I knew it. I knew this would be disappointing, bland, overblown, committee-design Skyrim-meets-Minecraft half-assery with needy factions and poor companion planning, with a contrived, 'serious' main plot - IE a missing child - that you can happily discard so you can collate power armor and build...
This I totally agree with. I've noticed an increasing amount of intellectually elitist quips and snipes, cleverly stepping around directly insulting someone by being condescending and rude. And none of the moderators seem to notice.
Moreso, I lost a lot of interest in so much as following the...
I frankly wouldn't trust an overweight superhero. The idea behind being physically superhuman is that you're way above the peak of human physical fitness and strength. It wouldn't make sense to be lugging around an unhealthy figure to go with your limitless stamina and power.
The hard save they put right as you exit the Vault passage where you can re-assign your character details is there for that very purpose; starting from there with a new character instead of beating Amata's dumb ass over and over, which, don't get me wrong, is a hoot, but yes - repetitive.
Fallout 3, to me, has the most creative and clever way it portrays and sets up the protagonist and his world that I've ever seen, and it doesn't look like Fallout 4 will so much as try to hit that sweet spot again. I've never seen my perspective on Fo3 written by anyone else, so here goes:
This exactly. It's not a matter of punishment, it's safety. If you're frightened enough to run away from your countrymen, you're definitely not going to have the mental fortitude to resist when you get captured and probed for information.
I have to say - and I don't know why - but the DC-3 is my all-time favorite aircraft. A big tough workhorse of an air-frame, introduced in 1936 and still in use today.
As for fictional - the Brigand, Fury, and Devastator from Crimson Skies.