Nice guide, I may have to check back when I go for that achievement. After plaything through this entire game to get all of the different endings I have no desire to re-play the entire thing on hardcore, I intend to get that achievement quickly. I don't enjoy having to worry about drinking, eating, and sleeping. Next thing you know we'll have a bowel meter and have to make sure we empty our character's bowels before the meter fills. Ugh, if you enjoy playing with that stuff good for you, have fun!
Almost forgot! In addition to the new bowel meter you'll have to watch your weight! Eat too many fatty brahmin steaks without exercising, and not enough fruits and vegies, and you'll get fat! Get too fat and the heart-attack meter rises until your tubby character keels over dead! Game over! Start again! Can't wait for super hardcore mode! Joy.
I did the gambling thing too on my first attempt at a speed run to buy implants, but then I realized: "If running past everything worked to get me to Vegas, why don't I just run past the final battle and solve it with a speech check?" Still, making a character with 9 or 10 luck, then following the first part of the guide to get to Freeside would be a very fast way to get the "Courier who broke the bank" achievement.
Also, if they made a bowel movement meter, I would actually be more inclined to play hardcore.
Great walkthrough. Wish I saw this before I already tackled hardcore.
I liked Hardcore initially.....then 80 hours later, I said screw it and beat the game as quick as possible. Deleted the hardcore save, and started from an earlier point and switched it off. Then I enjoyed the game.
It isn't even hard at all (more like LOLEASY), it is just very annoying.
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