Yes we have info on this game! As probably one of my favorite franchises this generation, I am more than pleased to be bringing you gentleman info on it. Since the only info I got came in this press list packet, however, I cannot for the life of me give you too many details. Better off you just read a sentence or two of this article, and add the images straight to your Download Que.
Now in the spirit of the sites wishes, and keeping our posts more journalistic, I’m going to run down the list for you. Lets break this down. The game takes place in the Mojave Desert, and of course the city that hides within, Vegas. I’m almost sure that this game will have many gambling mechanics, but as for the moment no details concerning that have been released. One can only hope we’ll see people jumping out of windows, or committing mass suicides over the potential debts that can be acquired.
While the name of the game has always been to blow stuff up and ruin peoples lives, this installment takes somewhat of a different approach. Normally each iteration of The Wasteland is filled with people trying to just scrape out an existence, but this doesn’t seem too true of New Vegas. Instead it seems there will be factions vying for complete control over the Mojave. People who haven’t just sought to survive, but to thrive and rebuild civilization as they see fit. It would be great if you could do that yourself. I hope you’re reading Bethesda.
Now my take on sin city is that it’s going to be Vegas with guns, Ghouls and gore. So the usual. But lets just say you get tired of all the neon lights, and Jet shooting bums asking for a hand out. No problem, there are plenty of places to wallow and die out side of the city that never sleeps. Like, for example, the town in the picture bellow.
Ironically the Mojave seems to look the same in the future as it does now. I am curious, however, to see how different the culture of the Mojave would be, than say that of the D.C. wasteland.
If you were planning on getting some details on the story in this article, boy you are so screwed. From a skeptical point of view though, I’ll put my money on the classic archetype. Grow up in a vault, and leave for some strange coherent reason.
Want more info on the various locations throughout the game? Well of course you do. Sometimes I don’t know why I even ask some of these intellectually challenged rhetorical questions. Anyways, the locations in this release are Vegas, The Mojave and the Hoover Dam. Of course in keeping with the tradition, new settlements that have sprung up all over the map will be included as well.
If any of you were so desperately hoping for V.A.T.S to disappear, you may want to start lacing the noose right now. It’s back, and bringing with it more “lulz” than could ever have been deemed possible from the looks of it.
In clearly starting to streamline everything, a new Companion Wheel has been added to the game. This will allow for more complex and intricate commands to be issued to one of your buddies, like Dogmeat or his equivalent. Going off on a limb i am going to give them a thumbs up on this. One of my biggest complaints about the last game, was having to talk to my companions about strategy, and the lack thereof.
Finally There is a new system, that allows you to add and upgrade items to your weapons on the fly. Add this to the fact that the game will offer double the amount of weapons than the previous game, and you can see just how unique the gameplay will be for each player. The new and old improvised weapons making an appearance is a plus as well.
It has yet to be seen if this game will be able to outshine its predecessor, but one can only hope. No official release date has been confirmed, but scattered reports indicate this as a fall 2010 release. I leave you with a few images of recap, which you can view by clicking the thumbnails bellow.