The Outer Worlds - (PC/PS4/XBO)



  • Epic Games Store is telling me this is available now so I started downloading it. Very unclear if this is a pre-install or whether I can just play the game at 10PM ET? The language is leading me to believe... its available to play considering it said "pre order" up until now.

    Weird but I'll take a few hours before bed if it works.



  • @dipset People in Twitch chat earlier were saying the game is up yeah. It has been for like half the day.



  • Played for 4-5 hrs now on my first sitting. Didn't get anywhere yet, really, I'm just taking this really slow. Combed through Edgewater before advancing the plot and gathered half a dozen side missions in the process. They're first on my list next. Also got my first companion by my side, it'll be nicer now to head out of town and explore places and finish those local side quests.

    Never touched Fallout 4 so it's very nice to play a game like this after quite a long time again. I decided to fight more with my words, so to speak, that's my character. The dialogue system with the skill checks was what I was looking forward to the most in the game so that's obviously my jam now. Great moments whenever you get to use one of your skills like that!



  • Despite the game releasing early for some reason, my download speeds were failing but I managed to play a few hours this morning.

    I did the introductory main quest about the power in Edgewater vs Botanical Gardens. It is a really solid introduction to the world of The Outer Worlds as it throws you right into town and you can see with your own two eyes what type of working class city this is. Dialogue is pretty natural. For example, I can tell that Reed who leads the town of Edgewater is morally, almost spiritually beholden to his employer Spacers Choice without him specifically saying it. My companion Parvati tells me as much a little bit later, but Reed was so understandable from the offset that I knew he was a good ol boy for his company.

    Stuff like this is what I love in RPGs - the world is organic through all streams: visuals, dialogue, etc



  • To add to that, I kinda ploughed through Edgewater likely leaving behind dozens of side missions. It felt right to finish this main mission fast but also from how I’ve lately been playing RPG games this year, I might plough through the whole game.

    In 2019 I’ve played Vampire, Kingdom Come, and some of Gothic II. I borderline did EVERYTHING in Vampire while Kingdom Come was a slower ride. I took my sweet time in that game often spending 2-3 hours just poaching game to sell meat for money. I got so into it that after 30 hours I was barely too deep into the main story and I had to switch up my side hustles of thieving and hunting to actually focus on the game. I kinda ran out of steam after playing so much side stuff and delaying the main quest.

    It comes down to the game itself so it’s yet to be seen whether I wanna do every last side thing in TOW or whether I’ll go head first into main quest, but I just hope I trust myself to finish it without getting bogged down or bored.



  • I spent propably over eight hours in Edgewater and on that first planet. Did everything there, I presume. A lot in any case. Now that I finally took flight into space I'm practically at lvl 8.

    I really like this. It's like playing Fallout 3 over a decade ago. And that's always cool that if you've done something already on your own (found something, for instance) and then later on you get a quest for that you can then simply say "yeeeeeah that's already taken care of" and then NPC goes ooooh and you get a ton of EXP without moving an inch. :) That's good game design.

    There'll be a break for me now for the weekend so this was a good spot to get in. Standing in your cabin on your ship, staring into the beautiful space outside.



  • I went back and cleaned up a lot of Edgewater. I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of these side missions. Revisiting marauder camps isn’t compelling necessarily but I guess it’s just extra stuff if you want it.

    Does anybody know if the respec allows me to re-select my original stats when I had 6 points to work with or whatever. I made myself dumb because I wanted to be like a savage killer but ‘Dumb’ is more whimsical and fun. Not that I don’t like that option, but it doesn’t suit my character idea. I’d rather give him critical hit buff back and get rid of ‘Dumb’



  • Currently playing it. this might be best RPG i have ever played.

    I cant believe im playing RPG. the combat is so damn good. first time in RPG history.

    great work obsidian.



  • @dipset I used a respec once. You get back your leveling up points, perks and companion perks. You can't change the original stats from character creation though. At least I haven't seen a way to change them.

    Has anyone accepted the optional bonus perks? The negative effects often don't seem worth it, especially when playing on hard difficulty. The only one I accepted was; take 25% more shock damage. I recently got my first tier 3 perk and those are way more powerful than the first two tiers.



  • @b-cell I gotta disagree. The enemy AI is abysmal. You have to turn the difficulty up to have any sort of challenge.



  • @hazz3r said in The Outer Worlds - (PC/PS4/XBO):

    @b-cell I gotta disagree. The enemy AI is abysmal. You have to turn the difficulty up to have any sort of challenge.

    any RPG have bad AI.

    this is only RPG where gameplay and combat doesnot suck. it suck in mass effect, in witcher, in elder scrolls, in fallout etc.

    Outer worlds on other hand run smooth, control smooth and combat is satisfying.



  • Ehhh, I'd say the combat in The Outer Worlds is good but barely any better than Fallout 4 which was actually pretty good I'll admit. The ADS and general movement in FO4 was good.

    TOW at least has it surpassed because any weapon type and character build is viable and meshes well with combat whereas you never feel like you should use melee in Fallout 4. But I mean, combat in Divinity Original Sin II is basically perfection and as close to DnD as a video game will ever get.

    Combat in Deus Ex Mankind Divided is pretty solid as well. I just don't like the cover shooting but its still good. Call me crazy but its not bad in Mass Effect either, but kinda plain. I hear Andromeda has really good snappy combat.



  • Blood's review is out, really enjoyed his thorough text.

    The Outer Worlds - Easy Allies Review
    Youtube Video

    I have to say that the game'll most likely take 60 hours to finish for me as well. Just left Groundbreaker on lvl 11, propably 15+ hrs in, and I have three new directions with sidequests I aim to complete even before continuing with the main quest.



  • I'm a Space Cowboy.



  • @paulmci27
    Riding all night cause you sleep all day?



  • @dmcmaster I can smell a tumor pig a mile away.



  • Just this minute finished the game. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was an incredible surprise for me personally as it was never even remotely on my radar prior to its release. I've spent quite a lot of money on my house recently so while I don't usually trade games in, I might actually swap it for Death Stranding later on seeing as I finished it rather quickly.



  • @sheria said in The Outer Worlds - (PC/PS4/XBO):

    Just this minute finished the game. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was an incredible surprise for me personally as it was never even remotely on my radar prior to its release. I've spent quite a lot of money on my house recently so while I don't usually trade games in, I might actually swap it for Death Stranding later on seeing as I finished it rather quickly.

    Its definitely better than any RPG i played apart from Deus Ex and System shock 2 but after completeing it. its pretty mixed bag. more i play, enemies get more and more bulletsponges. that make combat unfun.

    although i like exploring different planets.

    its just a good fallout game.

    I rate it 7/10



  • Still early on despite playing 18 hours. COD MW happened and I can't seem to put that down.

    Now that I've been hearing all of this high praise for Disco Elysium, I'm craving some of that too. Again, just so many damn good RPG games out now and coming soon.



  • Finished the final mission without firing a single shot. Felt good and earned, that one. It's all about that silver tongue.

    The game itself was pretty much all that I hoped it to be. A sort of tighter Fallout in space. I enjoyed the skill and dialogue checks the most. And getting really good outcomes for everything during the final words looking back to everything I had done on my journey with my crew.