Fallout: New Vegas is not a direct sequel to Fallout 3. Though the game offers a similar role-playing experience to Fallout 3 and a few events from the game are mentioned, no characters from Fallout 3 appear. However, the game marks the return of many elements found in previous Fallout titles, including Marcus, a super-mutant from Fallout 2, again voiced by Michael Dorn.
It also incorporates plot lines and ideas that would have appeared in the first scheduled Fallout 3, codenamed Van Buren, such as the Hoover Dam and the New California Republic’s fight against Caesar’s Legion for control of the Mojave.
We tested with AA and AF disabled and HDR off. Texture quality was set to medium and radial blur quality was set to low.
Performance was mostly acceptable, with only a few drops below the sweet zone of 25 frames per second.