Ok. Let me get this straight. Some idiots built a town around an undetonated nuke. Some guy wants you to detonate the nuke because it's a "blight on the urban landscape". Looks like the fact that a nuclear explosion would wipe out and contaminate that very landscape doesn't occur to him. Then again, in this setting people use nuclear explosions to light up cigars, so maybe it's not that bad. A well designed quest!

Anyway, did you notice that the article does not mention any option to do something differently? One would think that Todd would have illustrated or at least mentioned all the options while playing through this quest. Something like "of course, you can blow a hole in Mister Burke's head instead" or "you can talk to the sheriff", etc. So, either these options are not present and the game railroads you or Todd doesn't think that these options are interesting / have consequences / worth mentioning. Either scenario is alarming.

Emerging from the Metro into the ruins of the old capital city of a dead nation, it only takes moments to realize you're in over your head. A swarm of mutants crawl across the old marble stonework ... when suddenly across the street more shots begin to ring out. Their powered armor gleaming, a squad of knight-like soldiers begins to drop your would-be killers.... offers for you to come along as she and her fellow Brotherhood of Steel members clear out more mutants. They're heading your way, so why not?


A scripted event implying linearity. How exciting!

As the giant mutant turns its eyes on you, you pull the trigger, and the bomb hurtles over to the beast's feet. The creature crashes down in a cloud of nuclear fallout. Slipping away from the surviving soldiers, you enter the NEARBY tower...


Looks like in the future nuclear fallouts are as common and about as dangerous as farts.

When you add the new and improved combat system, the missing father who plays a dramatic and prominent role, your 19 year old character, wasteland radio stations playing 40's and 50's tunes, drinking from toilets, and other exciting details, the only question that begs to be asked is "Was it really necessary to pay all those millions for the Fallout license?"