Just started playing The Outer Worlds and it’s a bit too real for my liking…

1 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:05 ID: oyh4v4
Just started playing The Outer Worlds and it's a bit too real for my liking...
2 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:15 ID: h7svi5o

Currently playing this game and a lot of it is... pretty damn real with its topics. Worker explotiation, people blindly loyal to corporations. I'm digging it

ID: h7trn0n

It's not a choice it's spacers choice

ID: h7tx59a

Better than nature, diet toothpaste.. Appetite suppressant for the working class!

ID: h7ut2oq

It’s not the best choice, it’s Spacer’s Choice.

Holy fuck you got me to chime a slogan for a nonexistent company.

ID: h7uuxzb

You have tried the best, now try the rest, Spacers choice!

ID: h7u2iji

Yep, the whole game is an anarcho-capitalist hellscape, was fun to play a game like that but I would certainly not want that in real life

ID: h7urzo8

People simply forgot to read the fine print.

ID: h7ufibi

Boy do I have some bad news for you.

ID: h7ugf5d

I enjoyed it, but I also felt a little like the insane degree of capitalist inspired fascism was silly. I know it's part of the gag, but it was so over the top it was a bit eye-rolling most of the time. Still a ton of fun though.

ID: h7uh032

Do you even watch the news? Ever heard of a "company town"? If anything, they didn't push the gag far enough, 'cause almost all of it seems perfectly plausible to me.

ID: h7ui8t4

It got a bit too silly for my taste. The corporations were just evil to be evil and there wasn't even any real rationale or benefit to it. Similarly, both the employees and the supposedly system dominating companies were both incredibly incompetent. It just seemed a bit like shallow lazy edgy high schooler anti corporation/capitalism writing. Compare it to something like Bioshock or any number of games that deal with social or political issues that handled the issue in a much more believable, deep, and introspective way.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/05 18:22 ID: h7u66n4

man that text is small

ID: h7ut1yz

This was my issue when playing the game too. Even setting it at the largest font it was still quite small.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/05 17:20 ID: h7tx3v7

Anyone else love the setting and story but couldn't push past the 2008 fallout 3 gameplay? Don't get me wrong it's a great game I just can't help thinking I would have loved/finished it if it came out in 2012. I haven't gotten past the second place you visit cos the general gameplay is just boring now after playing 400+ hours of the same exact thing in the fall outs.

ID: h7u5u4t

Its a great game. But, I feel you on this. Especially since the first real mission/decision is almost identical. Which town do you want to save and where does your general morality lie.

ID: h7tz4lc

your complaint is fairly valid, i love it but then i have 1000 plus hours in new vegas(heavily modded over the years with periodic reinstalls) but i see your point, what appeals to me probably bores you

ID: h7uep4s

I'm a huge New Vegas fan and I couldn't get into Outer Worlds

ID: h7umhxk

For me it was less the gameplay and more that the stories they were telling were all very samey. Corporation did this hilariously evil thing. Then the game definitely seemed to think the "best" way to complete almost every quest was some sort of both sides-y meet in the middle compromise that got old by the end.

ID: h7uocft

Yeah I was really hyped for the idea of “New Vegas in space”. But after hours of looting the exact same weapons and armor and fighting the same monsters at like 25 frames per second, I put it down and have not returned

ID: h7u8lr3

Yeah, I've never been able to play all the way through because it does get pretty dull. The RPG elements are there, but the combat & even the weapons/armor both feel really bland.

ID: h7ujlgo

I was digging the weapons until mk2 guns started dropping, and I realized I was always just going to be chasing the biggest numbers on my gear.

ID: h7ud25j

I always tell people that it isn't Fallout or some space simulator, it's actually a comedic Deus Ex Human Revolution in space. City hubs are upgraded a bit and can be done a lot less linearly, dialogue is improved, weapons are better, but the perks and stealth kinda suck.

ID: h7uhtzm

Ehh I feel that is an insult to HRs quality to compare the two.

ID: h7ufpjx

I wasn't really bothered by the gameplay, it was entertaining enough. I found the actual writing to be pretty bad though. Boring story, little too on the nose with the social commentary for my liking. Didn't care for any of the characters either, so after like 7 hours or so I just kinda dropped it.

ID: h7ufs3p

Yeah, i'm on 22lvl and it crossed my mind several times to just plain murder all the factions, member by member and call it a day.

ID: h7uqd8r


ID: h7urn1l

Yeah I agree on this too, I fell for some of the hype after reading an article about the game online. I played through much of the first part of the game, but just kinda stopped. I was never really a fan of the Fallout games and this just plays too much like them. I mean, I guess it was to be expected from the team that built New Vegas, but despite everyone raving about that game, I was never into that one either. The games always felt so…static and lifeless to me. Maybe not so much in some of the combat, but the dialogue sections…man…

5 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:48 ID: h7szmte

It's a great game, and I love that a second one is coming out!

ID: h7t2ukn

Nice, when?

ID: h7taw2m

You should see the trailer. Love the humor they have.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:15 ID: h7sveoh

Bold of you to presume people are just forgetting to do that.

ID: h7sxtw8

At the height of the pandemic I was in a grocery store and as I walking down an aisle, at the other end, I see two people and one of them takes off her mask to cough directly in to her hand with these really wet coughs. She sounded like she was recovering from a respiratory illness. And continued her conversation with her friend with her mask on her chin.

