After 3 years and a month, I finally completed the main campaign of Fallout 3
Often I read on the internet the previous games - the original Fallout games - as well as it's sequel - Fallout New Vegas - are far better games, but FO3 was the first I got to know, I haven't played the others yet, and I like this game a lot. It's huge, that's why I it took me a long time to finish it, but I liked every part of it. And unlike other open-world games, you never feel without purpose in this game. Even though you're free to wonder about, the game is very story-driven. A good thing is, you're relatively free as to how you go about unfolding it. And at the end, I finally know who the famous Fallout helmet from the cover belongs to. I wont spoil though.
Now I still got the DLC's to play and then it's either back to its roots or forward to New Vegas. I think I will do the last first, as I own it on Steam and you never know when you'll wont be able to play them no more, Steam being a rental service. I got the original Fallouts from GOG, so they might be played any time in my life as long as I've got a computer and electricity that is.
Opposed to many other fans of the original series, I enjoyed Fallout 3, the DLCs were a bit mediocre and two are extremely buggy (Operation Anchorage, Point Lookout). I'm glad to have bought a DRM free version.
The first two are of course a whole lot different in gameplay and the depressive athmosphere is quite heavy on those, some can't stand that, but I think it's one of the good things.
With the HD mods (freely available on the net), they even look excellent, just be sure to use the decensoring patch or you'll wonder why there are no children in the whole wasteland and why one quest is not solvable.