QUOTE(Massacre @ Apr 21 2009, 12:57 PM) [snapback]1497615[/snapback]
Thank you for starting this topic, Stoic, it's been too long since I've had the creative/anticipation rush I usually only get from new GTAs
I felt the same thing. Hence the thread. I hope it flourishes.
I'll be thinking of things for sometime.
Much like the DC area of Fallout 3 wasn't an EXACT match to the area, it was very, very similar. I'd like to see that similarity in New Vegas. I want to be able to navigate New Vegas from my drunken driving knowledge from my trips to Las Vegas... In San Andreas, it seemed like the strip had been flipped and shortened greatly. Anyone familiar with Vegas knows that the Main Strip is hella long [4 mile (6.4 km)] and the hotel properties are huge and feature entire shopping malls, multiple levels of casino gaming, restaurants, dance clubs and of course, hotel rooms. Currently there are @ 67,000 hotel rooms on the strip alone.
There's also Fremont Street (the original strip) to the north of that. I think the two of those areas, plus a little of the outlying area would be a large enough map. They could even incorporate the Hoover Dam, but that's hella far from the strip. It would be at the other end of the map, no doubt.
You also have to think it wouldn't be the Vegas it is now, it'll be the Fallout 3 version of Vegas. A nuclear-era Vegas.
I'm not familiar enough with the Fallout universe to know when things skewed from actual history to the Fallout version, but the older landmarks will still be intact. I'd also like to see themed clans for each of the casinos.
I'd like to see nods to:
-Circus, Circus: most ridiculous casino on the strip, complete with rabid animals and Feral Clown Zombies
-NY, NY: I don't suppose the rollercoaster would still be working?
-The Luxor: Egyptian Super Mutants, FTW
-Excalibur: Raiders in full coats of armor?
-The Hard Rock: Elvis Ghouls (as already mentioned); the pool area with hot babe ghouls (Rehab on Sundays) and of course the Pink Taco novelty t-shirts
Also, plenty of Ghoul Strip Clubs and the aforementioned chips as currency.
I'm hoping there won't be too many scorpions, I get it, it's the desert, but I'd like to see some fucking mutant coyotes and lizards too.