ID: h7sykq1

I’m just gonna take a WILD guess and say you live in the US.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/05 15:46 ID: h7tjdcv

Based on his look and first name I wonder if this is a mass effect reference?

8 : Anonymous2021/08/05 18:15 ID: h7u55sw

God I Love The Outer Worlds.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:33 ID: h7ugsx2

Shook someone's hand today. 9 people died.

ID: h7uklnk

Only 9? Lucky.. could have been much worse

10 : Anonymous2021/08/05 16:16 ID: h7tnoj9

Kinda just gets repetitive and boring after a while

ID: h7tq05w

If this gets boring and repetitive after a while, can’t imagine what you say about Bethesda’s RPGs…

ID: h7txa28

They were neat at the time. Can't stay at that level of gameplay for almost 15 odd years though. Doesn't matter how compelling the story is if gameplay is a slog.

11 : Anonymous2021/08/05 16:42 ID: h7trj79

Great game

12 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:01 ID: h7uc2x2

It’s a great game!

13 : Anonymous2021/08/05 21:13 ID: h7uv4q1

It’s also boring as fuck and shitty.

14 : Anonymous2021/08/05 14:39 ID: h7t9nj9

The greatest product of Obsidian for me, always loved the work of this studio but this game is a treat !

15 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:13 ID: h7sv739

Yikes forgot about this

16 : Anonymous2021/08/05 16:35 ID: h7tqg2x

Most overrated game of that year

17 : Anonymous2021/08/05 15:48 ID: h7tjl4b

Screw that game. It was awesome but the released version had a bug where your save would corrupt after a certain point. The last save I was able to load was only halfway through the game and I was nearly at the end. Never got to finish it, and now I never really want to buy a game from them again.

ID: h7tprfl

But have played Bethesda games, though, right? If so, what the hell? Why that shit gets a pass, but not this goodness?

ID: h7tv9xv

I've personally never encountered that. Bugs, sure, but a corrupted save is pretty bad.

18 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:36 ID: h7sy3oj

outer worlds

I sleep

outer wilds


20 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:21 ID: h7sw4x1

Highly over hyped game that didnt come near meeting expectations.

21 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:43 ID: h7sywx3

That's on people not managing their expectations, this was made by obsidian without a larger company backing, it was never gunna be AAA new Vegas in space. But IMO it was a solid game

22 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:48 ID: h7szjwr

Didn't come near?

I thought it was great and did what it set out to do very well. Perfect? No. But hardly as bad as you make it sound.

23 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:53 ID: h7t0avb

Yeah im currently playing thru it for my first time since its on sale. I avoided it due to not having great reviews. Dont know why i waited so long. Its not supposed to be some huge, fleshed out game with 1000 worlds to explore and millions of people to meet. And tbh im enjoying it more than i have with some AAA games i have

24 : Anonymous2021/08/05 13:22 ID: h7swd7l

Stop hyping games you morons.

25 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:27 ID: h7uftvb

I really like that Outer Worlds didn't feed you the positive outcomes for the different struggles, but they were there if you thought about it and worked for it. There is a right answer in every situation and the way the game acted I didn't think there would be.

26 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:28 ID: h7ufyyk

Theres a dialogue line with this dude where he implies your hands aren’t clean and you can say something about “Seeing these hands up close” that absolutely kills me.

27 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:51 ID: h7uje23

I thought this was something from Dishonored until I read the title, but honestly it'd fit right in that game as well.

28 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:05 ID: h7ulfjr

Just finished it and both DLCs today. Gameplay wise it can get dull at times but the writing is fantastic, funny, thoughtful and well worth the journey.

29 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:20 ID: h7unn8z

I loved this game

30 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:22 ID: h7unupz

i really wanted to get into this but i just cant.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:28 ID: h7uosat

Reminds me I still have to finish the game. For some reason I always end up crouching everywhere and picking up all kinds of junk in these games, but I never quite make my way through the whole storyline.

32 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:37 ID: h7uq2nx

I enjoyed the game but it felt too much like a fallout copy, yes.

33 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:47 ID: h7urewz

never played outer worlds and every time i hear about it i just get slightly annoyed because people keep confusing it with outer wilds which is a game i love

34 : Anonymous2021/08/05 20:53 ID: h7us9k2

I wish there were more companions ...

35 : Anonymous2021/08/05 21:16 ID: h7uvk72

Fun game, but it felt very short

36 : Anonymous2021/08/05 21:55 ID: h7v0xy6


37 : Anonymous2021/08/05 22:41 ID: h7v72eu

And don't be a looter.

38 : Anonymous2021/08/05 22:44 ID: h7v7jgu

So everyone says. Until someone forgets to cough into their elbow, and then 2% of us are all dying of plague.

39 : Anonymous2021/08/05 23:19 ID: h7vbz1b


40 : Anonymous2021/08/05 23:38 ID: h7veaoc

It’s such a great game! started it a few days ago aswell!

41 : Anonymous2021/08/05 23:39 ID: h7vedmd

Zach Woods cameo?

42 : Anonymous2021/08/05 18:36 ID: h7u8cxi

Someone making video games clearly sees the future as is

43 : Anonymous2021/08/05 19:04 ID: h7uci5h

Shit just got real…


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