Poll: Which New Vegas DLC is the best?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Dr Fallout, Jan 12, 2016.

Which New Vegas DLC is the best?

  1. Dead Money

  2. Honest Hearts

  3. Old World Blues

  4. Lonesome Road

  1. iltt

    iltt Bethesda Stan of the Forums

    May 24, 2016
    lonesome road was a nice conclusion to new vegas, but i prefer old world blues for the increasingly rare zany humor not found it aaa games
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    One of OBW's biggest weaknesses in my opinion are the main quests and I do wish a little bit more was done with the various installations throughout the Big Mt.
    Sadly a lot of them are loot dungeons, imagine ones, but still loot dungeons.

    I still wish that Lonesome Road would have been this ending changing DLC which adds an additional chapter after the second battle of Hoover Dam.
    My dream scenario would have been that it fully added Ulysses as a main companion throughout the game, or he just pops up from time to time throughout the main campaign, in both cases he observes you and questions you about your decisions and actions.

    Then after the second battle of hoover dam ED-E shows up (if he is not on your team already), relaying a message to you from Ulysses in which he tells that your choice on who to back during the battle have made him made his own decision.
    He now has gone to the Divide and he challenges you to follow him to the 'end of the world' to decide the future for civilization in the South West.

    During your trek through the Divide you learn more about Ulysses background (if he is a companion during the main game he doesn't release little to no details when you talk to him), his history and connection with the Legion, and what connection between you and him before you met him in the Mojave.

    At the Temple of Ulysses he makes it clear he is going to destroy the side you sided with, or perhaps NCR, the Legion, and New Vegas, in order to wipe the slate clean and start civilization anew and a chance to rebuild without it being made in the image of the past.

    There you can defend your choices through dialogue and stand together with Ulysses against the Marked Men, or fight him and then the Marked Men, and then either launch the ICBMs of the silo at a target of your own choice to stop the launch.

    And once you leave the silo the complete ending of Fallout New Vegas runs together with outcome of your decisions in Lonesome Road.
  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    @The Dutch Ghost

    Just take a look a those dlc's none of them have very many new npcs.
    Beth gave them like 5$. That's a bit much to ask for dontcha think?
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I know but I still wish the DLCs would have been a bit more. I still think they are in general pretty good though, especially when you compare it to most DLCs from other games.
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  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Oh Yeah there's nothing wrong with wanting more quality. Especially in light of fallout 3&4. So much badness... I get why you want more that's all.
  6. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici First time out of the vault

    Jun 4, 2016
    This is what I think of the DLCs:
    HH: Interesting for lore and new weapons and enemies. Pretty fun and short DLC.
    OWB: Definitely the best in terms of gameplay. It's just fun. Trying to convince your brain to come back into your body is the kind of thing that makes Fallout the best series ever.
    LR: People criticize it for being too linear, but the story and lore is great, Ulysses is very interesting, and it is perfect for the last thing the Courier does before the Second Battle of Hoover Dam.
    DM: Well, I guess I could say it's challenging. Other than that, I can't think of anything positive.
  7. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    Try the incredibly well crafted story, the natural progression between each act, the interesting characters, the well executed themes, new lore, new enemies and, the fact that it and Lonesome Road are the only DLCs to use Hardcore mode correctly.
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  8. iGrievous

    iGrievous Star Paladin

    May 31, 2016
    Lonesome Road gets my vote. I like how it brings the Courier's story full circle as well as finally shedding some more light on Ulyssess who up until that point was unknown aside from a few scant bits of information. The only thing I don't particularly like are the Crawlers or whatever they're called, since they feel like just another reskin of Fallout 3's Trogs.
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  9. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Tunnelers were cool you shut up. :aiee:

