Fallout 4 short story

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in. The Short Stories of Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 short story

I usually just need a general premise, enough to form opinions of the world my avatar explores. Yet for some reason, I love the stories revealed by the terminals in Fallout 4 which is also a Bethesda game. Most of these stories are told in the forms of journal entries, scientist logs, transcripts, and occasionally recordings. The Fallout series takes place in a universe where nuclear technology advanced after World War II, becoming our main source of energy and technological innovation.

Also, s sensibilities and aesthetics remained popular, for some reason. But more importantly, the Cold War escalated, and in Octoberthe world erupted into nuclear war. Two hundred years later when most Fallout games take place the landscape is littered with abandoned tech, s-style propaganda, hollowed out buildings, and no shortage of dangerous creatures and people. Like all good sci-fi, this alternate reality — or, at least, its ruins— is still recognizable. In fact, the American capitalism and jingoism that helped lead to war is only slightly more exaggerated than our own reality, where politicians still seek out boogeymen, companies value profit over people, and human greed and violence both big and small claim victims daily.

Fallout 4 short story

For example, the Vault-Tec company created massive underground bunkers ostensibly to shelter people from nuclear fallout. Within these populations they tested or planned to test everything from new viruses to how politicians handled a total loss of power.

Fallout 4 short story

Yes, the Vaults saved lives, but with powerful, shady corporations there is always an ulterior motive. Another engaging feature is that most of these short stories take place in the very abandoned buildings the player explores. For example, players may find themselves lured to the Shaw School by a clearly deceptive radio broadcast. With a lie. However, scattered among the terminals one can find another story of deception — a more lighthearted one at that. The plan works, and when the government rewards the school with a larger budget, the principal embezzles it for himself.

Fallout 4 short story

However, the student himself takes Mentats, realizes the scheme, and proceeds to blackmail the principal —he even records the interaction, which the player can listen to. In the real world, there are countless buildings full of history, locations that inspire or overwhelm you just by visiting them. Some stories are even simpler, visual clues that are often unaccompanied by terminal entries or letters.

Skeletons litter the landscape, sometimes of couples huddled together, or solitary figures clutching a weapon, a final bottle of whiskey nearby. Teddy bears are scattered around hospitals and placed on makeshift graves. Subtle touches that show the price of war.

Fallout 4 short story

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