All you people criticizing me for criticizing Fallout 3 seem to be missing the point. Most of my criticisms were based on the game itself, not on any comparisons to FO1 or 2. Even if I had never played the first two games, killing somebody with a teddy bear would still be retarded. And the Raiders would still look like over-tanned hobos (just because you don't buy a house doesn't mean you don't have a home). Also, bloody mess doesn't mean your arms should explode when you get shot in the head. It means your head should explode. Bloody Mess is supposed to simulate the effect of getting a lethal critical hit. A lethal non-critical hit should just kill the enemy, no exploding anything. A lethal critical should explode whatever part of the body that gets hit. And again, the apparent redundancy of VATS has nothing to do with FO1 or 2. It is just inherently useless since your real-time accuracy isn't affected by weapon skill.
You can call these criticisms "light" or "minor," but that's only because Bethesda refuses to show anything other than combat. Don't worry, once they start showing off NPC interactions, dialogue, quests, etc, the complaints will become more substantial.