Bloody corporations, eh? They've only gone and done it again! Peril on Gorgon is The Outer Worlds' first expansion, and all told, it's a solid excursion. Your intrepid Captain and their crew find themselves travelling to the hellish Gorgon asteroid — a (mostly) abandoned testing site for dodgy space drugs. You're contracted to investigate Gorgon by Minnie — the heiress to a once prestigious family — who's perhaps a little too desperate to restore her noble status. In true Outer Worlds fashion, you're free to tackle this job however you like, and it's not long before you're digging up all of Gorgon's dirty secrets.
If you're already familiar with The Outer Worlds, you'll know what's in store here. Old facilities filled with mindless marauders and man-eating monsters dot the landscape, begging to be looted and shooted. A number of side quests are also up for grabs, offering unique rewards and darkly humoured storylines. And, of course, player choice is as prevalent here as it is in the main game.
It's a cliche, but Peril on Gorgon is really just more of the same. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's a predictable slice of DLC, and it doesn't do a whole lot to stand out from what the base game already has to offer. That said, Gorgon itself is quite large, and there are loads of strange little locations to explore. It also raises the level cap to 33, and introduces a handful of new perks. If nothing else, it makes The Outer Worlds feel like a more robust role-playing package, and existing fans will get their money's worth.
Perhaps our favourite thing about the expansion is that it gives your crew a little more room to breathe. A lot of new dialogue has been recorded for Peril on Gorgon, and your allies chime in throughout the DLC's main quest, which lasts a reasonable six to eight hours or so.
What sucks is you can't play if you've beaten the game. I only just finished it over the weekend and since I didn't have a plethora of save points, I'd have to restart an all new run. That just isn't going to happen.
I don't understand why, if you're going to wait so long to release DLC, you wouldn't ensure that it's accessible to your entire player base. I would have hopped right back in if I could explore a new area and keep adventuring, but I'm not churning through another 8-10 hours of a replay just for the DLC.
I guess the DLC is just continuing to convince me that’s there’s no real reason to play NG+. Especially if I can’t even use my completed save to do the DLC.
@OutspokenGamer Yeah, the expansion pass includes both expansions — this and the one that's yet to be released.
@nessisonett To make matter worse, there is no NG+!
@ShogunRok ...this game confuses me 😂
I enjoyed this game so far!! I accidentally killed the Vickor and he was last companion haha so I’ll have to finish current game and start a super nova playthrough! Has anybody actually done supernova playthrough? If yes how did you find it?
Considering how the DLC works I'm happy I decided long ago to wait for the Definitive Edition on PS5.
Been looking forward to this, really enjoyed the game.
Just finished the original game yesterday. Great game overall. I still need to go back and play some more of the side quests. I think I'll pick up this DLC at some point in the future.
@andreoni79 - Wise choice. The load times in this game are absolutely glacial and there are hundreds of loads across the game. It adds hours upon hours of downtime while playing.
I couldn't wait for my playthrough to end as it completely ruined an otherwise enjoyable game. Thankfully MS have shown the Series S cutting the loads down to around 12 seconds instead of 50+ so going off that the PS5 should blitz those times.
Someone told me the DLC was a MS timed exclusive and was going on GamePass. Glad to see that's not true.
I'll pass, the main game was far too safe. I suppose I expected too much given what New Vegas turned out to be. I think the lore of Fallout with a good developer (Not Bethesda) would make it fantastic. Guess we will never know now.
Well finally they released the 1st dlc and now I'm waiting for the 2nd so I can purchase the whole lot in one go.
As if anyone still has this game it had potential and was ruined for an RPG there just was'nt enough to do
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