It's well worth buying but TBH it seems like a watered - down version of Oblivion. There aren't nearly as many sidequests, next to no player housing and (in my opinion at least) a boring combat system. I understand they can't have too many bells and whistles otherwise it could damage the post - apocolyptic theme but it just seems to be about gathering ammo, shooting and explosives, with all weapon types fundamentally the same aside from the obvious ranged/melee difference. In Oblivion you had specials, blocks and abilities unlocked from training skills (like being able to roll, use power attacks, etc) giving a lot of replay value as you could try out all the different kinds of combat. Kudos for the level of NPC interactivity though.