donderdag 19 mei 2011

Tribes of New Vegas


So far i am really enjoying the latest DLC for Fallout New Vegas, Honest Hearts.
Really enjoying the settings and tribal atmosphere.
And for me it came just in time, a day after i finished the main questline for New Vegas.

maandag 16 mei 2011

New Vegas, a world that never changes,

Yesterday i finished the main questline and so ending Fallout New Vegas.
i think i got the ending i wanted, i went for the "Wild Card" quests and a free independant New Vegas with Yes Man.
Managed to gain support from the khans, the Remnents, Boomers and The Brotherhood of Steel, brought Cachino to power with the Omertas and gained his support.

My initial thought when i started playing was to go the NCR route and help them get to power, Mr House just didn't seem right to me as i thought he was just some AI.
But along the way i learned more and more about the NCR and started to doubt them, i think they were the good guys but their methods were not always nice.

At some point i thought the Followers of the Apocalypse had the right ideas but they were not one of the factions you could help bring to power, so instead i decided to go with Yes Man and take over New Vegas.

The ending "slideshow" was nice and you are told what the results of your actions were and that's it, the end.
Really felt like an anti climax, i really wanted to see and feel the changes in the world and experience what i had caused in New Vegas.

I had a mod installed that ported me to the Lucky 38 after the slideshow so i can continue playing, but it just doesn't feel right as you are basicly sent to a world before the battle at the dam and nothing has changed.
I do still have a save right before going to that battle and i am actually thinking about going from there and not do the end battle as that would feel more like it is suppose to be.

To me this is a really big dissapointment to have a great game like this end in such an anti climax.
At least the game should have allowed you to experience the world after the battle and see the consequences of your actions, but i guess i should not have been surprised, afterall Fallout 3 ended quiet abruptly too before the DLC came out.

Well a few more days and we'll have new DLC for FNV and i am really hoping for the same thing they did for F3, a never ending game..


dinsdag 10 mei 2011

Armors of the wasteland

For some time I have been looking for an armor mod that gives me the "right" feeling, an armor that fits in the wasteland, there are many really cool looking armors to be found on the Nexus sites.

I have tried out many armors but most of them look either to new or shiny or simply doesn't fit within the game (or the lore).
I mean it makes no sense to walk around in a great looking shiny, new looking armor while the rest of the world walks around in beaten down, patched up and worn down clothing or armor, often created from stuff found on the scrapyard or in the wastes.
I am not saying these armors suck, i really do think there are quite a few really great looking armors out there, but to me they just don't fit with the game/lore, but i guess that's really up to you and how you experience or wanna experience the game.

However i think i finally found some armor sets that look pretty cool and actually fit in the world.

on the left is Cass, she is wearing her original armor as i think it allready looks really cool, so i didn't wanna change her, in the middle is my char and she is wearing the Wasteland Courier armor and Veronica on the right is wearing the Courier Merc Armor.

I really think these armors give the right feeling when wandering the wasteland or travel through towns and it doesn't give me the feeling my character is out off place.

When going through the Nexus sites most of the armor you find is either sexy/skimpy (read armored bikinis), manga looking or just plain wierd looking, so i am glad i found these armors, it definatly adds a little to my gameplay experience.

There is also another mod i'd like to point out and that is Tailor Maid - NV, this mod adds a lot of stuff that you can use to give your character that feeling of an armor put together from stuff found in the wastes or stuff taken from defeated enemies along with a few very good looking armors, like the armor seen in my previous post.