zegolf's forum posts

#1 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@ZeroGravX: I got into the habit, during Fallout 3, of always saving twice.  I'm not sure why, but it always made me feel a bit better about everything I did in-game.  Just having that security blanket of multiple saves really seemed to take my mind off of saving.
 
Not that I didn't still end up having to redo stuff and roll back to even older saves.
 
100 save slots in FO:NV, right?
#2 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

It's amazing that this game has brought back the need for constant saving.  We got so spoiled with autosaves that you have to wonder how many people are going to do exactly what you've done.

#3 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

I'd be pretty interested to see crash statistics with regards to pc vs. 360.  Also, it would be interesting to break the 360 category down into the various flavors of 360s.  I've seen games crash on my launch 360 that didn't crash on my Modern Warfare 2 edition xbox.

#4 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 would take my number one spot, but I'm going to wait and see how Fallout:NV plays.  So far, it's a lot of fun, and I put way more gameplay into Fallout 3 than I did into Mass Effect 1.

#5 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@triple07: are you running an ad blocker in your browser? Is this happening in every browser? Have you tried more than one browser?
 
browser.
#6 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

twitter.com/zegolf - Always enjoy random follows, just not from creepy pornbots. Usually.

#7 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@FritzDude: You've summed up my entire blog post in two words.  I'll let time be the true judge, and maybe I'll even follow up on this post, but I just can't see any bugs being so bad that I would consider this game a not-purchase.
 
And you're right.  Bugs can be patched, which is another argument I gave him.
#8 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

But is it enough to take away from the general "Falloutness" of the game? Fallout 3 was plagued with technical issues and bugs and that didn't stop me from having a positive experience with the game. 
 
Some of the issues in Fallout 3 had me thinking to myself that, in a game like Halo or Gears, they would have been the end of the series. In Fallout 3, however, I didn't really take issue with them and was willing to deal with that.  Not really sure why, though.

#9 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@samcotts: Anything in particular about Friday, or just the weekend?
 
I'm with you though. I remember looking at the trait as I was picking out my perks and going, "This has GOT to be good....right?"  No brainer. You've gotta pick it at least once.
#10 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

So, I'm not going to pretend like I've beaten Fallout:NV, I'm actually only about an hour into the game, but I recently got into it with a friend on twitter about whether or not he was going to get this game.  His argument was that the game was made by Obsidian Entertainment, and because of the near-complete failures of Alpha Protocol and KOTOR II, he was going to wait and see how this game shaped up before he bought it.  My argument was that this game was being built on the framework that already existed from Fallout 3 and that, despite what would inevitably be a buggy game (proven by gameplay and the recent review on GB), it was still going to be a Fallout game and would, therefore, be something worth devoting time.
 
One hour into Fallout:NV and I couldn't be any more right.
 
Is the game a bit buggy? Sure
Are the graphics not the best on the market today? Probably (but who really cares)
Is it still Fallout 3-style gameplay? Absolutely.
 
And that, more than anything, is the reason to pick up this game.  I put almost 100 hours into Fallout 3, and judging from what I've read, that's less than average for the people that enjoyed Fallout 3.  I can't see how, despite bugs and glitches, you wouldn't enjoy this game if you were one of those people.
 
I win.