who did you side with on your first playthrough

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by probably_not_a_mutie, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. probably_not_a_mutie

    probably_not_a_mutie First time out of the vault

    57
    Oct 27, 2010
    I sided with the NCR(and have NO regrets)

    who did you side with? or did you say FUCK THOSE GUYS! I want this whole muter fuckin' place to your motherfuckin' self strap on your bandiloier of godraping awsomeness and blast a patch of destrution killed and miamed those who dared oppose you?
    (also did anyone else phyciscly SMELL Mr.house when they saw his true form?)
     
  2. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    922
    Mar 28, 2010
    Anyway back on topic, I went with NCR too, I just liked preferred their ideals. Atleast NCR was somewhere grey-ish, whereas Legion was just too evil, and I looked at New Vgeas and just thought how great it would look if the amazing-ness of the veteran rangers storming the lucky 38, and bringing law to East Vegas.

    Erghhm. But anyway, in FO2, I really loved NCR (I tried to manipulate the ending so all the ending ended up with New Reno, VC, Redding and Gecko becoming NCR-ised), so I thought I should carry on this love, so yeah, there it is.
     
  3. vanzizzle

    vanzizzle It Wandered In From the Wastes

    103
    Feb 15, 2010
    I went with Yes-Man... since I killed Caesar, Mr. House and far too many NCR veterans... oh, and Benny. Was going for a neutral ending, if you could call it that.
     
  4. KillerBee256

    KillerBee256 Still Mildly Glowing

    212
    Oct 31, 2008
    NCR, I've also sided with house, but I can't bring my self to side with ceasar, on my second play through I talked to him before I shot him, and it just made my want to shoot him more.
     
  5. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    No Gods, No Masters. According to J.E. Sawyer's twitter is the most popular ending among the Steam users (and likely among players in general, but there's no data to support it).
     
  6. vanzizzle

    vanzizzle It Wandered In From the Wastes

    103
    Feb 15, 2010
    Tbh, it's probably because it's the most convenient. Along with the great character of Yes Man, introduced via the main storyline. Not that you get forced to be introduced to the NCR ambassador or Caesar through the main storyline. Until after you meet Yes Man, where his wily charms had already won over most. He's also the last resort ending...
     
  7. Empty09

    Empty09 Still Mildly Glowing

    205
    Nov 26, 2009
    In my first playthrough I've sided with House. He was too awesome. Second was with Yes Man. Threw that NCR general off the hoover dam.
    Third playthrough was full of rage and bullets, never finished it and started the fourth, I want to help the legion.
     
  8. TonyGee

    TonyGee First time out of the vault

    20
    Oct 12, 2005
    I went with the NCR, After playing the games for years i sort of got the feeling it was my duty to help the good People of NCR expand and bring peace to the wasteland.
     
  9. Mr Damsky

    Mr Damsky First time out of the vault

    9
    Nov 6, 2010
    Went with Yes-Man because House rubbed me wrong and NCR is way to corrupt. Oh and Legion is evil.
     
  10. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    868
    Aug 28, 2010
    And lets not forget imperialism, heavy taxes, and a large army who hate their leaders more than the legion.
     
  11. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

    99
    Feb 21, 2010
    On my first play though still but going with Yes Man. NCR is currupt, incompitent and thinly spread. Mr House seems smarter but ultimately he seems to be all about profit and the "spirit" of Vegas (which is, as anyone who's been there knows, the sort of spirit that rapes). The Legion is just evil. It's sad, as there does seem like there's suggestions to a more well rounded faction but it just didn't make it into the game.

    So I just decided that I was going to sort out the whole shabang myself, which is pretty vain really but fuck it. I don't like being told what to do.
     
  12. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ Well, House seems to be that "well-rounded" faction for the game, best there is anyway . The problem is that he holds you for another goon/idiot.
     
  13. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Well, myself, I prefer a democracy, even with all its flaws, to an autocratic randroid libertopia. And I see no reason to trust Yes Man.
     
  14. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

    99
    Feb 21, 2010
    ^He's been programed to be as much help to others as possible. To trust Yes Man is to trust yourself. Assuming he isn't lying, but his story does seem to add up. I havn't finished the game yet so I have no idea.

    Anyway he's one of my favourite characters in the game so I'm quite happy to stick with him.

    But ultimatelly by choosing Wild Card you are saying "I'm the only one who knows whats best" which may be true but it's still a rediculous amount of power for one man/woman.

    EDIT: Thinking about it I suppose there's nothing stopping him doing the same to me as he did to Benny, assuming someone can get past all the heavily armed bots.
     
  15. Mr Damsky

    Mr Damsky First time out of the vault

    9
    Nov 6, 2010
    You haven't talked to Kimball yet have you?
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I haven't finished the game yet either, but I have no reason to believe that he's telling the truth.
     
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes Man actually goes outside which makes no sense. What's to stop anyone from talking to him? Doesn't happen though. That plotthread is kind of odd, with Yes Man a narrative tool to allow you to go independent. I can see why some would consider it the best option available, House doesn't tell you much and his plans are kind dumb, Caesar is just evil and NCR...well they're ok, but a bit over-stretched.

    The Yes Man path does come with kind of a twist/hinted-at-twist, but it's not much.
     
  18. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    The NCR doesn't seem to be much worse than real-world democracies to me.
     
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, pretty much. Obsidian's promised "grey choices" are really non-existent. Caesar's Legion is hilariously evil.

    NCR is bureaucratic and has made some mistakes in the heat of war, fine. They're also over-stretches and incapable of offering the protection in the wasteland needed by towns and caravans (Cass explains as much), but that lack of capacity seems to be caused by the Legion, and endings indicate they're capable of pacifying the bigger troublemakers once the main threat is gone.

    So really, the Legion are the bad guys, and then you either go for anarchic good guys (Yes Man or House) or democratic order (NCR). Not much grey area anywhere, though the divisions between the non-Legion options are pretty good.

    Though I'm currently on a evil/Legion playthrough, having done good/every other faction.

    I ask this again since it remained unanswered elsewhere, in the Yes Man path
    [spoiler:92bde561a7]Does choosing to activate the Dam or blow up the generators really have more or less no effect on the final areas and endings? Makes no sense[/spoiler:92bde561a7]
     
  20. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    [spoiler:046cfb7660]Yeah, the final choice has no effect, which is kinda dumb, I agree on that.[/spoiler:046cfb7660]

    Honestly, the lack of greyness in the factions wouldn't bother me that much if Obsidian hadn't played on that so heavily pre-release.