Similar to how Fallout: Tactics is relatively accepted by the FO community. If this hadn't been sold to us as 'Fallout 3' but instead as Fallout: Survival, or Fallout: Capitol Wasteland ect ect. Would you have accepted it into the Fallout family? Or would it still be considered 'Eh, least its not BoS' quality? I never played BoS myself and I adamantly refuse to (though I have considered buying all the 5$ copies of the PS2 version at my local used game store JUST so I could destroy them to make sure that less have to suffer its wrath) and I personally have enjoyed my experience in the DC Wastes, but I can't accept this as a true sequel in my heart. It is a good game, but it is not a great game, nor is it a true sequel to the franchise. I do believe FO3 has earned its spot in the FO Canon that they so agregeously(god I can't spell worth crap) destroyed at times, and hopefully bethesda opens up to the Fallout fanbase and lets them in on their plans for the next installment and maybe uses some of the feedback from this version to change how they approach the next one, but if they don't then I fear all hope is lost for a TRUE fallout sequel.