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To put it simply, Old World Blues is easily the best of the available DLC for Fallout: New Vegas, and quite possibly the best DLC for the entire revamped Fallout franchise. It just brings so much fun and entertainment and personality to the table. Of course there's the standard five level cap raise we've come to expect, and tons of new and very useful gear. But what really puts it over the top for me is the story, the environment and the personality. If you're only going to buy one DLC, this is absolutely the one to buy in my opinion.
The Adrenaline Vault, 4/5.
The decisive factor in players' judgment of Old World Blues will probably relate to how much they enjoy dialogue. The verbal wordplay and characters are very inspired, but I personally found the script extremely longwinded. There were several instances where I zoned out and began button-mashing just to get the chance to start actually doing something. I also didn't mind dying repeatedly, but I understand how that could be rather annoying to some, and unfortunately, it's pretty much unavoidable.
Old World Blues is the first downloadable add-on to New Vegas that gets a thumbs up from me. It's clever, creative, different and most of all, fun. Go out and give it a try!
MSXBOX World, 8/10.
Full of creativity, an engaging story, and some downright hilarious dark humour that the series is known for, Old World Blues is a fantastic entry into the Fallout universe, a highpoint that the fans have been waiting for for what seems like too long. The series has never been terrible by any means, but this latest chapter is one of it's most impressive no doubt. In typical Fallout fashion though, it does have it's fair share of bugs, random crashes, texture loading, flawed trading, and in particular a fast travel glitch that seems to have a 50/50 chance of crashing each time. All are as infuriating and annoying as every other Fallout bug we've seen, of which there are many, but none of them really detract from the enjoyment you'll get from this add on. Old World Blues is a great piece of DLC that provides some memorable moments, fantastic value for money, one that extends the ever impressive appeal of the main game, and raises the bar for the fourth and final piece of DLC to follow.
Daily Joypad, 5/5.
Overall, if you've enjoyed the New Vegas experience so far, then Old World Blues should be right up your street. The strength of the script alone makes it stand head and shoulders above not only the other two DLC packs but arguably a lot of the core game. While there's little new in terms of features, odds are if you've beaten New Vegas already you won't be bothered by just a little bit more fetching for random scientists. Glitches rear their ugly heads once again, but that shouldn't stop you spending some time in Big Mountain.
The new Big MT area that is added with the Old World Blues DLC is not too large but it has a lot of building and areas to explore. I actually really like this about it. You don't have to walk too far to get to any building, but there are still a lot of areas to look for fun stuff. After completing the DLC you do get the option to go back and forth between the main game world and the Big MT whenever you want. It is nice to be able to go back and explore or use the auto-doc there.
Overall, I think Old World Blues is worth picking up. The new equipment is a lot of fun to use, and if you like exploring the game world there are a lot of fun little buildings to dig through.