Your Favorite Companions

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by MelonHead, May 7, 2012.

  1. Mr.Moe

    Mr.Moe It Wandered In From the Wastes

    154
    Aug 27, 2009
    Dont like companions in F.NV, they make things too easy.

    but I like Veronica, good looks and character
     
  2. Enclave Courier

    Enclave Courier First time out of the vault

    2
    Jun 30, 2013
    Veronica, She's well rounded with Ranged and Melee
     
  3. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Yeah i have to agree. Now i only take the robot companions as the human ones are all too tough (except maybe Cass)
     
  4. Hyddan92

    Hyddan92 First time out of the vault

    76
    Jul 4, 2013
    Why choose when I can have all of them?

    But if i have to choose... I guess Boone and Ed-e and Fawkes in the third.
     
  5. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I haven't even tried all of them so far. But ED-E is definitely the best one to have around, especially if you have Lonesome Road and have played it.

    But I'd say Cass is my favorite, gotta love that foul mouthed shotgun-toting lass.

    I also recently picked up Lily for the first time ever and really enjoy having her around, she has fun dialogue and voice acting. But generally, melee companions are a bit of a pain if you're not going melee yourself. Especially her, she's always in front of me and her big frame easily blocks my view. I know she can do ranged as well, but it just doesn't feel right. Such a waste of all that muscle.
     
  6. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Definitely Arcade Gannon. But I will have to really finish the rest of the companion quests to get a good sense of all of them.

    I never really liked the idea of ED-E.
    BUT, I have installed (and personally customized) a mod that implements famous movie quotes to take the place of the taunts. You know, real 50's threats and such. Maybe, once I get a taste of that, I'll come around to the thing.
     
  7. Spacerace

    Spacerace First time out of the vault

    19
    Aug 8, 2013
    Raul hands down is my favourite, god I love that sarcastic bastard. Shame he didn't get as much attention as the otheres did. As for ED-E or Rex, I uselly run around with ED-E. I havn't played any of the DLCs so I have no opinion on those. Second favourite companion, Arcade Ganon, also because of his sarcasm. I like my companions to be funny and up beat, rather than some stick in the mud like most of FO3's companions were.
     
  8. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Raul was indeed awesome! Sadly i tend to keep away from black mountain for a bit to long so i won't get him any time soon when i play.

    Rex is usless unless you ain't playing HC and even then he is outclassed by ED-E.
    Cass is a karma whore but besides that she is ok.
    Never used Veronica besides melee but i find her kinda annoying and other companions are often better.
    AG is not to shabby but for some reason i tend to ditch him for Bone or Raul every time.
    Bone is a god damn emo and if it wassn't for him having a good story and being the "best" i would probably skip him a lot more!

    And besides that quest i never used Lilly! She got a way to overpowered perk!
     
  9. 2house2fly

    2house2fly First time out of the vault

    59
    May 18, 2013
    Boone, Veronica and Arcade Gannon in the main game, all had great stories. Christine from dead Money is up there too, just because she delays the infernal beeping of the collars. The other companions in that game are great too. I don't much care about combat ability, though I like Boone's "spotter" perk.
     
  10. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    Veronica was cool. First companion I've ever had in the Fallout series that felt like more than just a hired gun. Excluding Cassidy from Fo2.

    Veronica's quest, though, is... powerful, scary, even.

    McNamara's last line in that questline was just this subtly pessimistic sigh of conformism... felt noble, and wrong, but not mislead.
     
  11. Doctor Fetus

    Doctor Fetus First time out of the vault

    2
    Aug 14, 2013
    Cass is probably my favorite, with Raul being a close 2nd.
     
  12. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    Cool FLCL avatar.

    That being said, I have definitely found my least favorite companion.

    Arcade. The guy is so uncharismatic, it's awful. I mean, aside from being forced into the mold of his personal theology in order to keep him or even be respected by him, he's self-deprecating to the point were you can't even talk to him. Most of the dialogue options to him reflect this, actually.

    Also: "Stop thinking", while funny, is freaking annoying to be told.

    I have only had him for like, thirty minutes, but man, I'm not digging it.
     
  13. 2house2fly

    2house2fly First time out of the vault

    59
    May 18, 2013
    don't give up on Arcade; he has one of my favourite stories in the whole game. It doesn't unlock until you're near the end of the game, but it's worth the wait.
     
  14. Say Apple!

    Say Apple! First time out of the vault

    19
    Aug 15, 2013
    Boone or Cass. Boone for his accuracy and Cass for her wit, ger comments never get old.
     
  15. Kaiketsu

    Kaiketsu First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 16, 2013
    Raul (for his perk which made my life easier + he's as good in combat as Boone is. Usually equipped with Gobi sniper rifle since the ammo is so easy to get and strong. Full maintenance kept my sanity going when using those low-durability weapons.)

    Rex (Amazing tank with like 700 HP + extremely big damage, this dog amazed me - largely underrated. Fast enough to draw attention, strong enough to last until the end of combat alive. Even could tank a few deathclaw hits!)
     
  16. Dienan

    Dienan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    157
    Aug 22, 2013
    I just take them for a walk, do the companion quest, give them a set of matching armor (black armor + AMR for Boon, paladin toaster + T-51b to Veronica, etc..) and ditch them just because they start yelling and shotting/punching foes when I'm in [CAUTION]. Sigh..
     
  17. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Raul is slightly worse then Boone untill you do his quest and most of us are playing HC wich means that Rex will die.. And E-DE is just better and more awesome! Especially with LSR.
     
  18. EnclaveKnight

    EnclaveKnight It Wandered In From the Wastes

    188
    Sep 6, 2013
    Veronica, Cass and ED-E. The latter two are powerful, but I like to kinda headcanon that my female Couriers and Veronica end up in a friends-with-benefits relationship (they have to sleep, right?).
     
  19. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    625
    Jun 25, 2014
    Arcade Gannon or Craig Boone, with ED-E being my favorite non-humanoid companion.
     
  20. flourpie

    flourpie First time out of the vault

    3
    Nov 27, 2014
    Boone by far is my favorite. His back story is pretty interesting and his sharpshooting skills do come in handy quite a lot. Not to mention is awesome beret!