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Which game should I play?

Gears 5 4 33.33%
 
Outer Worlds 6 50.00%
 
They both suck. Just watch TV. 2 16.67%
 
Total:12

I recently finished up everything I want to do in Mario Maker 2.  I've played the latest Destiny expansion to death. Death Stranding will probably get a shot, but I'm waiting for my friend to finish up with it so I can borrow it.  So, considering that I've been a Gamepass subscriber for a couple of months, I figure it's time for me to really make use of the service and try out a new, big game.  

I've never played a Gears game before. I'm more of a first-person shooter guy. But, since this one's had great reviews, and it's available for me without any additional out-of-pocket expense, I want to give it a try.  I've owned every Xbox system, so I sometimes feel like I'm missing out, having not played one of their biggest franchises.

Outer Worlds wasn't even on my radar until it made a little news for somewhat unexpectedly landing on Gamepass. I've heard good things, and it is in a genre that I generally like.  It's also about time for me to get into an action RPG.  I have an infant son at home that's been eating up my time though, so I haven't been in a position to sink dozens or hundreds of hours into one. My understanding is that Outer Worlds is a more manageable length. That appeals to me right now.

I took a nice nap this afternoon. I have a full tank of gas and should be able to stay up late. That gives me some good gaming time.  So, which game should I play?



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You should think about playing some earlier Gears Of War games before you start on 5. If that isn't at all something you'd consider doing, go with Gears 5. It'll likely be a quicker play through, and you can get to The Outer Worlds relatively soon. If you do go with The Outer Worlds, check out this thread, which has some useful tips for fast-travel.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241160&page=8#3

The last 6 posts specifically should shed some light on how to more effectively fast-travel. Haven't played it myself.



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I wouldn't know about gears 5 but Outer worlds is mildly enjoyable, if you're a hardcore RPG player at least but if you aren't I could see it blowing minds. It's flawed and you'll need to adjust your TV settings to mellow the saturated visuals, take an hour for the character creation and then a bit longer to get a groove going in the game, you'll need to read a fair chunk to get the most of it and what not. You'd need a good long 6 hours to get into it and even then the game is just leaving the tutorial planet and that's not even if you're thorough, it really isn't instant gratification so I'd only recommend it if your night is going to be very long (longer than 'staying up late' ;D) or is proceeded by many more nights. If not, shooty, shooty bang, bang in a sci fi universe seems more up your alley and schedule. TOW is great though, on that secone session it finds a very nice groove even if parts of it are a let down.



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Why not juggle both, they are very different games and one with MP. Should be eady to juggle back and forth with no adjusting needed. I was juggling CoD Modern Warfare SP as well as MP and The Outer worlds and it worked a treat. This is the trouble with game pass and PS now, it takes the agency and investment out of the equation, dropping games to throw away experiences on a digital shelf.



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NobleTeam360 said:
The Outer Worlds

You have 8% of the achievements on The Outer worlds, you really wanna suggest the game at less than 6 or 7 hours play time of a 50 hour game?



John2290 said:
NobleTeam360 said:
The Outer Worlds

You have 8% of the achievements on The Outer worlds, you really wanna suggest the game at less than 6 or 7 hours play time of a 50 hour game?

Yes because he said he never played a Gears game before so I figured the new IP would be a better fit than jumping into Gears. 



Both amazing games.
Id start with Gears 5 as its campaign isn't as long however one of the best going around.
The Outer Worlds is a much longer game and to get through it all will take time.



John2290 said:
NobleTeam360 said:
The Outer Worlds

You have 8% of the achievements on The Outer worlds, you really wanna suggest the game at less than 6 or 7 hours play time of a 50 hour game?

I've played through the outer worlds and played all gears up until 5.

I'd recommend either start with gears 1 ultimate or play outer worlds. They're all on game pass. 



Outer Worlds looks a lot more interesting. Another title I plan to purchase when it goes on sale!