Warning, boring post ahead! It's no secret I work in 'business intelligence' which is posh speak for 'excel charts' so I decided to apply my crappy vocation to something I like, and that something is Fallout... I wanted to know: are we players getting better or worse product over time? The only tangible details I can think of are those provided by the metacritic site, which not only has a collective average of 'professional' reviews but also an aggregate of user reviews (I personally have a far stronger belief in user reviews...) I sat down, grabbed the teeny-tiny amount of data that was the scores given to each game and this is what came out... So, I hear you asking... "Hey, Dull person with apparently too much time and no life, what does that crappy chart mean?" I'll tell you what I see... I see a growing trend in falling user scores over time, and I think It's no surprise that a favourite of NMA Fallout: NV was the exception to this rule! nearly reviving the users scores to high 80's or 90's Now, any Business Intelligence Analyst (see also monkey with a keyboard) will tell you that if this trend continues, the next forecast score would be expected to be cast against Fallout 5 (release date apx 2022) which according to exponential trend, logarithmic trend and the rather dull linear trend would be expected to garner a user score of 55 (+/- 3 points) Long story very short - Things are literally getting worse over time.