I don’t often review video games because I usually take my time with them. It took me two months to play through my favorite game of last year, Red Dead Redemption 2, and I’m still playing the online multiplayer mode to this day. But I’ve already bought and beat my most anticipated game of this year: The Outer Worlds!
Video Game Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I love the story behind The Outer Worlds. Game studio Obsidian created the snarky Fallout games back in the day, then fellow studio Bethesda came along and took over. They revamped the play style and made it bigger and better, delivering Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 to great acclaim. I loved both games! They even let Obsidian play in their toybox, having Obsidian create spin-off Fallout: New Vegas using the same game engine but telling a new story.
Then something went wrong and Bethesda kicked Obsidian to the curb. So Obsidian decided to make their own Fallout, with black jack and hookers! And here comes The Outer Worlds, a game that plays almost exactly like a Fallout game, but with a new idea set in a corporation-controlled outer space. What a great twist!
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and full review of The Outer Worlds!
The Outer Worlds is probably my most anticipated game for the rest of the year. And here’s a random video with the senior producer, Matthew Singh. He’s announced that the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch, but he also provides some more story content!
I can’t wait to sink my teeth into another rich role-playing game. I’m still puttering in Red Dead Redemption Online and could use the break.
E3 is in full effect somewhere out there in the world, with all the big video game companies announcing their newest games. As such, I’m following along and sharing some trailers I’m excited about.
Like The Outer Worlds!
Remember how Fallout: New Vegas was fun and silly and creative, and then Fallout 4 wasn’t? Because the people who made New Vegas broke off and have since made their out Fallout, with blackjack and hookers! The Outer Worlds should be a blast!
Then there’s Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red, the makers of the Witcher games. Those games are amazing, and this new game should be killer!
I love me a good role-playing game.
I just recently downloaded Monster Hunter World, but I’m having a little trouble with the learning curve. We’ll see. Other than that, I’m still kicking around in Red Dead Redemption Online. That game was too good to give up. But I could definitely use some of these new role-playing games soon!
A new game from the makers of Fallout: New Vegas was revealed at some video game awards last weeks. It’s called The Outer Worlds, and it looks amazing!
The Outer Worlds looks to be based around the Fallout: New Vegas system. There’s actually a pretty funny story behind this, if I recall correctly. Basically, the makers of the original Fallout games, with their irreverent wit, eventually got fired from the company they worked for and went on to regroup and form Obsidian Entertainment, while the rights to the Fallout games were sold to Bethesda.
Bethesda has made some good Fallout games (Fallout 3 and Fallout 4), but they’re right in the middle of a big stinker that is Fallout 76. I don’t know, because I haven’t played it yet, because of all the negative response.
But the true gem of the modern Fallout games was Fallout: New Vegas. Bethesda hired Obsidian to make New Vegas, which is what sets it apart from Fallouts 3 and 4. I played New Vegas through completely at least three times. I loved that game! But then Bethesda didn’t bring Obsidian back to make Fallout 4 or Fallout 76.
So rather than rest on their laurels, it seems the fine folks at Obsidian have just made their own Fallout game, without Fallout! It’s got the same sense of humor, the same first-person style, the same dialogue choices, the same feel. The Outer Worlds looks great! Can’t wait to play it!