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Before you buy – The Outer Worlds

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The Outer Worlds

So this is it. The moment of truth. Should you spend ₹3k to buy the Outer Worlds. Well, the game looks brilliant on the surface. Fans and critics are praising its unique and interesting storyline. Many have been disappointed by the Fallout 76 and this could be a breath of fresh air for them. Outer World is a fantastic game that lets you explore the futuristic interstellar civilizations. We recommend that you go for it and buy this game

  • Plot 75%
  • Gameplay 80%
  • Combat 90%

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. It is developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division. The game is played from a first-person perspective and is set in an alternative future that split from the current timeline in 1901. In this alternate timeline, the 1901 US President William McKinley is not assassinated and thus, Theodore Roosevelt never succeeds him. It is a very different world, where megacorporations terraform and colonize alien planets. 

All this sounds terrific, but hold on. Should you go out and buy this? Confused, let us help. To give you some clarity, we have laid down an analysis of the game after carefully examining every aspect. Go and have a look.

“I like games that are simple. Not games that are trivial, but also not games that require you to invest a week or to relearn something. I like games that you can just pick up, sit down in front of, and get going”

Sid Meier – Video game designer

Plot

As we told you before, the events of the Outer Worlds take place in an alternate timeline. You play the role of coloniser who has been in cryosleep for almost 70 years. You need to create your own character and unlock a ship, which will also act as a fast travel point.

The story begins as the ship is dropped out of warp travel due to some malfunction. The passengers include the Board, consisting of the heads of the mega-corporations of the Halcyon system.

They decide to abandon ship and roam through space. Phineas Welles, a mad scientist, rescues you and then enlists you in a quest to overthrow the Board and set up a new regime. The story sounds fantastic and Obsidian has always been top-notch when it comes to writing. The game features several factions and a branching storyline that changes according to your choices. There are several different factions, each with a different philosophy.

Gameplay

You will encounter many other characters which you can recruit as companions. These companions have their own missions and stories. They come in handy in combat situations, helping you with their unique attacks and special skills. You can bring up to two companions alongside, while exploring, leaving the rest on the ship. Dialogue is a crucial part as it will ultimately decide how the story will unfold. The dialogue decisions you make will shape the storyline. If you’re a fan of dark humor, you’ll love this game. There are numerous dark humor references. The dialogues are hilarious.

Combat

Both melee and firearms are available in combat situations. These weapons have 3 ammo types – light, heavy and energy, which can be modified accordingly. You can choose to avoid combat by using stealth or social skills (persuasion). XP can be used to level up and upgrade your skills which come in 3 categories – Science, Medical and Engineering. Time dilation and shrink ray are a few of the abilities that you can unlock by using your XP. The strength and abilities of your companions will also increase as you progress in the game. 

The Final Verdict

So this is it. The moment of truth. Should you spend ₹3k to buy the Outer Worlds. Well, the game looks brilliant on the surface. Fans and critics are praising its unique and interesting storyline. Many have been disappointed by the Fallout 76 and this could be a breath of fresh air for them. Outer World is a fantastic game that lets you explore the futuristic interstellar civilizations. We recommend that you go for it and buy this game

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