Looking Back: Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues DLC
Old World Blues is by far the best Fallout: New Vegas DLC.
I absolutely loved Old World Blues! The missions in this Fallout: New Vegas DLC were kind of repetitive, and most of the run through the new world felt like a constant repeat of the last mission, but it wasn’t too daunting. Actually, the difficulty was scaled way below that of Dead Money, which I really didn’t mind.
“There is an expression in the Wasteland: Old World Blues. It refers to those so obsessed with the past they can’t see the present, even less the future, for what it is.”– Doctor Klein, Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues.
Old World Blues is the third DLC add-on for Fallout: New Vegas. It was released on July 19th, 2011 by Obsidian Entertainment and Bethesda Softworks. While searching the Mojave Wasteland, the Courier stumbles across a fallen satellite, which transports him/her to the Big Mountain Research Center. After waking up without a brain, and other missing, important, body parts, the Courier is set on a mission to stop Doctor Mobius, in order to have their missing limbs restored.
The difficulty in Old World Blues seemed to be just right. The new Lobotomites, Night Stalkers, and those freaking Robo Scorpions weren’t over powered, but they were definitely strong enough to keep me on my toes, without causing the urge to throw my controller across the room.
What really made this DLC worth it was the characters. Holy crap, the characters! From the very moment I stepped into the Think Tank and had my first conversation with Dr. Klein (a disembodied voice with monitors for eyes, and a mouth), it was an absolute treat! The conversations had me smiling and laughing from the beginning to the very end. As the game progressed, they kept unveiling new, interesting personalities to my room, like the jealous light switches, and the cool, smooth talking Biological Research Station. It was always fun to listen and see what they had to say.
Muggy and the Toaster, by far, have to be my favorite! I could listen to Muggy rant and rave about cups forever. His dialogue, his persona, and the understanding of his own obsession made him an absolute joy to listen to. Oh, and the Toaster! His aspirations of world domination were hilarious! I brought him junk from the wasteland just to hear him talk.
The dialogue in Old World Blues was amazing. Then, when I finally watched the end credits roll, it was satisfying. The mission itself wasn’t epic, but when I heard all the appliances cheering in the end…I knew it was worth it. That made it well worth the trip. This is by far the best Fallout: New Vegas DLC.