I completed Fallout: New Vegas yesterday and I’m now moving on to World of Warcraft.
I was surprised to discover that finishing the main quest in New Vegas really puts an end to the game. There’s no going back to pick up lose threads. I hadn’t yet reached the level cap and I had several quests I wanted to return to later, so I was not quite done playing it. However, I think 80 hours is as much time as I can give this game right now, so I’m not going to begin a second play-through. It was a decent ride, but nothing in New Vegas makes me want to go through it all again so soon, least of all the bugs that killed at least two quests for me.
This wraps up the final leg of my Fallout marathon but is not yet the end of my blogging about Fallout. I have several posts in mind, including a more elaborate opinion on New Vegas, a recap of the experience of trying to play through all the games in the franchise in a row, a piece of New Vegas fan fiction and a critique of Fallout‘s post-apocalyptic monetary system. I’m writing this here because I hope that now I’ve promised it publicly, I’ll be shamed into not forgetting to write those posts.
I started playing World of Warcraft. Having been a WoW virgin so far (if you don’t count that night many months ago when we almost made it to second base; and I don’t), I’m jumping right into Cataclysm and it is a bit discombobulating. I’m still struggling with how you move around and attack things. I really like the game and I suspect I may be in for the laung haul this time around.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find where the leveling-up screen is.