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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. Paul_cz Arcane

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    That hitler parody is fucking gold. Really sharp writing. The line about waypoint killed me.

    Mankind Divided was good. I liked it more than HR. Prague is more interesting setting (even as butchered as it was language-wise) and it is a true urban RPG - it reminded me of Vampire Bloodlines a LOT, particularly in its emphasis on sidequests and some reactivity. I would even say it is its spiritual successor more than sequel to Deus Ex. It has some flaws but the atmosphere is awesome. And it took me some 60 hours to play through, which is substantial.
     
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  2. Terenty Educated

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    Pack it up guys, its officially gonna suck
     
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  3. Butter Educated

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    Imagine Cain and Boyarsky not wanting to micro-manage a project of this scale.
     
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  4. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    They're not Feargus.
     
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  5. Father Foreskin Learned

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    "Project of this scale"
     
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  6. toro Arcane

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    List of Troika games with good combat:

    List of Black Isle games with good combat:

    It hurts !?
     
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  7. Orma Arcane Patron

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    On a similiar note, Josh is playing a LOT of skyrim these days.

    Probably studying for an upcoming microsoft project.
     
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  8. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire


    lol
     
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  9. Kit Walker Totally Not Captain Shrek

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    Shooting yourself in the foot, the game.
     
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  10. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Cipher

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    Jesus, I was shocked before I noticed it's a fan account.
     
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  11. Quillon Cipher

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    That shitty account has 14k followers already, powa of mainstream.
     
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  12. Morgoth Arcane

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    So is Backspace getting made? Sure would piss off Todd even more than TOW.
     
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  13. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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  14. 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
    Yeah, I learned a little bit about Backspace a while back. It was never much more than a personal project of Jason Fader (who later left Obsidian and almost tanked the System Shock 1 remake). Somebody leaked word of it to Kotaku and they hyped it up to be a bigger deal than what it was.
     
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  15. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Cipher

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  16. Fedora Master Cipher

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    I'm preemptively laughing at anyone who thinks this might be a good game.
     
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  17. Terenty Educated

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    Its not a Tim and Leo game, they are not even doing anything here hands on. Its a game made essentially by the same people that granted us such masterpieces as POE and POE 2 and whatever else they've been doing these past 10 years. Make of this what you want
     
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  18. Fairfax Arcane

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    That account used to be "Fallout 76 News HQ", managed by the bethdrone from sugarbombed who interviewed MCA a while ago. With F76 being a shitshow, it seems he tried to retcon the account's past, and stole the followers to get a head start within TOW fandom. The guy may be over being a bethdrone, but there's plenty of Bethesda in him.
     
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  19. Sailor Woedica Educated The Real Fanboy

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    Running a pillars of eternity/brockhampton/outer worlds tumblr rn has been pretty good too :nail polish emoji:
     
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  20. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Hell hath no fury like a bethesderp scorned.
     
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  21. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Have to say, the timing for The Outer Worlds couldn't be better, at least for the announcement. There haven't been really any good first-person action rpgs for a good while, Bethesda has lost a lot of goodwill from the potential customers, and even though I'm suspicious of the current writing staff in Obsidian, at least TOW looks (much) more fun than Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2. Also, it seems to be light-hearted and at least try to be fun and adventurous, which I think people are really graving nowadays. One type of game I'd love to play, written by very competent writers, would be The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. crpg...of course, with Bruce Campbell in the very prominent VA-role.
     
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  22. Tito Anic Magister

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    Fallout 2, Icewind Dale
     
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  23. Kyl Von Kull Arcane Patron

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    Why is anyone surprised or even indignant that Tim and Leonard are actually, you know, directing this hundred man project where they’re the co-directors? Avellone has told us repeatedly that it’s pretty harmful for project directors to get sucked into the nitty gritty, like Sawyer writing companions.

    I think this will be a good test of Megan Starks. I think she’s genuinely talented when she’s given decent material to work with, which is what Tim and Leonard are there for. Give her Bleden Mark and she’s great. Give her The Gullet and she’s great. Give her a lame companion and it’s garbage in, garbage out.
     
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  24. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    From Falling Out To Falling In: The Romantic Saga of Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky

    "You are S.P.E.C.I.A.L to me."

    "Falling Out to Falling In is one of those tales of curiously gay manlove that grabs you by the testicles and never quite stops squeezing." - Wesley Morris, New York Times

    "There has never been a story concerning two grown hairy men that has the passion and majesty this film proudly carries itself with. See it. Now." - Jim Vejvoda, IGN

    "I liked Betrayal at Krondor." - Darth Roxor, RPG Codex

    Summer 2020.

    Get ready.
     
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  25. Sheep Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Anyway, the trailer is still 13 most popular thing on youtube right now with 2 million views(the most popular video on yt obsidian released before has 840k views over 4 years). They couldn't time the reveal better.
     
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