True it was sci-fi nerd stuff, but was entertaining too. The most you got out of anyone you talked to in Fallout 3 was an over abundance of F bombs. Granted I like seeing cursing in games and all, but it was way over done.
Also little side things were missing such as being a boxer, joining the various mafia crews in New Reno (or whatever city it was I cant think off the top of my head). Banging not only the one guy's wife but his daughter and if caught had the shotgun wedding.
Sure in 3 you could join the vampires, smugglers etc, but at a cost. Like I said I think after 10 years part 3 was enjoyable, outside of my issues of lock ups before using nHancer to help (and I run a rather high end rig). Alaska was fun too, and I will be checking out Pitt soon.
I guess what it comes down to is I miss the older games. Whether it is the 2 Fallouts, or even Lucasart's adventure games such as Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, etc, and even the old Tex Murphy games.