Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road

Fallout 1 and 2 dev on storytelling and Fallout 3 vs New Vegas

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The lead programmer of Fallout 1 and 2, Tim Cain, has been airing his views on Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas in an in-depth chat with RPG Codex. The co-founder of Troika (Arcanum, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines) is currently working on the upcoming South Park RPG with New Vegas developers, Obsidian, but he reckons it's a close call between the two modern Fallouts.

"If I were to compare the two games, I would say that Fallout New Vegas felt like it captured the humor and style of the Fallout universe better than Fallout 3," he said, "but I have to hand it to the FO3 designers for developing VATS, a cool twist on called shots for a real-time game."

Cain found Fallout 3's wasteland to be a lot more lavish than New Vegas', the incidental details and attention to detail that went into every environment didn't just sell the feel of the post-apocalypse, it hid self-contained stories among the debris.

Steam Autumn Sale continues: Total War, LA Noire, VVVVVV, Fallout: New Vegas super cheap

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What's this, every Total War title except Shogun and Shogun 2, with all accompanying DLC for just £8.74 / $12.49? What are you doing to us, Steam sale? I was planning to eat, and perhaps sleep this weekend but NO, you have to throw hundreds of hours of world class strategy gaming at me for a price that my buying finger can't not click on.

Wait, there's more? Gravity mangling platformer VVVVVV, for just 99p / $1.24? That's less than I paid for my cup of coffee this morning. The slick shouting-at-people-until-they-crack simulator LA Noire, which has only been out for two minutes, is half price. And Fallout: New Vegas and all its DLC packs are available at prices that make the upcoming Ultimate Edition seem a little redundant.

Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road review

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There are three problems with this, the last story-based New Vegas DLC pack, and two of them are in the title. It’s an almost relentlessly linear trudge from one side of a rubble-strewn canyon to the other, with only an endearingly bleepy new ED-E eyebot for company. There are few sidequests along the way, few surprises, and only a handful of secrets for you to discover.

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate edition to bundle all DLC into one package, out in February

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Whoops, I seem to have accidentally put all the information in the headline, but it's still good news for those of us who didn't buy any DLC packs because we knew that it would inevitably end up bundled in a single, better value package. VG247 say that, along with the original game, the Ultimate Edition includes the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash, and Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC packs, and will be out on February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe. No pricing details yet.

Our own Tom Hatfield insists that he'll be skipping Skyrim on launch and picking it up sometime later in a similar deal once the mod community's had a good crack at it and any bugs and glitches have been ironed out. My prediction is that he'll break within a week. What do you think?

Fallout New Vegas Lonesome Road release delayed

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Update: Bethesda US has contacted us to clarify that Lonesome Road will indeed go live on Steam today at 10AM Pacific time. No delay after all!

Whoops! Lonesome Road has suffered a last minute delay and will now be available later this evening. The Fallout New Vegas DLC was scheduled to be on Steam right now. There's even a post on Bethblog claiming that it's available, but a search of the Steam store reveals the DLC is nowhere to be seen.

When we contacted a representative of Bethesda for comment we were told that there had been a last minute delay, and that we could expect the Lonesome Road to arrive around "Mid afternoon, West Coast time", which is late evening to us here in the UK. It's a shame, but only a minor annoyance, especially compared to Batman: Arkham City being delayed by a month.

Lonesome Road will cost £7.49 or $9.99 when it finally arrives. In the meantime, enjoy the latest Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road trailer again.