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FNV Old World Blues gets reviewed
Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Fri 22 July 2011, 17:40:47Tags: Fallout: New Vegas; Obsidian Entertainment
Eurogamer reviews Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues, rating it 9/10.
Fallout used to be funny. Like, properly laugh-out-loud funny. There are certainly moments of levity in Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but the endearingly surreal streak of humour that once made the series stand out has been notably absent since Bethesda took it over. So here's the good news: Old World Blues brings funny back.
It all adds up to the strongest expansion in the relaunched series, across both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. The story alone takes a good six or seven hours to play through, and even then there's still enough juice in the tank to warrant a few more just poking around and finding new things. Best of all, it fleshes out the past and teases about the future, setting the stage for Lonesome Road and the end of the Courier's journey.
This is a Jools newsitem, so we'll let him have the final word:
I just finished playing the previous two and I must say the story- and statcheck- driven Dead Money was better than FNV itself, whereas Honest Hearts was shorter and "weaker" but visually excellent, giving the player a break in the midst of the sepia-hued bleakness of the Mohave.
And now this OWB gets released, and apparently it's filled with background info about the Mohave and its inhabitants and stories about what happened and why some big name did this or that.
Shall we trust the puny Eurogamer site, and spend some 7£ on this DLC, considering that there also is another one on the way, supposedly the definitive one? Is this DLC really inclining? It'd be enticing to find out firsthand.