Awful, awful game. It just confirms that Bethesda games are basically obsolete- this cobbled together hack mess is their best foot forward, and it feels like it belongs half a decade ago. Really, Bethesda games have been obsolete for a while. Back a few years ago you could sort of ignore the bad gameplay, the horrendous bugs, etc. because they usually had enough interesting quests that it could be ignored, and there was a time when there wasn't all that much better in terms of singleplayer RPGs... but now its years later and they are still making buggy messes, the game physics are still the most unrealistic around, the graphics look like they're from 2012 or so. Bethesda storytelling only gets worse. I played the Beta, and cancelled my Amazon preorder after (I'd preordered to play the beta to see how bad it was going to be), and it just wasn't engaging. The guns feel like peashooters, VATs is just aim assist but with extra jank, the animations are still the old Bethesda jank, it looks ancient, listening to audio logs wasn't fun or interesting when it was the main story. I lost interest in the story immediately, because I didn't really want to just go on a series of fetch quests, and explored for a bit. Constant framerate drops on the PS4- it ran far, far worse than Red Dead Redemption 2, for instance, despite looking a lot worse, and playing a lot worse. Exploration was boring because its basically the same as you find in any other Bethesda fallout game. Some dilapidated buildings here, unenterable buildings there, some audio logs or whatever, no interesting characters (well... no characters at all this time). No new ideas, no interesting use of the setting, just janky, uninteresting enemies. Moreover the whole recreational nukes thing (which is basically what the nuke mechanic is) feels like it goes against the whole idea of Fallout, the game felt soulless and the more I think about the more flaws I start seeing in previous Bethesda games. Its a joke, and people defending it should stop supporting bad business practices. This year had RDR2, Assassins Creed Odyssey, etc. - plenty of new games that actually play well, function well, and in RDR2's case is arguably one of the best games of the decade- while Bethesda slap a £50-60 price tag on an uninspired cobbling of Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Rust.