Its the lack of NPC's that's so world breaking. Why are there no towns with people who survived outside the vaults? Why are there no ghouls with their brains still intact? Raiders? Slavers? Wandering traders? Also why are there super mutants in this game? I've never played Fallout 1, but 20 years after the bombs fell weren't the super mutants still in the design stage? Or only on the west coast? It doesn't make sense that their here in this game. Would be the same with the Brotherhood of Steel. Bethesda are rewriting their own established lore so they can refuse Fallout 4 assets and save money. And your example of working in a group does sound kinda fun. But I don't have a group of people I game with regularly. And I don't want to have to rely on strangers to get through the game. I want to be able to play a game like Fallout on my own. And it honestly feels like the solo experience is a hollow soulless mess.