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#31 Bezerker

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:51 AM

Did anyone get the CE at Best Buy? I know it was supposed to come with a DLC code in box but there are no stickers on the front like they usually do for games w/ pre-order bonuses.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:07 AM

Does anyone think the game is a little bit more difficult than Fallout 3? I've definitely died a lot more. And the weapons and items definitely seem to be quite a bit expensive. I have a missile launcher that sells for 2.5k caps...

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:58 AM

It definitely is a bit harder to kill certain enemies due to the armor they wear sometimes. I know that you're able to make piercing bullets using a reloading bench, though I don't think I'm far enough into the game where I feel it necessary.

When I do have trouble killing someone, I tend to crouch (to increase accuracy) and shoot 'em in the head. ;)

#34 ChibiJosh

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:08 AM

Does anyone think the game is a little bit more difficult than Fallout 3? I've definitely died a lot more. And the weapons and items definitely seem to be quite a bit expensive. I have a missile launcher that sells for 2.5k caps...

There are some enemies that are pretty freaking difficult like those Cazadors or whatever. I'm level 19 and still a couple of those are able to take out both of my companions and force me to use a dozen stimpacks.

I'm really loving all the new variety in enemies and weapons that were put into this game.
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#35 evilw0n

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:43 PM

Wow...only about an hour in....then it locked up when I tried to go into the General Store in the first town you are in. I think a 3 minute load wait was long enough (to see the score in the baseball & college football games). Quit the game at that point and it bounced the system trying to quit/stop the game.

#36 Jodou

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:08 PM

FYI, infinite exp glitch found due to a conversation loop:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:27 PM

I have a name bug. If your name is less characters than the name Courier it will leave the remaining characters. So if your name is Stan it will add -ier to it and you will be Stanier.

It looks like what ever you type in last stays in the input screen I put in a mess of jumbled letters and now it adds what ever you typed into it adding a bunch of nonsense to my name. So now my name is something like (name)dsfjhnasdjcxzcceses.


I didn't have that problem. Stupid question, but did you erase what was there before typing in the new info?

If it were legal to marry a video game, I would have married Fallout 3. (No, I didn't even mind the dumbass ending. Sue me.) That said, FONV is (based on about two hours' play :)) better in every way.

I'm playing Hardcore/Normal, and most of the hardcore elements haven't really been a factor yet, but I almost got my ass eaten by Geckos in a side quest that wasn't even marked (what? you mean I can't just follow an arrow? I have to find the place MYSELF?:D) And I kept forgetting that Stimpacks wouldn't immediately heal me, so I'd shoot up, look at my hit points, oh shit, shoot up again, and then smack myself after realizing I just wasted a Stimpack.:bomb:

I climbed up on a rock and I could see New Vegas in the distance - what's the casino that looks like the Stratosphere? - that was a very cool moment.

I see from the guide that they've brought back the "stupid" dialog for a character with very low intelligence. I need to try that.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

I didn't have that problem. Stupid question, but did you erase what was there before typing in the new info?


:lol: Oh yes, I definitely did that. I even reset my auto complete dictionary in my PS3 settings. I tried googling it up to see if anyone else had the problem but didn't find anything about it. It's ok because my game froze up shortly after that and I haven't touch it since, but today I'm going to give it another try.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:19 AM

Is it just me or does Hardcore seem more like an annoyance rather than a challenge? I've only been playing for 3-4 hours so far and I've had to eat and drink maybe once the entire time. I thought you would have to do so multiple times during an entire day cycle, which in my eyes, seems pretty hardcore because you have to make sure to stock up on enough food to get through a couple hours of the game. To be honest I have too much damn food in my inventory.

I was really excited about this mode but it seems all it really did was add 3 extra RAD meters.. and as for the weight of ammo, it hasn't really become a problem yet since I'm only focusing on non-energy weapons. Healing over time hasn't been a real struggle either, you just have to know when to pop that first stimpack.

Who knows, I'm sure it's harder to deal with later. Just comes off as a chore rather than a challenge. And minus all the bugs it really is a pretty fun game. Hopefully another 100+ hours of joy like 3 was.
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#40 ChibiJosh

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:36 AM

I have a name bug. If your name is less characters than the name Courier it will leave the remaining characters. So if your name is Stan it will add -ier to it and you will be Stanier.

It looks like what ever you type in last stays in the input screen I put in a mess of jumbled letters and now it adds what ever you typed into it adding a bunch of nonsense to my name. So now my name is something like (name)dsfjhnasdjcxzcceses.


My name is Josh, not Joshier.

FYI, infinite exp glitch found due to a conversation loop:

Figured you console users might find it useful, since we PC gamers can just enter a command for 1000000000 exp. ;)


I don't understand the point. I think that would take a lot of fun out of the game.
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#41 Jodou

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:39 AM

I don't understand the point. I think that would take a lot of fun out of the game.

It's an easy way to experience level capped characters with different builds IMO. Some people might never try a melee build or otherwise since it takes time to level them up. Plus, it's one way to try out different specs or point allocation since Fallout has no way of re-specializing.

#42 ChibiJosh

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:18 AM

So, I've finished the get 10,000 damage with guns and energy weapons so far. I'm about half way to getting it with explosives, but I'm annoyed at how difficult it is to come across ammo for the grenade rifle/launcher.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:51 PM

I got killed by a TON of Feral Ghouls chasing me at
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:51 PM

One hour in and the game froze and I had to restart my console; this is not looking good...

