I spent a chill saturday afternoon taking care of the last of the Fallout 3 DLC(according to Bethesda, but again, they say never say never). If I gotta place this on a quality scale, here goes, best on top of course…
1. Broken Steel
2. Point Lookout
3. tie-The Pitt/Mothership Zeta
4. Operation Anchorage
…I played through it on the Xbox360, it’s also available on PC, and somewhere down the line it’ll be on the PS3…anyways, here’s my thoughts.
The Good – As usual, I’m happy with any DLC in the Fallout 3 universe that shows me some new surroundings, in this case, on board an alien spacecraft. You get to meet up with some new characters from different places in time that were abducted just like you. Audio logs strewn about the ship offer an interesting perspective on what your alien enemies really want, sometimes with hilarious results. You get access to a nice little group of alien weapons that are fairly powerful, and there’s plenty of drops on those as well. New aid items like alien biogel that can be modified so you’re patched up with 150HP(!), even better alien epoxy, repairs whatever weapon you have equipped(I haven’t tried it on earth weapons though). Some of the aliens offer a little challenge to take down, which is nice, especially when you’re at level 30. Some of the objectives are pretty cool and unique, like walking on the outside of the ship, and deathrays(!). You can return back to the ship anytime after you’re done, in case you wanna pick up whatever you left behind. Overall, if you’re a Fallout 3 crackhead like me, it’s worth having, taking my quality scale into account of course.
The Bad – The quest line is pretty linear…and a bit repetitive at times. As usual a bit short, it took me about 5 hrs, sure that’s not bad on the gameplay value scale, but on the Fallout 3 scale….maybe I’m just spoiled by the regular game :). There’s not much variety to the enemies, aliens, aliens with helmets, aliens with shields (ho hum).
The Ugly – The voice acting of the little girl you meet up with, she’s like a bad anime voice….you know, older person trying to sound young, that’s just weird to me.
Man, I steamrolled through this DLC. For better or worse. Here goes nothing.
Good: You cant really mess up fallout 3, at least for us so more of it is always nice to have. It’s a interesting take for an add-on and works well in the context of the game. The change of pace from dark to light land textures were needed. There is a good amount of “mountain” country which to me didn’t exist in fallout 3. It all felt flat apart from boulders. DC is not really known for that I guess. The addition of the Gauss Rifle is awesome, the weapon just flat out destroy’s things. It has a knockback effect that is so clutch when fighting the new enemies in game.
Bad: Not enough Quests, just the main chain and one side quest. Or did I miss it? I also thought there were not enough enemies around to get XP from. You don’t take your weapons in, this is a simulation, but it was hard to let go of all the awesome Power Armor I had, weapons and aid. You couldn’t do it any other way but, still, it stung a lil’.
Ugly: This should not be 10$. It should be 5$. We discuss this on the podcast.
I stayed up very late last night to finish up the DLC for Fallout 3 so Rich and I could really jump into it. I can safely say without any shred of doubt that this game was the one we have been wanting to talk about for a LONG LONG time. So tonight we shall. I found a little Nuka Cola Quantum glitch but not really a glitch for those that have already gone through the game and don’t have the heart to do it again. Told you it was a slow news week.
The biggest thing is Bioware releasing the Mass Effect 2 trailer.
What has my interest peeked the most is the improvement in fighting. While there, and really interesting Mass Effect felt more like a movie than it did any kind of action RPG. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. What also is kind of blowing my mind is that if you killed off any characters from before, they will not be appearing in Mass Effect 2. I really want to see how that’s done. Sadly that will be done via other people because in my gameplay I tend to always good the “good” side and not kill bad people. This picture looks more like the type our Wonderkid would play though. 🙂
*this post was intentionally done with all caps to emphasize the seriousness off aforementioned robots this message will delete in..3…2…1…..*
From bethesda we’ll be getting the last? Am I right there fallout 3 fansupreme rich? So, yeah. I’ll be jumping on and rocking all the DLC in one wonder full fallout3 gorging. They seemed to have interviewed with everyone but >US<. C’mon. We ❤ you bethesda. Gimmie some love.
So I picked up Street Fighter 4 and upon sitting down at home promptly was destroyed. So, of course this means that rich will have to school me on what to do. It’s been so long, i’m talking 10-15 years long since I can last recall actually playing SF-2. I’m curious if the difficultly for a older, although that’s silly me being not even 30 yet, will translate into other games that I remember being insano hard even as a mini-rainman style I had as a kid on the nintendo. Like. wait for it. Mike tyson’s punch out.
On a news note. Fallout 3’s Pitt DLC was released today. Although Kotaku is reporting that the game isent quite right, that’s ok to me. Test away users! So now it’s down to only one more DLC release and I’ll be back into that wonder-full world that is fallout 3. I cant wait. I love the game. It’s one of the games for me I wish i could hit restart on my life and play through experiencing all the joys it gave.