The PITT Review | January 27, 2015 Xbox, Windows, PlayStation
The Pitt is a playable DLC expansion pack for Fallout 3. This RPG is in the same style as Fallout 3 and you can play it in first or third person. The Pitt takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and even through this part of the country was not hit directly by the A-bomb during the Great War the people and the land has been afflicted by irradiated water because the three rivers Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela all run together by the city. The population all fall into three categories. They are either mindless creatures or they are slaves controlled by overseers. On their way to Washington D.C. the Brotherhood marched through Pittsburgh destroying the bandits and thieves that roamed the area. But, even though the area had the evil elements removed it has fallen apart over the years. Thanks to your Pipboy 3000 you start pick up a distress broadcast from a man named Wernher who needs your help to free the salves that are stuck under the rule of a man calling himself Lord Ashur but the missions are not that black and white, each of them have good and bad points about them.
In The Pitt you are mostly trapped inside a huge structure, a former steel mill of some sort. Since most of the people are enslaved it makes sense that they would all need to be in an enclosed area. You have to decide who do you side with Wernher is the one who sends out the distress signal that brings you to the area in the first place. Or, Ashur the one who is charge of The Pitt. Unlike other choices in the game this does not affect your karma. Each person has pros and cons to working with them or against them. The only real problem we had with this DLC is that it seems to take a long time to get going, there is not a lot of action early on. You are gathering information trying to make a decision on who are you going to side with. You just walk around and talk to people who tell you to go talk to some else. There needs to be more action and less dialog.
The Pitt took us about 4 hours to get through, but like we said there is not a lot of action early on. The replay value is low, once you go through everything and do all of the extra stuff you are done. There is no real reason to do it again. The $5 price tag is not bad but this DLC and all of the other DLC packs for Fallout 3 go on sale all the time for as little as $3 or less. It is a good edition to the game we just wanted a little more combat to go with the new storyline and missions.