killed Mr. House and Caesar, but I also let Benny live and though I'd originally planned to side with the NCR I'm really beginning to believe in an independent New Vegas after hearing the stories about Bitter Springs and Jacobstown.
I just ask because I thought New Vegas was a lot truer to the spirit of the Fallout franchise than Fallout 3. I'm not really in the fanatical camp about the original games (I don't think they hold up as well as others from that era), but the charm and atmosphere is definitely more present in New Vegas. FO3 was just too bleak and empty for me.
You have a radio-controlled bomb collar around your neck. There are lots of broken radios around that can trigger the detonator, so when your collar starts beeping you have to find the radio and disable it before your head asplode. While the best way to make beelines to the radio might be to stealth around enemies, you can also go in with guns blazing just as effectively. Another "stealthy" aspect is that the casino is patrolled by humanoid holograms that will really mess you up. You can't hurt them, but they have a transmitter usually mounted on the wall of the area they're patrolling which you have to destroy. You can stealth around them, or use high guns skills or even companion perks to disable their transmitters from a distance.
Just like FNV, there's lots of ways to accomplish a goal, and if they were relying heavily on stealth it's because they were playing a stealth-heavy character. At least, that's my take from what little I've played.
@lane: That's good. I think the "stealth heavy" comment just came from how Jeff plays that game. I'm more of a "rush in and kill everything in sight that's aiming at me with this here plasma rifle" kind of person.