@One-Eyed Kijin said:
I have not played Fallout 3, because I know I'll be dissappointed. I grew up playing Fallout 1 and 2 - those games are absolute classics, and in many ways Fallout 3 defiled them.
Sorry - you simply can't say that if you haven't played it.
I can't exactly say I "grew up" on the first two Fallouts, because I first started playing games on the ZX Spectrum, a long time before any Fallout game was even conceived (before even Wasteland, the spiritual ancestor of the Fallout franchise). But when I first played them, they were undoubtedly the best games I'd ever played.
A long long time later, Fallout 3 was announced, and I was really very excited. I, for one, was not disappointed, and loved every minute of the month I spent wandering awestruck in the wastes.
Of course, you might not love it - but to condemn it as a defiler of its precursors, without even trying it, well - that's just mean!