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  1. #51
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    I actually liked the subways, but it's definitely true they're quite a bit of a maze.

  2. #52
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    I liked the subways. They were mysterious.

  3. #53
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Quote Originally Posted by dethtoll View Post
    I actually liked the subways, but it's definitely true they're quite a bit of a maze.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian View Post
    I liked the subways. They were mysterious.
    I liked them. They were basically, just an 'urban cave system'. However, they did grow a bit monotonous and achingly similar after a while.

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  5. #55
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: West Sussex
    I would say the subway system was my least favourite aspect of Fallout 3. I got confused more than a couple of times and I just didn't find it interesting compared to the factories and warehouses. The inner-city streets were spectacularly well designed I thought.

    As for Fallout New Vegas, well I'm no sure yet. The game crashes on my new laptop every 5 minutes no matter what I'm doing and there are noticeable frame-rate problems too. It's worse than Fallout 3 or Oblivion and that's saying something.

  6. #56
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    That fact that you often had to travel through the subways took some of the fun out of them. If they'd just been really dangerous deathmazes which hid valuable treasure they might've been more exciting to enter. If it felt like, "we don't go there", y'know. Yeah. I don't know.

  7. #57
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    Quote Originally Posted by quinch View Post
    I would say the subway system was my least favourite aspect of Fallout 3. I got confused more than a couple of times and I just didn't find it interesting compared to the factories and warehouses. The inner-city streets were spectacularly well designed I thought.

    As for Fallout New Vegas, well I'm no sure yet. The game crashes on my new laptop every 5 minutes no matter what I'm doing and there are noticeable frame-rate problems too. It's worse than Fallout 3 or Oblivion and that's saying something.
    Do you use CCCP or K-Lite? If so, make sure to add the .exe to the FFDShow Audio Decoder Configuration's exclusion list. You'll probably notice morrowind.exe and oblivion.exe already in there, HMMM I WONDER WHY

  8. #58
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: West Sussex
    Seems to have sorted itself out now thanks. Probably stealth patch via Steam. I was worried because I didn't see the swivel head bug so thought I was up-to-date.

    The game is really kicking off now at the strip.

  9. #59
    I'm something like 25 hours into it and it's fucking fantastic. Still haven't been to the strip, and it feels like there's a ton of stuff I need to do yet.

  10. #60
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Right, so how is the TTLG consensus-o-meter leaning at the moment? Are we going for 'this is an awesome game and RPS is wrong'? I really enjoyed FO3, even though the writing was mostly bad. Should I get this?

  11. #61
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    I played for about 45 minutes, and my general consensus is, if you like Fallout 3, you'll love New Vegas, especially since the writing seems by all accounts to be much tighter.

  12. #62
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2003
    I'm also enjoying the atmosphere and music a great deal more, and the characters tend to have a tad more... character.

  13. #63
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    The music in New Vegas DESTROYS Fallout 3's 'music'.

  14. #64
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Are you talking ambient music or radio music?

  15. #65
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    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Does it matter?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    Are you talking ambient music or radio music?
    If it's ambient music he's talking about, New Vegas wins hands down. It's nice to hear some of the old tracks from Fallout 1 and 2 as well.

    If it's the radio, Fallout 3 still gets it. I never turned Galaxy News Radio off. In New Vegas, I never turn the radio on anymore. The songs are good but too slow for my taste. That and the fact that the tracks are spread across 3 radio stations, so if you listen to the same one for more than 10 minutes you start hearing the same songs. Hell, I heard "Jingle Jangle" twice in a row.

    That said, Black Mountain Radio is hilarious.

  16. #66
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Ahhh. I actually just slapped a bunch of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 music into the music folder when playing Fallout 3, since the FO1+2 music was so much better.

    Galaxy News... I found it got very repetitive, too. Especially "Butcher Pete", why did it play that song so often?

  17. #67
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Because a song that gratuitously mentions hacking things up is more likely than not to be amusingly appropriate to player actions.

  18. #68
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Smith View Post
    I never turned Galaxy News Radio off.
    I shot Three Dog in the head.

  19. #69
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland

    For those of you having trouble getting started

    SomethingAwful put together this very helpful walkthrough of the early parts of FO:NV.

  20. #70
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Quote Originally Posted by Ostriig View Post
    I shot Three Dog in the head.
    This also has hilarious results on station when you do it.

  21. #71
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    I know, I do like the fact that the designers accounted for that turn of events! Though oddly enough the BoS don't seem to figure it out, so I guess it was thought of as an instance of the player being a dick rather than a valid roleplaying choice, which is a bit of a downer because I think it's a very logical and sensible move for some types of characters in that context.

  22. #72
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    Are you talking ambient music or radio music?
    Ambient. The radio is kinda ass in New Vegas and loops WAY too often. Though ROFLMAO @ Black Mountain Radio.

  23. #73
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)

    a most disapoiting suprise

    I got this game today as a birthday gift, when i check the back of the jewel box i saw one of my worst nightmares :" needs steam activation", i never expected that bethesda software would add this horrible steam application, just one question, i know i have to create an account via steam, but im i also forced to download additional files to launch this game? my internet is slow, its enough to activate a product but to download files it takes ages!!!

    I loved fallout 3 and im very sad and angry that Fallout new vegas comes with steam

    will there be a "game of the year edition" for this game?

  24. #74
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by cardia1 View Post
    just one question, i know i have to create an account via steam, but im i also forced to download additional files to launch this game? my internet is slow, its enough to activate a product but to download files it takes ages!!!
    Yes. There's been at least one 200MB patch since release.

  25. #75
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: flapping in the wind
    The only thing it'll download is patches (255.9 MB), and you can opt out of that if you like (properties -> updates -> do not automatically update this game). You'll likely want all the patches you can get with this one, though.

    will there be a "game of the year edition" for this game?
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say yes. They haven't developed a game since the 90's that didn't have a GOTY edition, unless you count the IHRA Drag Racing stuff.

    EDIT: Oh yeah and happy birthday! Or a horrible Steam-ruined birthday as it may be!

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