Tuesday, 17 July 2012

New Vegas, Part 17: A classy lady with unclassy problem solving techniques.

Welcome back, friends, as I embark once more on an adventure in the story of Latooni Subota, a young woman who's fancy on the outside, but ugly on the inside. I apologise once more for taking several months out to do the exact same thing in the prequel to this game, it just seemed like the thing to do.

Friday, 13 April 2012

What I've been doing instead of my LP

Mainly? Playing Fallout 3 again, this time with two mods: Fallout Wanderers Edition to up the damage of weapons, add the need to sleep and eat, make healing harder, add a bunch of new items, and generally make the game a grittier and more involving experience; and Martigens Mutant Mod, which adds a bunch of new monsters, adds variety to the existing monsters, and delevels the spawns so you can be fighting Super Mutant Behemoths and Deathclaws by level 5. Its like playing a new game at times, and I'm taking the oppurtunity to explore the Capitol Wasteland in depth, going to every location to experience the game without the pressures of the main storyline or the other quests. I only do quests to get loot or challenge myself, I don't feel pressured to do them just because (and frankly with the mods? Sometimes wandering the wastes can be even more challenging than the scripted layout of most of the quest locations.).

Other than that? Playing another Super Robot Wars game, this time only with a menu translation so 90% of the text is just gibberish and I just have to guess at whats happening from the icons flying around the map. It was one of the harder and more frustrating ones, so it took longer to play through despite its small stage count, but it was strangely satisfiying to work with these under-powered units against the enemy.

I'll get back to New Vegas soon. One more super mutant camp....One more abandoned vault....

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 16

This update starts with some hilarity and then descends into wordswordswordswordswordswordswordswordswordswordswords. So I won't feel insulted if you skip over most of it, but I felt I had to give the 'full deal'. This is one of the more annoying parts of the game, so at least the tone isn't inconsistent.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 15

This session wasn't the most productive, but it was kinda cathartic, and I'd like to think it resulted in us seeing some useful possibilities if nothing else. 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 14

Fallout is designed in an old-school style, where multiple ways to deal with a situation are both implemented and expected. However, this can sometimes clash with modern design sensibilities, where scripting is considered quite important to make things run smoothly. The result is situations that can go wildly off script, yet still work out in the end.

Apologies if theres any problems with the images, I had to use something other than Steams hosting because I messed up.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 13

We continue our journey through the New Vegas casino families, with a few hiccups along the way.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 12

Time to get to work. Vegas isn't going to rule itself you know. And excuse me if I get a bit metagamey at times, to speed things along.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 11

And this time, we finally get through the games first 'act', and onto the main meat of things. Well, if you're following the main storyline at least, theres nothing stopping you depopulating the Mojave Wasteland before you ever set foot in Vegas itself. But since we're LPing rather than playing the game straight, I figure we'll stick to the main quest, at least until a fun opportunity comes up.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 10

I follow up one shopping-based update with one thats 90% talking. Its good talking though, just a little expository. Then again, without voice it might not be the same for you guys. I'll try to keep it snappy.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 9

A more boring update. In fact, I'd almost call it a shopping trip update, which is rarely that enthralling, but since I didn't really buy anything, we can consider it more foreshadowing, or something.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 8

Back to our main storyline this time, and a shorter update, but one that covers another main story plot point. No big controversy is likely, although I came close at one point.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 7

This update may be the make or break point on whether you guys like the current character of Latooni or not. Its certainly the first huge deviation I made from my last playthrough. We'll see how it goes.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 6

Originally I hadn't expected to really do any of this quest, but it just kinda fell into my lap this time around. We can only see where this rabbithole takes us.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 5

Things are finally starting to get complex, as we proceed from the starting area to the meatier parts of the game, and become assaulted by plot.

First thing I did was offload the Energy Weapons and accompanying ammo for them, to lighten the load somewhat. I also tried to pickpocket her like Xan suggested in the comments, but Cass, the drunken girl, is sitting right next to her and will spot you as you approach, even when all the NCR grunts running around the place have lost sight of you. Oh well, we'll have to try again some other time. Or just start earning some scratch and buy things.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 4

With only one person commenting, we'll take this in TwistedInc's way. For now, anyway. I have plans for how things will eventually end up.