- Summary: Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah's Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion.… Expand
9Really good DLC. Really impressed me. I loved Dead Money, the last DLC. This one is by far better. Its about as long as Dead Money, even longer if you decide to just explore everything that it has to offer. This DLC takes us to Utah, at a place called Zion you meet new faces, specifically the Burned man, Joshua Gramah. Joshua Graham and Daniel (another character you meet) are part of a religious group called the "New Canaanites". At the beginning of the game, you find out Joshua was part of legion, Caesar's right hand man, but later betrayed and burned alive and thrown into a canyon.Turns out Joshua survived. Caesars has sent out men to look for him, and won't admit Joshua survived. But this DLC isn't about Legion You head out in a caravan to New Canaan, only to find its destroyed, and the people you wen't with are killed instantly. You meet up with a guy named "Follows Chalk" at the beginning of the game, he says Joshua is alive, and taught a group called the "Sorrows" and "Dead Horses" how to survive. He's revered as a war hero. Follows chalk takes you to him, you find out Joshua is alive, and have a nice chat with him. Joshua is a extremely religious person (although not a pacifist, and probably Mormon, go figure), and defending the Sorrows from a group called the "white legs". Not gonna say much more about the story. You meet a variety of enemies, new faces, and a whole new area to explore, and get achievements and kill stuff. And at the end you get a bunch of **** (lol, by the way, thats not much of a spoiler so don't complain). Good stuff, highly recommend it. 9.4/10.… Expand
Zion National Park remains as beautiful in the Fallout world as in the real world. The environment design is absolutely beautiful and gives you everything you want from DLC. Points are taken off for length; it is much shorter than the other DLC's and provides little in the way of reward for completion. Still, it's an interesting world that was fun to explore, and fun to return to. Also have to give a shout out to the Survivalist, which may be the most ingeniously conceived background story I've ever seen.… Expand
The content I have waited for so long for is finally out, but it does not seem like the time was well spent. It starts by trying to give you a story or reason as to why you should travel to this land, and, as with all things in a wasteland, that falls to pieces. Then you meet "The burned man" in a very anticlimactic way. You just sort of meet him. Its not this epic encounter I was hoping for with a man, much like that legate, in the Grand Canyon, and, in a way, this meeting represents the whole of Honest Hearts. There are things you think would be more fulfilling then they are. Zion is a huge addition, but there is no incentive to explore, especially when most places are caves or campsites because any new weapons are on enemies you will find just doing the story, and there are few new items of interest. The story is also kind of boring. As with everything in Fallout, there is a choice at the end, but the possible plans at the end seem so different tactically that it surprised me that any set up I did before hand applied to both, and that when I was pushed to make a decision I could say I wasn't ready, save, and play both possibilities very easily. In the end, it seemed like there was plenty of room for more content, and those big moments Fallout has done so well, but they did not take them. For an add on that took this long, it felt rushed.… Expand
4I was not a huge fan of Dead Money. However, playing this DLC has made me appreciate what DM did so much more. Sure, it was cheap how they stripped you of our gear as soon as you got to the Sierra Madre and made it so you could never return to collect any goodies you missed, but here's the thing: Dead Money felt BIG. High stakes, theatrical events, a plethora of interesting characters, a creepy atmosphere, an epic climax and a generally well-told story. The events of Dead Money felt *special*.
Unfortunately, none of that is present in Honest Hearts. Yes it was fun to finally see the Burning Man and he was an interesting character, but ask yourself: if all these quests were present in the vanilla New Vegas game, would it have appeared at ALL different or more epic than any other line sidequests? Would it have felt special? Memorable?
I would say not. If what you like out of DLC is a couple new weapons, armor, and craftable items, you'll like this DLC for that, but not much else.… Expand