I officially hate New Vegas x.x
I always disliked a lot about it, but it was fun. Now that I'm trying to see all the games endings and experience all the factions, it's shown me just how unbelievably riddled with traps it is. It can't possibly be this consistency broken, can it?
Okay, backstory here. I tried to make a neutral character that would use talking, science, medicine, all of the technical stuff you'd need in some of the bigger decisions, and would level up as much as I could without offending or siding with anyone. I would save it there and branch off from that point for the 5 main paths, Legion, NCR, House, Yes Man and Independent New Vegas.
Then, I find out, for some reason, the NCR is mad at me. I don't know why. I've finished NCR before, so I was pissed, but decided to go with House instead. But House plans involve NCR, so that's two games ruined. I decided to try Yes Man, but the White Glove Society quest is one of the, maybe THE most badly designed quests I've played in a game, ever. It was too open, to the point of being confusing, and while I resolved it, I have no idea how it happened. It was like two or three of the quests endings mashed together into one big jumble of events that contradicted each other.
I got so fed up, that instead of starting over, I got the game on PC, and went on to cheat the ass out of it. I gave myself 100 in everything, infinite ammo, caps, stimpaks... I didn't care. I was guna do it this time. I'd played fair enough already, I really didn't mind cheating, which I usually hate. Plus it came with all DLC, so I was actually excited to try those.
Then I boot up Old World Blues x.x Oh my God that was terrible. Everyone says it's the best DLC, and really, it was funny. Hilarious even. But the amusing dialogue, it's only strength to me, was also the biggest problem. There was too much of it. I spent an hour just listening to people in the room, and I walked out having learned almost nothing, and knowing I should have. I didn't fully understand what I had to do, why I was doing it, and things I used to be sure of, I was getting confused about because of brain numbingly long these talks were.
And if I hadn't been cheating, I'd have been even more fucked, the enemies are pretty tough and the ammo you'd need most is the least common. Couple this with a new set of armour that automatically uses up all your Stimpaks, also very rare, and couple this with the game world being a bunch of dungeons you need to fight over the surface to get to, and you have a resources nightmare. This isn't 'tough' or 'survival', this is annoying. This is you hiding behind a rock, because all your gear is smashed up, your half dead and running out of bullets.
So FINALLY I force my way through this confusing mess (You can't leave until you finish. FUN!) and I'm given a choice. Leave without my brain, or talk it into coming back. Don't ask, it's Fallout, it likes to be kooky and depressing at the same time, the gluts Dx so I convince my brain to crawl back into my skull, and it advises me to go to the surgery area, since it can't be done here. Okay, I say, you say here, I'll go shoot all the robots!
Now, keep in mind, the brain TOLD me to go, and TOLD me it could not follow just yet. The option to leave it there did not, in any way, indicate anything other then what I had been told. Leave, kickass, have reunion with grey matter, get out of this horrid DLC. Simple.
Little did I know, I just elected to lock up the brains tank and leave it there forever, and no amount of clicking would persuade it to open so I could ask it if it would please consider. With my last save before that point being about 5 hours back, I was pretty much committed to this. But I felt cheated, tricked, fooled, and even though I used the console to buff all my skills, I needed a 75 Speech to get this ending. I chose this ending, and I fucking want it.
Fuck this game -.- Fuck all Obsideon games until they learn to slow the hell down and actually finish them. We don't need MOAR CRAFTING, we need a stable product. Fuckheads...