i am SO excited for fallout: new vegas. most of you reading this are aware of this already, so that’s more for the new readers to the blog.
whomever you may be: when you think about it, what’s not to be excited about? it’s got a great cast, including voices like that of ron perlman (dude from hellboy), zach levi (the hot guy from chuck), danny trejo (scary tattoo guy you see all the time), and the annoying guy from friends, matthew perry.
what i like is that they’re expanding on stuff too. you’ll be able to actually direct the people in your party, versus them just fucking off and doing whatever they damn well please. i once, no word of a lie, had star paladin cross jump off a short cliff and pick a fight with two deathclaws. all of this, despite the fact they hadn’t even seen us.
once you got the hang of fallout 3, there wasn’t much of a challenge. plus, when you reached the point where you had maxed out on experience, you were an absolute juggernaut and could wipe out entire cities. now there’s a hardcore mode, where you’re affected by your actions. not sleeping makes you sleep-deprived, you can suffer from dehydration, and so on. even your ammo will have some weight, unlike other fallout installments.
there’s even a ‘reputation’ element to the game. basically it’s rewarding you, but on a level that makes sense. if you have a bad reputation, people will want to kill you. a good reputation will cause people to shower you with gifts and shit. this makes a lot more sense than the karma system of fall0ut 3, although that element returns too.
originally slated for a september release, it has now been pushed back to october 19. you’ll find me camped out in front of my tv that day.