Some on here have very eccentric views on Fallout 4. To most, Fallout 4 is an amazing game which was only ever surpassed by Fallout 3 in quality. To others, it is the de facto game of the generation. However, I am here to praise Fallout 4 because of it's brilliant game design and also to bring light on many things it does perfectly. 1. Gunplay Fallout 4 has without a doubt, the best gunplay in the franchise only rivalled by Fallout 76 in quality. This gives the gameplay a smooth, consistent sheen of fun and adrenaline packed moments. The animations all feel smooth and seamless with animations that feel responsive and fluid. In past Fallout games, your character would shake and perform other oddities while shooting. In Fallout 4, this never happens. 2. Companions Not only does Fallout 4 outdo it's predecessors in gunplay, but it also manages to outdo them in companions too. Never before has the franchise had such interesting characters to travel alongside the player. We have Piper the eavesdropping, snooping, reporter, Nick the detective robot who helps the player locate his/her son, Cait the cagefighting, orphaned redhead. All of these characters make the cardboard cutouts from earlier games look like well.... cardboard cutouts. You can tell I've been spoiled by Fallout 4. 3. Mechanics Not only did Fallout 4 bring the quality-of-life changes to the series that everyone never knew they needed (such as quick loot), but it also brought the settlement system to Fallout 4, which added much in the way of replayability and more time spent on one playthrough. Not to mention the absolutely phenomenal Power Armor mechanics, which easily beat out any other game in terms of fun. 4. Sound design Not only does Fallout 4 beat out the other Fallout games in the other aspects though, it even goes the full mile and manages to be superior from the sound design. Every sound in Fallout 4 has impact and you can feel it. Sounds have much more texture and quality than past Fallout games. 5. Perks Fallout 4's perk system is much more simplified than previous entries. On the surface this seems unacceptable, but once you truly admire it for it's advantages, you learn that is actually an amazingly crafted system. It avoids the CHR 1 Speech 100 oversight from New Vegas while also being much superior in the variety and importance of it's perks then say, Fallout 1 or Fallout 2. Each perk is worth taking and important to your gameplay, and no perks are superfluous or pointless. So to top this all off, if any of you haven't played Fallout 4, it's definitely worth a try. Buy it and I'm sure you will love it. It's easily one of the best games of last generation, and truly a legendary game. A top 3 Fallout game at the very least, even a top 2 in some regards.