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Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Review

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Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Review

Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Fri 25 February 2011, 12:54:17

Tags: Fallout: New Vegas; Obsidian Entertainment

Gamespot reviews Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money, scoring it 6.5/10. Why? Because trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on's great characters and dialogue.

Dead Money represents a change of pace for Fallout: New Vegas, though it's not a consistently enjoyable one. Tense, deliberate pacing gives way to aggravation as the game forces you to watch every step while you meander through its dull surroundings. Lest you forget this content's Fallout roots, however, there are numerous technical oddities to remind you of them. Activating VATS targeting while firing at a turret may get the game stuck in slow-motion purgatory for a minute or more; companions might get mired in the environment or inexplicably make their way to the rooftops while you traverse the streets below. Nevertheless, Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money's provocative characters and fantastic writing make it a tempting detour for Fallout fans aching for something new. You also get some bang for your buck here: depending on the thoroughness of your exploration, you could spend anywhere from four to eight hours on Dead Money for only $9.99. Here's hoping that New Vegas' next add-on sticks to what the game is good at rather than forcing its weakest gameplay mechanics on players who want to do things their own way.

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