I was thinking... I've been away for a while and now that I've returned to watch a bit, I was reminded about the thought that "Fallout is all about the setting and story", which I disagree with the strongest of therms, but allow for those who think like that. So with that out, I thought "What makes you remember a game?" Is it purely the story, or is the fun gameplay you had? Maybe both? The reason I'm asking because I've come to a certain kind of conclusion myself. I do not care about the story. Well, that's a bit blunt, but let me explain. Games are games for their gameplay, right? That's what I've been thinking my whole 39 years of life. I've been not gaming for the past 4 years almos entirely. I did flop with Cyberpunk (what an awful experience), and did some rounds with Civ 6, but that's about it. I have forgotten the nitty gritty details of games that I played, and even enjoyed, all except for Fallout 2 (and the original Fallout for certain extent). And for a final note, I do not judge anyone for liking one or the other. People are different. That's life. Why? Why have I forgotten the games that I enjoyed even a lot? With a little thought I came to a conclusion: I did not have the sort of fun playing them as I did with Fallout 2. Because in the original games, the storyline intervowens with the gameplay, which is what a PnP emulation should be, and they don't make games like that anymore. The !clever! combination of gameplay and storytelling is what is lacking in games of today. You have swell writing like in Witcher and Cyberpunk, but you don't have the gameplay anymore to tie in with the story; it's just action sequences between the story bits, not "you unfolding a story with your characters faculties". And because cinematics and storytelling are put so much in the forefront of a game at the cost of actually interesting gameplay, I rarely find any interest in games other than the likes of CIV where there is no storyline. It feels like a story is forced on me. What's your opinion on this and have possible experienced something similiar.