I have been reading over all the reviews and such about the new console game. In X-box magazine I saw a VERY small piece about it. Now it doesn't look all that bad, but I said that about Final Fantasy 8,9, and 10 and CHRIST they F'ing SUCKED! So I may be wrong. Now my mom is a cheapskate and refuses to buy memory upgrades for comp so I cant keep up with the modern PC gaming scene. That mainly is why I look upon the new game with the benefit of the doubt. It may not be good. BUT i'm praying it will be! There is always a small thin infantecimal hope that some jackass bastard (pardon my language) at interplay will get lucky and make a great fluke of a game. VERY VERY VERY improbable however! Now I personally was losing hope in most console games. But when I bought Halo on impulse I realized X-box offers much diversity in gameplay capability. Much more than PS2 (sorry if that offends PS2 afficionados). I think personally if they are going to proceed in this possible throat slitting of theirselves...they NEED to stop making it where ALL the guns of one class look alike...I dont like equipping a COOL looking plasma rifle and it looking like a M-16 as in FOT or in FO1&2 some big monstrosity...I loved the monstrosity better even though the size proportions wasn't great. The armor is ok...except they should change slightly with the armor improvements. HONESTLY how much more memory would that take? Not a lot. They wasted much more than that in silly puns and rediculous pop references that no one got and idiotic random encounters in FO2 and FOT(the random encounters MAINLY for FOT). I keep waiting for cuevos or whatever his name is to steal this line from childs play 3 where the doll says "Don't f#&$ with the Chuck!" Would that be so inconceivable with all the other jackassery they have participated in? Anyone read dilbert? Their developers remind me of the boss in that comic...im sure they have an evil public relations man like catbert...OH WAIT...they already do. My bad. Now i'm sure this may offend some people if it does im sorry! Please don't be angry with me for this post. It's not my intent to annoy but to express a somewhat cautious trust I have for this game. I'm hoping that stuff such as the laser, plasma, pulse animations from FOT would be improved upon because to be honest...those animations looked cool and that was about the only reason I played it. To produce this game is holding a gun to their heads and asking us to pull the trigger if we see fit. I honestly expect their heads to be blown off. I predict it will fail in marketing like all of you have said and it won't fly past mediocre sales. O.K. though! I'm gonna buy it to give me something to do when nothing else is fun and i'm bored with T.V. Now i'm not that bright i don't suppose. I don't pretend to understand marketing & big buisness. But i'm hoping they will look past that crap for once and do something for the fans. It is probably too late but hey, we can always hope. With a console game maybe I can enjoy fallout and not wonder "Gee...will my computer crash because they installed a million bugs and my comp is less than perfect?" Luckily consoles don't make you worry about that stuff. Anyways thats all I got to say about that. Thanks everyone for your time and as I requested: If i've offended please forgive, wasn't my intention to offend but to open a new avenue of hope(still loaded with distrust though). Thanks for listening.