Release Date: 2/7/2012 Category: Compilation Number of Players: 1 UPC: 093155125926
Fallout: New Vegas -- Ultimate Edition : PlayStation 3 Description
Gamers return to the post-apocalyptic frontier for more hardscrabble living and darkly comic violence in Fallout: New Vegas. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment (known primarily for its competent stewardship of BioWare's Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchises), Fallout: New Vegas draws inspiration from all of its forebears, offering a Western setting and factions reminiscent of Fallout and Fallout 2, while retaining the gameplay mechanics and graphics of Fallout 3.
Expanded Description Gamers return to the post-apocalyptic frontier for more hardscrabble living and darkly comic violence in Fallout: New Vegas. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment (known primarily for its competent stewardship of BioWare's Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchises), Fallout: New Vegas draws inspiration from all of its forebears, offering a Western setting and factions reminiscent of Fallout and Fallout 2, while retaining the gameplay mechanics and graphics of Fallout 3.
While ostensibly a sequel to Bethesda's epic action RPG that found gamers exploring the wastelands on a hunt for their altruistic father, Fallout: New Vegas chooses to spin a classic tale of revenge befitting the "sinful" nature of the town that is its locus. Players begin their New Vegas saga as a simple courier who is inexplicably shot in the head and unceremoniously left to die in a shallow Mojave grave. Thanks to the intervention of strange robot and a friendly doctor, gamers survive this apparent death sentence with nothing more than amnesia and an intense desire for exploration and retribution. This new outlook on life forces players into a dangerous open world, where giant radioactive creatures roam the countryside, and raiders, slavers, supermutants, and ghouls vie for control of territory and resources. Combat and conversation remain the primary means of advancing the storyline, with mercenary missions and random battles providing for character advancement, and the V.A.T.S. targeting system and branching dialogue of Fallout 3 returning unmolested.
Obsidian has added a number of its own flourishes, led by a new reputation system that builds on the franchise's established Karma mechanic, continually updating gamers' standing among the wasteland's various settlers and warring factions. Companions also take a larger role, as players can now form a party, pass off weapons and items to friendly characters, and instruct their squad mates whether to be passive or aggressive in combat situations. Gamers also have more battle options thanks to new weapons, modifications, and special attacks; and the Nevada Wastes landscape is just as treacherous as the similarly sized Capital Wasteland thanks to militant factions and ferocious new beasts. Fallout: New Vegas also includes a "Hardcore" mode that operates outside of standard difficulty levels, and is designed to ratchet up the realism by giving ammunition weight, requiring players to remain hydrated, and making wounds heal gradually rather than instantly.
The "Ultimate Edition" includes the full original game, as well as all the expansions "Dead Money," "Honest Hearts," "Old World Blues," and "Lonesome Road," as well as the "Courier's Stash" and "Gun Runner's Arsenal" weapons and armor add-ons. The expansions open up new areas for gamers to explore, including the Sierra Madre Casino, Zion National Park, and the Big MT research crater, and the level cap has been raised from 30 to 50.
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Game Special Features
Explore a vast landscape filled with dangerous mutants, militant factions, and radioactive beasts
New weapons and modifications offer twice as many ways to kill enemies
Form parties and issue more detailed commands to companions
Earn a reputation based on interactions with various groups
Includes four expansions and raises the level cap to 50
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction GAMEPLAY CONTROLS: L2 Button = toggle 1st/3rd person; Hold L2 Button = adjust camera; L1 Button = aim/block; Select Button = wait; Start Button = pause; R2 Button = enter v.a.t.s. mode; Hold R2 Button = scan; R1 Button = attack; Triangle Button = jump; Circle Button = open/close pip-boy 3000; Hold Circle Button = activate pip-boy light; Left Analog Stick = move; L3 Button = click down to toggle stealth mode; Right Analog Stick = look/turn; R3 Button = click down to pick up/drop items; V.A.T.S. CONTROLS; R2 Button = enter v.a.t.s. mode; Hold R2 Button = scan; R1 Button = select target; Right Analog Stick = switch between targets; Left Analog Stick = target specific body parts; X Button = accept v.a.t.s. targeting; Circle Button = exit v.a.t.s.; PIP-BOY CONTROLS; Circle Button = enter/exit pip-boy; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = scroll up/down through lists; move left and right through menus in each section; L1 Button and R1 Button = cycle left/right through the three main sections; Right Analog Stick = pan around maps, scroll right side menus; MENU CONTROLS; X Button = equip, unequip or use the selected item; Square Button = drop the selected item; Triangle Button = repair the selected item; L2 Button = mod the selected weapon; R2 Button = hot key the selected item
Fallout: New Vegas -- Ultimate Edition : PlayStation 3