A few (like me) enjoyed the new game as a fanboi 1st person shooter, but HATE it carrying the title of "fallout 3"...feeling it is criminal to dupe the hard core fans into believing it really is the 3rd installment of the Fo series.
Many just hate it, full stop.
Many love it as late-comers to the genre , and it has spawned some new fans of the originals.
This post, is to hopefully fill in the gaps that some of the "Fans" of the new game seem to be missing in wondering why us hard-core die-hards are so rabid about this NOT being Fallout3, but just an Oblivion-esque game with the setting of Apocalyptia grafted on top like a cheap suit.
When 1 & 2 had garnered a large fanbase, we ALL drooled at the idea of when Part 3 would hit the shelves, and we sat, and sat, and sat, and waited ... trawling the internet for news....of "Van Buren", the pre-release codename of Fallout 3.
Sadly, history , and the following article I`m about to post, will fill in the gaps.
Here is a link to a Q&A session , pulled from the archives of NMA, with one of the head honchos who was working on Van Buren.
This article, on its own, will explain perfectly why so many Fallout fans believe that the new incarnation is NOT a "fallout 3" game at all.
And just in case you miss it , or selectively ignore it, let me paste one single quote here from that article.... it actually sums up the whole debate , right from the mouth of a developer concerning the Van Buren Engine called Jefferson:
"“You can't take the camera into the large intestine of an enemy and navigate through its body, either. If people want to play a first-person action RPG, they can go buy one. Jefferson is an isometric third-person RPG.” –J.E. Sawyer"
Enjoy, or weep, at the article.
This is what we lost fellow Wastelanders.