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Drox Operative 2. The game is similar enough that you don't really need to play the first one. It's kind of Diablo in space.


The new Diablo 2 reveal has kinda got me interested in D2 so I'm going to give it another go through. I just really hope that if they decide to force pre-existing copies to upgrade like the recent WC3, I'm glad I still have my original disks and CD keys. My computer's DVD/CD drive doesn't work but you can download the installer from the Blizzard site. Otherwise I'd probably have to use less than legal means to acquire it.

Also playing through Red Dead Redemption 2. I don't know if it's just old age starting to catch up with me or if it's the game but I'm finding it very hard to actually shoot things, I suppose it's time to turn down the mouse fidelity. It's generally pretty fun. Kind of like how some MMOs pad their gameplay with busy work like fishing or playing dominoes.
 

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Currently on a Fallout: New Vegas kick (owing to the fact that a D&D campaign I participate in is set in an alternate reality Earth and it’s taking place in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas as well...although the apocalypse didn’t completely wreck the world as in Fallout.

Plus the mods like Project: Nevada give a feeling of the full extent of adding things they wanted so it’s more of a challenge. And a few new places to explore as well.
 

Husky_Khan

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I remember playing Tropico 4 I think... And there's some event or special Presidential directive you can take to like... Attract 300 Unskilled, Uneducated Chinese workers to your island and I think I did it for one game just so I could get the workforce.

But I didn't have enough housing so shacks, dozens of them sprouted up everywhere and tanked by quality of life metrics or whatever.

Anyways long story short, this was like the first time I built a Ziggurat in the game.


Literally a Mesoamerican style pyramid designed as a somewhat below average quality lodging. But even building the largest residential building in the island waa only enough to house ninty of them.
 

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I finally just uninstalled Watch_Dogs 2

Its the wokest game I've ever played by far. That fact is made even sadder by the fact that I loved the first Watch_Dogs.

The second one is just... not enjoyable. I bought the Gold Edition (thankfully on sale for $25), and eventually I just realized I was playing it despite the fact that I never really derived any enjoyment from it. The characters were all just woke stereotypes, the story was really bad (the entire game lacked self awareness), my favorite character by far was the main villain...

Just... meh. Eventually I'll go replay the first (and IMHO much better) Watch_Dogs.

Also, an IRL friend and I are considering jumping into Valheim.
 

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I've been playing daily on Fallout 76, which is much improved since launch and the 2018 Battletech which I have enjoyed from the start. Planning on getting Evil Genius 2 for release at the end of March, might do some Civ if I get bored while waiting.
 

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I finally just uninstalled Watch_Dogs 2

Its the wokest game I've ever played by far. That fact is made even sadder by the fact that I loved the first Watch_Dogs.

The second one is just... not enjoyable. I bought the Gold Edition (thankfully on sale for $25), and eventually I just realized I was playing it despite the fact that I never really derived any enjoyment from it. The characters were all just woke stereotypes, the story was really bad (the entire game lacked self awareness), my favorite character by far was the main villain...

Just... meh. Eventually I'll go replay the first (and IMHO much better) Watch_Dogs.

Also, an IRL friend and I are considering jumping into Valheim.
Don't forget how the protagonists launch a terror attack on South Korea which leaves the entirely of Seoul in total darkness because they blew the power-distribution base up or something. Because they needed a diversion to enter their hated foe's HQ.
After that, the entire cast should've been hunted down and executed by any agency that is even remotely responsible for investigating that kind of terror attacks. The public should've turned against Dead Cells, and the enemy of the terrorists should've have gotten a huge boost in PR.

EDIT: Here's a video of that scene, the guy in charge explicitly states that the main relay is going to explode:

And shortly before that, Wrench states that he is going to attack a back-up facility in San Francisco, which he does later on with the player controlling him. These guys are terrorists, and I have no sympathy for any incarnation of Dead Cell, not even the Watch Dogs: Legion version.
 
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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception - 7/10 (good)

The second part of the Utawarerumono trilogy (my review for part 1 is here).


