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Thread: The Outer Worlds - Obsidian, Cain/Boyarsky

  1. #51
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Oh yeah I'm playing this now. I've reached Monarch, haven't found the woolly mooing cows Malf mentioned, but I'll be on the look out!

    My fave thing is the combat actually, which is surprisingly meaty for this kinda game. Slo-mo makes everything better. I hang back and snipe dudes in slo-mo while my companions rush in and fuck shit up.

    Playing this right after my return to the Bioshocks however... kinda makes me wish it was a simpler, more streamlined Bioshock kinda thing. Some of this complexity I could do without, like my inventory overflowing with different health and consumable items just a short while into the game. Does anyone actually use all this crap? I've only ever used the regular health-inhaler thingy. Then again I'm also just playing on Medium so it's a bit on the easy side and I don't really need it. Perhaps on the harder difficulties you need to pick your poison more carefully, but is that fun tho?

  2. #52
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Finished it!

    Yeah, this was a solid space-adventure. I guess more than anything it reminded me of ME:Andromeda. Nothing special when it comes to the storytelling, but surprisingly good combat systems and overall a fun way to spend a couple weeks, flying around the galaxy and getting into all kindsa trouble.

  3. #53
    Member
    Registered: May 2010
    It's a OK game. Maybe even good. Not half as good as all those desperates who trashed Bethesda for Fallout in all kinds of places though. Really, Fallout is 10 times better, in any regard.

    Still a fun game though. I hated the last boss fight, though, it's completely unbalanced. I walked in there with gun skills at 100%, and the robots ate me alive. I blasted everything before that, but, that fight is way too hard, at least on the difficulty I played on (the hardest I think). I would have had to walk all the way back, and change my skills to hack the door and computer, but, I couldn't be arsed, to be honest, so, I just left the game short before the end, which was a bit frustrating as well, TBH. Reminds me of those totally unbeatable (at least early in the game) Legion hit squads in Fallout New Vegas.

  4. #54
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by chk772 View Post
    It's a OK game. Maybe even good. Not half as good as all those desperates who trashed Bethesda for Fallout in all kinds of places though. Really, Fallout is 10 times better, in any regard.
    Agreed, it's certainly a shadow of New Vegas. Definitely suffers from lack of Avellone.

    Sadly we live in a time where most AAA games are so shit that a title that would've been considered middle-of-the-road by yesteryear's seems amazing by comparison. The bar has been lowered so far that you need to get James Cameron to charter a deep sea expedition to find it.

    Another 6 weeks before this game is free from Epic prison. A nice hefty expansion will be out by then too, on top of a likely generous discount. Looking forward to it.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/5..._Outer_Worlds/

    (It'll be another matter breaking my save out of UWP encrypted folder prison. That I'm not anticipating.)

  5. #55
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    👀

  6. #56
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    The best deal for the Steam version + expansion pass bundle seems to be on GMG. Lezz goo!
    https://www.greenmangaming.com/games..._s=6586-4b38de

  7. #57
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Supernova difficulty cheat mod works with the Steam version. In the past I couldn't get it to work with the UWP Game Pass version.

    I copied over my saves, all of my unlocked Xbox achievements immediately popped the equivalent Steam ones.

    The game is also available on GOG now. Expansion pass.

  8. #58
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    The game is utterly solid. Hooked me in a good way, which is rare in modern AAA's turd filled landscape. Think I'm fairly far in the vanilla campaign (have Byzantium to tackle next), so it seems like the perfect time to try the Gorgon expansion pack (that integrated seamlessly with the main game).

    N-ray and plasma weapons are beasts, they melt shit quickly. N-Ray has devastating AOE, lingering damage. Getting the N-ray mods are rare, I had to keep docking and undocking with Groundbreaker to get one to spawn with the vendors. I've modded a shotgun and assault rifle with N-ray, but stuck with plasma for my Sniper rifle for effective stealth attacks.

    The seems game is very VRAM hungry. Every few hours it actually crashes from running out of memory. 1440p, high settings, uncapped framerate, 100 FOV seems to just eat up the 6GB VRAM I presently have. Unreal Engine 4's memory optimisation seems to be just as trash as UE3's back in the day, even having the same texture pop in issues.

    Last edited by EvaUnit02; 27th Oct 2020 at 23:14.

  9. #59
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Can't wait to play this at some point.

  10. #60
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    I was pretty excited for this, but then I heard too many pretty mixed things: while many like some of the companions and their writing a lot, on the whole The Outer Worlds sounds like it's quite a bit more generic and toothless than Fallout New Vegas. I'm sure I'll play it eventually, but I've got such a backlog of RPGS that I want to play, it might be a while.

  11. #61
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    I was pretty excited for this, but then I heard too many pretty mixed things: while many like some of the companions and their writing a lot, on the whole The Outer Worlds sounds like it's quite a bit more generic and toothless than Fallout New Vegas.
    That is the case, yes. The loss of their writing talent (namely Avellone) has affected their quality over the last decade. It's ironic because they have sorted out the technical teething and publisher headbutting issues affecting the overall game quality of their early titles.

    Summary of TOW: "Corporatism is bad." There is certainly nuance, but don't go expecting something as interesting and thorough as New Vegas' exploration of "end of frontierism", IMO.

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