For those of you looking to pick up Fallout: New Vegas today in the US, you’ll be pleased to know that review scores are generally very positive for the game. However, there seems to be a lot of criticism on the technical aspect of Bethesda’s new title.
We’ve picked out Joystiq’s review for example, as they have scored the game a 3.5/5 and have controversially labelled it a ‘technical embarrassment’.
They mention that during gameplay, the game inexplicably froze up as many as three times, with each one requiring a hard restart to the Xbox 360 version they were testing. Furthermore, they comment on the poor framerate issues which slow down considerably during certain parts of the game, and also rather long load times.
Bethesda are a bit-infamous for the long load times, and Joystiq claim that load times are between 25 and 50 seconds, regardless of if you install the game to the hard drive or not.
We’ve seen other websites score the game a 9/10, but most of them reserve a portion of criticism over the game’s performance issues. Let us know your thoughts on this – is the ‘technical embarrassment’ statement justified or not?