I did rent Fallout 3, and played it for about an hour. I just couldn't get into it. I like RPGs, and I like FPS, but the combination just didn't work for me. I had the same reaction to FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus. In the end, Fallout 3 was too much like Oblivion for me to treat it like a separate game. I'm tempted to give it another shot, but I think I will just stick with FFXI until FFXIII comes out.
I'm also hopeful for a PSP for Christmas so I can play through Crisis Core and Dissidia. I got to play Crisis Core on a co-worker's PSP, but I felt obliged to play through it as quickly as possible and probably missed quite a bit.
Edit to reply to above post:
I'm currently playing LoTRO. But I am so tempted to start my FFXI account up again. I really miss it, but I'm not sure what it would be like playing FFXI on my laptop with no number pad to control my character. Bleh.
You don't need a number pad for FFXI; in fact, you're better off not using it. I played FFXI for the first two years exclusively on a laptop using Compact Keyboard settings. I still use that setting on my desktop, and I'm pretty sure most other players do also. Control your character using W, A, S, D, camera with the arrow keys, and you're good to go.
I also tried LoTRO last year for about a month. I was a very good looking game, but the whole time I was playing I was pining for FFXI, so I just went back to FFXI. Edited, Sep 12th 2009 4:04pm by Arxeiros
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