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Hey guys.

Im thinking about getting new vegas. Is it worth it? Is the map as large as the main FO3 map?
Or is this just a small area?

Its pretty cheap right now. I think 14$ on steam. Just wondering if its something I should skip or try out.

Thanks

PS : The reason I ask is because FO3 got a 94 average review score, but New Vegas only got an 84. Just wondering why.
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New Vegas isn't an expansion, it's an entirely separate game, with a full set of DLC of it's own. It got a lower review due to the story not being as good as FO3, but imo it's fine, and the mechanics are better. Worth it? Absolutely.
 
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I love NV if ya get it make sure to get all the DLCs adds lots of game time. Ive done 7-10 playthroughs so far. Never played FO3 so i cant compare.
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Hey guys.
Im thinking about getting new vegas. Is it worth it? Is the map as large as the main FO3 map?
Or is this just a small area?
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The map in new vegas is pretty linear, you cant explore too far out to the east or west which is a pity, running north and south throughout the mojave quickly gets boring especially after you have completed the majority of missions in the south. It's like you don't have no need to go back there after that, so to me, thats linearity at its finest, especially for a game that claims to be open world. Go for fallout 3 instead. At least there you have complete freedom with where you want to go, even geting to the main story mission locations can be done in multiple routes, which is just awesome to me.
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I love NV if ya get it make sure to get all the DLCs adds lots of game time. Ive done 7-10 playthroughs so far. Never played FO3 so i cant compare.

how in the world have you played NV that much and haven't played fo3 o_O
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how in the world have you played NV that much and haven't played fo3 o_O

IDK just never got it. But now I got so many games I wont even buy FO3 because I got about 15 games i haven't even gotten to play b/c i bought them when they were on sale.
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Fallout New Vegas is a good game if you like the Bethesda model for rpg's (I love it). The story isn't as epic as FO3, but it is good and the world is bigger. I also like the fact that you see colors other than brownish-green in the world. The game is a steal at $14.

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The Ultimate Edition is absolutely worth it when it's on sale (should be cheap now); if you liked FO3 you'll like this too.
More or less? Well that depends on you, but it's worth it for the right price either way.
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The map in new vegas is pretty linear, you cant explore too far out to the east or west which is a pity, running north and south throughout the mojave quickly gets boring especially after you have completed the majority of missions in the south. It's like you don't have no need to go back there after that, so to me, thats linearity at its finest, especially for a game that claims to be open world. Go for fallout 3 instead. At least there you have complete freedom with where you want to go, even geting to the main story mission locations can be done in multiple routes, which is just awesome to me.

Maybe I played a different game than you as only the first part of the game, where you just start off, has a pretty evident set direction. But the majority of the game can be completed in anyway possible.
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OP, you can get Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition which includes all DLCs on Gamefly with a 10% promo code HOLIDAY10.

OR

You can get the regular edition on GMG for $7 with 30% off with GMG30-DPLIM-DN831
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