Oh man. So let me preface this by saying I play to have fun and I look at new games without getting hung up on a studios previous titles (or at least try to). Everyone has strong opinions on the new features being put into this particular installment, so I welcome the insights! (Still gonna play though no matter what) So first, the multiplayer aspect. I absolutely am stoked for it. I've always wanted it, searched for mods, read blogs in hopes of seeing some mention of it, etc. Should they get it right, I forsee many hours dumped into just exploring with a team. Second, base building. I hated it in FO4 at first, as it seemed like a waste of time. Then I started using Nexus Mod Manager and geez, I would spend hours using immersion mods to build markets, fully furnished homes, fortresses, anything I could think of. Really just lose myself in it. Now we can build anywhere?! And with friends?? Oh yeah, I can't wait. No NPCs does bother me a little though. I liked the interactions and stories. It only helped me appreciate the series more. NPCs just really helped flesh out the game. It's gonna suck to see them go this time around.