Random, but I have been replaying Fallout 4 the last few weeks. I've been enjoying it a lot more than the last time I played it, I think enough time has passed where the disappointment over what it's not has subsided and I can enjoy it for what it is (that being said, I always liked the game). It still leaves me with a desire to just boot up New Vegas, though.
All this just has me really hoping The Outer Worlds is awesome.
Yeah, I always liked Fallout 4 - but FO4 ain't as great as FO3 in the choices department; and especially NV in the character, story, narrative, writing, dialogue, and/or voice-acting. Seriously, Obsidian is just flat-out better at that stuff; no comparison.
But, yes - FO4 really improved the ARPG elements and gun-play. I also enjoyed the open-world of Boston, too.
Special mention for FO4: Far Harbor DLC, as I thought that was more of what I was looking for FO4....w/ choices/decision-making, story, characters, and personality.
It's almost as if FO4 base-game got the foundations down of majorly improved gunplay, gameplay, and ARPG-upgrading equipment...whereas Far Harbor DLC was what we all really wanted out of FO4 content.
Oh, yeah; definitely looking forward to The Outer Worlds. Sounds and feels like to me a spiritual successor to FO: NV with a similar type of sci-fi Borderlands-like future/universe (where mega-corporations rule).