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Anyone who has picked up the latest installment of the Fallout franchise, New Vegas, may have noticed it shipped with quite a few bugs. While PC patches have been released to remedy some of the problems, gamers can't help but wonder why a high profile game would ship in this state. Obsidian provides a response.
"I think when you create a game as large as Fallout 3 or New Vegas you are going to run into issues that even a testing team of 300 won't spot, so we're just trying to address those as quickly as possible and so is Bethesda," explains senior designer Chris Avellone.
"It's kind of like the bugs of the real world - the sheer expanse of what you're dealing with causes problems," he says. "The Bethesda teams are tracking a lot of issues that should be addressed in the patches and we're also playing the game in our QA department to fix any other issues we can find on our end."
$ + Deadline = no choice but to ship it this way. no excuse, but some of these bugs add to the experience. just sayin'.
out of the five people i know who bought this game on the day it came out, four of them saw glitches/bugs within the first two hours of gameplay, two of them lost saved games that costed them hours. I've been fortuante and haven't seen to many irritating glitches, perhaps because i installed it on the hard drive
all i really have to say is Fallout 3 had some minor bugs but nothing like this
with time they'll have most of the bugs patched like fallout 3 and hopefully it will be worth buying
i love the bugs are annoying and i dont have live how the hell will any of these patchs help me?
so when is the patch for the PS3 version coming out???
I'm sorry but it's really uncalled for when companies release games knowing that they have bugs like this and don't care enough to fix it before hand. It's okay when they patch something that wasn't caught at first but because this same thing happened with Fallout 3, they should have done something about it.
I haven't had any problems yet... but I fear the future.
To Obsidian: Look who's talking. How do you explain Alpha Protocol?
So you mean to tell me you never once had the good doctor's head spin around worse than the Exorcism? Or opened your pip boy above your head only to see half of the screen? Nor once did you lose all your saved data because you depended on the auto save feature you built into the game? I call BullMonkey.
Unfortunately, I haven't got the game yet, but I'm going to as soon as I can, bugs or not. I somehow doubt that these bugs make the game unplayable or not enjoyable. I read a few posts that talk about their systems crashing or freezing or losing their save data which I could say is a major problem, but that seems like it's the minority that experiences these detrimental effects. Not to mention that they have already started making patches to rectify these bugs and hopefully they will make these serious bugs their first priority.
yea i don't know. ive put about 20 hours into this game and i have yet to come across a bug other than a couple of split second glitches. this game is great
So far, I have experienced game freezes, falling through the ground, getting stuck in rocks, unresponsive NPCs, and NPCs floating through the ceiling and out of range. Now, with that said, The game still rocks and I don't see me putting it down any time soon. I just save a lot more than I normally do.
This is why I don't buy RPGs like Fallout
I actually haven't had one problem with my game. I'm playing on a PS3 though and read the 360 seems to have a lot more issues...??
Not sure it's any worse than Fallout 3, which I can no longer play because my save state crashes ad nauseum.
im on the birds of a feather quest and the guy im supposed to deliver the package too dissapeared through a rock
at least there trying, im fine with that.
I have gladly not ran into any bugs other than the disappearing gun bug. I barely have 10 hours logged into New Vegas, so I guess I am lucking out so far. I have it installed so maybe that's helping ;D