What it says on the tin.. Anyone else bothered that Fallout 4 is basically a low-skill hash of a Blade Runner plot surgically attached into the Fallout Universe? The one time they attempted to come up with their own "plot" idea instead of what they copied into Fallout 3 from 1 & 2, they make the most asinine Fallout faction for one of the worst storylines ever thought for the series. Nothing is interesting about the Institute and like many have also said- their overall motivations and actions have no sense since its never explained.. What were they smoking when they thought it would be thematically appropriate for the Fallout Universe? Yes- some aspects of Fallout in terms of tech are greatly ahead of us.. Yes, the Fallout Universe earth is capable of making highly capable Robotistry than our own, even going to the lengths of devising sapient AI. Synths though? It doesn't fit the atmosphere of Fallout. They could have pulled it off though, but the designs of the baseline non-3rd gen Synths don't look Fallout at all in design. They look like from a different Universe entirely. Also out of all things to think of, why a Blade Runner style plot? You know actually there was speculation (aka a leak) very early on that the Replicated Man quest was going to be a focal plot point in Fallout 4 well before it came out. I begrudged this. The whole "Synth" thing seems like a minor quest thing as it should've always been. I liked at the time in Fallout 3, but my bullshit radar went off when I heard the "Institute" mentioned by Zimmerman was going to be the main plot piece in the gameline. The main problem with Bethesda is that they are running out of adequate ideas. There is so much to expand upon in Fallout, but they chose the least inspired route in Fallout 4. Do things related more into the FEV, talk about psyonics like the Forecaster, make more tribal-like factions with interesting motifs instead of the boring Wastelander suburnites with still perfect non-diverged English, let us delve more into the lore of Vault Tech, etc. The only good thing to come out Fallout 4 was the revamped Power Armor, I liked their take on it very much. Everything else in Fallout 4 is shite though. Its sad that such a great RPG is going down the drain by a company worse than EA at this point. Fuck.