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They may share an engine, but honestly, they're nothing alike. At least not gameplay and story wise, anyways.
New vegas (and fallout 3 I guess) just felt like Oblivion with guns to me. Probably since they are both on the same engine and the character models are all the same as so is how you talk to people and some other things.

I didn't really like Mafia 2 at all, more driving then anything and some missions are just plain stupid ie : selling cigarettes.
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post #12 of 19
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Thanks for the help guys.

I was able to obtain a key for $10.00 so, i was happy with it.

Have played a few chapters, and find it still just OKAY.

How ever, i thing that bugs me, is this game takes place in the 40's......Hugh Hefner did not make PLAYBOY till 1953..........
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i don't know if i would pay for it... but it was pretty decent for the 10 min i started on it. it came free with my gpu
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post #14 of 19
***Spoiler Alert***


It gets better after about Chapter 6....All the snow goes away...and you get better cars...
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Empire Bay is probably the most beautiful virtual city ever created. I really liked the cities in the Assassin's Creed series also but I've never seen to much attention to detail. Your car gets dirty, you can run out of gas, the controls are amazing (on simulation), the engine sounds, music and PhysX really help recreate an amazing era.

The main problem with the game is the storyline which feels unpolished and there's not that many things to do besides the main missions unless you install the 2 DLCs: Jimmy's Vendetta and Joe's Adventures.

I say it's not worth a full price of $50 unless you get the DLCs also.
post #16 of 19
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New vegas (and fallout 3 I guess) just felt like Oblivion with guns to me. Probably since they are both on the same engine and the character models are all the same as so is how you talk to people and some other things.
By that logic, L4D is just HL2 with zombies, right? And TF2 is just HL2 with cell shading, right? And I suppose Portal is just HL2 with a single weapon, right?


I hope you realize how stupid that argument sounds. Saying Fallout 3/NV is just 'Oblivion with guns" is just as dumb as saying L4D is just HL2 with zombies. Sure they're going to feel similar. They use the same engine. But they are not just base game + one minor tweak. Now can we stop using this incredibly ignorant saying?
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By that logic, L4D is just HL2 with zombies, right? And TF2 is just HL2 with cell shading, right? And I suppose Portal is just HL2 with a single weapon, right?


I hope you realize how stupid that argument sounds. Saying Fallout 3/NV is just 'Oblivion with guns" is just as dumb as saying L4D is just HL2 with zombies. Sure they're going to feel similar. They use the same engine. But they are not just base game + one minor tweak. Now can we stop using this incredibly ignorant saying?
Wow ... harsh. Dude's entitled to his opinion (even if it is tired and unoriginal), ya know?
    
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The point he's making is many tasks are similar between Oblivion and Fallout.
-Go on side quest
-Find better weapons/equipment
-Dialogue zooms in the camera
-You're free to ignore the story
-Freeroaming
-Looting, filling up your inventory with useless stuff
-Movement speed and style is about the same
-Random mini-dungeons scattered around with dubious rewards inside
etc

Whereas L4D, TF2's changes are more profound; they're different styles of games.
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post #19 of 19
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Is there any free roaming?
Like GTA and Just Cause?
There is some free roaming, but its not nearly as free as GTA. I'm not sure, it just doesn't have the same feel. And when you go out and start causing havoc, the police fights aren't as fun as GTA.
    
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