I've said on this very forum several times that Fallout 3, the original BETHESDA Fallout, was in my opinion a great game despite the fact that it was different from Fallout 1 and 2. I enjoyed Fallout 3 very much, and it was my introduction to the Fallout world. I since played all Fallout games and while I love the originals, I still like Fallout 3 and LOVE New Vegas. And yet here I am saying that Fallout 4 is a direct insult not just to Fallout fans but to video game players as a group. As are 2,000 other reviewers on Metacritic. I truly envy the individual that does not see that Fallout 4 is a mediocre game with awful writing and is not at all a role playing game, because that person will enjoy the future of the AAA games industry. What you fail to acknowledge is that it is not just the hardcore Fallout 1 and 2 fans that hate everything Bethesda does and refuse to acknowledge the existence of a Fallout 3, it's people like me who fell in love with Fallout 3 and New Vegas and yet are capable of recognizing a dumbed down, mass marketed action-FPS pretending to be an RPG in order to cash-in on the Fallout name and sell to less mature audiences. I can recognize a Dragon Age 2 and a Mass Effect 3, and I have the basic understanding that advertisers are not my friend, and the companies they work for are not my buddy. In short, Fallout 4 is an insult not just to hardcore Fallout 1 and 2 fans, it's an insult to ALL Fallout fans and disgraces even Fallout 3 as a role playing game. But at least Codsworth can say my name, right?