Fallout 4’s core narrative is built around mysteries, lies, and secrets. This is the place to discuss all of those surprises in a spoiler-filled comments section.

Fallout 4 has only been on shelves for a few hours, but we have faith that lots of Game Rant readers will have the game’s core story beat within the next day or two. As players race through the Boston wasteland and complete the core narrative, this is the place to check in and discuss reactions, theories, complaints, and heartache in a spoiler-filled Fallout 4 zone.

Be warned, spoilers lie beyond this point. We won’t come right out and talk about the ending in the post, but the comments section will be a free-for-all, so don’t read on unless you are ready. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should make the purchase, check out our Fallout 4 review

Fallout 4 is a game built around a lot of mysteries. What is the institute? How do people get there? Can the Brotherhood be trusted? Do Synths deserve the same rights as humans? Why was the child kidnapped? All of these tough questions are raised throughout the game and many are answered in one way or another, depending on the choices that the player makes.

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There’s a lot of story to unpack from Fallout 4’s massive campaign, but we’ll present some of the big questions here and readers can discuss them in the comments below. Feel free to jump in with any other questions, thoughts, or theories.

The first, and probably most interesting, aspect of the game to discuss is the institute and the kidnapping. From how the protagonist finally manages to find a way into the mysterious location to the outcome of his or her quest towards being reunited with their child, the bulk of the game’s emotional payoff comes from these core mysteries and conflicts. What do you think of the game’s ending? Were you surprised or did you see everything coming?

In addition to the resolution of┬áthe core narrative, there are plenty of other spoilers worth discussing. Thanks to the game’s cryptic marketing, many of the events and characters are a total surprise. There were way more companions than we expected and the relationships with each of them turned out to be more interesting and important than the trailers led on. We expected to spend most of the game exploring with Dogmeat, but the K-9 was quickly stabled thanks to the strong cast of other characters. Which companion was your favorite?

In addition to the companions, there were also a number of factions that players could claim loyalties to throughout the game. What did you think of each of the groups? Did you stay true to your promises or betray some of your friends during the game’s final act?

The game is jam-packed with content and there is plenty to discuss that wasn’t even hinted at in the initial trailers. What other aspected of Fallout 4 stick out in your mind? Get the conversation started in the comments.

Fallout 4 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox one.