It’s time for another Retro Ad Replay article! This is the series where we head backwards in time to reminisce and celebrate the anniversary of some of the most significant moments in gaming. If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit Mandatory.com.
In this October 19 edition of Retro Ad Replay, we’re taking a trip back 10 years to when Fallout: New Vegas first launched on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. That’s October 19, 2010. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks, this post-apocalyptic action-RPG tasked players with navigating a nuclear wasteland where mutated monsters roam. As the title suggests, the setting of New Vegas is a futuristic version of Las Vegas, which was hit hard by a nuclear attack.
The GameRevolution Fallout: New Vegas review awarded the game a score of 4.5/5, celebrating the many side quests, “Hardcore Mode,” “reputation and factions,” “Companion Wheel,” and addition of color found at The Strip.
For if a battle ensues, a well-placed bullet, grenade, or uppercut to the jaw still solves most problems. Such is the worth of the Pip-Boy and my worry for those who venture without one. Its V.A.T.S. system allows methodical shots to anyone unfortunate enough to be a target – be it raider, radscorpion, or bug-eyed recruit. With a weapon in fine repair, best modded with scopes and larger magazines, and a bundle of stimpaks and chems, there is little to fear.
As long as freedom prevails in this irradiated frontier, adventure awaits for the ready and yearns for the able. The fool can wander for weeks in any direction and return with a trove of rifles, skill books, and Nuka-Cola Victories. Here, the air hangs upon the tittering of fate, and the world can be shaped by the will of one and the luck of another. War never changes – so it is said – but the dice has been thrown, the risks have been cast, and New Vegas is calling our bets.
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