Fallout: New Vegas Hardcore Mode Special Reward Revealed

Fallout: New Vegas was released just Tuesday in North America and just yesterday in Europe. New Vegas is about the player being betrayed and left for dead. After being patched up by the doctor while simultaneously creating your character, you’re left with an option before heading out of the operations room. To switch Hardcore mode on (which isn’t recommended) or keep it off and play the game Fallout 3 style.

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rroded5022d ago (Edited 5022d ago )

"drum roll please. The Hardcore trophy/achievement. Unfortunately, yeah that is it"

damn that bites some bonus missions woulda been cool or at least a new wep or safehouse or something...

T9X695022d ago

What bites is I just got this achievement, reloaded my game and 20min later my game froze. Loaded the game back up, load save, "This game save relies on DLC which is no longer available. Some objects may not load correctly, do you wish to continue?"......uh ok sure, "The storage device you selected in no longer available. Failed to load save."....booted to the main menu. Now all my saves are corrupt, not just that one, and 50 hours is gone, and I didn't get nothing but that damn achievement. I'm throwing this POS up on Craigslist.

itani5022d ago

Wow, I really feel it for you. I got a game breaker glitch where it wouldn't allow me to enter the Strip without a key even though I've been in and out enough times.

I read online if you kill one of the Securitrons outside, they each have a key.

T9X695022d ago

Wow that sucks, I heard of a few people that had that problem. I honestly really enjoyed this game, and even though the game had tons of frame rate issues, freezing, etc. I can get passed that, and deal with, not to much of a problem. But I invested so much time into one save and still had TONS of stuff to do and having to restart due to something out of my control, just kills the motivation for doing it again, especially if the same thing happens.

What's even worse is, it actually let me load my other save that I had 10 hours on, so I was like okay whatever at least I don't have to completely restart. That save is saved inside Lucky 38 in the Penthouse, but when I click on the elevator, nothing happens. So my only working save is stuck and I can't get out and I HAVE to restart.

I knew this game would have problems before I bought it, just like Fallout 3 did, but I didn't expect this shit. This kind of bug is unacceptable.

NeoMagus5022d ago


I had the same problem try to go in the north entrance of the strip and says requires key, if you are not hated by the NCR you can go to their camp with the monorail use that to get into the strip then exit through where it requires the key and it should fix it

Dark_Vendetta5022d ago

@1.1 that really sucks, but I heard that they've released a patch via STEAM to fix the savegame (or to prevent it of getting corrupted?), so I would wait a few days and hope they soon release it for the consoles

Bobbykotickrulesz5022d ago

lol a trophy? I mean hey, it's fun playing on hardcore mode and that in itself is a reward, but they shouldn't fucking advertise it at the start of the game like you're going to get something really cool, only to find that it's just a stupid trophy.

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PrimordialSoupBase5022d ago

Cool, sure. But the real reward is a better game.

wicko5022d ago

Exactly. Expecting a reward of some kind is pretty stupid.

kaveti66165022d ago (Edited 5022d ago )

You work for Obsidian don't you? This game is glitchier than fallout 3.

PrimordialSoupBase5021d ago

Play the game on console and that's what you get I guess. I have only had one crash after 22 hours of play.

More glitches than Fallout 3? lol, no. Where were all the complaints when Bethesda released this same technically hobbled game two years ago?

Regardless, measure what actually counts (as in what makes a good rpg) and New Vegas is far superior to Fallout 3 in its systems, leveling, tone, writing, world layout, etc.

kaveti66165021d ago (Edited 5021d ago )

"Where were all the complaints when Bethesda released this same technically hobbled game two years ago? "

Lmao. That's the reason I hate Obsidian. They release the same fucking game with no improvements and then are like, "WTF guys? How come Fallout 3 got so much praise?! Derp Derp!"

Fallout 3 was glitchy but it was a good game and it was one of a kind. Obsidian released essentially the same game with barely any improvements and you're saying they're justified.

PrimordialSoupBase5021d ago

And you're saying it's justified that Bethesda gets a free pass, it's absolutely no different. They are both glitchy games, but most of the blame lies with Bethesda seeing as they built this crap game engine and have struggled to release a functional game twice now using it.

The improvements in New Vegas are substantial. Working within the shitty limits that Bethesda defined with Fallout 3, Obsidian has done an excellent job of making this the modern equivalent to the old Fallout games that Bethesda was too untalented to achieve.

The problem is that you probably grew up with Mass Effect and Oblivion as the standard to which hold rpgs to, so if you believe Fallout 3 is a good Fallout game you're speaking from a completely ignorant position.

kaveti66165021d ago

If the engine is so glitchy, then why did Obsidian use it. How come they didn't use their own engine that they built for Dungeon Siege? How come Bethesda is getting blamed just because Obsidian lacks the talent to actually make their own games?

Bethesda gets a free pass because they made a great game that happened to be glitchy. Obsidian made a sequel 2 years later that has seen few to no visual improvements and few to no technical improvements.

Bethesda has done more with the Gamebryo engine than you can imagine. There have been dramatic graphical improvements between TES Morrowind and Oblivion. They both run on the same engine. That shows that Bethesda is talented. They make great games. Even if their games have bugs, it's a fair tradeoff.

Obsidian are not good developers. They're a B team. That's it.

PrimordialSoupBase5021d ago

Because Obsidian had a two year time frame to finish the game, and clearly Bethesda wanted to maintain systemic and formal similarity with Fallout 3.

"There have been dramatic graphical improvements" does not constitute a good game or a good developer, especially considering we are speaking about a decade time span here. Again you mention nothing about the content, the level balancing, the writing, quest structure, etc. of these games (as in things that actually matter to an rpg). In this sense, Bethesda fails miserably. This is an objective fact to anyone who has played the old Fallout games.

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JsonHenry5022d ago

For me the reward is a much better game. Playing in hardcore makes me feel more immersed in a wasteland than without it. And to be honest, unless you are playing as a melee character, it really isnt that much harder.

PrimordialSoupBase5022d ago

Agreed. It isn't harder so much as your inventory and leveling decisions take on a lot more weight and meaning.

King-Leonidas5022d ago

you know when you get kicked in that place between the balls and the anus? Yeah, that's it feels like.

nunley335021d ago

I pre-ordered New Vegas and got the vault 13 canteen so staying hydrated isn't a problem in hardcore mode. maybe a new game plus ?

FACTUAL evidence5021d ago (Edited 5021d ago )

They could of at least gave psn an avatar picture, and psh rewards, and 360 could of got avatar clothing, and an avatar picture.

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itani5022d ago

I know, that's why I was surprised. I mean what the hell, everyone knows they will get the trophy/achievement upon completion!

leonlion5022d ago

That one step closer to platinum

dirtydbz5022d ago

it's only a gold trophy on ps3 sux right

Brewski0075022d ago

Thats sure as hell is one waste of time.

Mmmkay5022d ago

if you care about the gameplay you'll get the trophy anyway....

asyouburn5022d ago

its about beating it on hardcore mode

falloutx5022d ago

I already got 50% of the trophies hardcore mode included.