I'm curious to know, because lately I almost always feel this way. There are few exceptions, like when I was watching Bethesda's conference, but even then it would seem that I am still not on the same page as Fallout 1 and 2 fans. I felt excited for everything they showed us, especially for four, but I still feel odd. Let me back up, though. It almost always seems like I am either two steps behind others, in regards to other games or two steps to the side. I was never out in front and with the other crowds, though, often I could be found there. When Fallout 3 was first revealed and that hype train was steaming along I decided to check out its origins. I figured Fallout and Fallout 2 deserved my attention and boy was I glad I found them. From the moment I laid eyes on those two games I was in love. I still feel the art style is something you can't match if you tried and anyone who says those games are ugly can eat my ass. But this was going two steps back. Plenty of the fans on these forums I'm sure were into these games at launch, when they were new. I always fall late into the game, so to speak. When I was a kid I was into games, but I didn't read every magazine or try and find out everything about them. I didn't start that until the PlayStation 3 was announced. As a result there are tons of things I never got into until much later in my life. Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, N64 just to name a few. PC games in general I wasn't into until much later. I played them, sure, but I didn't own my own "rig" until I was in high school. Watching the footage for Fallout 4, I couldn't help but be excited but also a bit scared. I saw a character delivering dialogue which can easily restrict the dialogue choices you get in the game. I saw your character limited to four choices mapped to four buttons that mean nothing on a PC. I saw no vehicles... which okay. I saw a game quite possibly taking itself too seriously to be anywhere close to Dark Comedy (it was a nice touch, Bethesda, but light music doesn't count as funny). Part of me also worried they were showing us too much, that I would play the game and just know how to do everything with no exploration or free thought of my own. No way to absorb the game at my own pace. In the end I was left more excited than nervous, but still cautiously optimistic. Somewhere in the middle? I came to these forums, after ignoring them and read a few responses. They compelled me to make this thread. Now, I may be assuming things about (would it appropriate to call Fallout 1/2 fans Retro Fallout Fans?), but I take it plenty of you are not big fans of 3/NV? I'm not even a fan or advocate of pre ordering games and I want to do that for 4. I want that working pipboy and I want to support the game. I know someone should never have to prove themselves to be into the things they are, to have fun how they want to, but I just feel conflicted. I worry so much about games becoming this bland corporate thing where graphics are so detailed that they have about as much depth as a game of pong. Still, I want to be excited for this game. I am. Does anyone here ever feel like this?