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The Outer Worlds - Obsidian's new first-person sci-fi RPG from Cain & Boyarsky - coming October 25th

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by DosBuster, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Leonard did talk about specific insperation for the artstyle in one of the interviews. Can't seem to find it atm though.
    He also mentioned some of his general insperations in nearly the same breath including Deadwood.

    He's also a fan of first person and was upset Bethesda did it first for Fallout. That was from a different interview though, I think.

    Edit: Well, the first person thing isn't really a suprise. He did direct Bloodlines after all.
     
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  2. CyberWhale Arcane

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    It seems we're running in circles. I have no problems with the artstlye whatsoever. The inspirations are obvious.
    There is no problem with going first person either.

    The problem is that the game's graphics aren't appropriate for either.

    a) highly realistic graphics for a retro-futuristic game (although they went in the other extreme and had too washed out colors)
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    b) highly stylized graphics that hide the aging tech (Dishonored)
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    We got this shit instead:
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  3. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    I heard that too somewhere. Incline right there, though I don't expect hearing "limp dick cocksuckers" used among Shakespearean dialog.
     
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  4. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    I find it very curious how in vast majority of the games it's almost always "capitalist dystopia" or right-wing dystopia, and not communist/socialist or left-wing dystopia.

     
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  5. Quillon Cipher

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    Real life?
     
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  6. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I think the art style matches to not so serious atmosphere of the game without going full Borderlands and I like it.
     
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  7. Duraframe300 Arcane

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  8. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Compare faces and their expressions especially in dialogue to alpha protocol and it is a downgrade, which is impressive. Alpha protocol wasn't even great when it came out and its realism didn't age well. However even then the faces in this old, fairly mediocre game graphics wise look so much better and expressive than outerlands. Why didn't they just make a stylised game? Dishonored 1 looks great, bioshock 1 looks great for most part. This is just old gamebyro levels of terrible. No one is asking for high graphic fidelity for a fairly low budget game but that is not the issue here.
     
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  9. Quillon Cipher

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  10. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    If only could every game look great like Dishonored. If only !!!


    They probably wanted to stay away from monochormatic style of F3 and NV.

    If they'd use one colour, everybody would complain it looks the same as F3.
     
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  11. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Dishonored 1 looks great and very fitting for its setting.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I don't think it's really the quality of the faces that is the issue here. The faces are fine. I think what's really setting people off is the game's color scheme. In terms of their colors, the "photorealistic" and the "stylized" images in Cyberwhale's post look more similar to each other than either does to The Outer Worlds image.

    Anyway:

     
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  13. Quillon Cipher

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    I purposefully did not post the above vid: codex went crazy for feet, what will happen now there is whole two legs? :P

    And I hate cartoonized gfx with passion.
     
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  15. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Look at this, keeping in mind that alpha protocol is actually mediocre itself and even though the game aged terribly because of its realism, the faces look so much more expressive and natural:

    Compare this to shocked face of that NPC from the previous trailer with "you keep being you" or the new trailer with that guy on the floor. It is just insane how bad it is. Also the style is coherent for a spyflick aesthetic. Compared to what should be retrofuturistic space frontier.
     
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  16. CyberWhale Arcane

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    The only characters in The Outer Worlds that look convincing are the niggers.
     
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  17. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Stop with racist nonsense.

    The facial animations in that early gameplay demo when that short-haired girl is talking to your character looked convincing. Nothing great but at least it was alpha protocol level. The trailers and some other gameplay montage it looks so terrible, either overacted or no proper reaction.
     
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  18. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    The fuck is wrong with you Infinitron ,why is every fucking video you post here have some faggy rainbow symbol in it???
     
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  19. HeatEXTEND Liturgist

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    C'mon let's be honest, it looks like shit right now. It looks like overwatch made a gritty game™. Boyarski should take control and fix it or concede defeat as an artist :shittydog:
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  20. Dawnrazor Novice

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    I have to agree that the game's looks aren't very good. Textures, character models and color patterns are all fairly unappealing. Hopefully we'll get some mods with more tasteful visuals, though the artstyle as a whole feels ugly to me so it might not be enough.
     
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  21. Stokowski Arcane

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    Finally caught up with the trailer. I'm at a loss as to how any studio could unironically make something so stupid and asinine.

    Corporations rule everything. Corporations can't be challenged. Life feels bad, man. Wait! A generic [anti-]hero has come among us and will stick it to the Man! Long live generic [anti-]hero and the revolution!

    Sweet mother of fuck, Obsidian. Really?

    :gangster:
     
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  22. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Imagine if they actually did an urban RPG like vtmb or alpha protocol (but more RPG) which involved you dealing with corporations and the criminal underworld instead of this now overdone retrofuturistic space frontier where you just have bunch of towns at best.
     
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  23. HeatEXTEND Liturgist

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    Yeah you see it's like a post-post-apocalyptic™ setting skipping straight to corporatic™. After this we'll get the conglomeratic™ prequel to it all. They should get MCA involved and really put their balls on the line :lol:
     
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  24. Quillon Cipher

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    After this they'll go big with full AAA planet hopping, multiple star systems etc. It'll be grrreat! :D
     
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  25. Terenty Educated

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    Why would you want that if another much more capable studio is already doing exactly this?
     
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