DLC storyline vs Main storyline

Posted by NeoKef (74 posts) -

Recently I've beaten the Dead Money DLC and was sitting through the ending when I notice they were mentioning the "Divide." I already knew about it since the "Lonesome Road" DLC is already out and it mentions that name and the original "Courier Six." I didn't think too much of it and checked the wiki to see if is an off hand statement. To my surprise, the wiki provided me with answers that didn't just explain that, but how all the DLC content are connected and who was involved. I was hooked by the fact that while I was working for NCR or House all these events were taking place setting them up for me to find. It explains some of the questions I had in "Old World Blues" and perfectly explained how the events in "Honest Hearts" started. It was also cool to see how some of the characters were connected to others in the actual game as well.

To me, the whole fiction behind all this is definitely more interesting than what I was doing for the main story. I mean, it was interesting to see what each group would do if you helped them, but it didn't feel like you wanted to know more about their past. In this DLC group, you slowly start to piece together why and how did each thing happens and who is responsible. Maybe I'm more excited by the fact that these names have been thrown around through out the whole game and now they all come together rather than the actual plots.

Does anyone else feel the same way?

#1 Posted by NeoKef (74 posts) -

Recently I've beaten the Dead Money DLC and was sitting through the ending when I notice they were mentioning the "Divide." I already knew about it since the "Lonesome Road" DLC is already out and it mentions that name and the original "Courier Six." I didn't think too much of it and checked the wiki to see if is an off hand statement. To my surprise, the wiki provided me with answers that didn't just explain that, but how all the DLC content are connected and who was involved. I was hooked by the fact that while I was working for NCR or House all these events were taking place setting them up for me to find. It explains some of the questions I had in "Old World Blues" and perfectly explained how the events in "Honest Hearts" started. It was also cool to see how some of the characters were connected to others in the actual game as well.

To me, the whole fiction behind all this is definitely more interesting than what I was doing for the main story. I mean, it was interesting to see what each group would do if you helped them, but it didn't feel like you wanted to know more about their past. In this DLC group, you slowly start to piece together why and how did each thing happens and who is responsible. Maybe I'm more excited by the fact that these names have been thrown around through out the whole game and now they all come together rather than the actual plots.

Does anyone else feel the same way?

#2 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2391 posts) -

That's exactly how I felt. The main story does a fantastic job teasing these characters and makes you want to learn more about them. Then you meet these individuals in DLCs and learn the truths.

#3 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Yeah but both Honest Hearts and Lonesome Road are too short, Joshua Graham had only a few dialogues despite hearing about him quite a bit in the main game, and Ulysses revenge plot was stupid. I just thought that they should have focused more on the characters (especially in Honest Hearts). Still, much better than Operation Anchorage or Mothership Zeta.

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