I would have been disappointed paying for the Last Of Us instead of getting it free with my PS4.
Good main story? Yes.
Linear, repetitive gameplay? Yes.
Each chapter is killing things to get Ellie to the end.
In Fallout, you kill things to complete your fetch quest.
The difference? I'm not constantly forced into the quests in Fallout. I can wander around and check things out. Sometimes find out what happened to other people and their backstory. I can build things etc.
In Last of Us, every time I entered an interesting location, you didn't get to learn much about what happened there.
If anything, playing these two games back to back starting the end of last summer, showed me that user ratings from Metacritic have become completely and utterly useless. It's a sad day when professional reviews are more useful than user reviews but that's what Metacritic now is. The pro reviews, even when not favoring the game, still gave it a 6 because the effort and content value are worth that alone. To go in and give a game like this a zero rating is completely asinine beyond words.