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Development Info The Outer Worlds Documentary by Noclip - Part Two: Designing Characters & Companions

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  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Heins; Carrie Patel; Leonard Boyarsky; Megan Starks; Nitai Poddar; Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds; Tim Cain

    For the next episode of their documentary about The Outer Worlds, Noclip brought in the writing team to talk about the creation of some of the game's characters and companions. Megan Starks talks about ADA and SAM (who actually replaced a sixth human companion who was cut), Carrie Patel talks about Sanjar Nandi and his assistant Celia, and Brian Heins & Nitai Poddar share their love for Parvati. Carrie also talks about Ellie and her sidequest while Nitai gives a shoutout to Nyoka. Megan gives us a brief look at Obsidian's famous dialogue editor and Tim Cain & Leonard Boyarsky talk about Phineas, who is just as much of a blatant ripoff of Rick and Morty as everybody thought. The final character described in the episode is Vicar Max, who sounds like he's Leonard's favorite companion.


    There are no big reveals in this episode, but it's a nice compilation of some of the game's fun moments and it offers a sense of what Obsidian's writing team values.
     
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  2. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    "How to write compelling characters."

    Obsidian's writing team would also like to know.
     
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  3. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    The guy from noclip is cunt
     
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  4. Scarlet Lilith Learned

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    Patel seems like a terrible writer and it was painful to hear her talk about cutting an interesting plot point as if it was a good thing, no wonder current Obsidian titles are so anemic. Megan is the only half-decent writer they have currently, they should put her in charge of writing their next RPG.
     
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  5. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    I'm not even going to watch this dumb bullshit.

    The correct time to tell me how great you are at designing compelling characters is after the game is finished and I've determined that you have, in fact, designed compelling characters.

    Honestly, the entire concept of showcasing characters before the game releases annoys the shit out of me. I don't really want to "meet" any of them until I've installed the actual game. I want it to be a surprise. I've always felt this way; novels that include a "Dramatis Personae" section have always pissed me off, too.

    You know what? If you're great at designing compelling characters, you shouldn't need to try to hype them before release.
     
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  6. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Blaine waiting for steam release huh?
     
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  7. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    The Outer Worlds Character design summarized:
    Gender blurring, sissy men and fugly womyn.
     
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  8. Eirinjas Arbiter Patron

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    'The Outer Worlds' was made for the fart-sniffers who prefer the pronouns THEY/THEM.
     
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  9. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    People emphasize on OW pushing agenda, while the problem lies in characters being so shallow and lackluster they were to weak to even present it, no mater what would it have been.
     
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  10. lukaszek the determinator

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    you guyz played with companions?
     
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  11. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Hi Megan! :D
     
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  12. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Megan shit talking her coworkers on the Codex, smh.
     
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  13. Fenix Prophet Vatnik

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    They doing it inpreparation, beforehand because it affects perception of the character by player, so it's kind of marketing brainwashing trick, to make their work looks better than it is.

    Agenda pushed down your threat is maybe even bogger problem on it's own.
     
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  14. Crescent Hawk Arbiter

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    Man those youtube comments. We get what we deserve. Not just in gaming.
     
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  15. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    You must be mistaking me for someone else.

    I'm waiting for Colony Ship.
     
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  16. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    Well, to be fair, the setting's a corporate dystopia.
     
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  17. Riddler Magister Patron

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    They should just fire the other writers.
     
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  18. Vladimuar Learned

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    Characters suck. Obsidian's pseudo-socialist queers can't even get to the soviet level of goodness, particularly in romancing.
     
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  19. 1eyedking Erudite

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    The writing in this game sucks ass.

    It's as if they gave the most recalcitrant knee-jerk anarcho-dyke feminists a typewriter and let them fill a world with derivative dyke'd-up Mary Sue types, beta strawman males, and infect most of the text with needless feminist wording such as "gelding a computer's self-destruct mechanism" instead of just 'disabling'.

    It's so amateur and cringe it hurts.

    Avoid this game like the plague.
     
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