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Game News The Outer Worlds released on Steam and GOG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds

    There was a lot of drama when The Outer Worlds was announced as an Epic Games Store kinda-exclusive back in March 2019, but thanks to Microsoft's Game Pass and piracy that turned out not to be such a big deal. Nowadays, in this year of covid lockdowns, Baldur's Gate 3 mania and the impending release of Cyberpunk 2077, Obsidian's game feels like a relic from an earlier, less ambitious age. Still, I suppose its release on Steam and (surprisingly) GOG today might be of interest to those who were waiting for the game to appear on their favored platform before playing the DLCs. Here's the new launch trailer, which is just the original with review scores and a different ending slide:


    The Outer Worlds is available on Steam and GOG for $60, with a hefty 50% launch discount for the next two weeks. No discount for the expansion pass, though. The game's second and final expansion, Murder on Eridanos, is still on the way and will arrive sometime early next year.
     
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  2. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    And ya'll are against da pirates.... YARRRRRR HARRRR HARRRR. Thank them for their aid in its release.
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  3. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    It's funny how this game has become a joke. Just like Fallout helped define "a good RPG", this game has helped define utter mediocrity. I can't imagine someone buying this full price, even on GOG.
     
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  4. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Has anyone here read the novel? I swear I saw a 1970-80 novel cover similar to the game box. Perhaps it was engineered to look similar.

    So I was wondering about DLC since the first is out as well and then I see the season pass.


    Makes me wonder if the passes are worth it since the first DLC is 14.99. Maybe you save 5-8$ in the end. I don't see it being more than 15$ upon release next year.
     
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  5. InspectorRumpole Prophet

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    Didn't even realize it was EPIC exclusive.

    That's just icing on the cake.
     
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    Good old games...hehe :smug:
     
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  7. Alpan Magister Patron

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    Nowadays? This game was always an unambitious relic, there's nothing relative about it. Its announcement trailer remains its best aspect.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    It's not even worth pirating. At best, it's mediocre.
     
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    I think this game is the "flagship" of the fact that woke progressive people are artistically bankrupt.

    I feel sorry for Tim Cain but not also for Boyarsky is he was in charge with the visuals.
     
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    A similarly titled game "Outer Wilds" winning plaudits from game reviewers everywhere definitely didn't help.

    But yes, the game was utterly mediocre and boring too.

    I think if it launched on Steam to begin with it might have done ok.
     
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    I got a notification from Steam that something on my wishlist was on sale, and it turns out it's this. I'm genuinely tempted, even though I know I will probably find it utterly boring.

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  12. Ivan Arcane

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    Don't do it. It's painfully average. How that sounds remotely enticing is beyond me.
     
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  13. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    I liked Mass Effect. Any similarities?
     
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    I forgot this game even existed, still not interested in playing it.
     
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  15. Skdursh Learned

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    Not even worth pirating.
     
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  16. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Lots of ringing endorsement itt :lol:

    I love wasting expendable income on dubious games I'll never play much so was thinking about buying it, but when I saw the utterly retarded pricing it was an instant nope. Then I saw it's not even a full package and the game still has unreleased dlc and they're selling "season pass" with pricing as retarded as the base game. I guess MS loves their gamepass fodder to stay gamepass fodder.
     
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    Absolutely no similarities to Mass Effect.

    The Outer Worlds is Fallout New Vegas with all the fun sucked out of it.
     
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  18. GloomFrost Arbiter

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    So people who got really excited after Microsoft bought bethesda and were shouting NEW VEGAS 2 or even Van Buren finally possible!!! YAY!!! Well...... Outer worlds showed what nowadays obsidian are capable of, there will not be a proper NV 2 or any other DECENT RPG from obsidian ever again. Amen. (Christ, even tyranny or POE 2 seem like rough diamonds compared to that turd)
     
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    I liked Pillars of Eternity 2 and Tyranny a lot. They were the last gasps of old Obsidian.

    The Outer Worlds and Grounded are nu-Obsidian, all creativity gone. It's not even a zombie, a zombie at least has a vague resemblance of what used to be.
     
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    POE 2 was already pretty much "nu obsidian" with reduced party size, grotesque amount of SJW and strong independent women, tedious, mediocre writing, really small dungeons and an epic main plot which was ............ 4 quests long. But graphics looked really pretty, cant deny that.
     
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    Me and everyone else who paid a dorra to play it on gamepass.
     
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  22. Joseph Stalin Totally not Auraculum

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    I'm not even going to pirate this piece of garbage. My computer can only run prestigious titles.
     
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    Currently number 1 seller on Steam

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    At least The Outer Worlds has shown people here just how much of a crutch Josh Sawyer is to Obsidian. With him, opinions about a given game vary. Without him, everyone agrees it's shit.
     
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