You can see what they were going for but just botched it like always. I don't even think it is incompetence(well completely anyway) but just laziness. what ever takes the least amount of effort. Yeah will have ash statues around but I'm just gonna reuse all these Boston rubble piles. Isn't this game set earliest in the timeline now, like only a decade or 2 after the bombs? shouldn't the entire area be a blasted hellscape? Forests of burnt trees, looking like black spikes jutting from the dead ground. That would look fucking cool, it would also take work. The main enemies could have been those unfortunate souls who couldn't get into the vaults so they sought shelter in West Virginia's vast complex of Coal Mines, disfigured and mutated by the background radiation they emerge to reclaim their burnt land and now battle with the Vault Settlers....Nah Fuck that shit, here are some Super Mutants.