Polish gaming mag CD Action has previewed Fallout 3 in their latest issue. Ausir was kind enough to translate some highlights for us:
"It's clearly visible that Fallout 3 is in good
hands. It's all because every element that made Fallout an
extraordinary work was kept or rather recreated."
"If you think "Fallout 3 is not Fallout anymore", remember the
conversation with NPCs in the previous games, which were always
presented face-to-face. I dare say that only because of technical
limitations Fallout didn't use FPP from the beginning. There is no
better way of quickly identifying with the character you roleplay than
looking through their eyes, from their perspective..."
"Dogmeat or - more likely - one of his descendasnts is going to appear."
"It's worth noting that you'll be able to spectacularly destroy most - if not all - elements of the environment."
"As Pete Hines said: "We have no intention of removing elements
that made Fallout well... Fallout". Let's take, for example, the system
of radiation and using drugs - one of the screenshots shows effects of
an overdose, maybe a side effect of taking a superstimpack. The sphere
of sexuality will most likely be similarly treated."
The overdose part might be why the stats in the PipBoy screenshot are 5 points lower than they should be. You can visit CD Action's website here.