The first time I played this game, I decided to go melee. The first time I completed the game was as an unarmed fighter. I went through the whole game without using any guns. It wasn't easy of course. In fact, some enemies actually use only guns or even explosives such as the missile launcher, from a spot you cannot gain access to, such as inside an overpass or on a balcony overlooking some ruins. In Operation Anchorage, one of the equipment choices gives you a power fist and a combat shotgun. Another gives you a combat knife and an assault rifle. Most of the builds I have planned use explosives, even the guns users. They will carry frag or plasma grenades and the Fat Man. To increase the damage of the grenades, all three ranks of the Demolition Expert are taken. I'm wondering if this is a good idea. Then again, even when I had a melee ranged character, companions would provide long range cover attacks. I have found that even if you choose to build a melee range character, there are situations that demand you to use a long range weapon, otherwise you'll have difficulties. What I want to know is that if it is possible to create a character using both melee weapons and guns? Would this be true also for New Vegas?