Because I’ve seen like six of these posts and I needed to make my own. This game deserves so much love.
Deacon popping up in random places trying to be stealthy but we all know it’s him our 6th playthrough around
Also how Deacon wears shades with every disguise so at this point his outfits are practically pointless
The little things the companions do when they’re just walking around your settlement like Preston whistling or Cait humming
Raider background conversations. They’re all hilarious
Strong hating everything you do is honestly a mood and despite how frustrating it can be it’s actually funny
Kent Connolly getting so excited when you help him and just Kent in general
The “______ Loved That.” notification from basically every companion
Nick’s accent and voice acting. In every situtation
The way Nick sounds so choked up and emotional during his affinity quest like gosh I cried during that whole Eddie Winter thing
The ENTIRE Brain Dead quest in Far Harbor and how overly dramatic your character is when talking like a cheesy old detective film
Getting “Valentine Liked That.” as a notification when you uncover a clue in a detective case
The Sole Survivor talking like the Silver Shroud in the Silver Shroud quests and then “You’re through, son.” from Nick
Shooting at nothing with Hancock as a companion and him asking in a very freaked tone “Wait, you see ‘em, too?!”
The implication from that dialogue that Hancock is high at that moment and possibly every moment he’s with you
X6-88 basically going “Pardon my French” and then bluntly and explicitly stating how freaking awesome you are when you raise your affinity with him
The whole Confidence Man quest
Vadim Bobrov’s cheerfulness and accent and then Yefim Bobrov’s constant doneness with his brother
“I killed a man for this bar. Hahaha, only joking! He is dead though.”
Every single song on Diamond City Radio
Travis Miles’s nervousness pre-Confidence Man
Travis being confident after Confidence Man and thanking the Sole Survivor for helping him so sweetly on the radio
The things your Sole Survivor will say to wasteland animals and beasts when they pacificy them with the Wasteland Whisperer perk
“Don’t you remember, Eddie? It’s me! Your old pal Shamus/Molly McF***Yourself.”
Nick and Hancock roasting racists in Vault 81 and the BOS
Preston’s genuine anger and despair when you take him back to Quincy. You can feel the poor guy’s pain and regret
The Unlikely Valentine quest animation
The way a piece of the main Fallout 4 theme plays when you get an important/main quest
Synth Shaun’s comments on your companions
The way certain companions will say something nice and warm to you after you do something generous or kind for somebody
Piper’s hand movements and the way she makes her voice deeper when imitating people
The Nuka World Mascot being a complete douche to you in a super cheerful tone
The nice comments the Diamond City guards make about Nick when you’re traveling with him as your companion like “Nicky’s good people”
Also Nick offering to help a random resident even though the person clearly despises him and Nick checking up on a past client gently to make sure he’s doing okay
X6-88’s portrayed fear of heights when you make him get in a Vertibird
Going to kill the Red Death with the Mariner and packing all sorts of freaking ammo and mini nukes only to figure out it’s a freaking tiny mirelurk with glowing red eyes
The fact that MacCready said he was trying to be a better person for his promise to Duncan but yet he still likes it when you steal or break the law 90% of the time it’s just funny to me I love him
Meeting Hancock for the first time and he literally kills a person for you within 5 seconds of knowing you
Curie’s accent and excitement at everything
Codsworth saying your Sole Survivor’s name (if he can) and calling you sir/mum.
The ability to let your Sole Survivor say they forgive Kellogg after seeing his memories in the Dangerous Minds quest
Encouraging Miss Edna to confess her love to Mr. Zwicky and then them getting married
The chapel in Diamond City
Sturges and his personality and accent
Danse saying “Outstanding”
Dogmeat’s little bark when you ask how he’s doing
The companions’ comfort upon seeing your dead spouse
Maxing affinity with your companions and being showered with compliments when you ask about your relationship
The implication that Hancock and Nick are friends
Billy reuniting with his family in the Kid in a Fridge quest
The entire noir mobster-like display during Unlikely Valentine and Skinny Malone’s stuttering when you convince Darla to go home
Deacon trying to lie you into the Railroad by making up awesomely impossible stories about you after literally traveling with you for one mission
Doctor Teddy Wright being such a nice guy in Far Harbor
Curing Andre of his ailment and then comforting him when he basically contemplates suicide
How Old Longfellow doesn’t gripe about you collecting junk and mentions that all junk can be useful and just THANK YOU MAN FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS
Moe Cronin getting so excited about “baseball”
The excitement I feel when The Wanderer comes on Diamond City Radio
Supermutants shouting “RAGE! RAAAAAGE!” when in combat
“You have a robot butler?! Man… I wish I had a robot butler!”
The fact that Codsworth waited TWO HUNDRED YEARS FOR YOU TO COME HOME like what an ANGEL
Hancock calling you Sunshine if he’s romanced
Preston calling you Babe if he’s romanced
The rare occasion that Nick calls the female Sole Survivor “Doll”
How upon reaching the first affinity check with Nick the first thing he does is check up on you and make sure your doing okay, and then he proceeds to tell you about his adapting in the wasteland just what an ANGEL
MacCready’s “I didn’t know you could do THAT with mutfruit”
The companion’s comments when you get in power armor and then Danse just going “Now that’s what I call locked and loaded!” and then X6 going “Light ‘em up, ma'am/sir!” while both getting the “Liked That” response
Also Nick’s little sweet “I can barely tell us apart!”
When you have to do something you KNOW a companion is going to dislike but you literally have no choice, so if you’re like me you walk to another room and make them wait there while you do whatever it is you were doing
How the companions will angrily call you out whenever you murder someone like YES tell the bad person off sweetie
The sarcastic responses from your Sole Survivor
The Vault-Tec Rep being the absolute purest soul in Goodneighbor and just how happy he is when you say you’ll come visit him
Asking Codsworth “Your Thoughts?” and his jokes he’ll tell
Telling Desdemona you would lay down your life for a synth and getting “Valentine Loved That.”
