Fallout 4


Heh - I thought the same thing. Immediately looked it up and went to visit. Pretty impressive, really.

And no indication it was there unless you’re really exploring every nook.


I’d love to hear other examples. I’ve only scratched the surface of the game. There have to be a lot of those.

I forget the name of the family seeking eternal life. That was a strange one as well.


This is the youtube channel that you will want to use. Oxhorn does some really cool and comprehensive lore/history videos for Fallout 4 and a bunch of other games too.


Vic, you rock. Thanks for the link, I’ll be checking these out tomorrow.


np. Just be careful of the spoilers!


I played 180+/- hours of Fallout 4. I did think the reveal in the institution was done really poorly, but Fallout games are more about the getting there than the ending itself. I recently re-played Fallout 1 and it’s not like that game has a great ending either. Better, but not great.


I hate crows in real life and it gave me some satisfaction to shoot them in the game. Now I have justification to shoot crows in Fallout 4 other than the pleasure of seeing the red stain they leave.

Disclaimer: I don’t shoot crows in real life even if they sit in trees and shit all over my car and laugh at me while doing it.


Similarly I have tried hunting in real life when I was younger, it didn’t take with me for whatever reason. But I love hunting in Skyrim. I’ve even downloaded a mod or two around hunting as a form of making money in the game.

Fallout 4 also has little things like that I really enjoy, namely building the neighborhood up or your home, or your weapons/armor, etc.


I found myself shooting seagulls in the game, just for the hell of it.


I have definitely found a new pastime. I was up on the roof of Publik Occurrences when I went into stealth mode with a silenced sniper rifle and started shooting every bird I saw. It was actually fun and I got a good laugh out of it as well.


I’m trying to figure out where my “main base” will be in this game. First playthrough I built up Sanctuary like everyone but I want a new place for all my companions to hang out. I was thinking Red Rocket but the cute family farm way to the south is nice too. I don’t have the airport yet but that’s a great compact space.

Also, slight spoiler alert I guess but…

In my initial playthrough I took all of the settlements for the Minutemen including Hangman’s Alley. But this playthrough I’m slowing down the Minutemen recapture and playing a bit more of the Railroad storyline. They now want me to take Hangman’s Alley as a safehouse.

Question:. If I progress a bit more in the Minuteman storyline will it ever conflicting tell me to take Hangman’s Alley now? I didn’t know Settlements were up for grabs by different factions, interesting! I’m wondering if I can improve the safehouse just like a Minuteman settlement.


I vaguely recall being able to capture the farm near the Sanctuary for BOS (by bribing the settlers) but I had no idea RR also had this option, very interesting indeed. Especially since Hangman’s Alley was my ‘main’ base on my last run, and if I’m going to side with RR this time I’m definitely going to capture it for them.


Yes I recall bribing/convincing a settlement for BOS too. But I sided with them in the end last game.

Apropos of nothing, but isn’t your forum pic Ivan from Jagged Alliance? Looks so familiar.


Yeah that’s Ivan Dolvich’s picture from Jagged Alliance 2 :).


I had more fun in Fallout 4 during the free weekend than I was expecting. And it was only down to $10, so I said why not? So I guess I’m back in. I know from this thread that eventually when I do the main story, I’ll probably start disliking the game, but during this first 39 hours of the game (mostly played at launch when I rented the game for a week), I’ve always been surprised at how much I love it.


You can play 100+ before feeling the need to do the main story, although as you explore and meet the various groups you will be pushed towards the main story.

I enjoyed Fallout 4 regardless of the ending. You play this game for the exploration, not the ending. The ending is what you do when you finally admit to having explored enough of the world.


Nah. I mean the writing is what you’d expect from a Bethesda game (has a particular style, not necessarily bad, just up to the player if he likes it or not), but those conversations are a relatively minor part of the game, 99% of the time you’ll be running around shooting stuff up, and that’s always fun.

I’ve actually been meaning to mod the game and replay it myself. Has anyone tried out the Horizon mod? I got pretty hyped reading about it, but then I read somewhere that it makes enemies very spongy. If anyone tried it, please tell me how it really is, because the new Survival combat made the game 100x more fun and I’d hate to throw that away.


Modern Firearms is a great mod that makes everything decidedly not spongy, just because of the damage involved. By proxy you also become way less spongy.


Yeah, this weekend I continued my Survival saved game, not my older save that got turned into Non-Survival. What really tickled me pink was the fact that I was going through Boston suburbs, going house to house, desperately looking for a bed.

Oh no! This house is boarded up. Next house: after carefully exploring it for 10 minutes, I found no bed. I accidentally jumped off the 3rd floor balcony down to the street (and survived), and ate some food to heal up, and went to the next house to look for a bed. When I found a sleep bag it was such a triumphant moment.


I’m really tempted to try it out, but on the other hand I’m afraid I’d want to play with assault rifles then, and I’m determined to play a charisma/luck gunslinger character this time ;).

Also, default Survival combat is great as it is, it doesn’t have to be any more lethal.