There are a lot of flaws I could point out in Fallout 3, but for right now, I want to focus on the two things that it did right: it conveyed a sense of scale and a splendid atmosphere. The giant Capital Wasteland was an epic area to explore. I used the quick travel thing as little as possible; because my favorite part of the game was walking through the desolate wasteland, alone.
Sadly, for me, the game was fatally flawed by weak writing and dull characters. But I’m not worried about that this time; because this time Bethesda is having the game made by Obsidian Entertainment. And great writing and great characters are what Obsidian is known for.
If it lives up to its potential, and combines the epic size and atmosphere of Fallout 3 with the wonderful storytelling of everything that Obsidian does, Fallout: New Vegas has the potential to be one of the greatest games of all time. We’ll find out tomorrow.