The Outer Worlds: The Partial Review



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13 Responses

  1. Nothing but it’s good to read your partial review full of genericisms.Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I don’t know if this is a great place to mention this, but I’m gonna be late this week… I’m writing about Diary of a Country Priest, which is one of those movies that changes how you think of movies a little- at least, it did for me. Plus I’m getting over a cold. So, I’d rather wait a day and do it justice. Hopefully, this will not throw off the weekly rotation! Cheers!Report

  3. While you’re playing it, who controls the horizontal and the vertical?Report

  4. Avatar pillsy says:

    Really looking forward to having time for this one.

    Someone I follow on the Twitters was complaining that The Outer Worlds was just like Fallout: New Vegas but with combat that was more like Mass Effect. Like how is that a complaint tho?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to pillsy says:

      As a fan of VATS, I’d say that the complaint isn’t completely groundless. If you are not good at FPSes, you will not be good at Outer Worlds. The slow-time-down thingy is helpful and you can juice up your companions to fight for you so you’ll still be able to beat the game… but it’ll be less fun than if you’re good at it.Report

      • Avatar pillsy in reply to Jaybird says:

        Yeah TBF I’ve gitted gud enough that I really enjoyed the combat in Mass Effect and thought NV combat was a too-easy drag.

        Still amazes me that NV is so good that the fact that its core mechanics bore me to tears is, like, a minor complaint.Report

  5. Avatar Fish says:

    I did fire up my Epic Games interface (and uninstalled Fortnite) and I’ve been peeking over youngest boy’s shoulder as he plays. I’ll probably pick it up when it goes on sale or when it finally hits Steam next year (and goes on sale). Ten bucks a month for a game pass is a non-starter.Report

  6. Avatar Zac Black says:

    I pre-ordered it months ago and I think I’m about 2/3rds of the way through it at this point; just finished the remaining companion quests last night. I like how lean it is; so many games these days have an enormous number of things to do, and while I don’t necessarily mind that, it’s nice to play something with all the fat trimmed off.Report