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Fallout New Vegas Review: Technical Embarrassment?

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?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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