Replaying Honest Hearts

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Felspawn, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 15, 2010
    as i'm replaying the game from start to finish since last patch i'm at the point where i'm ready to head up to zion but honestly after spending 30mins there i dont know if i can stomach it again..i didnt mind it the first time, i liked searching for the survivilists caches and i'll probably gin and bear it for the sake of the desert ranger armor but i cant say that i'm enjoying it the 2nd time round, anyone feel similar
     
  2. Prozel

    Prozel First time out of the vault

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    Jul 25, 2011
    Opposite here. I've played it about 3 times and still enjoys it. IMO it's one of the best DLC package there is, Fallout 3 DLC included.
     
  3. vakapyro06

    vakapyro06 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 21, 2011
    yeah, it was great the first 2 times... then it gets somewhat tedious.

    The only redeeming quality after a while is Graham and Randall Clark.
     
  4. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I'm with the OP on this one. Not saying the DLC was bad (the survivalists story is one of the best things I've read for quite some time), but for me all this religious talk is a bit alien, even to a degree where I find it a bit pretentious (which it isn't, I know) and Graham/Daniel felt very bland to me.. I am someone who likes a bit more tighter narrative (Dead Money nailed it for me) so I didn'T do much exploration (what for?) there...
     
  5. quotetheraven90

    quotetheraven90 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 12, 2011
    Uh-hu. Honest Heart kinda disappoint me, too. After the awesome Death Money, I thought this one gonna be better. The introduction of the DLC by Jed Masterson was neat and enticing, but the no character development whatsoever following that. The only highlight in this DLC are Survivalist's mini quest, Joshua Graham and meeting Ricky the dork.

    The quest were too simple, and the last mission quite anti-climatic.
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I have no problems with Honest Hearts, but I can't replay Dead Money again. It's just way too linear for my taste, which Honest Hearts is not.
     
  7. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Yeah, I get pretty claustrophobic when I play Dead Money. I'm kind of scared to play it a second time, because I don't want to be trapped there again, but I'm thinking that I might like it better the second time, since most of the frustration I encountered the first time came from not knowing where the hell to go or what the hell to do.

    The main problem I have with Honest Hearts is that it feels a little rushed. It feels like the stories building up, and then out of nowhere it's time to 'decide the fate of Zion'. It's all pretty anti-climactic. Plus, there's pretty much no reason to go with Daniel's ending, because he's just some guy that you barely talk to and Joshua is the epitome of badassity without it coming off as cheesy or cliche.
     
  8. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Dead Money is the least re-playable, I know because I've played it three times. Joshua Graham alone makes Honest Hearts worth re-playing at least once.
     
  9. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    The only good points for Honest Hearts in my opinion is Joshua Graham and the .45 auto weapons.

    Tommy-gun anyone?

    Other than that, the entire thing is just a drag, even the environment bores me.
     
  10. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    For me it's the opposite again. I couldn't care less for the new weapons, but the worldspace is just beautiful (as much as it can be beautiful in that engine).
     
  11. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea, it does show the creaky ol' engine can still do nice things. First time I saw it I was amazed the same engine that Fallout 3 ran on could do that.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I don't get why peopel only look for "FAT LOOTZ AND GUNS" in their DLC only, if you are only itnerested in that get the PC version and download a bunch of mods.
     
  13. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    No one talked about "FAT LOOTZ AND GUNS" in here, or complained about the lack of it. Is it your inability to stand cricisim again?
     
  14. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Some people's PCs can't run New Vegas...
     
  15. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Then buy a new PC rather than a console.
     
  16. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    I did not purchase the DLC for the items, I purchased it to expand on the story and environment of Fallout New Vegas.

    Extra items are bonuses, however, I did not enjoy Honest Hearts, therefore, the only value I have in it is one particular character and the .45 pistol and machine gun.
     
  17. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 15, 2010
    exactly, its not about the loot (though the aforementioned armor is nice) its just hard for me to muster up the interest in helping the sorrows. honestly the only thing that interested me in my first playthrough (and is the only thing i'm focusing on this time) is the Survivalist's Story and finding his caches, his logs. Aside from that the rest is just a bunch of fetch quests with a bunch of patronizing NPCs who i just dont care about.
     
  18. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Too expensive. My laptop already costed about 700$. I'm not about to go buy a new one just to play games, at least, not until I've had this one a few years and/or I win the lottery. However, I'm too lazy to constantly make the 3 hour drive to Tennessee to buy lottery tickets, so I think the former is the only option I have.
     
  19. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 15, 2010
    dont let the PC elitist crowd get to you, 360 is a perfectly fine way to play NV. The PC is better, but there is nothing wrong with the 360.
     
  20. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    I have a $500 laptop that can play New Vegas on the highest settings with reasonable performance. Instead of wasting money on consoles just save up and buy a decent PC, not to mention that games are cheaper on PC than on a console so you'll probably end up saving money by buying one.