I just finished (rushed) through the game the first time, going all NCR, now I am going to go again, maybe help yes man, held the powder gangers................mix it up a bit.
Are melee builds/unarmed builds viable? My first play through I went with guns, and honestly screwed the character up and was weak. Boone did everything for me.
I cannot decide whether to go for explosives/energy weapons or unarmed/melee. Note that while I would take sneak, it really isn't my favorite play style. I am also going to get lockpick, electronics, and speech to at least 50, speech probably to 100.
So is an unarmed build viable? Is power armor a requirement for such a build to work well?
I can't speak for unarmed, but I'm currently running around with melee and it's working surprisingly well. I think I actually get hit less running in than standing back and shooting. It seems a lot of human enemies will take the time to equip a melee weapon when you get in their face and it's basically free hits for you.
Also, had a fun fight with 5 radscorpions while using a knife and I didn't get hit once, just running in and out and strafing them lol. --- My computer consumes my soul. I slit my wrists and offer control. -me
Energy is arguably the weakest of the bunch (if you do go energy, don't get Wild Wilderness, so you can get the named Gauss early).
Melee is viable. Unarmed is more fun. You probably need both anyway, for the pre-reqs to the good perks. Explosives is the one thing I haven't done yet...I'd like to try it, but definitely not on Hardcore....ammo would be a pain and I'd blow my companions all up.
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