Let's be honest..
xeridae wrote this review on .
Here is what you should be aware of however:
1. Riddled with bugs. Bethesda, I am not sure what your QA or testing process is but you seem to have problems with this in virtually every game you release. These bugs are sometimes so severe that you have to start a completely new game and Fallout 3 suffers from many of them.
2. Game play is too repetitive. You will be lucky if after 10 hours of playing the game you are not bored to death with it as it is nothing but a rinse and repeat of the same enemies in some lab or some cave over and over with increasing difficulty.
3. Too many useless items. This is a complaint I have about other RPG's too so maybe it is just me but I find myself spending too much time picking up, sorting through and dropping items I don't need to make space for things I do need or just to keep myself from being encumbered. The immersion of the game is lost when every 5 minutes I'm comparing items stats or scraping junk parts. Don't pick up all the items at once you say? Sure that works sometimes but more often then not it will take just as much time to figure out what you shouldn't pick up rather than sort it out later.
4. The world looks the same everywhere you go except downtown. Aside from the downtown area the rest of the game is pretty bleak and uninteresting to look at. Yes I understand it is the site of nuclear fallout and that it should resemble that but I just feel they could have put more effort in making other areas of the map more distinguishable from the rest. Maybe D.C. was just a bad location choice?
The game is worth owning and playing but I do not feel it deserves better than a 7 as it is basically a re-skinned, re-tooled version of Oblivion. I think the choice of setting and story is what makes the game successful as the fantasy genre that Elder Scrolls takes place in has been done a million times over and people are getting bored with that sort of thing. Oh BTW I played the PS3 version and PC version.