(no spoilers) Some weeks ago, I bought Bethesdas Fallout 3
although I initally hesitated to do this because I considered it just to be an Oblivion
with different graphics. (Not that I didn't like Oblivion, I loved it.)
But after playing it for some hours, it turns out that Fallout 3 has some quite nice ideas built into it and it is fun to walk trough the destroyed city of Washington DC, and fight mutants and raiders during a virtual sightseeing tour. You'll also discover a lot of references to other games and media [4 8 15 16 23 42, anyone?]. It still feels a lot like Oblivion, but this also has advantages, like the extremely short time when loading and saving game states (would be interesting to know how they are doing this from a technical point of view, btw) and the huge, detailed world. Hope to finish this game soon, but it will need some time because I'm currently a bit short on spare time.