Was at a friend's house in around 2010/11. He kept gushing on and on about how good Fallout 3 while he rushed through the main quest. Was pretty unimpressed by it at the time, got the chance to play it at a different friend's place. I liked shooting molerats I guess but beyond that there wasn't a whole lot of enjoyment in it. Later bought the game myself and forced myself to finish it. i remember being pissed at Liberty prime stomping through the end and doing all the work, just to reinforce that I'm a useless little shit that pops his gun off at the meanie enclave like the volunteer mercenary Liam Neeson Jr is while everyone else does the important shit. Thank fuck I picked up New Vegas a few years later out of curiosity. The game just clicked with me. I was baffled, how did Fallout go from a sub-par timewaster to something I could actually enjoy playing? I don't quite remember anything making sense in the last game, or morality being measured on a spectrum instead of either being The Lord Above or Curator of the Fiery Pit Below. The game was noticeably superior in every way to Fallout 3, but not in the usual way a sequel surpasses the game before. I done some research on the game a while after beating it and found out it was made by a different company. Which led me to the broader community for the games, and got me acquainted with 1 & 2, and now leading me here.