Funnily enough i've just started FO3 for the first time last week. It's definitely better than i expected. But then my expecations were quite low from what i'd read here on NMA. It's basicly a post apoc FPS scavenger survival simulation. And a good one at that. But as so many have said it's only marginally a Fallout game. From what i've read about FO4, however, I think FO3's very limited RPG elements are going to start looking better and better compared to FO4!! lol.