this is probably one of the most immersive games i have every played, and is as good as any other RPG out there. this game is what an RPG is all about, and it delivers it in bucket loads as well! the charachters, the sotryline, the weapons, the scenery, all absolutely wonderful. And the differnt paths you can take to finish the game are brilliant as well, everything from fighting for the greater good to taking it all for yourself, you really do have control over how things are to turn out in the Mojhave wasteland. Little side missions can have an effect on how the main storyline concludes, with the fate of entire factions in your hands, its definately a game for those of you who like to be part of the world you are playing in.
But i will comment on the glitches though, they can be annoying. My playstation crashed on numerous occasions (luckily no orange light of death though!) and there were times when i couldnt find companions despite them being on the map, and got stuck in terrain. But tbh these are quite minor faults in an otherwise brilliant game. i mean i didnt think they hampered my gaming experience.
The only other qualm i had about it was once you had completed the main story line, you couldnt then carry on and go and complete side missions in your newley altered world, like you could on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. So i would suggest that, before you go and finish the game, you save it so that you can go back and do the side missions.
Once again though, this is a minor issue and is really only a personal qualm, others may not be as bothered by this and i wouldnt let it put you off buying the game, especially for this price!
Overall all, a brilliant game with enough material to keep you hooked for days on end, with only occasional toilet breaks. It misses out on 5 stars simply because of minor issues, and i would have given it 4.5 stars if i could.