“On paper, Krater: Shadows Over Solside is a mouthwatering mash-up. It spreads its Diablo-esque hacking-and-slashing evenly across a party of crazed warriors instead of focusing on one lone explorer, and the many dank caves and hardscrabble towns you explore are nestled snugly into the foothills of a post-apocalyptic landscape reminiscent of Borderlands’ Pandora or the irradiated wastes of the Fallout series. But while the first leg of this indie action-RPG trilogy picks up on elements from some excellent games, it fumbles them so badly at times that the grind rarely feels worth the effort you have to put into it.”
“While some of the DLC expansions are far more successful than others, Bethesda has at least done an impressive job of keeping up a fair amount of variety in each excursion. In some ways Mothership Zeta is wildly different from the downloadable vignettes that have come before it. The blend of old-school sci-fi flair, X-files creepiness, and subtle humor it features makes the trip a memorable one, even if you’re bound to encounter intermittent moments of repetition and boredom along the way. Is it the best of the bunch? Not hardly. But dismantling giant death rays, brawling with alien-human hybrids, and chatting up cowboys and samurai is worth the hassle of being probed and prodded.”
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“After exploring holographic snowcapped mountains in the arctic, venturing into an industrial Pittsburgh slave town, and waging a giant robot-led war against communism, the latest Fallout 3 DLC takes us to the murky swamps and jagged shorelined cliffs of Point Lookout. While the last few downloadable installments varied widely in their offerings – and suffered from a few unfortunate but temporary technical issues at launch – Bethesda seems to be gradually perfecting its formula. Though it offers more in terms of interesting encounters and strange plot twists than actual loot rewards, Point Lookout is easily one of the best and most challenging DLC excursions so far.”
“Countless hours spent exploring the vast nooks and crannies of the wasteland in Fallout 3 culminated in a major letdown for players who decided to proceed through the conclusion of the game’s main storyline. Start-to-finish, the game’s main series of quests are a sizeable effort to tackle, but the decimated landscape of post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. holds a cornucopia of hidden curiosities to explore in its side quests. Completing the game closed off the possibility of continuing your journey. With the new Fallout 3: Broken Steel DLC, Bethesda has righted several wrongs and provided an even greater incentive to pour more time into its radiation-scorched realm.”