REVIEW

  • + Fun characters to hang with
  • + Few lulls/stretches of boredom
  • + Good battle system (not as refined as the one in Prelude, but still fun)
  • + Great artwork
  • + Good music

  • - Inappropriate use of music that ruins a few scenes.
  • - Poorly designed and unsatisfying final boss fight
  • - Wasted potential of showing off how characters have aged after the 16-18 year timeskip from the first game. Does the Atelier/Trails thing where almost 20 years have gone by... and everyone from the first game looks almost exactly the same. Feels like a copout. Since this game was made in the 2010s, I imagine that the devs may have felt that by aging up the characters realistically, they might put off the otaku who don't want to see their teenage and loli waifus grow up. Thus, you wind up with stupid things where boys and girls from the first game who were teenagers... still look and act exactly the same almost 20 years later.
  • - PC port is lackluster, locked at 720p 30FPS and has screentearing on AMD cards.


I didn't quite like the main cast of playable characters as much as the first game's, but they were still fun to hang with and the comedy was fun.

Whereas Prelude's story fell apart in the last two hours, I thought that the ending of Mask of Deception was fine. Not amazing, not bad, just fine.

Prelude has a problem where there were a lot of boring villains. The only good villains were Orikakan and the villain of the invasion arc in the latter half of the game. Here, I thought that the overall the villains were decent. I'm not in love with them, but they're at least a little bit interesting as characters.

Oh, one thing: unlike Prelude, in this game the units have a visible speed stat, and you can spend points on them. Given my prior experience with the Trails series, speed is THE most important stat in these turn based games, so I decided to try investing all of my points into speed. Big mistake. I felt that dumping all of my points into speed didn't really give my characters that many more turns compared to the number of turns the enemy units were making. And since I didn't put stat points towards attack or defence, I started having real trouble during the last 1/3rd of the game. My characters wouldn't have enough attack stat, so they'd only tickle bosses, and my characters didn't have enough defense so they were usually one shotted. I got several game overs, and towards the end the battles were taking about 1-2 hours long each. The final boss battle was near impossible for me to complete, and that was even after I took the difficulty down from hard to normal. I guess that the progressively increasing cost of investing into the speed stat should have been an indicator to me that I should be raising each stat and being balanced. TL;DR: Don't be like me an dump all of your points into speed or you might not be able to beat the game!

Recommended. Play Prelude first, though.


Full thoughts as I played through the game (with pics):
Huh, giant monsters now exist in the setting? Previously the Kimamaru were the only monsters. So I guess it's a more stereotypical JRPG setting now.

Is the red blob monster another one of the cursed scientists?

More worldbuilding in just this one line in the first 40 minutes of Mask of Deception than we ever got in the first 20 hours of Prelude.

I wonder if Kuon has been visiting uncle Benawi, and that is where she picked up her lowkey trollish demeanor?

lolol did Benawi assign Kuon some math homework to do? Is Kuon trying to get Haku to do it for her?

Huh. I recall looking at the map of Prelude and thinking "gosh, this must be a small island, like Japan". So we're on the mainland continent, like China? Or on another Japanese island?

lol she's a perv/curious

lolol




Hm... different mask shape, and different eye color (Hakuoro's eyes were brown, right?). And plus, if Kuon is 16 now, then Hakuoro would have to be at least 36, probably in his 40s, and would be unlikely to still look like this.




Pre-modern cities were not laid out this way!

Hm... is this inn owned by Karulau?

Called it.

His eyes are somewhat obscured by his glasses so he might be evil. *Trails flashbacks*

wth Oshtor is Ukon?

Seriously, where does his beard and sideburns go? Does he cover them up with a skin mask? Or are the beard and sideburns fake?

Is he reading a light novel or something?

So... Haku has met Karulau and drank her sake, and is thinking that this is familiar. Is he a reincarnation of Hakuoro?

She figured it out right away, huh.

If Eruruu was "Kuon's mother", then... um... that's gotta be awkward. How did Hakuoro explain that one to her? "You're my wife, but... I banged another girl, who died. So we're going to raise her as the princess! And she is higher in line for the throne of Tuskar than your own kids!".

So... Atuy is joining the team. So that's... Kuon, Nekone, Rulutieh, and Atuy... four young girls. Hm. And the protag is like 16 or something. Definitely feels like a more stereotypical 2010s anime/JRPG/VN cast, as opposed to the original VN which had an overall older cast with a wider range of ages (still had 4 girls with Eruruu/Aruruu/Yuzuha/Camyu, but they weren't the main group like with Kuon/Nekone/Rulu/Atuy).

Also, calling it now: Yuuri is actually a girl.

Called it.

