Games shouldn't crash. Especially not $60 PS3 games. A developer should be QA'ing their title enough to guarantee no crashes or corrupted save files. The game can look like dog poo, but crashes are just unacceptable. If your game crashes at all, you should not be paying $60 as the MSRP.
I agree. If I get sucked into a game to the point that I forget to save, I shouldn't be punished by random crashes. I had several instances in Fallout 3 where I simply forgot to save - normally I save often - and then the game crashed and I had to play the same thing over again. Even replaying 15 minutes worth of the game is annoying.
Unfortunately Fallout doesn't just have random bugs - it has bugs that are so common they get cataloged. Those are really the ones that should get patched (the finger collecting woman who runs away and the church in Point Lookout come to mind from Fallout 3).
Was really tempted to jump in on this deal, but with Dragon Age out soon and not having finished GTA 4 or RDR, I may as well wait for the GOTY.