Excerpt: [Join Steve Kelso and Chris Carter, as they both review Fallout 3's Broken Steel DLC pack for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Kelso's review was written months ago when the DLC dropped on the 360, and Chris Carter's is brand new. Intro by Steve Kelso.
Conclusion: Broken Steel is the third downloadable content (DLC) pack for Fallout 3 , following in the footsteps of Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt , which must have sold well, given that Bethesda has already announced plans for two additional DLC packs. The new content starts up two weeks after the events of the main campaign.
Summary: Broken Steel, the third downloadable add-on for Fallout 3 , requires you to suspend your disbelief. It allows for continued exploration of the Capitol region after you've finished the main quest, which is fantastic, but makes a bit of a mockery of the story if you played as a selfless paragon of the people.
Pros: Contains some of Fallout 3's best action, Some great new areas to explore and weapons to shoot, Well-integrated into the wasteland, New level cap, new perks
Cons: The story throws logic out the window, Some issues with recorded dialogue
Excerpt: Everybody loved Fallout 3 for different reasons. Some loved it for its morally ambiguous quest lines. Some loved it for its gruesome VATS system. Some loved it for the Fat Man. Me? I loved it for the world. Fallout 3's post-apocalyptic Washington DC was a joy to explore. It was a joy to survive in.
Excerpt: When I first started playing Fallout 3, I was blown away. It raised the bar on RPGs in the same way that Oblivion did before it. Everything about Fallout 3 is high quality, from the graphics to the various plots you weave your way through. It even picked up four GiN Game of the Year awards, so we are talking about a great title. But there is always room for improvement. The one thing that did trouble me a bit about the game was that the ending felt a little rushed.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …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.
Excerpt: So, here it is. The third and final addition to the Fallout 3 canon. Eagerly awaited, Broken Steel sees the player’s initiation into the Brotherhood of Steel, and the eradication of the evil Enclave once and for all. Promising a concrete ending to the epic main quest, Broken Steel has to prove itself, and offer an experience on par with the original content. Has it managed it?