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Fallout: New Vegas – Shortage of Reviews Put You Off?

As you are aware there is a lot of hype surrounding Fallout: New Vegas, this is mainly because it is the successor to Fallout 3, which was 2008’s game of the year, many hope New Vegas will be better than its successor, however there are currently no reputable reviews available.

The game launches on October 19th in North America and so far we have found one website where someone shares his thoughts after getting 12 hours of hands-on time with the game, check out our previous article for full details.

We was just wondering how you felt about the evident lack of reputable reviews so close to the game’s release, personally I rarely buy a game without checking IGN, metacritic or GameStop etc so we would love to hear your opinions on this matter.

Obviously you would expect Obsidian Entertainment to create a great successor to Fallout 3, however it would be nice to see some reviews before the release date just to make sure you are not wasting your money.

Will you buy Fallout: New Vegas before reading a reputable review?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Consol
Consol

I'll get it first day, but the developer hasn't proven itself reliable at making games which are complete and not buggy. Alpha Protocol and Knights of the Old republic 2 come to mine.

destructoad
destructoad

It’s called a review embargo, you morons. Just kidding about the morons part, but seriously what is with all the whinging about now reviews before the release date? Get used to it because you are probably going to see more and more games using them, and with pirating and everything else some selfish, self obsessed gamers do, and the mad rush for “teh trafficz” (see Attack of the Fanboy and it’s non-review review) you really should not be surprised. If reviews are that important to you and you don’t buy games unless you read them first, then guess what? You… Read more »

Troy
Troy

I saw one reviewer say that he wasn't allowed to post anything until the day the game was released.

Derek
Derek

"We was just wondering", yeah I don't listen to people that can't even speak proper English. Keep your day job 50 cent.

Gina
Gina

Normally for a sequel of a game/series I love as much as Fall Out I wouldn't, but I had so many performance issues with Fall Out 3 there's no way I can drop 60 bucks on New Vegas without reading about it's performance and if there are any frame rate issues. I really don't trust companies that put embargo's on reviews, it would seem like if the product is good enough there's no reason they wouldn't want reviews coming out before the game is available.

JSIII
JSIII

I think the reason we have seen so few "early" reviews is in the words of one legit reviewer "I have been playing for 15 hours and done two quests, i haven't even scratched the surface". If this game is even as big as Fallout 3 you could easily spend 24-48 hours doing a "proper" play through. Assuming these people play for 10 hours a day, that is a BARE MINIMUM of 3-5 days of CONSTANT play in order to do a "good" review. You could I imagine "burn" through the game in 8-12 hours but your not really getting… Read more »

Tac
Tac

What Kellen is truth, they usually won't release reviews if a game is bad or it could be a technical mess.

Kellen
Kellen

its bad so they have a hold on it till we all go out and buy it.

'Ty' IS my name
'Ty' IS my name

While I usually demand reviews in advance, some title are exceptions. Halo, Bioshock, Splinter Cell and Fall Out have already won my heart. It is frustrating that no reviews exist tho, its unexceptionable these days as Jamie is right

Suspicious Gamer
Suspicious Gamer

Jamie, this is a good post. I have a gut feeling that this is going to be a bad game.
Know your developer history: the team behind New Vegas developed Alpha Protocol, which wasn't well received.
My suspicions are also heightened by the fact that there just isn't much that is known about this new game. Also, take note that if the publisher was confident that its product is good, then it would not be necessary for it to employ such Draconian measures as a "review embargo".
How can we trust the gaming media if their silence is… underscored.

Nicolas
Nicolas

Its not ******** out yet. Why do you expect to find a ******** review?

clerkslife
clerkslife

I'm very frustrated with the lack of review materials available. I am a long time fan of the series (1997) and also the owner of both a PS3 and 360. I attempted to find information of the differences between the two, but turned up nothing, not even a credible hands on review. I will still purchase it at midnight this evening, as I am a considerable fan to the series. But I may wait to open it until after reviews get out.

Steve
Steve

A comma is not the same thing as a period.

Drumman
Drumman

I would w/o a doubt and i am about to go buy it =P i know its gonna be good and i have like all the info on it that was released though anyway. I also pre ordered collectors strategy guide, cant wait!

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