I'm sorry, your "on par" humor comparison only does a disservice to the inadequate sequel. When you discuss the qualities of a 2008 game that is Fallout 3, don't bring up its decade-old prequels. Look at other big games of that year, GTA IV and Mass Effect, and go from there. Not that I blame you for not wanting to do just that. Comparing Fallout 3 to GTA IV is like comparing George W. Bush to Abraham Lincoln.