Ah Fallout 3, I've beaten you four times and you keep having me come back for more. The world that Bethesda has made is something that is truly great about Fallout 3 and is what helps it stand out among all other RPG/shooters. The ending is where the game truly shines, I won't spoil it for those who haven't finished it yet but it makes you feel like you did something good for the world, granted you did the good option which I did all four times. Broken Steel is a add on that is meant to extend the main story line so you can continue to explore and play onward that the original ending stopped you from doing. While Broken Steel is a cool concept the relentless combat, poor story and overall performance really drags it down.
Technical issues are everywhere in this game, most of it is due to frame rate issues, but I came across many times when my hits weren't registering at all which results in wasted time and bullets. And when you're trying to make a game where there's going to be a lot of stuff on the screen a bad frame rate can kill the whole experience. Thankfully it doesn't happen all too much.
The game's not terrible, it just has too many issues as I listen above. The game does have some cool things going for it though. Some of the new weapons and armor are pretty awesome, you get a gun that shots fireballs, fireballs! All the new locations are nice too but you never really feel you're out of the Wastes which is a shame. Now onto the bitter sweet addition. The new enemies. Oh god these are hard, they added some new Super Mutants which is just under a Behemoth. Some Feral Ghoul Reavers which are about 89 times stronger then the other Ghouls, they shoot goo crap at you and have amazing aim. Also there are new Radscorpions, and I hate those and the new additions are much harder. The addition of new enemies and of course the level cap and new perks are the high points of this add on.
I was greatly disappointed with Broken Steel, it seemed like it wanted to make everyone happy. But it skipped on what I loved about the game, less action more attention on world Bethesda has created.