So it’s no secret that I love Fallout 3.
Well, maybe to you it is, but let it stay a secret no longer.
I love Fallout 3. Over 90 hours worth of love to be exact.
Naturally, I was very excited to learn that Bethesda Studios had not only one but two more add-ons to the game following the previously released Broken Steel, The Pitt, and Operation Anchorage. Just as I adored the original game, I also loved all the downloadable content packs. Well . . . Operation Anchorage not so much but I did get a sweet stealth outfit of it that better enables me to stick live grenades down the pants of super mutants. But I digress.
Simply put, Point Lookout is amazing. We find that post-apocalyptic Point Lookout, Maryland has taken on all the classic elements of the South like fiddle music, moonshine, swamplands and, of course, incestuous, rabid hillbillies. During the time you spend in Point Lookout you’ll encounter mysterious old men, devious yet oddly charming ghouls, Evangelicals, and cult members who worship the indigenous punga fruit. I found myself enthralled with every quest but especially the ones dealing with the abovementioned cult members; the process by which you are initiated into the cult remains one of the best scenes in the entire game.
If you have Fallout 3 and are thinking about checking out this content pack: do it. Right now. You can book passage on the ferry to Point Lookout as soon as you exit the Vault, long before you finish the main quest. Download it. The dog can eat later.
This expansion has given me plenty to play around with before the release of the next Fallout 3 downloadable content: Mothership Zeta, due in late July.