Broken Steel went up yesterday and I’ve been plugging away at it…and you know what? It’s really good.
But first, the things I learned while waiting for the DLC and in getting it to work:
1) GFWL still seems to be a work in progress for PCs
2) I still had to copy the mod files into my game directory
3) If the expansion still doesn’t start up after the ending rolls (you should get “Two Weeks Later”), turn off all of your other mods other than the official ones from Bethesda (Operation Anchorage and the Pitt). I had to turn off my custom repair mod which seems to have gotten Broken Steel to work for me. Mod boards are also filled with quite a few posts about community add-ons no longer working after updating the game to 1.5 with the pre-patch for Broken Steel.
After figuring all that out and getting it to work, I am happy to report from the wastes that it was worth the trouble.
I like it a lot more than I did the Pitt…it just felt more complete and the side-quests were pretty creative ranging from having to deal with a snake oil salesman to slumming with a gang and going so far as to challenge the leader for control. And the ending? Wow…you can really be an evil schmuck if you want to.
The way that it shows off the results of your actions after activating Project Purity added even more lore to the game in the way that clean water has changed the landscape. Just listening to the Scribes bicker at the Project, or listen to the comments that the Brotherhood makes concerning the current operations against the Enclave were also part of the fun.
Now that the three DLC are created, there’s only the rumor about the fourth one…codenamed “Point Look”. But I also can’t wait to hear more news as to what the crew over at Obsidian have planned with their own spin on Fallout when they take players back to Vegas!