- Scribbled on October 20th, 2010 by Jordan Lund
- Filed in Microsoft Xbox 360, New Release(s), PC, RPG, Sony PlayStation 3, WTF
The reviews for Fallout: New Vegas are trickling in and there seems to be a common theme, as we reported with the PS3 version: it’s a buggy glitchfest.
- GiantBomb: “…a list of incredibly annoying bugs that only got worse as I continued playing…”
- Ars Technica: “The biggest problem is that the game is prone to freezing… New Vegas also has some incredibly long load times.”
- GameZone: “Fallout: New Vegas is a heaping pile of bugs.”
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun: “I’m only about four hours into Fallout: New Vegas, and while I’m enjoying myself, I’ve already come to one saddening conclusion. It’s a bit broke.”
- Strategy Informer: “The game out-right froze on us half a dozen times, forcing us to restart our Xbox… Even loading times – not something that we normally pay attention too – can take up to several minutes.”
- The Guardian: “Familiar problems, such as regular crashes – I’ve had to switch my Xbox off using the power button roughly once every two hours so far.”
It’s a bad sign when sites like G4TV can’t get through the game without the game crashing multiple times at critical moments:
“Perhaps the biggest, most substantive criticism of Fallout: New Vegas is that it’s glitchy. Not just annoying so, but utterly, game-breakingly glitchy. In a massive, marathon play-through (before the game’s official launch), the game crashed five times in a 26 hour period, often in the middle of the action during vital moments.”
One YouTuber posted the first few minutes of their game, as seen above.
How can a brand new title get through QA with that kind of bug? Why it’s enough to make your head spin! It’s looking more and more like New Vegas is not quite cooked yet and if you haven’t plunked down your $60 yet you might just want to wait for the first round of patches and bug-fixes.