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Various outlets have gone hands on with Obsidian's upcoming game The Outer Worlds and returned their findings.



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Reminds me of Borderlands with companions and a LOT more dialogue. Looked kind of semi-open world and with linear encounter designs like Borderlands and that style of straight forward combat.

I hate companions, though, so I hope that isn't a major focus.

The town looked nice.



So if I buy it and like it, I can kiss a hypothetical sequel goodbye unless I buy an Xbox, or a gaming PC. That doesn't sound very appealing. Why the hell would I invest in that? Looks pretty cool though. First time I've seen any footage of it, trailers or otherwise, that may have already been released.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 03 August 2019

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To be honest this isn't the sort of game I'd usually buy; I tried to get into Fallout last gen with 3 and I just didn't like it. Then again, that was  a long time ago, tastes change with age (for example I didn't like Metroid Prime first time I played it, now I love it) and the setting here looks a lot more interesting.

If its a decent conversion and I found myself with a few months without any interesting releases I may pick it up.



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COKTOE said:

So if I buy it and like it, I can kiss a hypothetical sequel goodbye unless I buy an Xbox, or a gaming PC. That doesn't sound very appealing. Why the hell would I invest in that? Looks pretty cool though. First time I've seen any footage of it, trailers or otherwise, that may have already been released.

Only if Obsidian keep the rights to it, but it's being published by Private Division, so if they maintain the rights they can just get another developer to make a sequel.



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COKTOE said:

So if I buy it and like it, I can kiss a hypothetical sequel goodbye unless I buy an Xbox, or a gaming PC. That doesn't sound very appealing. Why the hell would I invest in that? Looks pretty cool though. First time I've seen any footage of it, trailers or otherwise, that may have already been released.

Yes cause MS doesnt allow games on other platforms?. I guess that game that was announced the other day for multi platform release must of been from Sony??.



So its kinda like fallout...but not really? in a sci-fi space setting?

Still this looks a million times better than fallout 76.



Game looks great at 4k/60 frames. Looks like a unbuggy version of Fallout in Space. So far from what I have seen anyway.



curl-6 said:

To be honest this isn't the sort of game I'd usually buy; I tried to get into Fallout last gen with 3 and I just didn't like it. Then again, that was  a long time ago, tastes change with age (for example I didn't like Metroid Prime first time I played it, now I love it) and the setting here looks a lot more interesting.

If its a decent conversion and I found myself with a few months without any interesting releases I may pick it up.

Like a lot of early open-world and FPP games, Fallout 3 is extremely dated.  In terms of gameplay and content, Fallout 4 is worlds beyond it.  However, I didn't get much of a Fallout 3/NV/4 vibe from the (admittedly limited) videos in the OP.  It's more like they took a ton of dialogue stuff and married it to a straightforward style of gameplay, like a Borderlands or a Far Cry game.  Seemed more shooter-ish than Fallout, which is very exploration based rather than quest-hub based, though of course you can spray and pray in Fallout if you really want.  

Personally, I play Fallout games in a very tactical manner, usually without companions, using a lot of mines, stealth, sniping, and environmental hazards, rather than brute force, so the combat in the videos didn't appeal to me as a Fallout fan.  However, I also loved Borderlands as an "arcade" shooter which brought its own quirks, so who knows.  Also, these previews tend to be very quick and dirty, as opposed to fans taking their time and finding different nuances, so I'm not going to judge just yet.  



pokoko said:
curl-6 said:

To be honest this isn't the sort of game I'd usually buy; I tried to get into Fallout last gen with 3 and I just didn't like it. Then again, that was  a long time ago, tastes change with age (for example I didn't like Metroid Prime first time I played it, now I love it) and the setting here looks a lot more interesting.

If its a decent conversion and I found myself with a few months without any interesting releases I may pick it up.

Like a lot of early open-world and FPP games, Fallout 3 is extremely dated.  In terms of gameplay and content, Fallout 4 is worlds beyond it.  However, I didn't get much of a Fallout 3/NV/4 vibe from the (admittedly limited) videos in the OP.  It's more like they took a ton of dialogue stuff and married it to a straightforward style of gameplay, like a Borderlands or a Far Cry game.  Seemed more shooter-ish than Fallout, which is very exploration based rather than quest-hub based, though of course you can spray and pray in Fallout if you really want.  

Personally, I play Fallout games in a very tactical manner, usually without companions, using a lot of mines, stealth, sniping, and environmental hazards, rather than brute force, so the combat in the videos didn't appeal to me as a Fallout fan.  However, I also loved Borderlands as an "arcade" shooter which brought its own quirks, so who knows.  Also, these previews tend to be very quick and dirty, as opposed to fans taking their time and finding different nuances, so I'm not going to judge just yet.  

That's fair, I didn't spend a whole lot of time with Fallout so me likening this to it could be more due to it being developed by Obsidian and some of its superficial trappings and my own preconceived notions rather than them being all that alike at their core.



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