GameSpy writes: "To say that Fallout 3 has traveled a rocky development road is a bit of an understatement, as the game has seemingly been in the works in one shape or another for nearly a decade. Originally the baby of Interplay and Black Isle Studio, the game was shelved after Interplay went bankrupt, despite the fact that a working prototype was making the rounds. Much to the chagrin of some hardcore Fallout fans, the IP was sold to Bethesda Softworks, developers of the popular Elder Scrolls franchise. When it was finally unveiled to journalists for the first time over a year ago, nearly everyone thought that the company was taking the franchise in a new and exciting direction. Now that we've finally gotten to play the game for almost an hour, we can say that we wholeheartedly agree."