What did you honestly think of Honest Hearts?

I personally really liked Honest Hearts compared to Dead Money. I felt like there was more content overall in HH, more gear to get, more exploration and more story. Plus, who doesn't like the .45 auto? That gun is seriously BA. What did you guys think of the new DLC?

 

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I really liked it too, the setting and story really fit in well with the whole world of the mojave and i agree that the unique weapons and gear are really cool. All done with the quests and got both endings now i'm off to explore a bunch of caves i've yet to fully explore.

Way better than dead money in my opinion, a casino, a brotherhood scribe, poision gas clouds, zomibie people, killer holograms i'm still confused over just what the hell dead money was supposed to be. They should have just kept to the heist aspect to it and just left the whole "survival horror" element out entirely. Every game has to have stupid zombies now and it's getting real played out, no zombies in my fallout please just stick with ghouls and mutants obsidian/bethesda.

I think the story to DM was really good, the story for HH was pretty good but I think they made everything really easy in HH for all of the people who complained about DM. I did like the side story of the survivalist, that was pretty cool, but I felt like there was a huge amount of space and not as much to do. dont get me wrong, I loved HH but there are things that are not perfect.

Is it worth getting? I'm a huge Fallout fan so i'll probably end up getting it anyways.

I loved this one, i liked that it was an open area, and more to do it seemed then in dead money, which i hated that one ha

"SPOILER....I like the "lone survivor" story on the puters you find,added a nice touch of background to the story.Worth the caps.

Haven't beaten it yet, but so far way better than Dead Money. I thought Dead Money had clever ideas, but horrible execution. Honest Hearts so far has been quite enjoyable. Plus, no collars!

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"SPOILER....I like the "lone survivor" story on the puters you find,added a nice touch of background to the story.Worth the caps.

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You find his body?  Story gets more interesting when you read the note he has on him.

 

I liked HH.  I really liked the scenery and the story was pretty good.  I though Dead Money's was better and I wished you got to dive into Joshua Grahmns story a little more, but still worth the price of admission.  I also though the loot was better in this.  the .45 Auto is sick and I happy there is now a Ranger outfit you can wear that isn't consitered NCR.

 

I did like the toughness of Dead Money though so I was a little disappointed at how easy this was.  Although, half of Dead Money's toughness was not having any ammo/weapons and I loved that you could actually bring your stuff with even if it was only 75 or 100 lbs.  Nothing I hate more than spending 100 hours collecting all this cool stuff and then not be able to use it when new content comes out.

[quote user="COLTRANE1980"]zomibie people, killer holograms i'm still confused over just what the hell dead money was supposed to be. They should have just kept to the heist aspect to it and just left the whole "survival horror" element out entirely. It was about Elijah trying to use the Sierra Madre's tech to bring about a new order Every game has to have stupid zombies now and it's getting real played out, no zombies in my fallout please just stick with ghouls and mutants obsidian/bethesda. The ghost people weren't really zombies.  Feral ghouls are a different story, but that was Bethesda's idea, and thankfully, there aren't as many of them in New Vegas.  But anyway, back on topic[/quote]Honestly (the title of the thread is kind of funny), I thought the story in Honest Hearts was a bit too short for the conflict it tried to set up and for the size of Zion (the whole DLC, including the main quests, side quests, and exploring most, if not all of the locations took me about eight hours; you can probably breeze through Honest Hearts in half that time if you stick solely to the main quest) and the main quest was full of fetch quests in the most literal of senses.  Still, it was a good narrative that was yours to define (albeit, the overall story was lacking compared to Dead Money's more intricate plot), full of interesting, well-written characters with some superb voice acting (Graham in particular).  Some of the side quests were pretty cool.  So overall, the story was alright, and while I liked Dead Money's plot better, the characters, writing, and voice acting in Honest Hearts were just as strong

 

The setting was a nice change of pace and the overall art design was visually impressive.  The rain caught me off guard the first time, but it fits with the canon.  The whole Point Lookout design of a free-roaming wasteland as a piece of DLC was definitely a good decision.  I liked the side story with the Survivalist and enjoyed exploring Zion, but a lot of the locations are pretty bland and feel like they are just there to help you get around quicker.  Regardless, Zion itself is a cool place.  I would've liked to have seen New Canaan (and yes, I know it was destroyed, but Obsidian could've not had it destroyed and set a part of the DLC or the whole DLC around it), but whatever; some of the concepts from New Canaan are still in Zion, and an original location is just as good as bringing the van Buren design documents to life in my eyes

 

There were definitely some challenging enemies, and while the DLC doesn't strip your gear, the weight limit (and I liked that you could raise it with the right perk or Survival skill level; some nice role playing there) definitely makes an impact (albeit, mainly on Hardcore Mode).  There are also new perks and a lot of nice loot, and even if you miss something, you can return to Zion whenever you want.  And while I don't approve of the raised level cap due to it throwing off the balance of the game (albeit, not as much as I thought it would), I know a lot of people like it, so it's really just a matter of preference.  Although I was only a few XP away from level 40 by the time I finished Honest Hearts, so you won't get much usage out of it (it could've been more though; the amount of XP you get from some quests is just ridiculous).  Honest Hearts also wasn't that buggy for me; the game crashed only once during my time in Zion and that's about it

 

If the plot in Honest Hearts was longer and not so ridden with fetch quests, and the side locations were a bit more interesting, Honest Hearts could've been the best Fallout DLC of them all.  Still, the strong characters and the fantastic setting of Zion itself balance this out, and the loot, new perks, added challenge, and (for some of you) the increased level cap more than make this DLC worth your while.  It's definitely an improvement over Dead Money by and large, and it is better than a lot of Fallout 3's DLCs.  So yes, I'd recommend it, and probably give it an 8/10.  Anyway, that's my quick review

So far I am really disapointed. First two times I used fast travel from Joshua's cave back to the booth it froze my Xbox. I chose Eastern Virgin afterwards and it froze again. I think so far I spent more time reloading the game than actually playing it....

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So far I am really disapointed. First two times I used fast travel from Joshua's cave back to the booth it froze my Xbox. I chose Eastern Virgin afterwards and it froze again. I think so far I spent more time reloading the game than actually playing it....

[/quote]Have you tried:

  • Clearing the cache
  • Re-downloading the most recent title update (it saves to your hard drive, so you have to delete it regularly, rather than clearing your cache)
  • Re-downloading Honest Hearts
  • Installing New Vegas to your hard drive

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