Honest Hearts Launch Trailer Debuts

Honest Hearts Launch Trailer Debuts

With Honest Hearts just a week away, Bethesda has unleashed the official launch trailer for the next Fallout: New Vegas DLC, starring none other than the legendary Burned Man himself.

Joshua Graham was the feared right-hand man of Caesar, until he led the Legion to disastrous defeat at the First Battle of Hoover Dam. As punishment for his role in the debacle and to serve as a warning to others, he was coated in tar, set on fire and cast into the Grand Canyon; yet the notoriously hard-to-kill Graham, now referred to only as the Burned Man, survived, and he's apparently got big plans for the future.

The launch trailer doesn't actually tell us much about what's going on; Zion looks nice, there are lots of tribals killing each other and the Burned Man comes across as just a wee bit nuts, although under the circumstances I suppose it's not fair to hold that against him. Whatever's happening, it looks like more of the "real" Fallout experience, and I'm definitely looking forward to finding out more about Graham, his history and his fall from Caesar's grace. I guess maybe it's time to actually finish New Vegas.

Honest Hearts comes out on May 17 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out fallout.bethsoft.com.

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Look's really good. I wonder if Graham is going to be a companion and the whole thing will play out as a long companion quest or if he is going to be an antagonist or what. Always loved the Tribals in fallout so i'm happy with that.

Andy Chalk:
. I guess maybe it's time to actually finish New Vegas.

Honest Hearts comes out on May 17 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out fallout.bethsoft.com.

The question is... Can you finish it?
Muahahahaha!

GonzoGamer:

Andy Chalk:
. I guess maybe it's time to actually finish New Vegas.

Honest Hearts comes out on May 17 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out fallout.bethsoft.com.

The question is... Can you finish it?
Muahahahaha!

Of course he can't, they're keeping it close-ended! *Evil laugh*

I wasn't aware of this particular vein of the story in New Vegas, But I bet true fans will be pumped to see this DLC finally released.

I think this is the first time a trailer of something I have liked has actually made me want it less. It doesn't seem very good at all from that trailer.

Andy Chalk:
I guess maybe it's time to actually finish New Vegas.

Honest Hearts comes out on May 17 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out fallout.bethsoft.com.

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Please do!

Despite the early bugfest, this is just one of those games I keep coming back to over and over. And I do not play games over and over, historically. Making a different character causes the entire world to feel different. Even just slight variations on the same character make an impact. The game's ambition outpaced its technique for awhile... but isn't that better than the opposite?

If you do plan to finish and play this expansion: Make sure you get your character "finalized" and keep a separate save before you participate in the final sequence--you'll be clearly told when that is. You can't load in with anything you've done after starting that, unfortunately. (Still, go through the final sequence. It's nice to see all your loose ends tie up before your eyes!)

Legion:
I think this is the first time a trailer of something I have liked has actually made me want it less. It doesn't seem very good at all from that trailer.

I'm not able to see the trailer from where I am at the moment--what is it that turned you off? (Not going to try to convince you otherwise, just looking for alternate perspectives besides the hype)

Dastardly:

Legion:
I think this is the first time a trailer of something I have liked has actually made me want it less. It doesn't seem very good at all from that trailer.

I'm not able to see the trailer from where I am at the moment--what is it that turned you off? (Not going to try to convince you otherwise, just looking for alternate perspectives besides the hype)

Well it's basically just combat from various different camera angles, it shows practically nothing to do with what it may be about, or why you'd want to play it, unless you like shooting Tribals.

Trailers are supposed to draw you in, pique your curiosity. Especially if they are for DLC, I don't need to see people shooting for 2 minutes, I already know what the games combat is like.

Every time I think about finishing up New Vegas, I get hung up on a plot point that I just can't roll with. So I don't. I suppose it's a valid way to conclude the game - choosing to wander the wasteland aimlessly while the world continues on its way - but dammit, I'm not too happy about it.

I am so excited I just can't explain it in words, and my hands are shaking and there's going to be Joshua, and burning (if he's an antagonist I WILL burn him again just to be evil about it) and tribals, and a cool gun skin and the grand canyon, and bible stuff, and story and *foams at the mouth*

CAN'T. WAIT!

Looking forward to this. The whole Burned man story was the most interesting thing about Caesar's Legion. Now I just have to decide whether or not to take my brawler, my negotiator or my "Shoot first ask questions later" wastelander into this DLC.

That looks pretty dam good. Im definatly kind of hopeing the psn gets back up before it comes out. I loved how joshua was just sitting there loading pistols and stacking them up.

For some reason I'm not seeing the trailer. I'm just getting an ad for the Publisher's Club, no trailer whatsoever. What have I done wrong?

