Fallout: New Vegas (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

Discussion in 'Games' started by Leto II, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Axle-Starweilder Force Ghost

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    but when that comes out i won't buy it because it'll just be an expansion pack of new vegas.
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Gonk: well... modern society is more brutal in certain ways. I mean, they were certainly ruthless but they had a big emphasis on the stability of society and preventing deaths once they had established their Empire. But sure, I agree with the general modern/ancient/medieval sort of framework, I've just decided that I detest Caesar's Legion in the game.

    Caesar himself... well, he's clever, I suppose. But he pretty much admits appropriating Roman culture just for its militaristic bits and dropping the rest as it suits him. I don't think he believes in any of it--for him, it's just about power. He's basically a less incompetent Mussolini. Ugh.

    greyjedi13243 (or whatever):

    more of the same to me, which is why I won't be getting it. If I need some new stuff for fallout 3 ill go download some mods


    With all due respect, you're completely wrong in every way possible and in several that nobody's ever thought of yet./>
  3. zacparis VIP

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    So I just shot a coyote and then saw she had a pup. Why is this game so cruel. :(

    [image=http://amonhen.net/athenaeum/plog-content/images/games/fallout-new-vegas/falloutnv-2010-11-29-13-10-42-71.jpg]
  4. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I just see delicious dog steaks, to use an a main course after my grilled mantis foreleg. :p
  5. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I think Boone's permanently crippled my relationships with the Legion. Wanted to check out the fort, but despite not having any companions and the Mark of Caesar I've been forced to murder all of Cottonwood Cove, Caesar, Vulpes and his entire camp. Glad I was level 30 with several unique weapons by then, and I still had to run around like a madman hiding. Stupid Ballistic Fists.
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    Okay, they really didn't hold back on the difficulty with Dead Money. I have more trouble surviving this than any other area/quest in the game, including the Deathclaw areas. Stimpaks and ammo are also more difficult to get. And the Ghost Seekers' weapons keep crippling my limbs.
  7. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I never had trouble with Deathclaw areas because I just snipes them from a distance with the Anti-MAteriel Rifle (though I never went in the cave). I presume this is more interior environments?
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I sniped the Deathclaws too. And this isn't interior (at least not the part before the casino), just fairly close quarters.
  9. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    I punched a Deathclaw to death once. And in the game.
  10. Gonk Jedi Grand Master

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    I never had trouble with Deathclaw areas because I just snipes them from a distance with the Anti-MAteriel Rifle (though I never went in the cave). I presume this is more interior environments?

    The environments are outdoor, mostly, but urban with buildings that are only about as run down as those on the strip (i.e: almost all of them are still standing). Plus the architecture is different: you have these narrow streets and small plazas like in Europe, not long spacious roads like the strip, which doesn't lend itself well to sniping. In order to snipe you have to find a way onto overhangs on the second level -- which isn't always possible and even when it is, sooner or later you're going to have to come down and fight it out at street level becuase the ghost men can't be permanently killed by bullets: they'll be unconscious for a while, but then get back up.

    To permanently kill them you have to either disintigrate them with energy weapons (not just kill them), or chop them up. So if you want to snipe you'll have to shoot them down and then get down there like a jackrabbit and slice them up. There are some that carry gas bombs -- which essentially look like sizable propoane tanks they lug around with them -- and you can shoot that and blow them up, which also works... since explosions can tear you to tiny bits, that substitutes for the chopping.

    That said, I haven't had TOO much difficulty with them: I just take the knife-sword and go to town. Mind you, I hit the new level 35 limit before ever entering the place.
  11. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Jul 3, 2006
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    I bought Dead Money but haven't been brave enough to try it out yet. In preparation I've been upping my Unarmed stats (close to 100 now, at level 31). Anything else I should do before I embark? I see mention of energy weapons, and my guy's pretty pathetic in that regard.
  12. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    If you're going Unarmed, just bring enough stuff to kill a few enemies. Once you get a Bear Trap Gauntlet off one you'll be unstoppable.
  13. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    [face_love]
  14. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Just finished Dead Money last night. I guess I can understand why people had beef with it, but I thought it was a solid seven hours (and 225 saves, I saved after practically every corner I turned). It was a nice change of pace from the sprawling expansiveness of the Mojave, and I liked having to hunt for and conserve supplies rather than having a surplus of everything as in the base game. The cast of characters was great (Christine being a personal favorite, my heart sank when she shot down a possible romance with my male character). And the achievements were easy, too. :p

    Looking forward to the next episode, whenever it comes. I'm closing in on 60 hours logged into my campaign, and plan on logging a whole lot more before I'm done with it.
  15. hudzu Chosen One

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/master_jacen/ScreenShot4.jpg]

    ...i love this game.
  16. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Did you find the cave they're actually in?
  17. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

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    Are there any new weapons from Dead Money?
  18. zacparis VIP

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DSkhBUUU_c&feature=player_detailpage#t=505s

    I'm sorry, Las Vegas? LAS Vegas? n00bs. :p
  19. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    You'd think the nerd would have gotten it right. [face_shame_on_you]
  20. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

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    He's probably a Nintendork.:p
  21. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I traded in lots of games last week and picked this up alongside Dead Space 2. I can't believe that New Vegas is already half it's launch price brand new. In fact it was worth around the same ammount as what I got for Force Unleashed II.[face_plain] Part of me was glad I was late to this party seeing how cheap I got it. Then I realised what I have been missing out on since it's release! It's just epic!

    I have barely scratched the surface but so far I have met snuffles, sex bot and Rhonda. Already this game is infinitely more memorable than Fallout 3, and that's saying something!:eek:
  22. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Jul 19, 1999
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    So, this game is now going cheap - £14 online - but the talk of it being buggy as hell is all over the net, how much truth is there to that?

    I'm nearing the end of Mass Effect 2 so will need an alternative....
  23. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Aug 12, 2002
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    Unfortunately, it really is. Sometimes you can get lucky. I know my first 20 hours or so with this game was entirely bug free. But since then the biggest problem I had was freezing/crashing and the occasional NPC turning hostile for no reason. Save often!
  24. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I've already run into a couple of bugs. When I started on Hardcore the game wouldn't let me level up when I reached level 2, and I think there have been a couple of times when disguising myself as a member of a hostile faction hasn't worked.

    But it's a game that is worth enduring the flaws from what I can tell. Imagine Fallout 3 but pumped full of extra quests and storylines.

    Did I mention that I [face_love] Snuffles? I almost cried when the courageous little mole rat charged into battle against a deathclaw!
  25. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    That bad huh? Thanks, saved me money - can't abide a game crashing frequently when I've bought it new. With the price of games being what they are there's no excuse for shoddy products... Hmm, have got a couple of other re-plays in progress like MGS4 and Bayonetta and there's Dragon Age....