Originally Posted by Mav
I dunno about that...
I've been wandering the wasteland a lot and sometimes I'll randomly get that cinematic camera because Boone just sniped someone's head off... it is randomly awesome, and he's also helped out with thinning numbers in a straight fight, like the time I accidentally wandered into a Nightstalker nest. I also use ED-E, but "he" is more beneficial for "his" perk which spots enemies from further away.
I usually have a hard time micro-managing them to walk or wait or get out of my f&*#&ing way, even though it should just all be set the way you want with a dialog line. Still haven't met any companion on NV to see if things have improved.