I've always had this Kind of Like to really hate relationship with Obsidian Entertainment...Now after reading several reviews I am hearing a common theme that I often hear with Obsidian..bugs, bugs, bugs.
"Despite Obsidian’s fan-service, Fallout: New Vegas is a heaping pile of bugs" according to one site GameZone.
I always try to read all the Metacritic reviews and then find a middle road, discounting the truly horrid reviews as well as the love fest reviews, but look for common running themes, and Bugs have it, as well as Graphical Glitches that interrupt game-play.
Also I am hearing from actual players, that some Zones Freeze, and actually require a Re-Load and a Re-run through hoping it doesn't glitch again, and you can get through it without a Reboot or Reload.
"All we can do is pray and hope for their colleagues id Software to lend Bethesda a decent engine - Obsidian couldn't do miracles with what Bethesda's coders gave them, and sometimes it even ruins some nice gameplay ideas like their crafting system." Metacritic
If you buy this game, let me know if you run into broken quests and other types of bugs that cause frustration. I will trust true gamers who buy the actual game and play it then someone who turns the game over to an intern and waits for a review. The only thing I find with gamers, is the "MONEY EFFECT" most gamers don't want to admit they bought total garbage, because they spent hard earned money on a game, and it has some type of weird effect in the gaming circle, so they tend to be more forgiving of a game they actually bought with their own money, then if they are given a copy or rent the copy.
Still let me know.