Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

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

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

    DalekFlay
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    10,370
    Location:
    New Vegas
    The Board ending absolutely throws swarms of prisoners at you for quite a while. I don't remember if the Whatshisface ending does.
     
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. ciox Learned

    ciox
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    716
    I stopped shortly before endgame since I got bored, but that sounds kinda fun ngl.
     
    • it is a mystery it is a mystery x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

    Mexi
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,151
    I keep coming to this. Is this game really that fucking bad!? Damn, what a disappointment if it is. Does it come with a good toolset like Skyrim does where a modding community can fix a lot of the shit? I was hoping for a Fallout: New Vegas game. Seems that team behind New Vegas just can't be reproduced.
     
    • Bro, do you even lift? Bro, do you even lift? x 1
    • Fabulously Optimistic Fabulously Optimistic x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. JDR13 Prophet

    JDR13
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,191
    Location:
    The Swamp
    Unfortunately, no.
     
    • Despair Despair x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Diddlepants Barely Literate

    Diddlepants
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Honestly? I really don’t hate this game. Sure, it isn’t the greatest nor innovative RPG, but the world/lore is interesting enough to keep me playing. I think with some good dlc and (hopefully) a good moding scene, this game could be great. As it stands, it’s ok. Like I said, nothing groundbreaking, but I’m generally enjoying my time for the most part. Hopefully, thanks to the positive reviews this game has gotten, we can see more proper RPGs in the future.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • decline decline x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  6. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

    DalekFlay
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    10,370
    Location:
    New Vegas
    It's more a mediocre low budget New Vegas than outright bad.
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • Balanced Balanced x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Immortal Arcane

    Immortal
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,662
    This is basically the gaming community today.

    "Guys is there a modding community of endless free labor to fix this trash for me?"

    Give corporations their 60 - 80 bucks for a steaming pile of shit and wait around for a modding community to sprout up and fix it.


    EDIT
    Sorry buckaroo.. The character models all look like ugly potato dykes so no neckbeards are gonna write modding tools.. In case you didn't know, all modding communities are born from nude mods.
     
    • Agree x 2
    • Yes x 2
    • Brofist x 1
    • Participation Award x 1
    • Salute x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. orcinator Savant

    orcinator
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Messages:
    867
    Location:
    Republic of Kongou
    They did a very good job at reproducing New Vegas's bad gameplay.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • Racist Racist x 1
    • Heresy Heresy x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

    Nano
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,669
    • Despair Despair x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  10. Diddlepants Barely Literate

    Diddlepants
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Actually, come to think of it, maybe this was Cain and Boyarsky’s plan all along. Introduce a new IP with barebones RPG mechanics, get normies hooked on to the series so they can have full control of future projects, then when the inevitable sequel comes out we will get a true RPG. I think the dlc coming out this year will be a good indication as to wether or not this is the case, but I remain hopeful.
     
    • Fabulously Optimistic x 4
    • Funny x 3
    • Brofist x 1
    • Creative x 1
    • :M x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

    Fedora Master
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    5,250
    TOW is the best Gamebryo game dude
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    ^ Top  
  12. orcinator Savant

    orcinator
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Messages:
    867
    Location:
    Republic of Kongou
    TOW earns the award for being one of the few games that would be improved if it actually used Gamebryo.
     
    • Funny x 5
    • Disagree x 3
    • not sure if serious x 2
    • Edgy x 1
    • FAKE NEWS x 1
    • No x 1
    • WTF am I reading x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

    DalekFlay
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    10,370
    Location:
    New Vegas
    Maybe because of mod support, but not in any other way. One of the coolest things about The Outer Worlds is actually that it shows you can make that kind of game without the awful Gamebryo engine. Though if Bethesda ever did and cut out mod support as a result, people would lose their shit.
     
    ^ Top  
  14. orcinator Savant

    orcinator
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Messages:
    867
    Location:
    Republic of Kongou
    It's also far worse than what Beth shat out so I'm unsure of the significance of their accomplishment.
     
    • Disagree x 3
    • No x 2
    • retadred x 2
    • Funny x 1
    • Agree x 1
    • FAKE NEWS x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. ciox Learned

    ciox
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    716
    Funny, despite being on UE4, they didn't use the level streaming feature and there's a ton of loading screens, which is pretty Gamebryo.
     
    ^ Top  
  16. paperjack Literate

    paperjack
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2020
    Messages:
    24
    I didn't particularly enjoy the combat. It felt... average. I found the setting novel, but the story uninteresting and I could easily see where it was going. I'm feeling ambivalent - but honestly I was pleasantly surprised with this game as I expected much worse.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • meh meh x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Balanced Balanced x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. Sailor Woedica Savant The Real Fangirl

    Sailor Woedica
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    924
    They added cosplay sheets for some of the characters!!!!
     
    • hopw roewur ne x 6
    • Shit x 2
    • Excited! x 2
    • Merry Christmas! x 1
    • Funny x 1
    • No x 1
    • Old x 1
    • Doggy x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

    Roguey
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    26,824
    A rather ugly outfit to cosplay imo :M
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • Racist Racist x 1
    ^ Top  
  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    10,968
    Codex 2014
    https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news...progression_with_Outer_Worlds_flaw_system.php

     
    • decline x 3
    • Brofist x 1
    • Participation Award x 1
    • hopw roewur ne x 1
    • Despair x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. Parabalus Arcane

    Parabalus
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6,923
    The flaw system is total Sawyerist incrementalists garbage - I picked like 5 flaws and it had zero effect on gameplay.

    The non-combat stuff is sounds cool OTOH, that'd have definitely been something you'd feel and notice while playing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Participation Award Participation Award x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. Haplo Liturgist Patron

    Haplo
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,895
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I disagree. The Flaws are pretty crippling, at least skillcheck wise.
    Due to lowered stats, they will for example disable natural regeneration, encumber you and make you fail many skillchecks.
    Admittedly they won't really stop you from shooting enemies dead.
    Note they also have a passive, always-on malus.
    Avoid most of them like the plague. Some are pretty harmless though.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • :M :M x 1
    ^ Top  
  22. Parabalus Arcane

    Parabalus
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6,923
    Why would you need natural regeneration?

    I had it disabled from the start due to 1 in the attribute and didn't miss it, you get the +HP perk on kill soon enough.

    Most of the flaws I got are +25% from damage type, which is unnoticeable.

    Did you get any which decrease skills directly or? The attribute decrease effect on skill checks is minor.
     
    ^ Top  
  23. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Infinitron
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    81,309
    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
    Conflating Edgewater with Roseway?

    Evidence for my theory that Flaws are essentially Fallout-style Traits that you get mid-game.
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  24. Haplo Liturgist Patron

    Haplo
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,895
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Regen is convenient, that's all. I did finish the game with 170+ stimpacks. I mean adrenos.

    And yeah, I picked those +25% damage type flaws whenever available.

    The skill decrease comes from lowered attributes. Might not seem like much, but when I have 50 base skill, it lead me to fail some checks... before reloading prior to accepting the Flaw.
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  25. orcinator Savant

    orcinator
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Messages:
    867
    Location:
    Republic of Kongou
    I don't know why you would ever accept any of the flaws that aren't temporary, it's clearly not worth it given how most of the perks are shit.

    Like wow, Unable to Dodge, -30% Movement Speed in exchange for +5 Base Armor Rating or -50% Consumable Weight
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)