Outer-Worlds” is set in Halcyon, which lays on the very edge of what we know as the universe. Initial story line provides information to . The exciting environment is immersive. An alien planet which looks homely. I would have liked a more destructive environment, but I got over that pretty quickly as the game progressed. The dialogue is written very well and is a breath of fresh air. It is humorous and relative — It’s nice to have a AAA title not take itself so seriously.
Starting the game and the Character creation is minimal — which I enjoy for these types of games. If I want to create a character in depth, I would go and play the Sims. Obsidian have given some presets, change hair colour, some features and you’re off on your space adventure. Difficulty levels include; Story Mode, Normal, Hard and Supernova. The first three are your usual difficulty levels but Supernova has a completely different game type. Of course it’s the hardest mode but it impacts the game the most too. Your character will need to sleep, rest wounds and eat food, companions can die permanently, auto saves are limited and other terrifying things await for those who choose this difficulty level.
The back story builds as you play which means there are no long cut scenes. The characters are interesting and my anxiety builds as it seems there is a rivalry in the first town. Something definitely weird is happening here…
At first, I was weary that I was going to be terrible at this game however, I felt quite comfortable with the controls straight away. Controls are fluid and simple, aiming and movement are natural feeling. The NPC’s are witty and casual, the writers have managed to get a good mix of “real responses” and “laugh out loud” funny comebacks. Even the AI are super intelligent. In combat, enemies are weary of your location, and instead of the usual “brave it all” tactics, they actually go behind terrain to cover in order to get a better shot at you.
After thoroughly enjoying The Outer Worlds for 3 hours live on stream, I was hooked. I usually struggle with RPG’s and First_Person Shooters as I don’t have the patience for them. Worrying about having to learn a new system and controls, but everything was a walk in the park. Fans of Fallout New Vegas, Mass Effect and any First-Person RPG — then I believe you will fall in love with The Outer Worlds too.
Thanks to Koch Media and Private Division for providing me a code for this review.