Originally Posted by DarthParametric
If you've played Oblivion you've played Fallout 3. As was feared by the fanboys, it's pretty much just Oblivion with guns. As far as "highly lauded" goes, recall that Oblivion was also "highly lauded" (Oblivion actually has a slightly higher Metacritic rating).
I know, I've heard the Oblivion with guns bit many times but I think the first person view works better in a game with guns, and I was comparing Oblivion to other fantasy RPGs so I wanted something similar and I didn't like the way it went. Never played any of the Fallout games or any RPGs like them so I am open to giving it a chance.