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The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« on: Saturday, December 08, 2018, 07:03:19 AM »
Trailer from TGA 2018 for Obsidian's upcoming sci-fi RPG/FPS, from Leonard Boyarsky & Tim Cain (i.e. some of the original Fallout guys):




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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, December 08, 2018, 03:38:40 PM »
GameInformer - Approx. 14 min gameplay vid:



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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, December 08, 2018, 09:07:09 PM »
I love the setting! And the humor would be welcome. Unfortunately, I very much don't want to play another Fallout game, and this super looks like another Fallout game. Will have to see what it actually turns out to be before I get interested, I guess.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, December 08, 2018, 09:18:18 PM »
PC Gamer - Their preview on The Outer Worlds.

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Here are some other things I learned about The Outer Worlds:

    It's out in 2019
    It's an Unreal Engine 4 game
    Your protagonist isn't voiced
    There's a special class of "science weapons" that will have special, ridiculous effects, like a shrink ray
    There's a full character creator even though it's first-person only (you'll see your character in the inventory, and if you leave the game idling long)
    Your companions don't have separate inventories. Taking companions with you just gives you more inventory space to work with yourself
    If companions really dislike the decisions you make, they'll leave and go back to the ship. You can persuade them to see things your way
    No romancing companions. They considered it, but decided against it.
    Companions each have a special attack (one named Felix does a double drop kick) but you can also equip them with whatever weapons you want
    Hacking and lockpicking don't have minigames, and are simply based on your attributes
    There are six skills (strength, intelligence etc.) and for every 20 points you put into one (up until 100) you'll gain a new perk
    As in the creators' past games, you can play as a "dumb" character with stupid dialogue options. Your companions react appropriately.
    They're still not sure if it will be possible to play through the game completely pacifist (but you'll almost definitely have to at least kill some robots)
    Robots aren't sentient, but your ship's AI seems to have a strange degree of personality
    Tim Cain wants you to know there are a lot of drugs, but he's not going to pressure you to take them

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #6 on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:06:14 PM »
EGMNow - The Outer Worlds will have multiple endings, could have DLC's, and will NOT have MTX's:
http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/the-outer-worlds-has-multiple-endings-no-microtransactions/

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 06:04:12 AM »
Lots of hopes riding with this one, Microsoft purchase of Obsidian notwithstanding.  Save the scene, guys, if even just for a little while.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 05:51:28 PM »
Lots of hopes riding with this one, Microsoft purchase of Obsidian notwithstanding.  Save the scene, guys, if even just for a little while.

Private Division brand is publishing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Division

It's part of 2K, but usually for specifically publishing Indie games in the small-sized to mid-sized range.

I hope Microsoft stays out of the way, until this game gets finished.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 07:31:44 PM »
I'm ok with this being a Fallout killer, New Vegas was awesome and Obsidian got screwed over by Bethesda. That being said, Obsidian finally has some money behind it and can now afford to make a triple A game. I don't see them "mainstreaming" their game like Bethesda continually does.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 04:29:01 PM »
Big Day One Patches incoming for retail box version buyers of this game on XB1 and PS4:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-10-17-if-you-buy-the-xbox-one-version-of-the-outer-worlds-on-a-disc-you-need-to-download-a-38gb-day-one-patch


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- Day One Patches for PS4 and X1 are going to be huge, if you bought it on physical media.
- Tweaks and optimizations will be in the Day 1 Patch.
- 38GB patch on Day 1 for XB1 version, physical media version buyers.
- 18GB patch on Day 1 for PS4 version, physical media version buyers.
- If bought it digitally for PS4 of X1, the latest version with the patch will come with the downloadable version.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #11 on: Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:19:17 PM »
PC Gamer - System Requirements for The Outer Worlds (PC):
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-outer-worlds-system-requirements/

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Minimum:
        OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
        CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
        RAM: 4GB
        GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti or AMD HD 7850
        HDD Space: 40GB

Recommended:
        OS: Windows 10 64bit
        CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K  or Ryzen 5 1600
        RAM: 8GB
        GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
        HDD Space: 40GB



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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #12 on: Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:20:08 PM »
Launch Trailer:


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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 07:08:46 AM »
The Outer Worlds - REVIEWS:

METACRITIC:
PC - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/the-outer-worlds
PS4 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-outer-worlds
X1 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/the-outer-worlds

