Sorry you disliked FC so much, but that's what you get when you don't bother to read reviews at dailyradar.com or gamespy.com
Overall, I'd rate FC about 70 on a 0-100 scale. They started out with a 2D setup and switched to 3D halfway through the development cycle. This led to a number of quirks that you'll just have to get used to I'm afraid. I've critiqued FC in the past on this site, so I won't further belabor it's shortcomings--and there a number of them.
Just leave the camera in the 3/4 look down mode and it won't present any problems. Be thankful that we at least have FC because the dodos at Lucas Arts don't seem to be interested in providing quality games for the PC market any more, just emptyheaded fluff for consoles.
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