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Fallout: New Vegas info from Xbox 360 World mag
 
Fallout: New Vegas info from Xbox 360 World mag [ Game -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation Mon 19 Apr 2010, 10:46 AM
More info on Game: Fallout: New Vegas

Thanks to tipster Nathan, DAC has a bullet-pointed summary of the important bits from a Fallout: New Vegas preview out of the UK XBox 360 World magazine. Some of you might already know about a lot of the stuff in the article, but for those who don't - read on:

  • The tagline says: "A Safe Bet for RPG Fans"
  • Hardcore mode: Stimpaks take a long time to heal, you need a Doctor's Bag to heal broken limbs, and you suffer from Dehydration so you need to carry water.
  • Dynamite is one of the first weapons you come across
  • Obsidian have focused much more on the story than Bethesda did with Fallout 3
  • VATS now includes a special attack for every weapon
  • Weapons can be modded - one of the mods involves reducing the spooling time for miniguns.
  • All of your skills can be used to influence dialogue
  • A "Command/Companion Wheel" gives you control over your followers - the design of this isn't finalized yet
  • Nightkin are back and can cloak
  • The Hoover Dam is intact and produces electricity
  • Electricity seems to be one of the main things in the game
  • There are 3 factions - the NCR, Caesar's Legion, and (although unconfirmed) the Brotherhood of Steel
  • The Helios One solar tower controls an orbital laser platform
  • You can get a portable controller for the laser platform and use it throughout the game
  • Lots of "grey areas" in terms of actions and dialogue - a combined reputation and morality system means everything you do has an effect on something in one way or another.
  • New Vegas will have different endings, "instead of the single, potentially anachronistic 'man/woman saves the Wasteland' finale."
  • The overall theme of the game is about trying to find out who tried to kill you and why.
  • New weapon - The "All-American" - a rapid fire Sniper Rifle
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