Fallout 4 Story Conjectures

Discussion in 'Future Fallout Game Discussion' started by Reaper Shackal, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Reaper Shackal

    Reaper Shackal King of the Dominion

    Jun 19, 2015
    Just for the hell of it, why don't we state our guesses for the story? What do you think will happen? Feel free to add on to the ideas of others or create multiple theories.

    Here's mine:
    Player enters vault 111. There is only one cryo tank/all but one break. You fight for it/everyone dies from something but your wife. Either the wife or husband enters it depending on who the protag is, and the one that doesn't enter promises to take care of the baby. Super sad! Crying! Loss! I love you, love you too! All those cliches.
    You wake up and leave.
    We see what happens from the trailer and all that.

    You run into the Minutemen! They are so good! Good guys right there! Yup! White knights! No gray what-so-ever. You help them do.. something! Something good because gray choice making is beyond Bethesda.
    They have you do missions! Yay, you have something to live for! (Not really).
    Then you meet the Institute. Evil! Bad! All they want to do is evil things because... they're evil! You have to stop them! They are being mean because they built androids and they actually expect their creation to do what they say! How evil! :evil:
    But plot twist! You're an android too! You never had a past! :crazy: So surprising!
    But wait! The final choice is to help the androids or do something the Institute asks of you despite the fact that you attack each other on sight! The end!

    Sounds familiar doesn't it?
     
  2. SMBComix

    SMBComix It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 22, 2014
    Well, now. Someone's VERY cynical.

    I'm not sure what to make of the Minutemen yet and I won't know until the game comes out. I'm not gonna make a prediction and then get proven wrong just so you guys can come back, point and laugh at me later.

    I'm pretty sure that, minus all the snark, the opening sequence will basically be like Reaper Shackal described... except they were all standing on the elevator, so they ALL got cryogenically frozen, and when the Sole Survivor wakes up in 200 years he/she finds his/her family dead along with everyone else due to equipment malfunction. Damn Vault-Tec and their experiments.
     
  3. 2bak

    2bak First time out of the vault

    Mar 21, 2014
    That sounds very viable, actually.. Yup. That's probably the story line right there.

    I can't wait
     
  4. TheGreatCornholio

    TheGreatCornholio First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2015
    The pitt was grey, granted it was executed perfectly but the choice at the end most certainly wasnt black and white like most of their work.

    Maybe we will see more grey or at least less blinding white. Im not holding my breath but theres a small chance
     
  5. Reaper Shackal

    Reaper Shackal King of the Dominion

    Jun 19, 2015
    Come now, SMB. You know the snark is all for fun. I don't plan on poking at you if I'm right anyways.
     
  6. Reaper Shackal

    Reaper Shackal King of the Dominion

    Jun 19, 2015
    That's a good point actually. I did enjoy the Pitt's story save for the ending.
     
  7. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSs87K5YUuQ

    Has anyone watched the Shoddycasts' speculation on F4 ? One of gentlemen was going on about Buck Rodgers, how in the original serials he was solider from the past frozen and woken up in the distant future. The people of the future needed his knowledge of the past etc etc. It was an interesting point not sure if it'll pan out. But being aware of the Buck Rodgers mythos and speculating on if any of this would factor into the new game was interesting.
     
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  8. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    Dec 6, 2012
    Yup. The Pitt was very good. It felt so tremendously dissonant with and better than everything else Bethesda wrote for F3, though, that it made me wonder what created that 'anomaly'. Does anyone know if bethsoft put a different writer than the usual one in charge for that DLC or something?
     
  9. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 2, 2013
    I previously speculated that Beth reboot follows a similar progression to that of the originals. So I think that FO4 will bring about the rise of the Colombian commonwealth (think Shady sands and New California Republic).


    I love that idea, it is the first time that we get to play someone from the past, and it will be interesting how it will be used in the game.
     
  10. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 25, 2014
    I want the Commonwealth to get its own large military force, something like the "Commonwealth Armed Forces (CAF)," that also guards the Institute. I'm just making this up. I don't think the Minutemen will be a very formidable force though.
     
  11. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 2, 2013
    If they will follow the same progression, then in FO4 we will see much more emphasis on rebuilding society (as oppose to scrabbling to survive as in FO1/FO3) as such they would need a host of factions with different need and ideologies for us to navigate through... and the Institute is obvious candidate for the advanced elitist society. Other than that we know that BOS take part likely from the mainland, but who knows maybe the outcasts will play a role as well.
     
  12. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I vote for the PLOT TWIST: YOU'RE AN ANDROID, SO KEWL theory. i admit I didn't think of it, I was just like "WTF? You lived 200 hundred years, you don't remember getting to cryo (so I kind of discarded the possibility) and you aren't even a ghoul... OK", but the android theory is kinda sound and predictable, and if Beth likes something is to be predictable.
     
  13. Centurion 101

    Centurion 101 First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2015
    What actually happens in the Vault is cut from the E3 demo, so we can't really speculate about that.

    I had a thought: what if depending on gender choice you either start as a vault survivor (male) or something completely else (android) if you select female? That would be sort of cool. More replayability.
     
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  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    If you start with the male you have a wedding ring as your first inventory Item, but if you start with the female you will have a charred baby instead.
     
  15. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 2, 2013
    Indeed, we didn't see what happened after the shockwave hit or know how we came to be the sole survivor.

    * I assume that we either fell into the elevator shaft or were sheltered by the Power Armored guy who stood on the platform.
    * likely only few of the 1000 inhabitants were able to reach the Vault in time. Maybe its why we were put in cryo, beause there were not enough of us to keep society going for 200 years.
    * Waking up exactly 200 years after, implies some kid of automated mechanism?
    * We came out disoriented and with no gear - so I assume that there was no one alive to greet us and the Vault wasn't in a great shape.
    * Going by the dead vault dweller with pipboy we find, probably we were not the first to try to leave the Vault.
    * iirc this vault was one of the last to be built, so it would make sense that it had more advanced facilities, like better Cryo then "House".
     
  16. Centurion 101

    Centurion 101 First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2015
    Sounds very plausible.

    I wonder for how long of the game span Beth will acknowledge that you are a pre-war survivor that is a bit bewildered before you "go native". It will be a tricky balance, because more often than not video game characters are either too bewildered or too cool when faced with world-shattering stuff.
     
  17. naossano

    naossano Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 19, 2006
    The sad thing is than in Terminator IV, the twist actually had plot relevance. At the very moment he could gain access to John Connor, there is that new plot point that breaks any hope of thrust from John and the rebellion.

    If we consider Fo3 as reference, i doubt they would have the guts to make the good guys turn on you, which would make the twist no more than just shock value...
    Most people might react the same as if you were human...
     
  18. Reaper Shackal

    Reaper Shackal King of the Dominion

    Jun 19, 2015
    They kinda did in Broken Steel, though it felt as if they we're struggling to have that possible.
     
  19. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    I admit that the idea of the cryogenic Vault does make some sense. If I'm remembering correctly, part of the reason they were turned into experiments were for the Enclave to monitor varying environments in an enclosed area for extended periods of time, in the event space travel became possible, and they wanted to see how people would react. It would kind of make sense for at least one of the vaults to have been on cryogenics as a result. If not many, many more.