When Bethesda Softworks announced last year that they'd picked up the abandoned Fallout franchise and were hard at work on a "true" next-gen sequel to the game, gamers everywhere perked up.
Fans of the series were excited, but cautiously optimistic. On one hand, ten years was far too long for the main series to remain dormant. And Bethesda has a killer track record, having released a number of award-winning role-playing titles in the Elder Scrolls series, among others. But on the other hand, would Bethesda's choice to use the skeleton of Oblivion result in a game devoid of the things that made the Fallout series great?