It`s a modern Oblivion with some noticable upgrades to gameplay, particularly the combat, which VATS makes a nonstop source of joy and glee. The world is huge and has a feel entirely of its own, and wicked humor and bizarre charecters are everywhere. The story is good for a game, although having a "real end" doesn`t suite the game all to well - theres much to do even after you´ve completed the main storyline, only it´s end is really "The End". Gameplay is basicly perfect, it´s rich, as varied as you want it to be, and never runs out of challenges or surprises (Republic of Dave!!!), and basicly its a rare gem - but a slightly flawed one. The graphics could have been better in some places, but the reason its flawed is the bugs. There are more than several bugs, a few of which requires loading up an old savegame to fix/bypass, and the PS3 freezing is not entirely uncommon, though it is usually quite rare (I`ve had about 8 in 42 hours of gameplay, most in the latter half. Never had any in any other game though). Slowdown does occur, although very rarely and no more than 1 - 2 secs. Overall, if you have an Xbox360, get this one on that, and the PC version is tecnically superior to both, although Fallout 3 really is a game that should be enjoyed in an armchair/sofa rather than in front of the PC monitor. But even on the PS3 this is a game thats gives full value for your money, and offers a long, engaging, and often humourous adventure, albeit with a few interuptions. If the bugs are fixed through PSN, this could be a true musthave, but as it stands, its a good, worthwhile game with some technical issues that does detract some from its otherwise outstanding world and gameplay.