This time around, it was UGO's turn to take 4 hours in the sandbox. Their preview is laced with spoilers (obviously). Here are some interesting, and fiery, highlights:
Fallout 3 is shockingly--almost affrontingly--huge. And the
whole game is all the more boggling when facts come to light like the
recent one Rusty posted, informing us that yes, Fallout 3’s primary campaign can be conquered in a mere 75 minutes.
Giant ants were all around. But these were no normal giant ants, these
puppies were breathing fire at me and doing quite the number on my
From what I’ve gathered, the Subway stations that are scattered across Fallout 3 are the spiritual successor to Oblivion’s dungeon areas. Making my way down into Marigold Station instantly reminded me of the former, but as apposed to Oblivion’s rather linear dungeons, the Subway stations in Fallout
are a twisting and turning mess of subway tunnels, station platforms,
and maintenance areas full of upturned subway cars and debris.
Traversing the area required a great deal of roundabout exploration,
and some cautious maneuvering to fend off those damned fire-breathing
Yup, that's right - Dragons. You can read the whole preview here.
Thanks to Kareem for the heads up!