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The Outer Worlds - Obsidian's new first-person sci-fi RPG from Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky

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

  1. Kyl Von Kull Arcane Guillotine Operator Patron

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    I’m guessing you feel this way because the man in the surgical mask is Michael Palin.
     
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  2. santino27 Magister

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    I don't know why it's all that relevant, honestly. Boyarsky could have everyone watch Brazil a thousand times, but the studio doesn't have anything close to a Stoppard on staff, so you're either getting a shit imitation or just a talking point for internet interview fodder.
     
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  3. Kyl Von Kull Arcane Guillotine Operator Patron

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    No studio has anyone close to Tom Stoppard on staff. So what? This is how all artists (loosely defined) should operate. It’s not a bad idea to draw inspiration from artists who are, you know, better than you.

    Edit: and yes, one Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead makes up for a thousand Shakespeare in Loves
     
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    Also, the scene where people go on eating while bombs explode all around them is quite Pythonesque. (haven't seen the film for over a decade, so take that as you will)


    Eh, they may fuck it up, but still it is the best chance we 've got. RPGs often take inspiration form books/movies. I 'd rather they are good books/movies.
     
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  5. santino27 Magister

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    My point is that the quality of the source they're trying to take inspiration from is largely irrelevant given the (lack of) talent involved. 'I watched Citizen Kane seventeen times before I began work on my own masterpiece', proudly proclaimed the diaper-clad man scribbling storyboards on a wall with his own feces.

    But sure... maybe the combination of a good source of inspiration and Boyarksy riding herd on his writing staff will result in something elevated beyond merely serviceable. We can hope. God knows the bar has been set pretty low.

    (Regardless, I agree that R&G are Dead was quite good. The movie, much less so.)
     
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  6. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Brazil's certainly a more :obviously: story to ape from than her usual sources.

     
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    Look at all those males. I sense a pattern here. :P
     
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    I really like the dark humor in many of the Orcs' lines in the Lord of the Rings movies. I also like to think a bit about some different bad guy groups like the Governor or the people running Terminus in The Walking Dead, the raiders in Fallout 3, the reavers in Firefly, US prohibition-era gangsters, or hired gun type characters (whether it be a spy like Brock Samson from the Venture Bros or a sellsword like Bronn from Game of Thrones).

    Imagine unironically writing this
     
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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    The structure reminds me of that Russian writers copypasta.
     
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    Yeah, because the world is full of women who can write for a male audience. Not.
     
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    (Here’s the rest of the exhibit with photos!
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    They've got a Lanius there? How much for that?
     
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    They also have an NCR Ranger, we visited their offices for some PR-related stuff a couple of years ago and snapped a quick photo.

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    Who wears sandals to work in an office FFS.
     
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    Citing Fallout 3 for writing inspiration...

    :what:
     
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    This game will not sell a million copies, at least not in the first year.
     
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    Fallout 4 sold 12 mil in its first week, this even with the epic store exclusivity should sell at least 1/3 of it this year.
     
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    It will easily sell million in the first month, the singleplayer RPG thirst is real. Kingdom Come sold a million in like two weeks.
    That said I do hope it sells as little on epic as possible.
     
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    Yeah, it's also going to be mainstage promoted at E3 by xbox. It's going to be a hit!
     
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    It won awards for its writing.
    The lowest common denominator thinks it has amazing writing.
    Obsidian wants to be Bethesda now.

    Put two and two together and consider that even if she was not part of the lowest common denominator herself it would still make sense to suck Bethesda's cock like that.
    But the thing is that she most likely is honest, because she is, like most people working in the gaming industry, not only Obsidian, part of the lowest common denominator herself and she has shit taste and will like shit and whatever she is told she is supposed to like.
     
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    Yeah, you don't need to be a living fossil who believes that our current era is in the throes of the Great Decline to agree that Fallout 3 was an irredeemable bag of mephitic faeces.
     
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    I've only played new vegas ❤️
     
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    That concept art looks like 20x better than the finished version
     
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