20 hours in, I feel confident in saying this is a better game than Fallout 2. All of the weird, niggling animation problems, occasional strange NPC behavior, etc. that are distracting at the outset seem really minor once you grasp the scope of the game and become properly engrossed in it. I can understand reviews spending a lot of space detailing issues and then go on to give it a 10/10. I mean, yeah there are problems, but the overall game's good enough that I stop noticing or even caring about them. If you're just putting around Megaton and you're unimpressed, give it some time. The game seems to get better the deeper you go in.