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Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Review Trio

by Dhruin, 2011-09-21 23:45:28

With Lonesome Road released yesterday, here are the first three reviews we've found. Let's start with the biggest site in this trio, Eurogamer, who score a harsh 5/10:

But it's the big story we're interested in, and it's here that Lonesome Road suffers. Ulysses pops up periodically, speaking via ED-E, and dribbles mouthfuls of mushy exposition into your lap. He talks in the sort of elusive quasi-mythical twaddle that made the later seasons of Lost such a chore to get through, and long before you actually meet him face-to-face, you'll be wondering if all that purple prose is being used to cover up the fact that the story isn't particularly compelling.

Just Push Start is more charitable, calling it "a fitting end" and scoring 3.5/5:

Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road is a fitting end for the story of the courier but due to the lack of content/replayability it is a disappointment following the hugely successful Old World Blues. While the story and some of the characters will have you enjoying the experience the rest of the add-on will make that feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment will quickly fade. This is best for those who are heavy duty Fallout fans and those who can look past the problems in the downloadable content.

At the other end of the scale, Empty Lifebar loved it and scores 5/5:

Once Ulysses has made his intentions clear it’s up to you to find him.  Along the way you’ll learn about the past you share and his strange fascination with you.  You and him will have an ending to things, a meeting between two Couriers that will be remembered for years to come.  Your choices at the end of the road have the chance to affect the Mojave, and thus, the rest of your game.  There are numerous choices, and thus several different endings.  No matter your decision in the end, feel free to sit back and relax, it’s been a long journey, but it’s finally over.  Lonesome Road is by far the best Fallout DLC yet, adding tons of new weapons and gear, new combat scenarios, and a well-written story.  The way in which the tale ends makes it feel as though it had always been planned as one of the installments.   One possible complaint regarding the add-on is the lack of characters to speak with.  Aside from Ulysses and your companion, the only voices you’ll hear are that of pre-recorded Holotapes of the long-dead.

Information about

Fallout: NV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released