I don’t want to give away too many spoilers so I’ll try to be careful, but The Old World Blues DLC for Fallout: New Vegas has become my favorite DLC for the game so far. It has some of he funniest characters and dialog in the game, and my character got some of the best loot yet. There are three weapons that you will get throughout the main quests and each one is quite powerful. In addition to theses three unique weapons I also found a very powerful gauss rifle that became my go-to weapon. There is also a great set of stealth armor that you get in the main quest which I highly recommend you take the time to upgrade. These addition to my inventory were great, and the way they tied in with the quests guaranteed that I could not miss them.
Like the other DLC packs that have released, Old World Blues ups the level cap by five more levels. Because of the nature of the enemies in the new Big MT area of the DLC, I found myself adding a couple perks that I previously ignored. While I enjoyed the Sierra Madra area in the previous DLC, it was annoying never having enough ammo. In Old World Blues this is not an issue. There was tons of ammo to go around and a robotic store that allows you to stock up as needed.
What I really makes Old World Blues fun though is the story and choices you get to make. The DLC starts off with you waking up in a research facility. You quickly find out some experiments were done on you but that the scientists need your help now. The way you ultimately deal with both scientists’ issues and what has been done to your body leads to some game-changing elements. None of them are truly that drastic, and each has its own benefits, but I enjoyed being given the choice to shape the Fallout: New Vegas world going forward.
Most of the NPCs in Old World Blue are in the same general area of the Big MT. I found them to be hilarious. Each one was quirky had some sort of major personality trait that you had to work with. For example, there is a little robot who is addicted to cleaning mugs and dishes. He knows he was programmed that way but he can’t help but want all the mugs he can find. Any time you take him new ones he gets extremely excited. I hope any upcoming DLC has more characters like this because they really make Old World Blues shine.
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.
A copy of Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues DLC for the Xbox 360 was provided to us for this review from Bethedsa.