This review was pretty well written: http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2008/10/29/fallout-3/1. I like the honestly written gripes and positive statements made about the game. Of course, I don't know how true the statements are until I play it, myself. I don't have the game but I am contemplating buying it. I'm currently trying to play Dead Space and having a hard time of it. The game is hard to get into and, frankly, I'm disappointed and somewhat bored. Hopefully, watching the Dead Space: Downfall prequel movie will give me some motivation. Nonetheless, I'm interested in Fallout 3. I'd be interested to hear the opinions of people who have purchased and are playing the game. I'm not wanting to go buy another brand new game and finding myself literally forcing myself to play a game that I'm not enjoying. As a sidenote, these new protection mechanisms will completely destroy the used game market, IMHO. I've purchased a few games that are no longer produced (ie Planescape Torment) from someone who had a mint condition copy that his girlfriend no longer wanted. With these new protections I wouldn't be able to buy a used game and get new activations. I can just see that phone conversation and it wouldn't be a pretty one.