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The Outer Worlds

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Anyone else playing Obsidian's newest game, The Outer Worlds?  It has a feel very similar to the Fallout series (for better or worse) based in a future where the robber barons of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were never reined in.  Similar to the Fallout series, it has a somewhat campy feel combined with an often bloody and horrifying reality... not to mention a nearly-universally brainwashed populace of corporate slaves.

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no, but i plan to. so far its gotten high praise from critics and users for its writing and world building. as a fan of fallout: new vegas, the best fallout game, and a fan of knights of the old republic, i was excited for obsidians new ip. has shooty mechanics like fallout and as far as ive heard an improved "vats" system called ttd, or something. and it returns to the same style of dialogue options as new vegas with skill playing a huge factor in dialogue.

 

i plan to get the game this friday and have high hopes ill enjoy the hell out of it.

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I´ve been playing it a fair bit last few days and i enjoy it quiet abit. far better then fallout 4. cant give much of an opinion on vats as i never use it, never did in the fallout games either.  

anyway, for those interested playing it on pc or xbox. outer worlds is included in xbox game pass. 1$ first month 4.99$ after. cheap way to get to play the game. 

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I'd love to play it, but I'm waiting for the Steam release, as I hate Epic (even steam is only a necessary evil to me) and want to get away from console (For various reasons, one being that I realized how much the trophy system in the way it's made harmed the enjoyment I get from a game).

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7 hours ago, Emi said:

I´ve been playing it a fair bit last few days and i enjoy it quiet abit. far better then fallout 4. cant give much of an opinion on vats as i never use it, never did in the fallout games either.  

anyway, for those interested playing it on pc or xbox. outer worlds is included in xbox game pass. 1$ first month 4.99$ after. cheap way to get to play the game. 

It uses a slow-time mechanic, not VATS... as such, it isn't as weirdly stupid as Fallout is on that end.  I only ever use it when I need to line things up perfectly.

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43 minutes ago, mitchhamilton said:

@sarkasmus private division, the publishers of the game are selling it through their site for pc if you want to bypass epic.

Isn't it still just an Epic-Key?

I never heard of them having an own Launcher and I can't imagine them selling a DRM-free installer.

It's not just about my payment information or supporting Epic in any way, I don't want their Launcher on my PC.

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31 minutes ago, sarkasmus said:

Isn't it still just an Epic-Key?

I never heard of them having an own Launcher and I can't imagine them selling a DRM-free installer.

It's not just about my payment information or supporting Epic in any way, I don't want their Launcher on my PC.

yeah, looked into it and seems to be a key for epic, which is bull. fuck epic.

 

theres also the microsoft store. im not sure of the full details but you can play it for a dollar now. full game for a dollar.

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10 hours ago, mitchhamilton said:

yeah, looked into it and seems to be a key for epic, which is bull. fuck epic.

 

theres also the microsoft store. im not sure of the full details but you can play it for a dollar now. full game for a dollar.

Not sure about that 1$ offer, if it's a subscription I'd even rather use epic.

Besides, can you even use the MS Store on W7? I'll have W10 on my new PC around next year but until then I won't change a running system especially since W10 regulary overwrites third party bootloaders with its updates.

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ive played about 3-4 hours of it and i love it to death.

 

i was faced with an actual moral dilemma where i second guessed each choice. choice A was shitty but B was just as if not more shitty. so without getting too deep into it, i had a choice to provide a resource to one or another faction of people. faction A is shady as fuck but B is willingly letting innocent people suffer for their own personal beliefs. now with faction A i truly believe the people of that faction are slaves to their own society but still, it provides comfort for them. they provide food, shelter, protection. faction B wants to force an ideal on to innocent people just along for the ride.

 

what i love about this is it makes you think about your actions and consequences on so many levels, like so many levels. in the end, i had to go with the less shitty option but i love that the game lets me feel so conflicted. its not just a black and white decision.

 

combat, nothing really amazing. it works and stuff but meh, nothing spectacular. theres weapon degradation but its very basic. thought about going on the hardest difficulty just for the new vegas like play style but went with normal for my first go. love leveling up just to see what i can unlock next. this playthrough im sort of focusing on everything aside from melee.

 

i just love, love this world. how even in personal journal entries people have to sell themselves to an idea, where they write advertisements to themselves about their way of life. its something forced upon them by their oppressive leaders. its so cynical but its done so well, its brilliant. might be obsidians best written work.

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I completed the game... and my first thought upon completion is that the game needs a new game plus.  To be blunt, starting over from scratch to try the alternate ways of going through the game is too high-stress and time-consuming, lol.  I never did use that Gloop Gun...

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8 minutes ago, Clephas said:

I completed the game... and my first thought upon completion is that the game needs a new game plus.  To be blunt, starting over from scratch to try the alternate ways of going through the game is too high-stress and time-consuming, lol.  I never did use that Gloop Gun...

you can try on the hardest difficulty to add some variety

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1 hour ago, mitchhamilton said:

you can try on the hardest difficulty to add some variety

That isn't variety... that's just more grinding.  I'm not a lover of survival games.  Normal difficulty is enough of a grind for me.

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