Excerpt: The games industry is all about genres. It’s not unique in this fact but we already are awash with acronyms: First Person Shooter (FPS), Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Hidden Object Game (HOG) to name but a few. The games that stand out are the ones that push the envelope, take their genre and try and improve on it. With HOGs that envelope is rarely pushed too far.
Excerpt: …if Fallout 3 had one more big bang left after the ending, with some general game improvements tacked on for good measure. Broken Steel marks the third DLC for Bethesda’s monster RPG, bringing a similar amount of additional content to the party for all you Fallout junkies who still can’t get enough of the Capitol Wasteland.
Summary: Fallout 3 puts you in the role of a Vault-dweller, venturing from your secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The Broken Steel DLC lets you continue the adventure past the main quest by joining the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and ridding the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave once and for all.
Excerpt: Broken Steel finishes off the trilogy of downloadable content originally planned for Bethesda's Fallout 3, following up on previous releases Operation Anchorage and The Pitt. Like those releases, Broken Steel has a $10 (800 Microsoft points) price point, and is exclusive to Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live (sorry Playstation 3 owners). The similarities end there, however.
Excerpt: With the release of the third DLC pack for Fallout 3 , 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.