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ironmanDX said:
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.

Ah yes of course that likely explains the difference!



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Game is excellent so far. Good to see Obsidian back to making big 3D titles.



John2290 said:
I'm very disapointed with the visuals and the performance, if it wasn't for the 'smooth motion' setting on my TV I would not be able to play it but even with it I feel queasy with the insanely liberal use of chromatic aberration and no setting I can find to turn it off. I havn't played on my OG yet but it looks like that'll be my system as it is hooked up to a smaller screen and if that isn't enough to offset I'll drop it in hopeful wait for a patch. It looks like Sean Murry fucked Todd Howard and this unholy love child was raised by an Xbox 360.

Given the pedigree of the dev, that's not an unexpected complaint. As far as my TV's "smooth motion", I've always found it an unacceptable substitute for a good game engine. Just unacceptable in general really, on any TV I've ever had. And I've been "blessed", by Jesus I guess, to always be on the cutting edge of TV tech.

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John2290 said:
I'm very disapointed with the visuals and the performance, if it wasn't for the 'smooth motion' setting on my TV I would not be able to play it but even with it I feel queasy with the insanely liberal use of chromatic aberration and no setting I can find to turn it off. I havn't played on my OG yet but it looks like that'll be my system as it is hooked up to a smaller screen and if that isn't enough to offset I'll drop it in hopeful wait for a patch. It looks like Sean Murry fucked Todd Howard and this unholy love child was raised by an Xbox 360.

What console are you playing it on? I have been playing it on the X and PC and I think the game looks good especially for a Open Sandbox type of game. Its no Gears 5 but that's expected for the ambition type of game The Outer Worlds is. 



I'm really enjoying the different play styles. I'm just going into town building closing the door, murdering he people and stealing their stuff and leaving.

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I'm really enjoying it so far. It's like Fallout combined with Firefly, and I'm a big fan of both of those. Parvati, your first companion, is basically just Kaylee from Firefly (both mechanics, both have a good heart, both have similar speech patterns), and the music is very Firefly like. The gameplay systems though are very much so Fallout based. However, the game does feel a bit dated, Obsidian could have learned a thing or two about modern shooter design, since it is an RPG shooter afterall. Graphics are pretty dated as well. Hopefully these are both things that will be fixed on the sequel with a larger Microsoft budget to work with and maybe some assistance from 343 to improve the shooting mechanics.

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John2290 said:
Oh, wait. I take that back. I went back to PRO from OG and there is certainly a differencr, it's just hard to spot among the post processing. It does look a lot cleaner but in doesn't mattrr much to the eye and everything has soft edges any way.

The Pro and X should have some big differences to there OG models due to there patch sizes etc. I am waiting on Digital Foundry's analyst on the game across all platforms to know the differences.



Polyludic said:
Fallout Mass Borderlands?

I need to stick Firefly in there also.



Played more last night. I’m about ready to leave the first planet I guess, idk if that’s the next step. I’m loving how open ended and dialogue heavy the game is. I’m going to play the next play through entirely different.

This game is so good it makes me wonder how GamePass can be sustainable. Between this and Gears last month it seems too good. Next gen they should have a lot more releases with all the studios they bought.



shikamaru317 said:

I'm really enjoying it so far. It's like Fallout combined with Firefly, and I'm a big fan of both of those. Parvati, your first companion, is basically just Kaylee from Firefly (both mechanics, both have a good heart, both have similar speech patterns), and the music is very Firefly like. The gameplay systems though are very much so Fallout based. However, the game does feel a bit dated, Obsidian could have learned a thing or two about modern shooter design, since it is an RPG shooter afterall. Graphics are pretty dated as well. Hopefully these are both things that will be fixed on the sequel with a larger Microsoft budget to work with and maybe some assistance from 343 to improve the shooting mechanics.

That sounds great, two things I love as well. How long is the game though, I don't really feel like a 50 hour plus rpg.

John2290 said:

I really, really wanna delve deeper into the game but the visuals are sickening my stomach and inducing headaches. Why they would go to this degree of PP without sliders and options for the player to turn them off is beyond me, I'd take a lesser looking game with hard rough adges if it meant I could get rid of this chromatic aberation, it's like looking at an old 3d film with bad glasses. They eyes glow neon ffs, things that should glow ... glow and creatures and people look like they are in a cartoon that is attempting to illustrate the effects of radiation. It's so nauseating. 

So interested and willing yet so disappointed at near every turn by this game so far. I'm going to try to continue playing and suck all the saturation out with my TV settings, try and balance somewhere between B&W and this mess so I can enjoy the game without feeling ill.

Oh and Parvati is Ashly Burch in a southern tone but her Aloy voice is coming through quite strong, best thing so far in the mediocrity.

Ugh I hate chromatic abhoration, that does not sound pleasant to look at. Perhaps I'll wait for the PC (Steam) release, that should have the option to turn chromatic crap off as well as motion blur and other nonsense.