since the game publisher had not really fessed up to all the problems it made the search rather tedious. The problem I had was solved by a player soon after launch but there was no comprehensive solution listing that I found. Google showed 150K hits for "Xonar and New Vegas" so I wasn't alone but obviously this was not a common enough reason for it to show up in the top solutions when I searched for "intro crash and New Vegas" - disturbing.
Once the game was running I was soon immersed in the wastelands. Most of the changes in gameplay as compared to Fallout 3 were small so the learning curve was short. I still have sudden game crashes for unknown reasons.
The quests and story lines somehow seem a bit more upbeat than 3's completely somber tone. I'm about halfway through so I may change my mind ;-)
So far I like it but have found that you have to keep referring to user walk thru information so you don't accidentally cut off a quest solution or miss some hidden item/activity. That's annoying since it makes that game play quite mechanical rather than spontaneous.
In spite of those negatives I'm glad I bought it once the price came down.