SCORED:
EGM - 5 stars (of 5) = https://egmnow.com/the-outer-worlds-review/
We Got This Covered - 5 (of 5) = https://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/outer-worlds-review/
DualShockers - 9.5 (of 10) = https://www.dualshockers.com/the-outer-worlds-review/
GameInformer - 9.25 (of 10) = https://www.gameinformer.com/review/the-outer-worlds/the-outer-worlds-review-good-company
GameSpot - 9 (of 10) = https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/the-outer-worlds-review-the-right-stuff/1900-6417345/
CGM - 9 (of 10) = https://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/the-outer-worlds-review/
Metro UK - 9 (of 10) = https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/22/the-outer-worlds-game-review-fallout-in-space-and-without-the-bugs-10962207/
GamersHeroes - 9 (of 10) = http://www.gamersheroes.com/honest-game-reviews/the-outer-worlds-review/
IGN - (8.5 of 10) = https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/22/the-outer-worlds-review
RPG Site - 8 (of 10) = https://www.rpgsite.net/review/9110-the-outer-worlds-review
GamesRadar - 4 (of 5) = https://www.gamesradar.com/the-outer-worlds-review/
PC Gamer - 79 (of 100) = https://www.pcgamer.com/the-outer-worlds-review/
PC Invasion - 7 (of 10) = https://www.pcinvasion.com/the-outer-worlds-review-not-so-brave-new-worlds/

UNSCORED:
Eurogamer - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-10-22-the-outer-worlds-review-an-inward-looking-genre-piece-that-never-stretches-the-imagination
RockPaperShotgun - "Wot I Think" = https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/10/22/the-outer-worlds-pc-review/

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 06:36:49 PM »
Haven't played a game in quite a while... definitely going to pick this up soon. Looks great! I am ready for an old school RPG world to dig my teeth into it.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #15 on: Friday, October 25, 2019, 04:23:46 AM »
Around 3h20m into The Outer Worlds (Xbox for PC Game Pass).

So far, so great.

It's basically a combination of Fallout: New Vegas (good writing, narrative, story & characters; and deep RPG stuff like lots of decision-making and numerous ways to tackle quests); Fallout 4 (namely the improved combat & gunplay - but it's better here in TOW than that FO4 game); and a sci-fi Borderlands type of setting (a sci-fi world where corporations just all got too powerful for their own good).

If that sounds right up your alley, you're going to really enjoy this game.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #16 on: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 05:06:53 PM »
I've put several hours into this game and I love it! I haven't even done a lot of shooting, I've been enjoying just walking around exploring and chatting people up. I should've finished Fallout 4 before playing this...I can't go back now.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 04:33:05 PM »
CleanPrinceGaming on The Outer Worlds - "This Should Scare Bethesda":




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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #18 on: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 04:21:35 PM »
*** SPOILERS IN BELOW ARTICLE ***

Polygon - An interview w/ narrative designer Kate Dollarhyde about the Internet's favorite Outer Worlds character, Parvati Holcomb:
https://www.polygon.com/interviews/2019/10/31/20940494/the-outer-worlds-parvati-companion-quest-writers

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 04:30:47 PM »
GameRant - "Is The Outer Worlds The New Fallout?":
https://gamerant.com/outer-worlds-fallout-new/

Polygon - Obsidian & a gamer both dealing with "debts" & "paying it forward" with Fallout 2 & now 20 years later w/ TOW:
https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/31/20941823/outer-worlds-free-obsidian-fallout-2-epic-games-store-exclusive
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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #20 on: Sunday, November 03, 2019, 04:23:27 PM »
Loving it so far one small nag is that the typography is almost illegible in its size. I saw on reddit that I'm not the only one having problems with this (mainly on PS4) and even sitting very close to the TV its often difficult to make out what smaller menu text and dialog trees say.

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #21 on: Monday, November 04, 2019, 04:04:14 PM »
Loving it so far one small nag is that the typography is almost illegible in its size. I saw on reddit that I'm not the only one having problems with this (mainly on PS4) and even sitting very close to the TV its often difficult to make out what smaller menu text and dialog trees say.

I've heard this too, but I don't have this problem. I've always sat close to the tv when I play my consoles, its just out of habit.

One gripe that I have with the game is that they don't tell you what a lot of stuff means. I can't tell you how many times I've had to stop playing and google what I think a symbol or icon looks like so I can find out what it means. Does anyone have a physical copy? Does it come with a manual?

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #22 on: Saturday, November 09, 2019, 08:13:52 AM »
The Outer Worlds is exceeding the expectations of their publisher (Private Division, which is a part of Take 2):
https://www.vg247.com/2019/11/08/the-outer-worlds-take-two-success-exceeding-expectations/

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Re: The Outer Worlds by Obsidian (sci-fi RPG/FPS from Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky)
« Reply #23 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 08:42:54 AM »
Loving it so far one small nag is that the typography is almost illegible in its size. I saw on reddit that I'm not the only one having problems with this (mainly on PS4) and even sitting very close to the TV its often difficult to make out what smaller menu text and dialog trees say.

Good thing I'm having my cataract surgery this week, then!