So some important context here is that, as per the thread, I don’t really LIKE anything else about Fallout 3. Nothing in that game really works, but the relevant bit here is that I find the open world extremely uninteresting and dull. None of the locations make sense to, and the environment itself is just a blur of indistinguishable browns and greys with a green filter.
The subways are a welcome reprieve from that. The colour scheme still isn’t great, but at the very least Im not distracted by thoughts about the rest of the game when I’m in them. I can ignore the story, I can ignore my burning questions about where the hell people are getting food, and just shoot things.
And this isn’t to say the subway is only good compared to the rest of the game. I, likewise, was glad it WASNT in Fallout New Vegas, because that game is better in basically every way so I didn’t NEED a reprieve but I can still appreciate the sense of claustrophobia you get when you’re down there.