I was one of the few people on NMA that actually liked Fallout 3. I probably spent two or three hundred hours in that game across two different platforms (I was also drunk almost the entire time). 10 years later the game has aged poorly for me. The quests and dialogue seem empty and so poorly done and most of the exploration and mechanical elements I enjoyed have become chores that are better implemented in the later games. Compared with New Vegas which I didn't love initially but has aged extremely well because good story, dialogue and diverse quest trees never get old. I'll always love it for the atmosphere it conveyed as it got me into post-apocalyptic genres as well as jazz music (which eventually turned into me learning to play the trumpet along with start a swing dance hobby - I've been dancing Lindy Hop for over 5 years now!). Pretty much I love everything about Fallout 3 now except actually playing it. It exists better in a memory for me.