Forums - Gaming Discussion - The Outer Worlds Review Thread - 86 Metacritic / 85 Opencritic.

Chrkeller said:
HoloDust said:

It's what proper RPGs do tend to have, and these folks have been in RPG business for a long time.

They are the ones who invented Fallout in the first place (back when they were in Interplay) - it's Bethesda who took a dump on that IP.

Depends on what you mean as "proper."  Obviously story is part of the experience, but it should be balanced.  The one review stated the game was 60% talking and 40% gameplay.  That isn't the balance I am looking for.  

Honestly, I highly doubt Obsidian would make a game that forces you to talk 60% of your gameplay time, but I get the gist of it...and (as old school cRPG gamer and recently returning from 30 year hiatus pen & paper RPG gamer) I say - Great.

Because way too often modern RPGs (and Pseudo RPGs) heavily favour 2 pillars (combat and exploration) over the 3rd one (social interaction) and seeing game that isn't shy to go more heavy on it (like many cRPGs of the past) is right up my alley.



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HoloDust said:
Chrkeller said:

Depends on what you mean as "proper."  Obviously story is part of the experience, but it should be balanced.  The one review stated the game was 60% talking and 40% gameplay.  That isn't the balance I am looking for.  

Honestly, I highly doubt Obsidian would make a game that forces you to talk 60% of your gameplay time, but I get the gist of it...and (as old school cRPG gamer and recently returning from 30 year hiatus pen & paper RPG gamer) I say - Great.

Because way too often modern RPGs (and Pseudo RPGs) heavily favour 2 pillars (combat and exploration) over the 3rd one (social interaction) and seeing game that isn't shy to go more heavy on it (like many cRPGs of the past) is right up my alley.

Fair perspective to take.  We are just on different sides of the spectrum, which is why it is nice to see gaming have diversity.  The game, while perhaps not for me, looks very good.  Enjoy.  



Fallout Mass Borderlands?



This, Battletoads and Luigi's Manson are the last games ill be buying this year. I think they can hold me until Ori 2.

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Chrkeller said:
HoloDust said:

Honestly, I highly doubt Obsidian would make a game that forces you to talk 60% of your gameplay time, but I get the gist of it...and (as old school cRPG gamer and recently returning from 30 year hiatus pen & paper RPG gamer) I say - Great.

Because way too often modern RPGs (and Pseudo RPGs) heavily favour 2 pillars (combat and exploration) over the 3rd one (social interaction) and seeing game that isn't shy to go more heavy on it (like many cRPGs of the past) is right up my alley.

Fair perspective to take.  We are just on different sides of the spectrum, which is why it is nice to see gaming have diversity.  The game, while perhaps not for me, looks very good.  Enjoy.  

Thanks, I hope I will, it is after all made by guys who made some of my all time favourite cRPGs. And don't get me wrong, in let's say dungeon crawler like Souls, that 3rd pillar is really not that important, so I don't mind it being the weakest of 3, but in RPGs that tend to be based on all 3, I always hope for them to be balanced.



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I'm on the fence with this one. Something about the character models bothers me, as if they didn't know whether to go for realistic or cartoony and landed in a bad place somewhere in between. I guess it's part of the goofy/zany vibe that I'm getting from the game and that's not my thing either.



mjk45 said:
ironmanDX said:

That's weird. My Pre-install was only 17gb...

Hmm... I'll have to have another look when I get home. I may have just read it wrong.

Seems as though it may settle at 86.

so did you check install size?

Yes, my pre install was 17.1gb. I'm now wondering if I had accidentality disabled auto-updates and perhaps the difference is the day one patch.



My pre-install was about 36GB. Looking forward to starting it this weekend!



starcraft - Playing Games = FUN, Talking about Games = SERIOUS

I don't know if the game is good or not but they've done a really poor job of making me want it. The hook they're pushing seems to be, "it involves lots of dialogue!" I don't know what anything is about or why I should care for the characters, the world, or the story.



starcraft said:
My pre-install was about 36GB. Looking forward to starting it this weekend!

You're using an X yeah? I'm going to be using an S.