ActionTrip has posted their E3 impression of Fallout 3. Highlights:
On the first person perspective:
[T]he main way to play the game would definitely be in the first
person. Beth's executive producer, Todd Howard, calls this the most
immersive way to experience an RPG title.
Now, personally, I may object somewhat to this statement, but the
fact of the matter is this is how the game's gameplay is executed and
this is what Fallout fans should expect. Is this a good thing? A matter
of personal preference really.
While the engine still looks very much Oblivion-ish, if you catch my
drift, with nice detail in the game world and on the models, but with animation that's a bit stiff, a marked improvement was immediately noticeable in
the sheer number of objects in each scene as well as their intricacy.
On Mature elements:
Expect a lot of "fucks" as well as crass humor, but wrapped in an intelligent and ironic take on life.
Final scenes included combat with multiple soldiers and mutants with
you right smack in the middle of it all. Granted, this is something
that has been the big wow factor of Oblivion, but the gameplay was sort
of diluted as you progressed through the campaign.
I am very much hoping Fallout 3 won't have that detached feeling to
it. It didn't in the presentation, but then neither did Oblivion under
Read the whole thing here.