Also interesting how almost everyone in the party can has a heal ability. Haku, Kuon, and Nekone have heal abilities, and Rulutieh has a passive regen. I think Kiwru is the only one without any healing whatsoever. Also interesting to see that item heals apparently don't exist.




lol Nekone's psycho "I'm going to kick you to death" face




Hm... she has the same hair and eye color scheme as Touka... and her ears are hidden. Lemme guess; they're going to pull a Valkyria Chronicles twist and she's going to turn out to be Touka's daughter?

... What? But her eyes are purple, not blue!

lolol at the sheer number of drinking scenes in this series. Everyone in Utawarerumono is a raging alcoholic, apparently. Yes yes, I know that mead was safer to drink than water in medieval times, but... still it's a LOT of hard drinking scenes.

Quick note: there is some nice ambience in certain scenes, like the dogs barking in the background at night. Nice little touches.

Not going to lie: I'm starting to get my hopes up for Rulutieh x Haku. Normally the best girl never wins, but... if Yuzuha managed to get Hakuoro in Prelude, then there is hope for Rulutieh x Haku. Just uh... don't be in relationship with Rulutieh and Kuon, okay Haku? Pick one or the other and STICK WITH IT!

Did I just hear the words "wakka-sama"? Could that be Gurra or Dorry? But Kuon is... what? 16? 17? 18? Dorry and Gurra would be AT LEAST 25 years old by now and wouldn't sound youthful like that. It is also highly coincidental that we have four people from the old crew - from another continent - all coincidentally in the same place here on this continent at the same time.

oh gosh, not another cartoon villain like sasante

LOLOL (wait, didn't this guy try to murder Haku, and rape the girls? And he's being brought back as a comedy/gag character? Lolol nobody ever faces consequences for anything in anime)

Haku is actually right. With the bandits having a headstart, the kids might never catch up to the bandits, and even if they did, they might be in a losing position if they follow the bandits into a hideout or other place where the bandits might have the advantage in terrain, equipment, and/or numbers. And during all that time, the storehouse would be unprotected.

I wonder if the man on the phone who was offering Haku a job in the flashback was Mizuchi (the scientist with a conscience from Prelude who helped Hakuoro and the experimental humans escape to the surface)

... Huh, Nosuri has blue eyes... red/purple hair, and Evenkuragan ears. Could she be Touka's daughter?

Is that Oboro's voice? Seriously, that's FIVE people from the old crew over here. What a coincidence! And isn't Tuskar on an island across a sea from the mainland Yamato is in? How is Oboro fast travelling back and forth? Did Tuskar invent airships or something?

Oh no... Rulutieh reads yaoi fanfics

Is Anju our Kuuya expy? Young girl emperess who is intrigued by the protagonist, sneaks out of her palace to meet with him, demands that he caters to her whims?

I'm guessing Oshtor is on the out with the Imperial family.

Lemme guess: the mysterious duo is Dorry and Gurra?

Hm... I remember seeing screenshots of the Mask duology where Haku appears to be wearing Oshtor's mask? Is Ukon forced into hiding, or killed, and Haku takes up the identity of Oshtor?

lol Nosuri springing up from a floorboard to help Anju with the "kidnap me to make Oshtor love me plan"

lol Ougi is getting in on this too. Maybe Oshtor is also in on this?

the twins are literally expies of dorry and gurra: talking in sync with the verbs changed, and trying to outcompete the other girls in offering up tea.

Wow, his harem is... what? A half a dozen girls now? Kuon, Rulutieh, the twins, and now Anju.

Just wanna say, that the Mikazuchi scenes are great. It's very hard to have a scene that is both "scary" and "comedic" at the same time.

Hm... the twin daughters appear to be the only other humans besides Haku, with no furry ears or tails or wings to speak of.




LOLOL Mikazuchi was the pervy candyman! He liked giving Nekone candy. Should've known. (EDIT: upon looking at Mikazuchi's portrait again... his right ear was obscured. Should've known)

Did Haku release the bugs? Or did the bugs release themselves? If Haku did... yikes he just killed a lot of people

lol black comedy at the bug tamers being eaten while Haku and Ukon are drunk and thinking its elaborate special effects for a show

Looks like Jachdwalt will be filling in for Derihourai in this expy of the deteour arc from the first game.

An army of 20,000 on short notice? And 40,000? Uhhh... talk about ridiculously huge numbers. They did well with Prelude keeping the numbers realistically small.

what a tragic waste of human life

This feels like a mix of Magi and GARO. Magi in that you have kingdoms where the kings hand out superpowered artifacts to their handful of friends who are promoted to generals, and gain superpowers. GARO in that using the power too much will turn you into a monster.