I wondered why Caesar's legion went on about 'the burned man', as if it was a major plot point, but it never amounted to anything...

...now I just have to figure out why a big deal was made about the courier being hand-picked for delivering the chip by a guy wrapped in a dead flag...

Looks pretty good, can't wait to get stuck in. Dead Money was great so I hope this one keeps it up. Still, I'd rather they'd release the DLC with all the Courier Number 6 story hinted at in Dead Money.

BrunDeign:

GonzoGamer:

Andy Chalk:
. I guess maybe it's time to actually finish New Vegas.

The question is... Can you finish it?
Muahahahaha!

Of course he can't, they're keeping it close-ended! *Evil laugh*

It took me three tries to get to the slideshow. It just kept freezing up.

The tribal warfare is scaring the hell out of me: all those people running around, it's going to be glitchtastic.

HELL. YES.

Also, anyone who knows the original history of The Burned/Hanged Man from the old Fallout development cycle is probably scratching their heads, given the fact he is being seemingly treated like some kind of hero/anti-hero with a purpose here. In the original Van Buren, the Fallout 3 that never was before Interplay utterly screwed the pooch on the franchise and, well, being financially solvent, he was THE evil companion. So much so that many groups would INSTANTLY HATE YOU ON SIGHT if you were friends with him. I found it interesting that he was given a somewhat more sympathetic storyline and history in New Vegas, but given he was featured in a bloody loading screen message through the whole game, I figured we'd eventually see his bandaged mug. Just... not as a cross between Azrael and Darkman.

You had me at "Pile of Colt 1911's"

*explodes with excitement*

Yay! and when its released Im halfway through my exams! :D

Andy Chalk:
Every time I think about finishing up New Vegas, I get hung up on a plot point that I just can't roll with. So I don't. I suppose it's a valid way to conclude the game - choosing to wander the wasteland aimlessly while the world continues on its way - but dammit, I'm not too happy about it.

I was pretty angry at first, but then I looked at it from a development point of view. Think of all of the ramifications that come from any of the endings. Take siding with Caesar for example, what would you be able to do after he enslaves everyone?

poiuppx:
HELL. YES.

Also, anyone who knows the original history of The Burned/Hanged Man from the old Fallout development cycle is probably scratching their heads, given the fact he is being seemingly treated like some kind of hero/anti-hero with a purpose here. In the original Van Buren, the Fallout 3 that never was before Interplay utterly screwed the pooch on the franchise and, well, being financially solvent, he was THE evil companion. So much so that many groups would INSTANTLY HATE YOU ON SIGHT if you were friends with him. I found it interesting that he was given a somewhat more sympathetic storyline and history in New Vegas, but given he was featured in a bloody loading screen message through the whole game, I figured we'd eventually see his bandaged mug. Just... not as a cross between Azrael and Darkman.

Pariah dog with a gun, lol.

I may be a bit late to the party here, but did Bethesda release the patch that sorted out New Vegas screwing up. I remember seeing a post on The Escapist not long ago explaining that the game was currently unplayable. Is this still the case?

OT: Looks good. Still have yet to finish NV or Dead Money, but if my question above is answered with "Yeah, it's back up", then that's what I think I shall be doing this evening.

Anyone else sorta see 3 tribal factions in there?

You have the people with their backs to the burned man so they're probably his friends (and followers?).

We have the least clothed tribals with what looks like some adventurer or common wastelander.

We have the more armoured savage looking tribals led by some tribal guy.

Hmmmm.

I suppose that the adventurer could be NCR by birth, and the mention of fire and caesar's flag probably hints at legion involvement though I doubt there will be NCR involvement in this. The burned man may offer a 3rd option in this and maybe you even get a solo option.

Legion:

Dastardly:

Legion:
I think this is the first time a trailer of something I have liked has actually made me want it less. It doesn't seem very good at all from that trailer.

I'm not able to see the trailer from where I am at the moment--what is it that turned you off? (Not going to try to convince you otherwise, just looking for alternate perspectives besides the hype)

Well it's basically just combat from various different camera angles, it shows practically nothing to do with what it may be about, or why you'd want to play it, unless you like shooting Tribals.

Trailers are supposed to draw you in, pique your curiosity. Especially if they are for DLC, I don't need to see people shooting for 2 minutes, I already know what the games combat is like.

Aren't you drawn in by the story?The story given closure that I've been waiting for ever since Van Buuren got canceled...While F:NV was a bit of a disappointment all in all - not because the game is bad it's just the oblivion engine is not a good place to revive franchises,it did continue the story chaining up events like the original Fallouts did.

 

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