I mean, Doom is playing a similar play book though visually things do look better on that front.
For a smaller team they've done some great stuff with large spaces and lots of enemies without killing your computer. Best game ever? Not even close. Fun run and gun for a while with great CO-OP, yup.
I watched one reviewon this and it looks like garbage. It made it seem like Bethesda made the game. Buggy and rushed. The guy i watched it looks worse than 3.
3 wasn't that great. Sam as no place for 'story' and characters, it is what made first and second encounter so great. Even to day, they hold up as amazingly fun and beautiful games. 3/4 are like dull brown Quake 1 inspired meh.
Wrapped the game up today and it was a great time. Definitely you should skip the majority of the cutscenes. There's maybe 3 or 4 laughs that hit out of all of them and there are a couple dozen cutscenes.
The game is reasonably difficult on Hard and I could see it being required to use your gadgets intelligently on Serious which I have no intention of playing.