So Hamyana is the name of the island the first game took place on? Off the coast of the mainland?

No, they are stasis chambers that failed one by one over thousands of years, the occupants hoping that they would be revived and saved in the future.

Nailed it.

Interesting how the Tatari are light aspected, rather than type-null like Haku or the red blobs in the first game.

"Don't go"?

It seems that the surviving humans were not unified, but were instead separate cells/colonies? Except apparently they had some relations or hold over each other, as earlier in the game Haku tried hacking into the Hamyana/Hakuoro/Iceman colony, but backed out, fearing he'd be caught, which means if he was caught there would be repercussions. Thus, could the colonies go to war with each other? Or was there some broad police stat over both of them?

Guess we're about to meet Benawi or Kurou. Things will get awkward if they meet Kuon. Well... I guess they already know because of Oboro's and the twin's visits.

And Ulthury (or Camyu?)

Okay. Seriously. It has been at least 16-18 years since the first game. Camyu should be in her early to mid 30s by now. WHY ON EARTH DOES SHE STILL LOOK LIKE A TEENAGER? Camyu is old enough to be Kuon's mom, and yet she looks to be the same age as Kuon!

Mukkuru looks to be the only one who has changed over the years.

lol

Oh no, is this Dorry and Gurra?

Yup. Also, lol looks like they aged up from being 10 year olds to 13 year olds. Shouldn't they be in their mid to late 20s by now? Kuon looks older than them!

LOLOL THE dad talk is coming

lol mustache

Wait, Dorry and Gurra wish they could be beautiful like the women? Or envy the male attention the women get?

Um... no.

lol Haku impersonating Oshtor to headpat Nekone

If Honoka is his sister, and then twins are Honoka's daughters, then... hmph. Lol. But what happened to their father?

Looking at the map... it seems like Tuskar occupies the entirety of the Yamatan island? So... what? Everyone else became provinces under Benawi or Hakuoro?

Getting Bleach vibes here, where you have the court of generals/captains prodding each other for allies and scheming against each other.

Haku's motives for taking the supplies makes sense. For the rest of the group? Nope. Why on earth would Nekone, Rulutieh, and Kiwru help aid in the conquest of their dear friend's homeland? Atuy might be somewhat amoral. I'd also imagine that Jachd - having lost his homeland to an invasion by the Uzursh - would be hesitant to help invade another poor sob's homeland, as he knew what it was like to be on the receiving end. And if Jachd is so ammoral as to just follow his friends wherever... that's precisely a reason for him to not help invade his friend's homeland. There is a cognitive dissonance where before, the invasion of Tuskar was being presently grimly, tragically, but now everyone is just going to casually help invade no questions asked. WTH?

WTH Kuon is going with us?

Sorry, I know "bonds of friendship" and all, but these people had up until this point been presented as very morally upstanding people, willing to do the right thing even if it meant costing their lives... and now they're casually invading her own homeland unprovoked "just because we're friends".

Isn't Jachdwalt a father with a daughter to take care of? WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU GOING TO A WAR ZONE!?!? This isn't even a defensive war. This is an invasion you have no investment in. If you die, you'll leave your daughter behind with no parents, no family to take care of her (if the rest of the gang dies with you too then there is absolutely no one left), and you'll have died in vain... for what? WHY?

Also, friendly reminder Kuon: you're loaning Haku your FATHER'S weapon. You know, YOUR FATHER, the legendary hero of Tuskar? The Owlo of Tuskar? His weapon he used to make Tuskar a great nation? The guy you loaned it to has just said that he plans on going to Tuskar and using YOUR FATHER'S WEAPON to kill your fellow countrymen, your father's subjects! Wouldn't you like to have that heirloom back?

This feels more like summer vacation than war.

There is a way they could have made this make sense with just a couple tweaks. Have it so that Kuon leaves for Tuskar, and the gang is worried about her so they follow her. That way you can have it so that the gang isn't deliberately picking sides or trying to get into the middle of a war. That way it makes sense for Kuon not to take her father's fan back. It makes sense for Jachdwalt to go because he's not intending to fight a war. And so on.

The Kurou mission was the first time I game overed and had to legit restart the whole mission. I'm glad that exp earned carries over.

