Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski


I finally clawed my way to the end of Fallout New Vegas (FNV). Some parts of the game had gotten extremely buggy. In fact, my saves had gotten buggy, which was bad. Many factions changed status on me, I lost map markers, and perks just disappeared.

Anyhow, I made it to the end, no matter how distasteful that way. Now I get to turn the clock back an go back to enjoying the game.

When I hit level 20, I took the Explorer perk and began visiting everywhere that I hadn't found. That made me happy. I liked exploring the game.

I read a review about FNV, and this particular person complained about how many things had no quests. Yes, that's exactly the point of a sandbox game. I greatly enjoy the implied quests in the game. There's no XP bonus for it. You just do it because you enjoy it. Want to see the world? Do it. Want to make deathclaws extinct? Do it. Want to find lots of quirky things? Go looking around. 

I have to say that the Explorer perk is extremely valuable. Just by visiting marked sites, I gained six levels and acquired a large number of unique items. That's a mighty good return on investment.

I'm glad to be done the main plot. I had been avoiding and missing it at the same time. Now I can do some of the add-on content.

  • Moving to DreamWidth

    For those heading to DreamWidth, I've created an account. I'm dmilewski.

  • Prostitution as a Means of Family Planning

    Does prostitution constitute a method of family planning? If a man doesn't want more children, then instead of having sex with his wife, he has sex…

  • The Swordbearer (1982)

    The Swordbearer (1982) by Glen Cook is the dark fantasy version of a YA novel. If you know Glen's writing style, you'll recognize the disaster about…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded