I want to know, why does a large portion of the "old school" heavily dislike this new game in the franchise? I also feel I have answers for some of the more common complaints with Fallout 3, which I'd like to post. Exploding cars: "They are over the top and silly!" The cars in the Fallout universe utilize nuclear energy instead of conventional fuel, correct? And they've just been sitting there, after enduring massive nuclear blasts and 200 years of corrosion? Don't you think that would compromise the safety on the nuclear components in the car? I mean, doesn't that make sense? The "fat man": "This is not something a humanity almost destroyed by nuclear bombs would use!" In previous Fallout games, was it not the case that nuclear bombs were used to finish off major threats to humanity with an ironic tone being set via this method of threat removal? For example, The Master and The Enclave. Perhaps the Beth Dev team wanted to do something similar, but on a smaller, more regular scale? Also, was it not the case that the energy used for energy weapons was in fact nuclear, which also allowed for it to be used to power cars? The ghouls: "All they do is attack you and they can run!" I thought the original Fallout games had roving bands of ghouls who attacked you randomly, as well as sentient ghouls? I can only guess that Beth decided to make them run because so many people said they're not zombies.