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Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:14 am
by OrangeRKN
Looking great :D

Obsidian writing :wub:

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:26 pm
by Monkey Man
Oops :lol:

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
by Lagamorph
I'm....not sure I like that.
It looks very.....open worldy survival rather than something plot driven as I would have expected from Obsidian.

Edit - Wait, Outer Wilds not Outer Worlds?

Though the video description says it's Obsidian's Outer Worlds. What?

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:40 pm
by Gemini73
That's The Outer Wilds, a different game altogether. :lol:

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:42 pm
by Lagamorph
Gemini73 wrote:That's The Outer Wilds, a different game altogether. :lol:


The video description goes on and on about Outer Worlds though as well, which is just extra confusing.


Outer Wilds director Alex Beachum walks you through the basics of what makes this intriguing space exploration game unique.

The Outer Worlds Is Obsidian's Funny, Fresh New Sci-Fi RPG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGOkn...

The Outer Worlds Reveal Trailer - The Game Awards 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjDnj...

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Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 pm
by Venom
I went looking for The Outer Wilds, I came to The Outer Worlds thread by mistake. :fp:

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:29 am
by Monkey Man


Watch the official E3 trailer for The Outer Worlds, a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.

Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.


Launching 25th October, Standard Edition free with Game Pass. Some details here - https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/the-outer-worlds

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 am
by OrangeRKN
I'm very excited for this, everything shown is reinforcing how free you are to actually do what you want

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:03 am
by Monkey Man

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:15 pm
by Jenuall
Hopeful but wary on this one, I really want to like it but part of me is still struggling with a few things. Like the aesthetic - why does everything have to project the future as some kind of version of Americana?

I know Obsidian are a US developer and they can design the thing however the hell they like, but it would be nice to see a different perspective on things to the constant "US lens on X" we have all the time.

Also the last gameplay walkthrough I saw on this was done by the devs and had a very self congratulatory tone to it - "oh this guy is so funny, I just love the lines we've given him" etc. Let the quality of your work talk for itself folks, much more classy.

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:23 pm
by Tafdolphin
Jenuall wrote:Hopeful but wary on this one, I really want to like it but part of me is still struggling with a few things. Like the aesthetic - why does everything have to project the future as some kind of version of Americana?

I know Obsidian are a US developer and they can design the thing however the hell they like, but it would be nice to see a different perspective on things to the constant "US lens on X" we have all the time.

Also the last gameplay walkthrough I saw on this was done by the devs and had a very self congratulatory tone to it - "oh this guy is so funny, I just love the lines we've given him" etc. Let the quality of your work talk for itself folks, much more classy.


1st and 2nd sentence: yeah, it is a little tiring. At least in this case the setting seems to be tied to the themes the game is exploring, namely rampant capitalism and harmful (is there any other kind lol) colonialism. Both are tied strongly to the turn of the century retro-futuristic slant they've gone for.

3rd sentence: I strawberry floating hate that. One of the reasons I can't watch Matt Lees/Quentin Smith's Cool Ghosts series is the sense of unending smugness. Listened to their podcast way back when and they spent ages going on about how awesome their video on Kitty Horrorshow was. Spoiler: it was like a bad consolevania bit.

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:35 pm
by Tomous
I get where you’re coming from but it’s unlikely he’s personally responsible for those lines right? He’s just enthusiastic about his team’s work. I can see how it comes across though.

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:45 pm
by Jenuall
Tafdolphin wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Hopeful but wary on this one, I really want to like it but part of me is still struggling with a few things. Like the aesthetic - why does everything have to project the future as some kind of version of Americana?

I know Obsidian are a US developer and they can design the thing however the hell they like, but it would be nice to see a different perspective on things to the constant "US lens on X" we have all the time.

Also the last gameplay walkthrough I saw on this was done by the devs and had a very self congratulatory tone to it - "oh this guy is so funny, I just love the lines we've given him" etc. Let the quality of your work talk for itself folks, much more classy.


1st and 2nd sentence: yeah, it is a little tiring. At least in this case the setting seems to be tied to the themes the game is exploring, namely rampant capitalism and harmful (is there any other kind lol) colonialism. Both are tied strongly to the turn of the century retro-futuristic slant they've gone for.

3rd sentence: I strawberry floating hate that. One of the reasons I can't watch Matt Lees/Quentin Smith's Cool Ghosts series is the sense of unending smugness. Listened to their podcast way back when and they spent ages going on about how awesome their video on Kitty Horrorshow was. Spoiler: it was like a bad consolevania bit.


Yeah I appreciate that the style of this does link more naturally to the themes of the game which does help, I think I'm just a bit jaded by how much of this kind of stuff we've seen! I think games which go against this styling tend to stick in my head more - give me Dunwall, City 17 or Serkonos over another US urban metropolis, hell even the new Watch Dogs being set in London is a nice change of pace!

Tomous wrote:I get where you’re coming from but it’s unlikely he’s personally responsible for those lines right? He’s just enthusiastic about his team’s work. I can see how it comes across though.

This is a fair point, it just rubbed me up the wrong way a bit and that feeling has stuck with me since. I'm still highly likely to get the game, I just don't get on well with that kind of approach to promoting work!

