Conclusion: Point Lookout is the fourth out of five (and perhaps counting) DLC packs for Fallout 3 . It’s a departure from the previous DLC packs in that it isn’t dominated by a main campaign; it’s sort of like the capital wasteland in miniature -- open ended, with lots of places to go and quests to complete, and where you can do most things in any order or skip them altogether if you want to.
Excerpt: Bethesda seems to be following a steady curve with its DLC for Fallout 3. Operation Anchorage was something of a linear let-down but The Pitt proved to be far more interesting, showing the real potential for expanding the game’s post-nuclear playground. Then Broken Steel went one step further, rewriting the flawed ending from the original campaign and granting players a further 10 experience levels to grind through.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …a big swampy chunk of wasteland to explore complete with mutated hillbillies. Rather than the linear pieces of story presented in the previous three, Fallout 3’s fourth DLC expansion, titled Point Lookout, plunks you down in a large open-world area with a license to do whatever your post-apocalyptic heart desires.
Summary: Bethesda has a good thing going and they aren't skimping on the guilty with their
expansions. Not as good as
, but a very worthwhile experience at ten bucks for avid fans.
Pros: Superb graphics; excellent game design, a fascinating new world to discover
Cons: Like all DLC's, it is never long enough. Could have used some more unlockables too
Excerpt: Time to go exploring the vast nuclear wasteland again… Fallout 3 was my personal Game of the Year last year and the downloadable expansion packs which have been released on the Xbox Live marketplace through-out this year have fuelled my love even more. The 3 pieces of downloadable content which have already hit the Xbox Live and Games for Windows services are; Operating Anchorage where you are sent back in time in a virtual simulator during the invasion of Alaska to fend...
Summary: Fallout 3: Point Lookout opens up a massive new area of the Wasteland – a, dark, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland. So hop on the ferry to the seaside town of Point Lookout, for the most mysterious and open-ended Fallout 3 DLC adventure yet.
Excerpt: Y’know, Maryland is one of those overlooked states. It’s smack dab in between Washington D.C., and New York City. It could be one of the most overlooked states in the entire US… with the exception of Kansas of course.