Well that battle took three hours.

lol the ships at the beach left without us. I guess we beg Benawi to forgive us and let us rest in Tuskar.

I'm guessing Anju is being Nanamoed? A fake poison that puts her into a death-like trance? I know she lives to Mask of Truth.

This is supposed to be a serious scene where Anju is waking up from unconsciousness, but the way Anju is drawn... erm... it's the same problem with Yuzuha from Prelude. Also similar to Yuzuha in how she apparently aged up from being like an 8 year old to a 14 year old or something in the CG.

Sneaking into the palace via underground sewers/aquaducts is BORING. How about trying to sneak into the palace by crossdressing as ladies in waiting? Or using a hot airballon and crashing into the palace?

Spent two hours on the Vurai fight holy crap

Why do we have to seal him before he transforms? Why not rip the mask off his face?

lol are we really facing off against a god monster? Realistically we should all die to him in seconds.

oh, this is the final boss? Huh.




I might not be able to beat the game. During the last fight, Vurai's attack stat was so high, he was one shotting everyone except Jachdwalt, and even then Jachdwalt was barely hanging on with defense items AND defense buffs. Furthermore, Vurai's defense stat was so high, that literally no one except people with attack stats in the 50s were dealing any damage to him. Now the final boss Vurai has higher stats, and 5,000 HP.

I have been investing all of my BP into speed. Haven't touched defense or attack at all. I also didn't get much BP from the last battle, so I can't really raise attack or defense more than a couple points per character. And I'm not going to rerun old levels to grind, so... I guess I'll lower the difficulty from hard to normal.

Lol on normal mode his stats are only marginally less. Yeah this might actually be unwinnable no matter what. I'll try, but I'm expecting I'll have to watch the ending on Youtube at this point.

I was able to invest about 2-3 points into attack per character.

I have put Kuon in the center, with Jachdwalt in front of her, Ougi behind, and the two archers to the side of her. Those four have the highest attack stat. I'm going to have Kuon buff their attack stat up on her first turn, and then I'll see how much they can hit Vurai for. If they only tickle him, then I'll just youtube the ending.

lolol no this is impossible he just one shotted half of my party on his first turn

This is the most damage my unit with the highest attack stat can deal. Yeah lol we'll all be long dead before he reaches 75% HP.

annnnd OFCOURSE the boss has rebound! So each time I tickle him, his next turn moves up!

Blessed Ougi with his 1,500 damage chain attack!

Pictured: Ougi voicing my thoughts on this final boss fight.

And it lasted all of 39 turns, with everyone except Ougi, Jachdwalt, and Kuon dead. (OH PLEASE NO SECOND FORM PLEASE PLEASE NO SECOND FORM PLEASE STOP HERE)

Ougi MVP, carrying this fight and doing 90% of the damage to the boss. Huh, Oboro was the same in Prelude. I wonder if Oboro AND Ougi will be my MVPs on the final boss fight of Mask of Truth.

Well, that was an overtuned boss battle, and not the fun kind like Banner Saga 1's final boss pre-nerf. (Was I the only one who thought that the original difficulty of BS1's final boss was fine?)

I'm going to come out and say it: that was a bad final boss battle. He has huge AoEs, and you start the fight with your units bunched together, so you can't spread your guys out apart in time (even with me having invested almost all of my points in speed). So half of your group just dies and there is nothing you can do about it, and you're just trying to out DPS him as he picks off the survivors one by one. And it's all over in 3-4 minutes. That's not a fight that challenges me or forces me to think. This is not a climatic ending. And it's not fun. The second to last fight - the human form Vurai fight - was more entertaining. It was of suitable length to be climatic. It had dangerous adds you had to deal with. You also had to protect Oshtor. I had to strategize to win that fight.

Also, I will never stop saying this: god monster final bosses SUCK! The game should have ended with human form Vurai. Us beating god monster form Vurai makes no damn sense.

Lol Anju has been literally Kuuyaed.

Wait... are you guys going to leave Vurai's mask behind? It is technically the property of the Mikado... and therefore, Princess Anju. And since Vurai committed treason against Anju... it should be revoked. And then the Princess can choose to give the mask to one of her allies.

Mikazuchi really looks like a Bleach character.

The writers seem to love repeating themselves, saying "a storm is coming to Yamato/the winds of change are coming/a new era is upon us" 3 or 4 times within 5 minutes. It's annoying.

