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Fallout 4's oblivious, helpless, idiot settlers get their just deserts

They had it comin'

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

I hate the settlers of Fallout 4 so much, this video is chicken noodle soup for my bitter, resentful, irradiated soul.

Props to YouTuber Brian Healy for letting this play out. It's so, so righteous. I swear to God, I restarted my first playthrough, forsaking 26 hours of progress, when Preston sent me to go play maid for that ghoul leper colony in The Slog. I had to fight my way through an assaultron, a legendary Mister Gutsy and a Deathclaw just to get there, and once I did some sandpaper-voiced jackass asked me to go find Giddyup Buttercup parts. Enough was enough.

In my current playthrough, now about 120 hours in, I haven't touched the Minutemen except to set up a small farm for vegetable starch ingredients. The encounter in this video is definitely worth running from even if you have a Gauss gun. It looks like a Clearing-the-Way quest up near the Parsons State Insane Asylum where the alpha Deathclaw chills out. Your reward for beating it is a whole 100 XP, 100 caps and a whole bunch more ungrateful mouths who will come under attack while you're on an operation halfway across the map. They can all die in a fire.

The only way this video could be any better is if the Machoclaws mod was installed. Avoid these people at all costs, unless you like having codependent relationships with slackjawed parasites.

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