NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
A lengthy video explores cut content from Fallout 3's main quest, from the early birthday party to a late-game reunion with a family member.
In a series dubbed "Fallout 3: The Cutting Room Floor," YouTube channel TriangleCity is going through different aspects of the game detailing interesting cut content from Fallout 3. Previous Fallout 3 videos from the content creator include "GURPS in Fallout 3?!," "Fallout 3 Cut Weapons," and "More Fallout 3 Cut Content." Their latest video is perhaps TriangleCity's most interesting entry in the series yet, as it's an hour-long delve into cut content from Fallout 3's main storyline broken into several different key sections.
The first key area of the game that saw massive reworking is the opening sequence, starting with the Fallout 3 player's birthday party. The video details further details regarding the player's father, different paths to escape the Vault, and rebooting several generators in order to open the Vault door. TriangleCity theorizes that this entire chapter was streamlined and changed to focus on a faster-paced, action-focused experience.
Other areas of focus in the video include Rivet City, Vault 112's Tranquility Lane, the fate of the player's father, The Citadel, Little Lamplight, Vault 87, Oasis, Liberty Prime, Project Impurity, the Pipboy, and Fallout 3's endings. Suffice to say, Bethesda cut a lot of different story elements from the main quest line, including some things that could have dramatically changed the experience, for better or worse.