Was just saying on IRC last night but I think I'm just going to push on with the main story now and get it finished asap. I'm still enjoying some of it but the game is really starting to feel like a chore now. In Beth games (I find) that it's usually the side-quests which shine whilst the main story is usually pretty crap. In 4? I'm finding myself wanting to focus on the main story, ignore most of the other stuff and just get the game finished so I can move on and play something different. Side-quests have been mostly dull I've found, the writing hasn't been particularly great, some of the voice acting (like the protagonist as previously mentioned) is really grating on me and the bugs (whilst I haven't had any game breaking ones or crashes other than when I was forcing SLI) have been damn annoying. It's not all bad but I wouldn't say it's been all that great either tbh. Even the base building, whilst good and an interesting addition to the game, feels tacked on to me. It's like "oh, you could build shit in Skyrim so lets find a way to include it in FO4 too". It does, and it doesn't feel like it has a purpose in the game. You could very easily play the entire game without touching it I think, other than when a quest requires you to build something. Like someone modded it in, almost.
Will see how I feel about the ending(s) and the main story as a whole once I'm done with it but at this moment in time I'm not sure where I'll be placing this on my 2015 GOTY list. I've said before that this year has been amazing for games but I don't think I'll be including FO4 in that statement, and atm I can't see it making my top 10 for the year either. TW3 was absolutely leagues ahead of this, I mean really. There's just no comparison. I'd rate Bloodborne much higher too, as I would Life is Strange (despite the disappointing finale), Tales from the Borderlands, Cities: Skylines etc etc. So many great games this year but I think FO4 will be joining my (very small) list of disappointments unfortunately. Thankfully I only have 2-3 of those so far this year; MGSV, Mad Max, and I'll include Arkham Knight as well since 5 months on and it's still not fully fixed on PC.
FO4 is better than 3 for its main story, definitely, but (at least from memory) I remember enjoying 3 more than 4 for its side content. New Vegas was better than 3 & 4 put together though imo. Given the reviews and the amount of Beth/FO fanboys out there (I honestly fail to see how this got 9s and 10s but then so did MGSV heh) I expect I'll be in a minority here but hey, to each their own. Now to get it finished so I can move on and play AC Syndicate, SW Battlefront & the Bloodborne expansion