Previews for The Outer Worlds are currently flooding the web, and it's all looking pretty positive for Obsidian's upcoming role-playing release. After spending a few hours with the game, most sites and channels are praising its heavy emphasis on player choice, both in and out of dialogue. Quests and missions can apparently change rather drastically depending on your actions, and you're given a lot of freedom when it comes to crafting your own style of play.
In short, this really does sound like Fallout: New Vegas in space. Unfortunately, that also means the game's a bit janky. The one consistent criticism coming out of these previews is that character animations can be stiff and awkward. And although press obviously went hands on with a build that isn't final, some outlets are reporting that it's a little bit buggy.
But again, overall, everyone seems hyped. The combat, while reportedly nothing amazing in terms of general feel, offers a huge variety of options. Guns, melee weapons, weird special abilities -- heck, you can avoid combat altogether if you really want to. And although it's not new information, it's worth reiterating that there's a V.A.T.S.-esque targeting system in place. It all sounds very in-depth.
Many previews also note just how funny The Outer Worlds can be. As expected of an Obsidian title, the game apparently has a sharp and sometimes dark sense of humour. Your own dialogue options can be great for a laugh as well -- it looks like you can do a lot to shape your character's personality.
The Outer Worlds is shaping up rather nicely, then, ahead of its 25th October release date. Is it on your radar? Select a dialogue option in the comments section below.
This game is higher on my radar than Cyberpunk, it might not look as good but I think it will have a deeper and more expansive story to it, I expect exploration to be more rewarding too.
I cannot wait for this, if this turns out to be a big success and there’s a sequel it’ll be a shame for PlayStation and Nintendo owners since Obsidian is now owned by Microsoft, I suppose anyone without an Xbox could just play on it on PC so there’s that option.
@East76landS did you never play The Witcher 3? These guys are at the top of the list when it comes to storytelling and questlines. Obsidian are certainly up there though and I'm very much looking forward to both.
@MaccaMUFC I wouldn't be so sure, if the next Xbox doesn't take off I wouldn't be surprised to see them turn Xbox into some kind of publishing brand. Don't forget that the Switch version was announced a very long time after their acquisition either
Loved New Vegas. I also don't wanna be murdering people all the time so sounds good to me!
I was hoping for Fallout 76 in space...
@carlos82 That’s because Obsidian had planned the game to be multi platform before the acquisition and MS has no say because they had no input towards the game at all. If there was ever a sequel I’d be surprised if it was released on anything other than just Xbox and PC.
Sounds good to me. All good.
This is the type of game where, while I'm more interested in it than I am 95% of all other upcoming games, I'm going to wait for a sale. Not because I don't believe the game is worth full price, but because by then they'll have worked out some of the nastier problems.
This will most likely be my last Obsidian game, so hopefully it’s a good one!
Easily my most anticipated game left this year.
Sounds great to me, properly on board for this
I'm more excited for this than any other game being released this year
I must have put hundreds of hours into New Vegas.... I'm definitely curious about this one. Been watching it for a while now.
@MaccaMUFC I would have agreed with you a short time ago, but we live in a post Cuphead world. I don't think MS cares as much about console exclusivity as they used to.
I loved New Vegas and Star Wars KOTOR 2, both by Obsidian. So I am looking forward to this.
Though I will be getting it on the Switch almost for sure. Nothing against PS4, but no reason to buy a PS4 version of a game if there is a Switch version.
After New Vegas, I wouldn't take them lightly. I'm excited for their last multi plat title.
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