    Anyway with 4 great choices there is no *best* NV dlc there are Only favorites and my favorites are DM and OWB for completely opposite reasons from one another. DM is dark, serious, and has great lore. OWB does have great lore and and an interesting location like DM but at its core it was just a good time filled with laughs.
  10. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    I've only played Dead Money and Honest Hearts (the game wore off of me before I got to the rest). Couldn't say which was better though. Dead money felt more tense and gripping, but the endless dark and rusted corridors started to feel really tedious in the long run. Honest Hearts had a less tedious setting (in being more open and lit up), but failed to motivate as well as DM.
  11. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    As much as I picked Lonesome Road, I hesitated with Honest Hearts because of Graham's character. Probably one of the most mature protagonist in the franchise, in my mind. Complex and touching. Also, as much as I'm not a mormon or anything close to that, I found it mature and refreshing to have a title that doesn't judge religious characters or immediately turn them into mean parodies, pedophile priests or bigot manipulative jerks. Fallout being respectful of religions and trusting the player to make the spiritual answers that fit him/her is very mature. It's a proof that we are treated as adults by the developers, mature players who can make their own choices and judgements. That's refreshing, even if you're not a religious guy or girl.
    The DLC in itself suffers from mediocre quests (No, Joshua, I don't care about talkie walkies in the context of a sin and atonement storyline...), but the characters and the setting is perfect.
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  12. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2015
    I really enjoyed all of them, probably Honest Hearts the most due to Grahm. He was great. I really enjoyed all of the DLC though.

    Im gonna probably put OWB at the bottom due to it's tone, and the implants, its just not my thing...but it's at the bottom of IMO an extremely strong group of add ons.

    I certainly didn't NOT like it.
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  13. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    The problem with OWB is that it hates guns and seems to be aimed for melee/unarmed/energy characters. The enemies are also quite bland. But i did like the rest of it.
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  14. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2015
    Never thought of it that way with the guns aspect, but I must say I agree.
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  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Almost all the DLCs had focus on particular weapons, not just OBW.
    Honest Hearts for example the new melee weapons such as clubs and those 45. weapons, and Lonesome Road on heavy weapons such as miniguns, that new shoulder mounted rotating barrel weapon, and the new missile launcher.
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  16. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I loved the 45., brought me back to my favorite conflict and time period.
  17. 2house2fly

    2house2fly First time out of the vault

    May 18, 2013
    My favourite is definitely Dead Money, though Old World Blues comes close. DM just doesn't waste an inch of space, it's packed with dialogue options (including Lockpick skill checks!) and everything is obliquely connected, all wrapping back around to the tragic story of the man who built the Sierra Madre. The new game mechanics are cool- i like the concept of holograms and the radios as "an enemy you can't just headshot" and I liked the rhythm of shooting down a Ghost Person and then having to switch to a melee weapon and hack a limb off to make sure it stayed down. It uses existing mechanics effectively as well, giving you the Holorifle in poor condition with Bulk ammo, effectively hiding the fact that you've just been given one of the best weapons in the game; and a good bit of tension-release with the red dots on your radar occasionally turning out to be a wandering radroach. OWB is bigger and probably more fun, but Dead Money is really impressive and atmospheric.
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  18. superdude34

    superdude34 Mad Grave Robber

    Feb 6, 2016
    I always loved Lonesome Road for the character of Ulysses, who I thought was awesome, with his Frumentarii background and all. I also liked the divide and the sandstorms, because it reminded me of Doom, probably my favourite game series.
    Honest Hearts is a close second because of the 45.ACP guns and the tribal/aboriginal stuff they had going on. Also loved the survivalists story.
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  19. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    If only Honest Hearts was more about the interaction of the tribes and different choices in helping them then it would be great.
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  20. drawnacrol

    drawnacrol It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 5, 2010
    Its between Old World Blues and Lonesome Road for me. I love the setting for both. The DLCs really make New Vegas for me.

    I've always hated how rushed New Vegas felt. The whole Legion side of the story feels like it was cut down to just the bare bones after Nipton. I know all Fallout games have been rushed out with a lot of content missing but NV was like tactics where you could really feel a lot was missing as you work your way through the game.