Originally Posted by Evil Q
(the way CRPGs are meant to be played)
Debatable really, because KotOR did perfectly well with a third-person view, as did The Witcher. While proper FPS-CRPGs are lacking by good reason, they can be done properly like System Shock 2 or Deus Ex, or even Morrowind for that matter.
What I found to be the biggest impediment in Fallout 3 was how incongruous the whole world felt. On one hand, the developers were pushing the graphics and environment to be as real as possible, and on the other they want you to take liberties in imagination by assuming that one NPC didn't hear another NPC badmouthing him in the face