So... Nekone leaped off the carriage, and now she and Haku are running back towards Oshtor. Given that I've seen art of Haku wearing Oshtor's mask... I'm guessing they're going to see Oshtor biting it, and Haku will get the mask.

Also, the group is being separated, so I'm guessing we're going to have a reset in the next game where we spend the first half of the game getting the crew back together again.

The music really kills the scene. Should've had be silent and let the dialogue speak for itself.


Mask of Truth ending spoilers

I'm pretty sure I've seen an CG from Mask of Truth where Haku is smiling without the mask on as white particles float up, and there is a purple background behind him. Guess he dies like Oshtor too.

Where did Haku get Oshtor's clothes? They didn't stop by his house on the way out of the capital, and they didn't stop by a tailor while travelling to Enunkammu
 

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Currently on a Fallout: New Vegas kick (owing to the fact that a D&D campaign I participate in is set in an alternate reality Earth and it’s taking place in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas as well...although the apocalypse didn’t completely wreck the world as in Fallout.

Plus the mods like Project: Nevada give a feeling of the full extent of adding things they wanted so it’s more of a challenge. And a few new places to explore as well.

Having played in excess of 1500 hours (at a guess) of NV I only play now with mods, there are some classic ones I use at the beginning of every map, I haven't yet played Nevada but I have reinstalled NV recently so may do so. What other mods do you usually use?
 

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Played the Outrider demo for about 2 hours.

It looked amazing. The graphics optimization is also spectacular. One of the most beautiful games I've ever seen, even on medium, and even on my old PC it ran like a charm, smooth FPS.

The setting and gameplay initially seemed very Borderlands like, but it quickly distinguished itself more.

Then I got a "Cannot connect to servers" message and was kicked off the game.

I'd been considering preordering (honestly I'd pretty much been sold on the game), but online only for a game I'm probably never going to play coop? Especially when my internet at Uni is unreliable (due to the network messing with game client connections intentionally) and also at home because of low speeds.

The demo is amazing, but I don't want to play a game where there's a decent chance of me being kicked off mid-session because it can't communicate with the servers while I'm playing in single player.

I'll eventually pick up the game (looks gorgeous, setting and story seem interesting enough, combat is fun), but not until I have a more reliable connection... so maybe not for 16-24 months or longer.

I'll play the System Shock demo tomorrow.
 

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Having played in excess of 1500 hours (at a guess) of NV I only play now with mods, there are some classic ones I use at the beginning of every map, I haven't yet played Nevada but I have reinstalled NV recently so may do so. What other mods do you usually use?
Project Nevada and the Fallout Overhaul Kit (FOOK), a revamped New Vegas Strip, and More Perks are the main ones (there is a FOOK-PN convergence mod to remove conflicts between the two). Also a "continue along after the end quest" mod that I haven't actually tried yet.

There are also two side quests I added: A Trip to the Bank and Area 51, and a pair of high roller and casino unbanner mods; the others are mainly cosmetic changes (body type changes, making it so the Lucky Shades use the Authority Glasses
model, or adding the P90 and the Five-Seven pistol with unique ammo -it's okay but unless you really want the latter as a sidearm it's buggy and kind of pointless, especially since the P90 also exists as the 5mm SMG through PN). Or technical ones like allowing my computer to use 4GB of RAM to run it, or bug fixes like allowing the Sink CIU in Old World Blues to restock properly, or the Legion spy who comes to tell you about the Drop Boxes being flagged as undercover so he doesn't, say, get shot to death by NCR or Brotherhood of Steel soldiers when randomly approaching you and thereby rendering it unobtainable.

It's been probably about five years since I used it so it's getting back into the swing of things. And I generally do side quests and then the DLC before kicking off the endgame stuff (that is, when the NCR and Legion actually come to you for your support), so I haven't had the chance to fully use the stuff but it works fine for me.
 

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I tend to use some to make a few things easier, the stutter remover, the 4GB mod, plus the sprint, open strip, extra map marker and SPECIAL mods (sometimes just using the cheat terminal mod) and of course my always go-to one, the underground shelter mod, that one is just the best one to use in any iteration of the game.

There's a few others out there that are fun, like at least one time travel mod and the New Reno series if you ever fancy having a go at those.
 

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I feel like I would like to return to Vegas, maybe try to get Tale of Two Wastelands running even, after bouncing off of FO4 hard. But I just don't have the time or inclination to game that much anymore, and when I do I usually just spin up one of my ongoing Paradox campaigns.
 
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