The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2009 #43: Fallout 3: Point Lookout

Posted in 2009 by trdn89 on February 15, 2010

23 points, 3 votes

Official Game Site

Metacritic

BNW: The game’s best and most creative DLC yet.

CraigG : This DLC returned me to the original creepy atmosphere of the original game. I remember when first playing Fallout 3, sneaking through big dark buildings, wondering what is around the next corner, etc. Operation Anchorage and Broken Steel didn’t really have this, and the only time I felt the same in The Pitt was the train yard when collecting the steel bars. Point lookout was altogether more sinister (perhaps because of that Ferris Wheel and my deep seated fear of carnies), and the punga fruit trip sequence was pretty cool, albeit pretty Max-Payne-dream-sequence-y. I also genuinely felt a little violated at having part of my brain removed, but was glad I could pick up the jar with it in later.

JimD: The reason there aren’t many big games in my list is that I spent most of my year playing Fallout 3. This is the best of the expansions, and when I finally decided I was ready to stop playing, I went and got on the boat with that girl I’d rescued, turned off the 360, and imagined myself making a little life with her. Let’s be clear – I’ve never imagined the post-game life of any of my RPG characters before, and it’s not something I intend to make a habit of. But that’s how good Fallout 3 is, I guess.

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