Tuesday, August 4, 2009

News Time, Children!

Today was a most bittersweet one; I finished the final downloadable content for Fallout 3 entitled Mothership Zeta. In this installment The Lone Wanderer, being the ever-curious little scamp that she is, goes to investigate a strange radio broadcast in The Capital Wasteland and shortly after finds herself on board an alien spaceship floating hundreds and hundreds of miles above Earth.

With no idea of how she got there or how to get out, The Lone Wanderer teams up with other captives to figure out a way to get off the ship and back home – of course, it’s never as easy as that is it?

That being said . . . I . . .enjoyed this installment.

. . .

There really isn’t a more exuberant sentence I can think of to describe it.

It was certainly not my favorite of the 5 DLCs and in fact, I would personally rank this one just above Operation Anchorage. Interestingly enough, both of those additions have one big thing in common: neither one of them take place within The Capital Wasteland.

One of the reasons why I adore Fallout 3 as much as I do is because I love the environment. I love the dirt, the dry air and the grimy raiders looking to take my head off. Pew pewing through dozens of aliens just isn’t the same. Then again, I knew it wouldn’t be.

There were some pretty awesome moments in Mothership Zeta, don’t get me wrong, but to me it just wasn’t Fallout 3. It certainly wasn’t nearly as good as Point Lookout, The Pitt or Broken Steel but for what it is, it’s not bad. I am saddened however that this is the last DLC for this amazing game but having played over 100 hours of it I can certainly say I’ve gotten my money’s worth. Fallout 3 can, without question, hold a secure place in my Top 5 Games of All Time.

So thank you, Bethesda. Can’t wait for the next one.

Switching gears for a second, another fabulous developer came out with some very exciting news today. It seems that Valve has something new planned for Francis, Bill, Zoey and Louis:

Yup. Come September we’ll have a brand, spankin’ new campaign for the original Left 4 Dead. The Gameinformer article details that it will take place between the ending of No Mercy and the beginning of Death Toll. Apparently the helicopter pilot was infected. Go figure.

Lynsey and I talk a lot about Left 4 Dead here. We’re big, big fans. Needless to say, knowing we’ll get to play a new campaign a month before getting a whole new game has us pretty excited:

Also, new character dialogue teases me with thoughts of more Francis/Bill banter.

I'm still waiting for Francis to tell Bill smoking is bad for his health.

Pun totally intended.


  1. OMG dude I cannot wait. CANNOT WAIT.

  2. Rumour has it that Bethesda are considering more DLC, but I imagine that if anything eventuates it won't be until sometime next year, allowing them to move onto their next game plus having some content to lead into Fallout: Vegas or whatever it's called, the upcoming game from Obsidian. Due to a lack of HDD space (measly 20gb) I haven't been able to check out the five DLC packs for Fallout 3 yet so I'm looking forward to doing so once I get a new HDD. I also welcome any future content they may release, though I also hesitate if I'm right about it being next year as 2010 is looking extremely hectic now with all those delays. Still, it'll be interesting to see what happens.

    Also the more you mention Left 4 Dead, the more I'm reminded that I still haven't played the game. :(

  3. Steven, I'm not gonna lie - it makes the baby Jesus weep that you haven't played it. :p