How's the snow?
I'm playing Splinter Cell 4 on my pc. The multiplayer is awesome. Although you need a high-end to play the game it realy worth upgrading or buying a new pc.
No, it's actually adding a lot of atmosphere to the game. I skipped a lot of the previews, so I was actually surprised that my infantry units could barely move through thick snow. Also, the addition of blizzards in the game is a nice touch, as you can't through artillery during it's presence and your units freeze even quicker when they are not in a bunker or close to a fire.
Only played a couple of games against the AI, so not familiar with all the new features yet. But so far I really like the new additions to the game. Now if I could only enhance the performance on my laptop...It struggles a bit on high settings, but maybe that's partially due to the beta code.
Tag speech, small guns and energy weapons.
fast shot and gifted are a must (on first playthrough).
str aint that necessary but don't keep it lower than five (six preferably)
Companions are fairly rubbish in F1 so i recommend lower charisma to max 4 (your speech skill affects more than charisma).
High agility and int. each 9.
with power of save and load luck aint that important either. so keep it at four and you should be fine.
I'm going to break the cycle and say; to be honest you can pretty much go through the game with any build. I've done the first fallout as a pacifist and as a gun nut, a thief or with a silver tongue and all opened up new avenues.
So make a character you would want to play, maybe suggest a theme and we can advise on the 'best' starting package. Personally i liked a high speech character for the dialogue options, a high luck for the weird encounters and the bloody mess perk for the fantastic death animations.
Companions aren't limited by charisma in Fallout; that would be Fallout 2. Speaking of which, why are random encounters so difficult in F2? I'm starting to think outdoorsmanship is a worthwhile skill. The game as a whole tends to be incredibly frustrating. From the aforementioned random encounters, to Marcus slaughtering the rest of my companions whenever I go into combat. Other than that, the game is great, but it's getting under my skin.
It has been a while, but the number 1 rule for companions in Fallout 1 and 2 is: no burst weapons.
this link, if you haven't already. They will make your playthrough a lot more enjoyable. Secondly, go into options, turn on auto-run and put combat speed to maximum.
After that you have a lot of freedom in how to approach your build and almost any combination is viable, though some are definitely more powerful than others. Intelligence and Agility are the most important stats. Small Guns, Speech, Lockpicking and later on Energy Weapons are the best skills.
Most importantly, don't worry too much if you messed up a quest or angered an NPC. Despite its reputation, Fallout isn't too hard once you come to terms with the clunky UI. Don't forget that, apart from random encounters, you can almost always choose when to engage in combat. So if a particular fight gives you trouble, just gain a few levels and return.
Quick saving seems to have done the trick so far; it's a bit difficult to flee when you are surrounded by a dozen radscorpions or raiders. Other than that, I think I'm going to have to drop Sulik off if I don't want to run into problems with burst weapons anymore. Is there any decent, less destructive weapon I can get for Marcus? I've made it all the way to NCR.
Thanks for all your advice!