>>7960345>It's what I usually do on characters without hand-to-hand or melee, because that dungeon almost forces you to use one of them.
Melee and Unarmed have the highest base values of any skills exactly for that reason.>I always make more interesting and varied builds in FO1 because it seems less like it wants you to use certain skills
It's the exact opposite. Most skills in FO1 are practically useless to invest points in, whereas every skill in FO2 gets decent usage, even if some are more useful than others. >besides speech which is almost required for both.
Not at all. Speech is probably the most overrated skill in FO2, because it doesn't grant you access to any special rewards, and it has no utility in dungeons except against the final boss. You need 70% to complete Lara's questline, but that's the only content you are locked out of. You also need >8 charisma and intelligence to pass every speech check, assuming you don't fail any rolls.