So to put it up front, I am a big fan of Fallout series 1,2,3 and NV for all its flaws. Yet I am worried that even if Fallout 4 meets fans expectations and my own...I am going to feel too bummed out to play it.
My father passed away due to cancer a month ago and he was in hospital for all of E3 and in the middle of it he was told he was terminal and told me on the phone. So we didn't have a timeline of what to expect so we played it low key he was not doing great but he seemed like he had at least a month in him, did not seem impossible he could last 8 months...and play Fallout 4 a bunch befor passing considering it was announced and release date was this year.
My dad was a big fan of Fallout 3 and New Vegas he put many many many many hours into them as well as other Bethesda RPGs since Morrowind hooked us. He had been wanting Fallout 4 like many of us for years, so after a few days of taking in the bad news, I ended up going "ok your terminal and we don't know when you may go, so make it at least 8 months." then told him Fallout 4 was announced and told him what was in it.
I wanted him excited and I wanted him to play it....the response I got was a half hearted "yeah...we will see." my father felt he did not have much time and even if it wasn't much still wanted him to see something of Fallout 4.
He did not....a week later when he was supposed to come home he took a turn for the worse and couldn't come home for even a day next day he slipped into a sort of coma...then slipped away.
I haven't really been keeping up with the new on Fallout 4 despite it being really cool and I really want to play it, so if my apathy with the videos and news is like this because I keep going "But I wanted my dad to see it. I wanted my dad to play it a bit." and so now all I can think when I am playing I will be going "Dad would love loved this...he would have liked this game...he would have enjoyed it."
It would have actually been better if Bethesda has said "We announce Fallout 4 here is videos coming out 2016" even if it came out January 1st 2016, I would have felt that my father being alive at that point was an unrealistic goal. While November 10th he might just make it and play it for a month or something.
So yeah alot of personal feelings involved with this.