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 pm
by Tomous
Jenuall wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Hopeful but wary on this one, I really want to like it but part of me is still struggling with a few things. Like the aesthetic - why does everything have to project the future as some kind of version of Americana?

I know Obsidian are a US developer and they can design the thing however the hell they like, but it would be nice to see a different perspective on things to the constant "US lens on X" we have all the time.

Also the last gameplay walkthrough I saw on this was done by the devs and had a very self congratulatory tone to it - "oh this guy is so funny, I just love the lines we've given him" etc. Let the quality of your work talk for itself folks, much more classy.


1st and 2nd sentence: yeah, it is a little tiring. At least in this case the setting seems to be tied to the themes the game is exploring, namely rampant capitalism and harmful (is there any other kind lol) colonialism. Both are tied strongly to the turn of the century retro-futuristic slant they've gone for.

3rd sentence: I strawberry floating hate that. One of the reasons I can't watch Matt Lees/Quentin Smith's Cool Ghosts series is the sense of unending smugness. Listened to their podcast way back when and they spent ages going on about how awesome their video on Kitty Horrorshow was. Spoiler: it was like a bad consolevania bit.


Yeah I appreciate that the style of this does link more naturally to the themes of the game which does help, I think I'm just a bit jaded by how much of this kind of stuff we've seen! I think games which go against this styling tend to stick in my head more - give me Dunwall, City 17 or Serkonos over another US urban metropolis, hell even the new Watch Dogs being set in London is a nice change of pace!

Tomous wrote:I get where you’re coming from but it’s unlikely he’s personally responsible for those lines right? He’s just enthusiastic about his team’s work. I can see how it comes across though.

This is a fair point, it just rubbed me up the wrong way a bit and that feeling has stuck with me since. I'm still highly likely to get the game, I just don't get on well with that kind of approach to promoting work!


Thanks, it was a good point wasn’t it, one of my all time best, I just love what I did with it 8-)

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm
by Jenuall
Tomous wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Hopeful but wary on this one, I really want to like it but part of me is still struggling with a few things. Like the aesthetic - why does everything have to project the future as some kind of version of Americana?

I know Obsidian are a US developer and they can design the thing however the hell they like, but it would be nice to see a different perspective on things to the constant "US lens on X" we have all the time.

Also the last gameplay walkthrough I saw on this was done by the devs and had a very self congratulatory tone to it - "oh this guy is so funny, I just love the lines we've given him" etc. Let the quality of your work talk for itself folks, much more classy.


1st and 2nd sentence: yeah, it is a little tiring. At least in this case the setting seems to be tied to the themes the game is exploring, namely rampant capitalism and harmful (is there any other kind lol) colonialism. Both are tied strongly to the turn of the century retro-futuristic slant they've gone for.

3rd sentence: I strawberry floating hate that. One of the reasons I can't watch Matt Lees/Quentin Smith's Cool Ghosts series is the sense of unending smugness. Listened to their podcast way back when and they spent ages going on about how awesome their video on Kitty Horrorshow was. Spoiler: it was like a bad consolevania bit.


Yeah I appreciate that the style of this does link more naturally to the themes of the game which does help, I think I'm just a bit jaded by how much of this kind of stuff we've seen! I think games which go against this styling tend to stick in my head more - give me Dunwall, City 17 or Serkonos over another US urban metropolis, hell even the new Watch Dogs being set in London is a nice change of pace!

Tomous wrote:I get where you’re coming from but it’s unlikely he’s personally responsible for those lines right? He’s just enthusiastic about his team’s work. I can see how it comes across though.

This is a fair point, it just rubbed me up the wrong way a bit and that feeling has stuck with me since. I'm still highly likely to get the game, I just don't get on well with that kind of approach to promoting work!


Thanks, it was a good point wasn’t it, one of my all time best, I just love what I did with it 8-)

:x



:lol:

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 pm
by OrangeRKN
It plays more to the US market than here, just look at how self-congratulatory the E3 conferences were themselves. Regardless I don't think it will affect the content of the game itself, and that's what matters.

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 pm
by Jenuall
OrangeRKN wrote:It plays more to the US market than here, just look at how self-congratulatory the E3 conferences were themselves. Regardless I don't think it will affect the content of the game itself, and that's what matters.

Oh absolutely if the content is great then I'll happily forget about it! But it may hint at the kind of environment where people are too busy saying what a great job they think they've done and nobody is making those critical comments or looking at things from a different perspective to ensure it really is as good as they think!

Many a creative work has turned out to be gooseberry fool because the team/band/group behind it were so far up themselves they couldn't see that their opus was actually a turd!

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:22 pm
by Monkey Man

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:47 pm
by OrangeRKN
I really like the added touch of showing when in the VATS mode whether the shot is going to kill, weaken or cripple.

Re: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:10 pm
by Jenuall
Nice, if brief, write up on RPS about this here.

The disguises stuff sounds particularly interesting. Although I'm a bit concerned about the closing paragraph regarding tone/humour etc. as that echoes some of what has been worrying me about this for a while.