Jeffrey Matulef writes, "I recently purchased Fallout: New Vegas as a birthday present for my lovely girlfriend. I've not played it yet, but watching her game I was struck by a familiar sight that gave me a rush of anxiety; the stat picking screen. For those who've not played one of the later Fallout games or Oblivion, you have to put a finite amount of points into such categories as Strength, Endurance, Luck, etc… These stats cannot be rearranged for the rest of the game. I always lock up when I encounter such a choice, worried that if I make the wrong choices the game will be significantly less fun. How am I to know what going to be practical later on down the road?"