Excerpt: It's been almost two decades since the Berlin Wall fell and the cold war paranoia that began in the 1950's finally subsided. Many RPGamers are probably too young to remember it happening, but it is such a well-documented and frightening period of history that everybody knows its effects and repercussions.
Conclusion: Fallout 3 is an interesting title that will satisfy the throng of Oblivion fans who have patiently awaited some kind of sequel. This title employs a lot of that game's conventions but significantly freshens up the formula with the distinct setting. For lovers of the genre, it's tough to go wrong with Fallout 3.
Excerpt: If you're looking for samurai, aliens, a good old fistfight leading to a prison break, and a new off-world setting for your adventurer from Vault 101 to explore, well, wait a minute. Clearly this is not what you were looking for, so that setup doesn't really work.
Excerpt: , and like its three siblings, this pack is full of new adventures for your intrepid explorer from Vault 101 to experience. It starts with a steamboat ride down the Potomac River to Point Lookout State Park in nearby Maryland. There's a story about a woman's daughter who's disappeared into the wilderness of Point Lookout, but quickly extends on to new plots about a Chinese spy who was infiltrating some sensitive areas of US security just before the bombs fell, moves on...
Excerpt: The Pitt is the second expansion for Fallout 3 the first person RPG game by Bethesda. The first expansion for the game took you into a military simulator to fight against the Chinese military before the bombs started falling and it had a unique look and its own style. This expansion takes you to Pittsburgh or The Pitt a slave operated steel mill/weapon factory.
Pros: New area to explore, Nice twist at the end, New weapons
Excerpt: "Point Lookout is the most open ended DLC for Fallout 3 to date", proclaims Windows Live Marketplace proudly. Considering that Broken Steel expands on the main game, changing the ending and adding new levels and items, it's a pretty bold claim. Let's have a look at just how bold, shall we?
Pros: Brilliant atmosphere, Lots to do for the price, Fallout 3 in a swamp!
Excerpt: , some gamers are finally going to see what Bethesda has been doing since the release of the game over six months ago. The first two packs whisked you away to entirely new areas and didn't integrate terribly well with the usual Capital Wasteland experience.
Excerpt: I had been hoping that the liberation of Alaska would be a massive affair involving battalions of soldiers hammering away at each other. Alternately, I had been hoping for an intense entrenched battle similar to the engagement in front of the Washington Monument in Fallout 3. Alas, OA is neither of those games.
Summary: While the level 20 cap ensures that our characters never became godlike, we reached the cap after only a few hours of play, which removed much of our opportunity for character advancement. The big problem, however, is stability. Fallout 3 crashes more than any other AAA title we’ve played in the last year. Were the game stable, it would undoubtedly receive a Kick Ass award. As it is, we can’t give it more than an 8.
Pros: Amazing world full of excitement and adventure. Runs great on almost any machine. Looks incredible!
Cons: The game crashes, lots. Low level cap. Main quest kind of dull.