I put off playing New Vegas for all these years, on the grounds that I'd tried Fallout 3 first, and written off the series as dead. Since you lot didn't stop posting about it, eight years later, I finally gave it a playthrough...and played three times back to back. I don't think it's up there with 1 and 2, but I recognise it as a cousin, along with Tactics...and I was one of those people who liked Tactics even back when liking Tactics was considered akin to selling your own grandmother into slavery, so that's not an insult. Mostly, it's coherent, but there are a couple of plot holes... First: The Chosen One is almost certainly still alive. He's just five years older than Ceaser, that's his car there in the Mojave, so he's been there, and he allied with Tandi - so he's on the NCR's side - and he's a badass motherfucker who took down the entire Enclave with just two friends (or maybe just one friend - I think Marcus is the only explicitly canon companion), he's pals with the Supermutants at Jacobstown, he's got two living Deathclaw pals (dying off screen doesn't count, even if you're MCA), he has access to unique BoS implants to turn him and his friends into walking death machines, he runs New Arroyo, his son runs New Reno, the Shi and Tanker Squatters owe him as do the, albeit limited in number, BoS remnants, and quite possibly the Great Khans if he dealt with Vault 15 peacefully, as well as all the Ghouls in Gecko, all the Mutants in Redding, and he has a suit of Advanced Power Armour, and a suit of Advanced Power Armour Mark II, which not even the Enclave remnants have. Why doesn't anyone in the NCR go "Yo, Chosen One, you're pretty much a living God with a personal army way better than ours, go have a word with that Edward fellow, will you?" Second: All the way through the entire game, the whole of the NCR is like "Patrolling the wasteland almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter". So, Ulysses, being a such a kind, helpful guy, goes out of his way to find a working nuclear silo. He invites me along, and we decide to be the nice guys. Everyone clearly wants it, I don't think it's in their best interests, but I'm not a dictator, the people have clearly spoken. So we give them one. We nuke the NCR, just like they keep asking for, but suddenly, our reputation takes a huge negative hit. What gives?