and my expectations low, since most of the titles i had my eyes on in the last couple of years turned out to be disappointments or so-so, which = no purchase
From what I have seen so far, it seems like they are building a good foundation for this franchise. A 20-30 hour game that you can play through a few times to see what choices make a difference is what more RPG needs.
That is why New Vegas is my favorite fallout game since your choices really matter unlike 3 and 4. And the people making outer worlds are the ones who made New Vegas as well as FO 1 and 2