FF is a console game, its just not the same as a PC game. Most D&D computer games I'd admit were terrible, it failed to capture the freedom that D&D played on pencil and paper allowed. What FO tried to accomplish was to use establish a system where you have character development with a more open ended story and mulitple ways to complete objectives. It captures the essence of what an RPG is. FF(random console RPG) on the other hand is just ...walk around..fight some mobs.. gear up, level up, fight some bosses. Many feel this is what FO3 turned into, your basically ran around killing mobs until you felt like completing the main story. The problem was fo3 was made for consoles and thus would never have lived up to the expectations of pc gamers who liked fo and fo2 so much. It was a business decision and quite frankly folks who wanted a real sequel will probably never get it. I should probably add that as a console game FO3 stacks up very well and is probably one of the better made console games today. I just happen to think console games are crap.