Point Lookout takes you to an isolated island, it is Fallout 3's equivalent of Point Lookout State Park. An amusement park, with a huge carousel surrounded by a damp swamp and an old lighthouse overlooking it. It gives off an eerie feeling.
And the bonus: remember the Pint-Sized Slasher? Perhaps Point Lookout, Maryland is where the Slasher originated.
The whole DLC is somewhat horror / thriller themed. The nuclear bombs did not fall on Point Lookout, but the island was simply forgotten and left to its own resources.
New monsters are present, the Swampfolk, inbreed hillbillies with hostile attitude toward the player, such as Trackers, Creepers/Scrappers and Brawlers/Bruisers. Even a swamp variant of ghouls and mirelurks. Oh, and a new set of humans too, the Tribals.
Of course new quest-able perks are added, although nothing huge, still funny to have and weapons such as double barrel shotguns, axes and shovels.
All in all, I can only recommend this DLC! The 5th DLC "Mothership Zeta" is coming in July August, and will supposedly involve the crashed alien ship and not so friendly extraterrestrials.
What was a simple and quick "run and grab 10 ingots" turned out to be a "grab whatever ingot you see and explore the zone" Quest!
I'm doing "Unsafe Working Conditions" in the clips. You have to go inside 'The Steelyard' and collect 10 metal ingots. If you get all 100 of them, you can then turn the remaining 90 for extra items. If you play on XBox 360, you get an achievement too.
Love it, it's as good and as interesting as Operation Anchorage. Although Operation Anchorage has got negative reviews, because people feel it didn't "fit" into Fallout 3, they forget that Operation Anchorage was a simulation and a crucial moment in Fallout's history.
Anyway playing 'The Pitt' is entirely different as 'The Pitt' integrates in the actual Fallout 3 time line. After a short while you will get a broadcast signal followed by a message pop-up, same procedure as with Operation Anchorage.
The DLC "The Pitt" isn't long. If you are a slow player, perhaps you get 5-6 hours out of it at most. If you play it fast it'll be even shorter, I'd estimate about 2-3 hours tops. Before you get angry bear in mind that DLC's are NOT intended to be full expansions with tens of hours of game play. DLC's are small content patches which add a few hours at most to the game.
I want to apologize for a few things though in the clips:
1) There are some "breaks" in the videos. Meaning I stopped recording to read a terminal, or to open a lock, or to browse through my pip-boy. I didn't record this because it was unessential to the game play and it would be a waste of space (All 5 clips were worth uncompressed and not trans-coded about 78 Gbyte of Disk Space!).
Don't worry though I usually started to record from this point where I stopped.
2) I did NOT explore The Steelyard to its fullest extend. I did however at the point when I was recording not know this. I got back later and saw I missed a few spots (and Ingots, got my 100 ingots!)
You see, I don't want to re-record this again. Because when I re-record it, I know the spots already, I know where to look and I know what to do. Recording while being in there the 1st time is something entirely different!
Prologue 0/4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy3Wk-X48Qo
Part 1/4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBl0leW7Cbo
Part 2/4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nur7DltuA8
Part 3/4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtPTenScTs
Part 4/4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u50pDYNgw-Y
Long story short: Enjoy and don't forget to watch in HD!
Addendum: I've got emails asking me how many ingots there are and where they all are, what the reason is to collect more than 10 ingots and if you get your items back you had to surrender at the beginning of The Pitt.
There are 100 ingots total. Collecting them all is recommended insofar because you get really awesome items. As for the items you had to surrender at the beginning of The Pitt, yes, you will get them back once you beat the Arena and are summoned to the Pitt Boss Ashur.
I'm not gonna write another lengthy guide to each spot of all the metal ingots, since there are tons of them already on the internet. Take this for example, all the spots for all the ingots!