Fallout 4 Locale

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Wretched Flamingo, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Wretched Flamingo

    Wretched Flamingo Sofa King

    Feb 14, 2010
    For years after FO:NV was released there was discussions based on the next Fallout's location. Then there was the rumor that the next iteration was going to be based in Boston, which as it turns out was true. Yes I'm aware we've all had this discussion before but now that 4 is here, and that it's now official does anyone agree with the setting Bethesda used? Perhaps you felt it should be somewhere else other than the United States? Well now here's the official topic thread to discuss it.

    So I'll start first.

    Fallout 1 & 2 locations were both in California. The first game of course was located in southern California and the second game being mostly located in northern California. The limitations of the game engine showed us there was very little to distinguish the differences despite the polar opposites of the states diverse geography. (The north being cold with snow, the south being quite literally what it is a desert)

    Fallout 3 of course is centralized in the D.C. area which covers a lot of ground (Baltimore, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania). But, what exactly makes the Boston area much different than D.C.'s to justify a sequel so closely located to the 3rd's adaption? It's the same climate, both regions are on the north eastern coast. I'd expect Bostonian accents, that's bit of a expectation though.

    I for one like the concept of the never made Fallout Tactics 2 where the game would take place in Florida. From what the designers explained, it would take place in Florida and that we'd see is the effects of radiation as well the FEV virus on the local fauna and flora. Besides, who doesn't fear the potential of a mutated alligator?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2015
  2. Askorti


    Jun 30, 2015
    I think Bethesda should stick to their crappy games on the East Coast while Obsidian makes good games on the West coast.
    Why did they choose Boston? Because monuments, because it's the cradle of America and whatever. I bet they will try to ham the patriotic angle hard.
  3. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    They did in Fallout 3! And minutemen? Smells patriotic to me!
  4. LostPony

    LostPony First time out of the vault

    Aug 20, 2015
    I would actually be interested in what Obsidian might do with a Chicago Fallout for their next game. It remains to be seen if BGS allows an outside party to make a followup or spin off. If Obsidian were given the green light for Chicago, I would hope that they get more than 18 months to make it.
  5. phipboy

    phipboy Newly elected overseer

    Oct 2, 2015
    I think they'll let other developers work on the spinoff while they themselves work on the next TES game. That seems to be their strategy.
  6. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 12, 2008
    And because the Institute is there, so they can put more of their android bullshit in.
  7. kostjamoscow

    kostjamoscow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 22, 2015
    They would be crazy not to let someone else make a spin off.