Whether it’s a job or a video game, everyone always wants to know about perks. That’s understandable. Perks usually make your life, or adventure, better. Therefore, they have value. Is that the case with Fallout: New Vegas? Let’s take a look and find out.
The easy answer is that Perks will help you. Don’t get the wrong idea, though. They’re not going to make a world of difference. The best approach to Perks in Fallout: New Vegas is to select a few at the beginning of the game. After every three levels or so, try to get another Perk. Perks aren’t something to focus on, but they’re not something to completely ignore, either. They have the ability to improve your current abilities and attributes. If you have a weakness in a certain area, then a Perk can help you improve in that area. You just need to know which Perks to take seriously and which ones to avoid.
The Perks area for Fallout: New Vegas can get confusing. To simplify things, let’s start by stating that the Perks available to you are mostly determined by your S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats. Other factors are what Perks you already have as well as your gender. Well, not your gender, but your character’s gender. Most people use a character with the same gender as themselves, but you never know. The key to Perks is to just go for the Perks you need as the game progresses. If you stick to that one simple rule, then you should do just fine in the Perks area. Let’s take a look at the specific Perks and what they’re all about.
Worthwhile Perks: Tag!, Strong Back, Here And Now, Explorer.
Tag: This adds a +15 to one of your non-S.P.E.C.I.A.L skills. This is a good value.
Strong Back: Will allow you to carry an extra 15 pounds of equipment. That might not sound like a lot, but it could mean several more weapons, or at least one large weapon. Great value here.
Here And Now: This Perk allows you to jump to the next level. Great value.
Explorer: This is a very cool Perk, especially if you’re the exploring type and you’re looking to play the game it was meant to played. This Perk will reveal every single location in the Mojave Wasteland. Insanely valuable. The important of this Perk cannot be overstated.
Avoid These Perks: Intense Training, Educated, Swift Learner.
Intense Training: Adds one point to ever S.P.E.C.I.A.L stat. This Perk is about as close to a waste of time as you can get. Don’t get excited about it.
Educated: Two skill points will be distributed for every level you advance. Not a big deal.
Swift Learner: This Perk will give you a +10% Experience Bonus. The best of the worst Perks.
Now that we have covered basically everything under the sun in regards to Fallout: New Vegas, we’re going to give you a few tips that won’t only help you excel, but they will also make the game a lot more fun. When it really comes down to it, this game isn’t about winning. It’s all about exploration and enjoyment. Throw a lot of intensity in there as well.