After the Fallout 3 OXM cover was shown many complaints surfaced against the Powered Armor that we can see depicted there. On the long discussion about it on the Bethesda Games Fallout 3 forum a few more creative ideas were put forward, but now Brother None at No Mutants Allowed, someone that actually saw the PA’s in the Fallout 3 demo, brings some his views to this issue:
In fact, back on topic, I don’t remember powered armor looking like this in the demo. SuAside might remember differently, but while powered armor looked more “smooth and segmented”, so to speak, so less like a tank and more like body “plated” armor, it didn’t look so emaciated.
It’s quite possible the magazine editor stretched it, though that would be unusual and stupid of them – so it’s not likely.
He also clearly remembers the female and male NPCs wearing the same Powered Armor models.
Spotted at NMA.
Update: all is explained now.