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:35 AM

One hour in and the game froze and I had to restart my console; this is not looking good...



That's happened to me twice now. It always seems to happen on long hikes too which is very aggravating.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:43 AM

Looks like I'll wait until the bugs are addressed/price drops, then.

I have a ton of games to get to anyway, including the GOTY stuff from FO3.

#47 ChibiJosh

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:05 AM

I'm 45 hours in. I got the trophies for guns/energy weapons/explosives. I'm at 8700 damage with unarmed by pure accident. I was exploring a vault full of rats and mantises and I didn't feel like wasting bullets on them, so I took out a power fist. I destroyed them all 1 hit with a 20 unarmed skilled and got the damage counts up to around 7000.

There are almost too many side quests in this game. I did everything there was to do in Fallout 3, but I don't think I'm going to be able to do that here.

Also, even with half the perks, I still find myself unable to decide on a useful perk often.
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#48 JMEPO

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:14 AM

Glitch #2: Somehow I got stuck in a rock... Luckily I saved just before; So far I'm having a lot of fun with the game but when you have to play it in fear that it could glitch out at any second it really takes you out of the experience. We should put I poll in this thread to see how many people are playing in hardcore mode. Oh yeah and the dinosaur building from pee wees big adventure is awesome.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:28 AM

What is your recommendation on the game at this point, ChibiJosh? I loved Fallout 3, but didn't jump right in on this one right away.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:36 AM

My name is Josh, not Joshier.

Name probably fixed, I just reloaded the save file after restarting the PS3.

Glitch #2: Somehow I got stuck in a rock... Luckily I saved just before; So far I'm having a lot of fun with the game but when you have to play it in fear that it could glitch out at any second it really takes you out of the experience. We should put I poll in this thread to see how many people are playing in hardcore mode.


I remember getting stuck in between cracks on rocky hills in Fallout 3, it was more of a clipping issue with the character model. I got stuck in this game as well at the gas station in the first town. I thought I would be able to get up on the roof where the abandoned truck is parked since it had a hole in the over hang. Ended up getting stuck between the roof of the truck and the overhang.

Even after the patches in Fallout 3 it still had the freezing issues and clipping issues like that. Looks like it's the same problems so far in this game.

As for the poll, I'm playing on hard core mode.

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#51 ChibiJosh

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:43 AM

What is your recommendation on the game at this point, ChibiJosh? I loved Fallout 3, but didn't jump right in on this one right away.

If you loved Fallout 3, there is almost no way you won't love this game. It's has the same feel of Fallout 3, I just think the gameplay is polished a little bit more.

My biggest complaints are that I think a lot of the side missions just have you running back and forth in one area rather talking to people than running into some old factory filled with super mutants to get something. And whenever you are on a mission that requires you to do some fighting, it's normally mutated bugs or animals. Of course, part of this may have been me getting out of a lot of stuff using speech checks.

Overall, I think this game is on par with Fallout 3 and will probably turn out higher on the list in the end. That said, you may as well wait a month for patches to come out.
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#52 Saint Noir

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:00 AM

Thanks. Yeah... patches. I know that they will more than likely barely make a dent in the glitches. Still, less gamebreakers the better.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:01 PM

Finally picked this up and am enjoying this game so far. I am playing with the wild wasteland trait and was wondering if anyone could explain the johnny reference outside of the first town.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:28 PM

Finally picked this up and am enjoying this game so far. I am playing with the wild wasteland trait and was wondering if anyone could explain the johnny reference outside of the first town.


It has to do with a famously terrible ameteur-developed RPG:



We theorized that when you send an object through time, it does not create a new timeline that overrides the current like we had originally thought. When the object enters the timestream, time begins to correct itself. Let me use this example: Imagine four balls on the edge of a cliff. Say a direct copy of the ball nearest the cliff is sent to the back of the line of balls and takes the place of the first ball. The formerly first ball becomes the second, the second becomes the third, and the fourth falls off the cliff. Time works the same way.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:33 PM

Any new patches, fixing at least some of the glitches?
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:27 AM

It has to do with a famously terrible ameteur-developed RPG:


That was hilarious. Kinda sad it was never made. It seemed charming.
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#57 ChibiJosh

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:28 PM

So, I finished the melee damage trophy (which is an awesome reference to Sex String Samurai). It seems to me that the melee and unarmed skills are largely useless, I was able to get 10000 with both of them easily with only a 20-30 skill in it. For the melee, I was running around using Oh Baby! (a unique super sledge) which supposedly requires a 100 skill and 8 strength (I only have 6), but I was still able to kill plenty of things 1 hit. I actually found out that it was easily to kill Cazadors with it than my normal gun weapons.

I'm also a little annoyed at how most energy weapons take more than 1 bullet per shot. I was fine with it when my plasma gun took 2 per shot, but now my gauss riffle takes 5 and the tesla cannon takes a ridiculous 45 per shot.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

What the hell
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

any idea when a patch is coming out? my game has frozen probably 6-7 times already. one was indefinitely. kept trying to leave the casino that Mr. House is in and every time it'd go to a black screen. had to start back at a save that was a few hours prior. extremely annoying.
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#60 Jodou

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:31 PM

What the hell

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