It's barely been a week since we checked out IGN's last preview of Fallout: New Vegas, but already the gaming website giant has slapped up some more hands-on impressions of Obsidian's post-apocalyptic sequel.
Success. Level up. At this point, we were able to choose a neat female-specific perk, 'Cherchez La Femme', granting us an additional 10% damage against female targets. Incidentally, there's also a version called 'Black Widow' that does the same against male targets.
After pilfering the office clean of caps, food and ammo, it was back on the road again with our leading lady.
We noticed a service station probably a good half a mile down the road; it seemed as good a landmark as any to pursue. As it turned out, it was a riskier proposition that it superficially appeared, since a swarm of five Radscorpions had decided to call that joint home. That wasn't going to stop our progress though. Hell no.
Using five sticks of ill-gotten dynamite and some crafty timing, we began pelting the sting-happy monstrosities with high explosives. Then, as they chased us around the petrol pumps and wrecked autos, we began popping off the single-shot rifle until it was out of ammo. Then, as things began to get a little bit dire, we broke out the hunting knife from the Patrol Office and started making Radscorpion-carpaccio.