would Fallout set in Canada gonna work?

Discussion in 'Future Fallout Game Discussion' started by eissa, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. TheVaultKeeper

    TheVaultKeeper Deliciously Demented

    Apr 22, 2007
    It would be very different. The super mutants for instance, instead of trying to hit you over the head with a sledgehammer they would probably come over and say something like "You OK there little buddy EH?". And if your car broke down you might get ambushed by people wanting to help you. And if for some reason a real fight did break out it would probably be with sticks because there aren't enough guns to go around. And it certainly wouldn't be to the death, just until someone's gotten a big enough bruise to call it quits. Then they'd grab a beer and compliment each others wives.
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  2. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
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  3. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
  4. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Some years back I would've said "No", but I don't see why not at this point anymore. Nothing worthwhile would be lost. Infact, I think it might even be a welcome departure from the current recycling of everything. New factions, new enemies and creatures, new environs, new local lore completely detached from the BoS' and SM's and ghouls and Enclave's and Legions and NCR's and the whole nine yards. It'd also give an opportunity to explore the history of Canada's annexation and what effects that might've had to the populace there (e.g. how longlasting their national pride, petty as it may sound after so long, is and what kind of conflicts it might produce). There's a lot that could be done there and it's not like going overseas to Europe where all ties to the main series would be cut.

    If there was a vote, I'd vote "yes, do it".
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  5. peadar87

    peadar87 Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 4, 2015
    Doesn't even have to be 200 years after the war, could be 40 or 50. Canada wasn't hit too hard by the nukes, the US puppet government survived, but mutated wildlife is starting to appear from the south. The government is trying as hard as it can to maintain the pre-war America, but it's beginning to fall apart. Raider gangs are starting to spring up, their power armour is wearing down, Canadian nationalism has resurfaced. The PC could even start off as a raider, that'd be an interesting twist. If it was soon enough after the war, you could even meet with and interact with people who were part of the original occupation
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  6. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    Or survivalist group
    let see how low technology canada setting with dense amount of forest affect player. maybe i might like the setting more than mojave desert
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  7. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    My Contribution to this thread
    The vast majority of people in the original Fallout games have no idea what the war, or the pre-war world was actually about. While I would understand some discrimination against Americans, I highly doubt that they'd actively try and avoid pre-war American culture, purely because there isn't enough communication and knowledge of the pre-war world for them to do so.
    In the very beggining of Fallout 1 you see a US Trooper executing a canadian rebekl before a big advert saying "Support our boys in newly annexed Canada. Buy War Bonds" comes up. The fact that people are willing to apathetically watch a guy being shot, and still

    The NCR was built using documents from the Library of Congress

    The Enclave reeks of pro-Us pre-war propoganda
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  8. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    You have to know by now after Fallout 4 that Bethesda's idea of "setting" when it comes to Fallout is to fill the world with as much stereotypes and cliches about that setting as possible, like a cheesy theme park ride. Setting it in Canada would be no different.
  9. LanguidLeo

    LanguidLeo First time out of the vault

    Jul 12, 2016
    Alberta and Saskatchewan definitely have a fallout vibe to them.

    There are endless flat tracks of land dotted by industry and very small towns. When I was there, working in the oil industry, I would go for long drives into the empty countryside. Every so often,you would come across delapitaed ruins of hundred year old farmsteads in excatly the same shape as some of the in game locals in Fo3+4. This was in the days just before FO3 but all I could think was "wow, this place feels so much like something out of fallout".

    In the prairies the summers are brutal and the winters are extremely cold with no seasons inbetween, really.

    There are thousands of small oil wells everywhere. Some are no more than 100 meters deep. (That's probably about 130 yards...) the equipment used to drill for oil is beyond basic, and if shallow wells run dry, you just leave them alone for a bit and come back in a few years and they produce oil again (for a while).

    You could easily set up fractions fighting over old world resources like oil. There are also tons of isolated refineries and military installations (Canadian military installations mind you...) that would easily lend themselves to bases for various groups.

    It'd be a good place, setting wise, with only a couple medium cities in the mix. It's mostly flat barren nothing.

    I see people talking about canadain attitude. Let me tell you, the "friendly" stereotype is sort of inaccurate. If you think Canada's full of friendly's, it's because you're tourists, and everyone's nice to tourists. Young people especially as very smug about how much better Canada is than USA, for no reason. Worst offenders? Ontario and British Columbia, in my experience.

    There's also lots of guns, believe it or not, but your perk of choice will be Rifleman, as handguns and automatic weapons are very rare.

    I live in Nova Scotia, just up from Boston, and I have to say they did a fantastic job with Far Harbour capturing a bit of the maritime feel. The rocky shores and the fog? pretty close to what I experience.

    I even went to Acadia university. Didn't stop me from selling Dimas group out to the institue tho.

    Canada would work. Set it in Alberta on the edge of the Rockies and you'd have a lot to work with.
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  10. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    They have a load of reasons, a load of reasons for that.
  11. FreedomStalker

    FreedomStalker Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 22, 2016
    I think he mean't to say that young people think Canada is better than the USA for reasons that are not true.
  12. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Oh fair enough.
  13. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    I know that it takes place in Oregon, but Fallout frontier seems to be the closest thing to a "Fallout : Canada" we'll ever get our hands on, visually speaking. Cold climate, probably a new "cold" feature for the survival mod, and frozen wilderness around an urban set. I picture Canada as way more organized, though.

    I'd love to see Vault Tek competitors, and how their own vaults turned out. The Ronto conglomerate and all the affiliated micro factions, the secluded tribes in the frozen forests etc. How Canada dealt with its sudden independance, and how it remembers the US. But at the same time, unless Bethesda changes its writing team or hires a script doctor, I'm not sure I'd be glad if they took the direction of Canada. It'd be a shame if it all turned out to be winter cloaked knights, white fur super mutants, white fur deathclaws and white fur molerats. If Fallout goes to a new setting, I'd want to discover a whole new worldspace, with its own dangers, factions and fauna.
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  14. Erich van Loon

    Erich van Loon Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 23, 2016
    Yes please. :nod:
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