Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3

Totally agree, building settlements is fun but has no connection to the main plot of the game. Shitty writing, and the npcs at the start were brutal. Sturges was ok i guess.
I think my favorite npc was Gericho from fallout 3.

Yeah FO3 didn’t have the best companions. New Vegas and Bioware games like Mass Effect knocked it out of the park and Bethesda has been trying to catch up ever since.

The best companion in Skyrim was Serena and she had to be because she was the whole point to the Dawnguard DLC.