The open worlds of the Fallout series have always been loaded with hundreds of explorable locations, both real and fictional. Each game, however, has its truly awesome spots, like the Hoover Dam or the Pentagon. Now, we don't know for sure what's in Fallout 4's interpretation of Boston, but here are the top 5 places I want to see while exploring the Commonwealth.
5. Old North Church
Old North Church, of Revolution fame, remains standing tall even after the United States fell. There's no doubt in my mind that the Church will be the centerpoint of a quest of some sort. Fallout's unique blend of history and future has always been one of the most interesting aspects of the game, and Old North Church is a prime opportunity to continue this tradition.
4. Harvard University
Harvard University has some pretty great architecture, and would be a welcome change from rusted metal. The world-renowned school is almost a necessary inclusion, especially given Fallout's history of social commentary. Will it be inhabited by uneducated, violent raiders, or will there be a select few trying to continue its tradition of higher education?
3. Fenway Park
Boston really isn't Boston without the Red Sox, even if Fenway is just an ugly green and brown shadow of its former glory. Though it hasn't been stated that the building depicted is the iconic stadium, the statue of the baseball player in front all but confirms it. The real question, though, is just which team will be calling it home. Has the Brotherhood of Steel set up with their heavy hitters? Is it a gang of raiders, stealing their way to the top? Or could it be some civilians, just trying to make it through one more inning?
2. The USS Constitution
It's hard to say exactly what is going on with the USS Constitution. First off, it's resting on a bunch of buildings, and second, it has HUGE. FREAKING. ENGINES. That's some Captain Hook stuff right there, folks. Though we currently have no idea what the historical ship is up to, it's safe to say it's gonna be important.
1. MIT, AKA The Institute
I think it's pretty safe to say we've all been intrigued by the Institute since we met Dr. Zimmer back in Fallout 3. Androids, body enhancements, and tech even more advanced than pre-bomb America? Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and gleeful, crazy exploration. Whatever MIT was before, it's clear that Dr. Zimmer and his colleagues have changed it greatly. The Institute alone captivates my imagination, and I'm wildly excited to see what it holds.
Those were my top five locations I'm excited to explore in Fallout 4. Do you agree? Or should my list be burned in atomic fire?