The Outer Worlds Playstation 4
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- The outer worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi rpg from obsidian entertainment and private division.
- In the outer worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to halcyon, the furthest colony from earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all-vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
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The Outer worlds is a new single player first person Sci-fi RPG from obsidian entertainment and Private Division.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find Yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
- The player driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but Your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
- You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The outer worlds is the idea of flaws. The flaws they carry with them make a compelling hero. While playing the outer worlds, the game tracks Your experience to find what you are not particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
- Lead Your companions: During Your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join Your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to Your own ends.
- Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything. Except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find Your ship, build Your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
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The player-driven story RPG
In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
You can be flawed, in a good way
New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
Lead your companions
During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
Explore the corporate colony
Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
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Over the years, one can see that Bethesda has become to incompetent to continue the Fallout series, so its a real treat, as well as rarity, to see the creative direction of an IP return to the original founders. Even with many similarities, The Outer Worlds feels like a new IP and features tons of aspects that are relatively uncommon to the series. Your character has a full list of stats that you can focus on. Your weapons have stats, your armor has stats, your abilities have stats, your companions have stats, and there are tons of potential paths you can play. The player has also now been given back control of their companions, being able to order them commands in a good amount of ways as well as change their combat tactics.
Every conversation is filled with dialogue choices that are fully voice acted and features the old school silent protagonist that lets the player choose exactly what they want to say with many conversational skill checks. Sadly, there is no romance or morality system, but there are reputations with many different endings to take on. There is also lots of weapons ranging from 1 and 2 handed melee, handguns, long guns, heavy weapons, shotguns and space weapons. There are also lots of hidden weapons, items and missions to find for plays willing to stray off the main path in search of the unknown. The AI is also well done and can be extremely aggrieve.
The play styles can be very diverse. You can sneak around disguised as a guard and even kill every NPC in the game and still complete the game by doing so, although certain quests may or may not be available based on who you killed or when you kill them. The game also adapts as you play, and player choices can deeply change how the plot plays out. Conversely, players can also play the entire game as pacifists and generally get by without killing any humans, with only a few creature encounters players may still need to face, but even then, you could order your companions in such regards. There is a "time slowdown mechanic" that allows players to specifically target areas on enemies, which is basically the VATS system. Also speaking of companions, they are all very well done and you can have more than one with you at one time. There is also a nice amount of difficulty settings. There is story mode where enemies have less health and do less damage, normal with standard health and damage, and hard where enemies have more health and do more damage. There is also supernova mode, but it can only be selected at the start of the game, and if you lower it midgame you cannot raise it back.
In supernova mode, enemies have even more health and deal more damage, you must eat, drink and sleep to survive, companions can die permanently, crippled limb conditions can only be healed with bed rest and weapons and armor work poorly at zero durability. Additionally, players can only fast travel to the ship and can only sleep inside, as well as only being able to save inside the ship and autosaves are more limited. Basically, its a modified version of the New Vegas hardcore mode. The Outer Worlds hovers around the 40 hour mark. The sidequests feel as if they have meaning and serves a rightful purpose and the writing comes off as being very articulate. This is not however an open world game, it features large sandbox levels with the ability to freely travel around at your own pace. Movement feels much more responsive this time around and all combat and exploration is done only in 1st person. The performance also seems to be stable. The graphics are not the best but fit the game well enough, with a variety of colors that are rarely seen in games. It is also worth noting that the soundtrack in this game is very fascinating, and features very unique sounds and melodies that fit the mood and are often very addicting.
I'm no stranger to the Fallout series, having played both the originals, over 500 hours in Fallout 3, over 1,000 hours in New Vegas and a few hundred hours in Fallout 4. In my opinion, The Outer Worlds is just as good as New Vegas but in different ways. It's a world that takes place in a different universe and features tons of quality of life improvements with an upgraded engine and not a single trace of microtransaction in existences,. Not only is that fine by me, this is exactly the way it should be. There are many other features I could cover, but I would rather leave the player with a few elements of surprise.
The Outer Worlds is one of those games that almost didn't happen. At Obsidian Entertainment things had gotten rough, and if it wasn't for the record-breaking "Project Eternity Kickstarter" program, the studio would have closed the doors years ago. I would recommend that anyone who reads this review to YouTube the "Road to Eternity" documentary by Obsidian, it's a very good documentary and well worth the watch. Microsoft has now acquired Obsidian but hopefully that wont change any goals the studio has in mind, but just like any kind of any acquisition, it could be for the best or turn out to be a disaster down the road, only time will tell.
In my opinion, Obsidian Entertainment is one of the best game studios still around. The fact that Obsidian has even managed to accomplish everything they have with far less than larger developers only proves they are some of the most motivated and talented minds around. This also shows that money isn't everything, and its "where" and "how" you spend the money that matters most, while remaining focused and being guided with an uttermost passion and integrity. The Outer Worlds is not only a fantastic game, its the culmination of countless dreams and ideas that could only be achieved if worked on by those from its very conception. Great job Obsidian, and a big thanks to those who contributed to Project Eternity, as well as those who continue to show their support!
1. Single player. No shared world..multiplayer battle royale BS.
2. No internet required. I have extremely powerful internet in my home. Don't tell me I have to connect to play a game I just spent $60 on and will not be able to play again after it is no longer supported.
3. Acceptable character creation and options. Would have been even better with a 3rd person view.
4. Well thought out story line with good lore and back drop. Cant be completely comprehensive on that as I am only 12 hours in.
5. Beautiful and colorful scenery. Tongue in cheek humor in some of the presentation as well as the dialogue.
6. A real RPG with relevant choices that turn the direction of the game.
This title has more in common with Fallout than anything else..especially New Vegas. If any of the above mentioned bullet points appeal to your gaming preferences you will not go wrong with this.
To keep this on-topic as a review for The Outer Worlds, Obsidian brings ridiculous value for $60, where they're utilizing micro-transactions or 'Story-locked DLC' to boost their bottom line. They've taken the CD Project Red route and made a very good, full single-player RPG for only $60. The intent is that a good game will in-turn produce good sales figures over the life of the console.
What's it like? The Outer Worlds is a very good, refreshing, and welcome mix of Mass Effect, Fallout: New Vegas, and Firefly (TV Series). That's the highest praise I can give it.
Yes, you can tell it's coming from a smaller team with a smaller budget. Think of this as "AA" as opposed to "AAA".
So you don't see as many exhaustive dialogue options as you might in say The Witcher 3, or Mass Effect 2, BUT, that doesn't mean the dialogue that you do get isn't any good or that it's not rewarding. The dialogue is still plentiful, hilarious, and full of vibrant character. It's cheeky, and if you're paying attention there are a lot of subtleties that really make this game a breath of fresh air (what we all need after 76).
Main Quest with side quests and companion quests brought me around 40 hours. As a gamer who has aged a bit now, this is plenty for me to fit into my now-adult schedule. If it was more I certainly wouldn't complain (it would be welcome actually) and that's why I'm reviewing this title. It's great and I want more from their next outing.
Thank you Obsidian for being transparent about the game you've lovingly made while promoting it and bringing it to the market. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for a great game. Please continue to make more. Microsoft, please continue to fund this! And you reader, please vote with your wallet and support these developers.
$60 is no longer as simple as $60.
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Reviewed in Canada on November 23, 2020
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