- A Really Big Expansion Pack
Back when evidence of New Vegas was first turning up, I remember thinking to myself, "Oh, wow. A cool looking expansion for Fallout 3." But apparently I mislabeled the sneaky thing, as it eventually turned out to be a completely "new" game, developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Taking the reigns from Bethesda Softworks.) What is interesting about New Vegas, is that it shares so much in common with its predecessor; so much so in fact, that at first glance, one may not even be able to tell one game from the other.
If you don't believe me, take a look at this side-by-side comparison.
Taken from the PC versions of both games.
To me, paying 60 dollars for a game that is essentially the same experience seems a little unfair.
But hey, that's just me.
I know that sequels are supposed to be kind of similar to their predecessors, but it just feels a little cheap in today's market to call a game like Fallout: New Vegas a standalone title.
I will admit that I have never completed the first two Fallout games, and might be missing the fact that those are extremely similar to each other as well but alas.. I digress.
Don't get me wrong, New Vegas is a very fun game. I just wish I could have played something 'new' and not recycled.
What are your thoughts?