GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ARMOURY!
Wonder why you haven't chucked out all that bric-a-brac? Well, get studying and you never know when you might be able to, say, fashion 20 NCR dog tags into the knuckle dusters 'o doom like our man here...
GET AN ANAL PROBE!
Well, not really - though you can have sex with prostitute robots from the future. But what Fallout would be complete without a borked UFO, aggressive little ETs and an Alien Blaster laser pistol? Not this one.
MEET MOMMA DEATHCLAW!
March on over to Quarry Junction to hunt down an Alpha Male and Female Deathclaws. The terror tusked male is a hardcore proposition but he's nothing compared to his missus and her brood. Murder her up and head to the nearby camp to munch on Deathclaw omelette.
EXPERIENCE THE HORROR!
Unlike Fallout 3, in which you stumbled upon some genuinely horrifi c scenes (anybody remember the gross-out Grisly Diner?) New Vegas is an infinitely more light-hearted romp. Aside from the, er, crucifixion genocide at Nipton that is. Or this nasty little scene down at Matthews' Animal Husbandry Farm where a ghoul freaked kid's slaughtered his folks and torched the ranch. Blood-curdling diary entries ahoy... Shudder.
MURDER BENNY WITH A MACHETE!
Matt Perry's character didn't just shoot you in the face; he did it wearing a disgusting jacket. Easily enough for a messy death sentence in our opinion. Benny's multi-talented - you can sleep with him, swindle him, fl ee with him, crucify him... but we preferred to end our association with a mano-a-mano showdown in Caesar's arena.
TOUCH TABITHA'S HEART!
As we were slaughtering nefarious Nightkin aplenty on our way up to accursed Black Mountain, playing cupid was naturally the last thing on our mind. Evil transvestite supermutant Tabitha's mental radio show made us giggle, but she needed to die... preferably in a BLOODY MESS.
However, a chance encounter (and repair) of her erstwhile robo buddy Rhonda - and their ensuing touching reunion - made us bawl like babies. The two pals skipped off into the sunset, while we raided Tabitha's supply shed. Happy endings all round, then.
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