I love Fallout 1 and 2, never touched Tactis or BoS. And like most of you I was very anti-F3, but over time I stopped being an elitest tosser and decided to wait it out and judge for myself. My wife brought me F3 yesterday and I played it for about an hour, as I work 15 hour days and really wanted to go to bed. My F3 experience so far is confined to the vault, haven't left yet, but i'm about to. My first thought when I played it is "how much did Liam Neeson get to voice act in this?" because he was absolutely shithouse.. his voice lacked any emotion and everything was so rigid. I didn't really like the shoe horning of gameplay aspects.. I hate any game that has a "walking" tutorial for starters.. I think video games have been around enough for people to know that moving the control stick moves your character. I really missed the old Fallout style of "make your character, then start game". It was easy and simple... They make instruction books for a reason, if you're too dumb to not figure out what "shoot" and "jump" is, then you're a cock. The other voice acting roles were okay, and the characters are alright, but a little 2 dimensional.. Butch is a moron jock asshole, and that's it, even after punching him in the face for 2 minutes he still was cocky, it made no sense. I'm still optimistic about the game, but as far as tutorial sections go it was long and boring, but it's no Oblivion Sewers! I guess they used the tutorial section to show life in the vault and set up the story, but there isn't really that much to set up.. they could have easily gone with a short skippable intro movie.