So yeah. I emerged from my Fallout: New Vegas induced haze sometime this afternoon (I might have gone to class somewhere in there) to find that I have a movie tonight, the Halloween double feature (review up tomorrow morning). So, to apologize for going under for a couple days there, I thought I'd share with you my Fallout moment.
Fallout moments, for context, are the moment in an open world game when I see something, and suddenly the world comes alive for me. The first time this happened was in Fallout 3, when I arrived at Rivet City for the first time.
Anywho, my Fallout moment in New Vegas happened when I was wandering through the mountains Northwest of Goodsprings when I stopped and looked out East. I was, in game terms, dozens of miles away from the strip, and an actual walk there in real-time terms would take probably over an hour, not including stops. But I could still see, very clearly, the Lucky 38 Casino and all the lights of the strip.
And suddenly the world came alive for me.