Cold Comfort in Operation Anchorage

Cold Comfort in Operation Anchorage

Is Operation Anchorage worth the frostbite? Well, kind of.

Permalink

Good and true read.

I bought it, and it was pretty fun, Short but Fun,
Gave some sweet ass loot at the end too.

Adam lives in Portland? Huh, pretty close.

Operation Anchorage was good, but it didn't feel like it was worth $10.

plus, the 1 armor other than the chinese stealth suit that I wanted, the Winerized Combat Armor, I couldn't even get. That is what dissapointed me the most other than the suspiciously high price for esentially a quest and some new armor.

Irridium:
Operation Anchorage was good, but it didn't feel like it was worth $10.

plus, the 1 armor other than the chinese stealth suit that I wanted, the Winerized Combat Armor, I couldn't even get. That is what dissapointed me the most other than the suspiciously high price for esentially a quest and some new armor.

I thought they covered the armour schemes rather well, giving sneaky players the captured Chinese stealth armour and the shooty players a pristine suit of powered armour. Admittedly, I'm in the latter camp so the Gauss Rifle (so useful when popping guys in power suits) and winterised T-51b suit seemed worthwhile loot to me.

It was different from the main campaign... but so was the other VR sequence (unnamed to spoil no spoilers) available in the game too. I rather enjoyed it.

-- Steve

damn I agree with you

Anton P. Nym:

Irridium:
Operation Anchorage was good, but it didn't feel like it was worth $10.

plus, the 1 armor other than the chinese stealth suit that I wanted, the Winerized Combat Armor, I couldn't even get. That is what dissapointed me the most other than the suspiciously high price for esentially a quest and some new armor.

I thought they covered the armour schemes rather well, giving sneaky players the captured Chinese stealth armour and the shooty players a pristine suit of powered armour. Admittedly, I'm in the latter camp so the Gauss Rifle (so useful when popping guys in power suits) and winterised T-51b suit seemed worthwhile loot to me.

It was different from the main campaign... but so was the other VR sequence (unnamed to spoil no spoilers) available in the game too. I rather enjoyed it.

-- Steve

true, but I'm more of an "in the middle" type of person. Plus I don't usually carry power armor because I use most of my inventory for weapons and items for my rock-it launcher. I just really wanted the winterized combat armor. Ah well, I have the PC version so I'll just search around for the item code and use the console command to give it to me. But still, it should have been rewarded with the rest of the stuff...

Worth the ten or so dollars for me, but I'm not sure how much I recommend it for others. I think you gave a fairly accurate assessment.

Ok, so I've downloaded this, but haven't played it yet.

Do I play using my current save game, which I've been playing for many, many hours, found about 125 locations, only missing 2 bobble heads, or should I start a new game for the purpose of this expansion pack?

If I do start a new game, how long will I have to play until I can start the Operation Anchorage?

Well, the simulation works a bit better if you've not yet level capped at 20, but you can get into the VR at any point in the game. Just follow the radiol signal which pops up somewhere near the factory (Red Racer?) near the Nuka Cola plant. I plan to wait for all the DLC to come out and only begin a new game after that in order to enjoy it all in a new play through. In my first and second I think I've seen most of what the game has to offer and I clearly need some time to forget some of the details...

Irridium:
Operation Anchorage was good, but it didn't feel like it was worth $10.

plus, the 1 armor other than the chinese stealth suit that I wanted, the Winerized Combat Armor, I couldn't even get. That is what dissapointed me the most other than the suspiciously high price for esentially a quest and some new armor.

I pretty much agree with you on this.

I loved the Winterized Combat Armor, so I decided to pay fallout3nexus a visit, and I found a mod giving you all the possible gear you might've encountered in the simulation, such as General Chase's Longcoat and indeed the Combat Armor with the Helm aswell.

Of course, this is only a solution for PC version, I guess. Don't know much about the 360 so I'll probably be corrected soon enough if you indeed can mod the 360 version.

JamminOz07:
Do I play using my current save game, which I've been playing for many, many hours, found about 125 locations, only missing 2 bobble heads, or should I start a new game for the purpose of this expansion pack?

If I do start a new game, how long will I have to play until I can start the Operation Anchorage?

I played it with my level 20 character... it was a touch on the easy side, and in retrospect I should've dialled the difficulty up a notch, but it was quite playable.

And I was playing the new level minutes after downloading it, as I'd already found a location near the new quest.

-- Steve

Operation: Anchorage is to Fallout 3 what holodeck episodes are to Star Trek. There might be intrinsically enjoyable bits to them, but at the end of the day you're watching Star Trek, not Doctor Janeway, Medicine Woman or Leonardo DaVinci vs. the Moon Men of Melchior VII. It's a nice distraction, but it doesn't feel like part of the game. I just hope future DLC avoids the simulation bit like the plague.

Rhayn:

Irridium:
Operation Anchorage was good, but it didn't feel like it was worth $10.

plus, the 1 armor other than the chinese stealth suit that I wanted, the Winerized Combat Armor, I couldn't even get. That is what dissapointed me the most other than the suspiciously high price for esentially a quest and some new armor.

I pretty much agree with you on this.

I loved the Winterized Combat Armor, so I decided to pay fallout3nexus a visit, and I found a mod giving you all the possible gear you might've encountered in the simulation, such as General Chase's Longcoat and indeed the Combat Armor with the Helm aswell.

Of course, this is only a solution for PC version, I guess. Don't know much about the 360 so I'll probably be corrected soon enough if you indeed can mod the 360 version.

Thats actually why I got Fallout 3 on the PC. For mods that fix most problems that are in the game that the developers miss.

Viva mods!

I agree with the OP that Operation: Anchorage feels more like a FPS than the rest of the game, but that was a good thing, in my opinion, as I was getting pretty bored of the usual mindless wandering.

To tell the truth, taking a break from the usual open-world wasteland and visiting linear Alaska for some constant gunfighting and action was pretty relaxing, in my opinion, and possibly saved the game for me, just wish it was a little longer. Oh well it was fun while it lasted, now let's hope the Pitt is just as good...

I really only liked getting everything in that armory, the dlc wasn't great but an entertaining quest and kick ass new gear, it just seemed like it was worth mabey 600 microsoftpoints instead of 800...

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here