Game: The Outer Worlds
Available Platforms: PC, XBox One, PS4, Switch
Reviewed on: PC
Genre: Role Playing, Story rich, First person shooter
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Release date: October 25, 2019
The Outer Worlds is a “western style” role playing game from the same people who gave us Fallout: New Vegas. The game takes place in a world where big business has taken over in a major way and everything is for sale. Human life is cheap and the Board rules the galaxy. This is an alternate reality in which William McKinley is never assassinated and as a result Teddy Roosevelt never succeeded him as President of the US. As a result, the large business trusts took over and were allowed to flourish. Mega-corporations began colonizing space and becoming the ruling authority.
- Story. The game has a remarkable story with an intriguing and interesting cast of characters. The playable character has a flexible personality that is built on the player’s decisions, and the companions that can be recruited each have quests that can be completed to help develop them and grow them as individuals.
- Lighting. The use of light and shadow in the game helps to build the mood for each separate zone of the game. Particles are used to enhance the way that ballistic weapons differ from plasma, flame and shock.
- Audio. From the background music to the footfalls, voice acting to gunshots: the audio throughout the game is spot on. Everything not only fits the situation it sounds good. Each NPC has a unique voice and is hard to forget; and the emotion and effort in the voice acting combines well with the character focused writing to achieve this effect.
- Repetitive fights. The monsters while somewhat unique from world to world do become repetitive and stale.
The Outer Worlds is a really fun and engaging experience. The story is compelling and pulls the player in while the diverse and interesting cast of characters helps to immerse the player into the game world. This game is a nice change from the normality that has been established of triple A games being released to the public broken and buggy. The only exploit that I have found is an item duplication glitch. The challenge is balanced well with the story to give the player a fun and enjoyable over-all experience.
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I Rate this game 95 out of 100
Check out my first impressions video below: