Although our travels across the Wasteland may seem impossibly grim, Charon brings a smile to my face every time I turn around.
Fallout 3 is played from a first person view so I rarely see what I’m wearing. That is, unless I hit F by mistake or I’m curious. Being a woman of a certain age who actually lived through the 50s, sometimes I cannot resist checking out Bethesda’s notion of a Pre-War Casual Outfit. Or seeing how I look in a Naughty Nightgown. Alas, clothing options are limited. Besides, surviving the Wasteland usually means wearing the best armor we can find.
With the release of the G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit), I expect user created mods will offer apparel beyond good armor that looks functional or stat-boosting casual wear that doesn’t protect. Quite unexpectedly, it was BFF Charon who taught me that Armor rating isn’t everything. More importantly, although our travels across the Wasteland may seem impossibly grim, he can bring a smile to my face every time I turn around.
Charon not only watches my back, but quite willingly carries any excess inventory. By design, but unbeknownst to me, companions are not completely unaware of what we ask them to tote. Apparel that is better than their default will be equipped. As a responsible player, I upgraded Charon’s leather to Talon Combat while also passing over a pile of miscellaneous items. One gleeful look later, I knew we had uncovered his former life as a dandy. Without a doubt: Clothes Make the Man.