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Preview The Outer Worlds Gameplay Footage, Previews and Interviews

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Charles Staples; Leonard Boyarsky; Matthew Singh; Megan Starks; Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds; Tim Cain

    We didn't have to wait long to learn more about The Outer Worlds. Not only were a whole bunch of highly detailed previews published today, but Game Informer got their hands on 14 minutes of gameplay footage. The footage reveals a game that is clearly aiming to be an all but explicit Fallout: New Vegas clone, from its traditional dialogue trees and silent protagonist to its authentically Gamebryo-esque janky combat. There's even a VATS equivalent slow mode called Tactical Time Dilation (TTD). In the scenario shown, the protagonist and his two companions answer a distress call and embark on a short mission to retrieve a corporate scientist's stolen research (on "diet toothpaste") from a group of bandits. There are low intelligence dialogue options, and we get to see the flaw system mentioned in the game's Steam description in action. It's a shame about the two annoying journos talking over it, though.


    Here are links to all of today's previews:

    There's more information in these previews than I can possibly be bothered to summarize on my own, but pretty much any one of them will tell you all you need to know. Obsidian seem to have little to hide, which makes me hopeful that the game will come out on schedule. For the most critical edge, the RPG Site preview is probably the best. They also have a bonus interview with Megan Starks. Oh, and one last thing - there are no romances!
     
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  2. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Slow-mo VATS like special effect, Obsidian ripping off New Vegas mods :M
     
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  3. grimace Learned

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    Actual PC Release Date?

    Place your bets now.
     
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  4. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    New Vegas 2:Space Boogaloo?
     
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  5. himmy Arcane

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    inb4 Bethesda announces surprise TES 6 launch in autumn 2019 and Obsidian are forced to rush the launch to avoid overlap.
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Forget TES 6, Bethesda's next RPG is Starfield!
     
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  7. mustawd. Arcane

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    Yah, this will be an interesting comparison.

    Release date anyone?
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It doesn't have one yet. Could be they announce at E3 next year that it's coming out later that year, like what they did with FO4.
     
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    Erik Kain from Forbes:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikka...-game-weve-all-been-waiting-for/#1ede0cff11ed

     
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  10. Mr. Magniloquent Educated

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    This looks like every game. The presentation, game-play, characters, everything. Pick one, and it bears many striking resemblances. About the only thing seemingly unique is the art style, which also appears to be an amalgamation of every game. If they can take the lessons from every game that they are grafting together to make this neo-Frankenstein, it might be good. Even still, I am otherwise not compelled, simply because it bears so much resemblance to every game.
     
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  11. luj1 Cipher

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    Agreed, it's absolutely soulless. Amazing how they managed to look like Fallout, Bioshock, Borderlands, Overwatch and Guardians of the Galaxy at the same time. Consoles and PC. This disgusting populism is the very opposite of what RPGs used to be. Should we even call this an RPG? Instead of carefully crafted passion projects targeted at a niche audience, we now have a dozen audiences rolled into one populistic project.

    We have come 180 degrees ladies and gentlemen.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    lol, come on. What RPGs used to be = Lord of the Rings and Forgotten Realms at the same time.

    Just being non-fantasy automatically puts this in the top quarter of non-genericness
     
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  13. luj1 Cipher

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    It's not fantasy. And? That automatically means it's not generic?

    In fact, I'm sure you don't see how generic it really is.
     
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  14. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    It's true, it's not a generic RPG.
    It's not even a generic RPG game.

    It's just a generic game.

    Hurray.
     
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    I am kind of conflicted about what I am seeing. I want to like this. I can see the potential... but it does not look amazing.

    I do not want to make judgment after seeing highlights from just one quest, but neither the humor, the writing nor the gameplay seem great at the moment. Hype level is down. A lot.

    Graphics are ok, I guess. The style does not bother me but that is just about it.
     
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    Ugh, why did they play the fucking thing with a controller on a console. FPS is made for m&kb, no exceptions. I don't agree with a lot of the other posters here that it looks like generic shit, but I do think this demo would have benefited a lot more if it wasn't played on inferior hardware with an inferior control interface.
     
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  17. luj1 Cipher

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    Someone gets it. It's like genres don't even exist anymore. :negative:
     
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    Well, it's an amazing mod at least
     
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    Well, that's the point - what we are witnessing is the High Baroque period of Popamole. From here it will start to decline and be superceded by the next generation of worse popamole.
     
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  20. luj1 Cipher

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    we are witnessing ... THE MERGE :negative:
     
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    Is the video a camera recording the screen or does it actually look that godawful?

    Reminds me of no man's sky's style -- aka, eye melting garbage.
     
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    You're late to the party, bro.

    Everything is everything.
    And if it's not, it's because of those damn players and their ridiculous insistence on wanting to play genres they like.

    Never forget Sawyer's crying about "genre gatekeeping" while at the same time insisting to put labels on games:
    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/sawyer-wants-rpg-to-evolve.121468/page-18#post-5579592

    In other words, if someone says they made an RPG, and you like RPGs you better like it, even if it's nothing like an RPG. Otherwise you're keeping back those poor developers who dedicate their lives to entertain you.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    It's literally reskinned New Vegas in No Man's Land coloured world. Pass.
     
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    I seriously cant believe I am honestly more entertained by fucking darksiders 3 and waiting more anxiously for DMC V or RE2 than this. What the fuck happened man.
     
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