Once again keeping in with the theme of procrastinating, another mod review!
I forgot to take screenshots while playing this. Hence all the following images you see in this review is from the mod maker himself, Mike Hancho.
The New Bison Steve Hotel & Lucky Casino breathes new life into the two main buildings of Primm with new quests along with two potential houses for the player.
Anyway, anyone who plays or has played New Vegas knows when you go to Primm that there is the Vikki and Vance casino and the Steve Bison Hotel & Lucky Casino. They also know that the Steve Bison hotel is part of a quest that you do when you first play the game.
The quest is geared to new characters between 1-3+ since it does integrate the first 2 quests involving Primm with itself. However, it doesn’t cause issues if you done them prior to the mod quest. It also links with another quest where you help the artist take pictures of landmarks around the Mojave wasteland.
Considering I did this with a level 50 courier, I obviously didn’t take very long to finish this quest. I will probably take a lot longer when I start a new save with a new courier. There are features included in this mod such as a gift shop, which I haven’t enabled or explored yet.
The features and watching the casino interior change was fun to watch. Little unsure how the Vikki and Vance casino suddenly came to life though. I just found it a little odd when I return there, there’s suddenly managers, dealers, cashier and this guy named Steve. So I think maybe there should have been a way to see or at least explain how the casino came to life.
It also features some custom items. Such as custom chips, custom felt for the blackjack tables, custom weapons and a custom armor. It features at least 2 potential new homes for the player, one being the Steve Bison hotel and Buck’s place. It features new npcs to serve as population for the Steve Bison Hotel (which you cannot talk too) and two named npcs that you can talk and interact with, as they are essential to the mod.
I find it a shame you can’t talk to the bartender named Daniel. He should had at least generic things to say so you can buy booze or something. I haven’t checked to see if you can talk to the chef in the steakhouse buffet, if there is one. However, it did add a new quest marker called ‘The New Steve Bison Hotel’ which makes fast-travelling more convenient since you can travel to that marker, instead of Primm.
Overall, I was pretty impressed. Will have to fiddle with the toggle population setting in the hotel so I can get the crowded feeling I wanted. However, it is recommended to do with a new courier as that was what this mod was aimed for. For a new courier and doing this quest in stages. I didn’t really do this in stages like I was supposed to since I am impatient. Quests were a little tedious since it was pretty much fetching quests but it wasn’t that bad. Would been more impressive if you could have actually manage the hotel or Vikki & Vance casino as well.
Still pretty interesting, the concept is rather new to me so I enjoyed it. More challenging to new couriers rather than a seasoned courier.