It feels like Fallouts 3 and 4 should have taken place around the same point as the original Fallout instead of 200 years after the bombs dropped. For example, 1. Both Bost...I mean Cawmonwealth and DC are still unstable and haven't even reached the same point as SoCal. (I have my own opinion on that). 2. There are still trappings of the pre war world like perfectly preserved skeletons. 3. Buildings are still standing when they obviously shouldn't be. 4. Too many F-ing feral ghouls. 5. Small population and poor to nonexistent agriculture. I know setting 3 in 2177 and 4 in 2181 would have forced Bethesda to actually put some thought into the factions and story a bit more than just recycling work from the originals. I assume their laziness is why they didn't do something more creative with their writing and the world. I have my own ideas as to what would have made a better game, but 4 and Skyrim are at best mediocre games.