I find it hilarious that threads like this are still springing up. It's the same thing with the meta-critic backlash. People are apparently up in arms about how Fallout 4 "neutered" the RPG experience. Fallout 3 was never a RPG, and it's only because its fan-base was 12 when it came out that it was successful. They are both the same shitty, stupid game with the same shitty engine and writers. The only difference between 3 and 4 was the superficial inclusion of elements of other popular games that came out in the interim. They say stuff like "The skill checks are gone!" - like they ever meaningfully impacted the gameplay. Or, "The dialogue was been dumbed down!" nevermind that Bethesda has literally had the worst writing in the entire industry. In some ways, I'm enjoying the backlash because it increases the chance Bethesda will let Fallout die, but on the other hand - the rage is so misguided it's laughable. The nu-critics of 4 and just the same 12 year olds who played 3, idolized it because they were dumb little kids - and then let nostalgia color their memories of it. Meanwhile, 3 and 4 are the same games and in fact, 4 is a much better game despite still being garbage.