Saving Kent Connolly and getting a “Loved That” response from different companions
The default background music in Sanctuary
The Railroad HQ music
Tinker Tom man
Getting positive reactions from companions like Preston and Deacon when you do things for their faction
The little kids in the Diamond City school talking about what they want to be when they grow up
Giving the mama Deathclaw her egg back and it making her tame around you
Getting a mostly happy ending to Far Harbor and Kasumi reuniting with her family
Nick’s understandable despair when he’s trying to figure out about his past with DiMA
Nick and DiMA’s brotherly conversations when you convince Nick to accept him as his brother
Helping Cait overcome her chem addiction
The way Hancock looks whenever he’s sad is like a puppy
Standing up for Danse in Blind Betrayal
Whenever something makes a companion smile really big
Strong pronouncing things funny like “MACK-REE-DEE” for MacCready
How uncomfortable a lot of the companions get when talking about aliens with Jack Cabot
Fighting things in a dark abandoned subway as you happily listen to “BONGO BONGO BONGO I DON’T WANNA LEAVE THE CONGO OH NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO”
Companions glitching through the elevators 90% of the time and talking to them as only their nose sticks out of the wall
Quicksaving and then reloading every time you don’t pass a hard speech check
KL-E-0 in Goodneighbor “I’m a woman, baby. Can’t you tell?”
But my FAVORITE line from her… “Anything that can kill a man, I sell. Except for suicidal depression. That is unfortunately not packageable.”
There’s more but I reached the max text block limit on this post. DARN. I could keep going for a while! I might just add more… In a reblog… I love this game too much.
Can we take a moment to imagine if Todd Howard had allowed us to have two companions at once. Like, they could interact and both have comments on Sole’s actions, and then there’s a possibility they’ll have random arguments if they don’t get along. Also, if they REALLY don’t like each other, one of them might get a [ _____ Disliked That] notification upon requesting the other companion to join them.
They could also comment on the other companion’s affinity quests/approval speeches.
But some of these have the potential to be HILARIOUS while others could be kind of sad, too.
Danse, when Sole has Nick to follow them as well: I can’t believe you’re actually going to make me travel along side this… Thing. But if you insist.
Nick: Trust me, pal, I’m not any happier about this arrangement than you are.
X6-88, when Sole has Deacon to join them: I do not agree with your decision to allow this man to accompany us, sir/ma'am. I don’t know him, and I cannot be sure that he is a trustworthy ally.
Deacon: Me? Untrustworthy? Please. I’m the most honest guy you’ll ever meet!
Strong, with practically every companion: Why human bring along other puny human? Strong the only protection this human need!
MacCready, upon hearing Deacon’s story about Barbara during his third approval speech: Da— I mean, crap— I… I’m sorry. I know how that feels…
Hancock, when hearing Cait’s story about her chem addiction: Hey, sister, I like the high as much as anyone, but good on you for knowing when it’s time to quit. Can’t always speak for myself on that one…
Curie, when a synth: Monsieur Codsworth, have you ever considered the possibility of becoming a synth, as well? It is quite the experience!
Codsworth: The idea has never much crossed my mind, Miss Curie, although I daresay it does sound rather intriguing! However, I doubt that me becoming more human-like would be very beneficial to my service to sir/mum. Garden work is much more difficult with only two hands, you know!
Piper: Yanno, Garvey, I’ve had this idea for an article for a while now: “Hope for the future from the perspective of a Minuteman!” Whadda ya think? I’m sure the residents of the Commonwealth would eat that up!
Preston: *chuckle* Interesting idea, Piper. I’d be happy to give an interview later when we aren’t on the road.
Cait, when Sole has Dogmeat follow them: So we’re letting your mutt tag along, eh? Alright, as long as he doesn’t get in me way, we’ll be fine.
Strong, during MacCready’s story about Lucy being killed by Ferals: Strong smash ALL stupid ghouls for Mack-Ree-Dee!
Piper, when Nick is confessing that he doesn’t feel like he really matters since he’s just a copy of another man’s personality: Nicky, you’re a better person than most people in Diamond City! You’re one of the only people who even bothers to give me the time of the day… You’re a good man, don’t be so hard on yourself.
And then don’t get me STARTED on the companions reacting to random NPCs saying rude/insulting things to other companions like Nick or Hancock. Even better, Nick and Hancock BOTH snapping back at a rude NPC. The combined sass would be legendary.
NPC, snarkily at Nick: Hey! I can see this Protectron’s brain!
Nick:Protectron? *grumbles* That’s a new one…
Hancock, to the NPC: At least he has a brain. Guess the same can’t be said about you, though, can it?
Curie, when a NPC says something about Hancock or Nick: *gasp* How rude! Surely Monsieur Valentine/Hancock has done nothing to deserve such hostility!
NPC, to Hancock: Ugh, it’s hideous.
Hancock: You’d be the expert.
Nick, to the NPC: *irritated* Ever looked in a mirror, pal? You aren’t exactly pleasing to the opticals, either.
Cait, to the NPC: Oh, go to hell, the lot of ya! Don'tcha have anythin’ better to do with your miserable life?
Strong, to NPC: Humans talk too much! Strong smash tiny annoying human!
Piper, angrily: Hey, buddy! You wanna be in the next headline for Publick Occurances? It’s called “Biggest Douche Bag In The Commonwealth!”
There’s literally so much more I could add here but I think you all get the gist. It would be a lot of work and probably wouldn’t happen but THIS WOULD BE SO FREAKING AMAZING IF IT WAS IN GAME! Feel free to add more ideas!