The Outer Worlds

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  1. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Consultant

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    --Sorry for the long post, hope it helps someone lol---

    As a followup this is a good game, not great, it's about 30-40 hours if you do all the small quests and companion quests. I missed one of the companions so didn't get those missions so around 25-30 hrs. for me. It is a lot like fallout from some missions, characters, environment(esp indoors) and situations, and I noticed some borderlands. The character cosmetic customization is pointless since there is no 3rd person mode(wait for mods lol) and you only see your character in the armor menu, sex makes no difference in any upgrades etc. not sure about relationships seems to not have as much of that for the player like there was on the FO series, didn't encounter it. For most people just go with random or maybe one or two settings aside from sex, don't waste too much time on it. It's def more focused and streamlined than FO games are esp when it comes to the overwhelming amount of objects/loot in those games, harder to get lost here. The perk system in FO has always been too much for me. Less quests, you can be pretty sure you've got the vast majority of missions if you do exploring and talking to named characters. But the cost is standardization and sameyness more bland, like armor/weapons/upgrades. I don' think I would do a second playthrough, maybe months from now or years. There is no after major quest free roam, it's done and you either have to revert to a previous save or start over(FONV), but the game does have a prompt to save "no going back", doesn't mention no post campaign free roam though.

    It has depth of the characters and a good sense of humor. Has social programming aspects to it for sure mostly gender/haircolor/etc presentation related. And it's either you're a corporate slave, anarchist or revolutionary, not much middle ground. Scientism/tech worship obv is a major theme. Grisly in many places to keep people interested/shocked. Can't believe there was not some mission presentation of witchcraft/freemasonry/mkultra in there aka no dunwich stuff, no explicit obelisks, no chessboards, mannequins etc etc etc but maybe that's just a Bethesda thing. There was a type of chessboard that was laying around a lot that had hexagram and checkerboard pattern though. And ofc corporate symbolism always has an occult base even in games. I think the companion I missed out on had an occult based missions/outlook, there is the obv grand architect religion aka masonry presented to us early on and one of the minor npcs has some religious stuff. Instead of Thank God it will be Thank THE LAW, or VOID HELP US, reflecting a replacement of God with scientism/legalism babble we hear so much today.

    I used some of the mods to make the UI as clean as possible it's too cluttered by default, to turn off chromatic aberration, skip startup movies. Bizarre that some games go so detailed in settings and others go to not detailed at all. NOT worth 60 for sure, for the same money you will be able to get RDR2 in a few weeks. Too short for that amount too. I think a lot of games actually go to epic etc to avoid the steam feedback initially bc steam feedback is one of the best parts about steam and you can get a good idea about games from them. Games sell at full bird price initially so why go to a platform that costs you more AND has a huge gamer community that will be very vocal about the game right on the buy page lol That probably costs them a fair bit of full price buyers in the first month of release, we're not talking about the deals you get as time goes by. Damage control would be the legal corporate doublespeak here I think lol

    Bug report: There is a section near the end where there is a immediate crash bug, but there is a yt video and etc that shows how to get around it, just use a hacked different route to marker. I had a few markers that were not showing correctly and sometimes the markers wouldn't update or were not there. Sometimes the pause to player menu button would not work after hitting it a few times, it always came back eventually though, using a 3rd party xbone controller here. Got a few crashes due to driver not working, 436.40 win7x64 so had to fire it back up it usually worked fine after that, I am using a gpu that did not originally ship with my pc though so modded inf. I use a trainer most of the time as I'm single player offline only so it saves me time and helps me in the exploration part I love so much, the borderlands series just gets way too much w guys constantly coming at you it's a chore, sometimes the extreme banging gives me anxiety/headache, here at least once you clear out a place it for the most part stays cleared out, nice. No problems bugs w trainer, worked fine.
     
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  2. sniffin

    sniffin Notebook Evangelist

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    Playing this for free through Game Pass. Bit annoying cross save isn’t implemented, so can’t switch between PC and my X1X, just have to stick to one platform. My biggest wish for the future is universal cross save for all platforms. I even hacked my Switch JUST so I could move my Skyrim save onto it.

    FNV is my favourite game of all time so am pretty excited about this game. So far it’s pretty good, but I need more time with it to see how deep it goes.
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    I haven't played very far yet, but I basically came to the first major decision you have to make from a faction standpoint. SPOILER WARNING.

    I had the engineering girl with me on the quest. I liked the different things she was saying along the way, though it was kind of like her script was set up to say things about both factions in order to just try to give you an even harder time making a moral decision about which faction to basically side with. I don't think I'm really spoiling anything but I obviously sided against the corporation. I think the most surprising part of it is after doing that and having to kill a couple folks to get the part for my ship. I ended up having to basically kill THE ENTIRE TOWN.

    I decided to just live with the way it played out instead of reloading to see if I could use sneak or something to do it all without killing anyone, maybe the town would just not like me very much or something but not shoot me on sight. But I was kind of shocked how easy it was to basically get that entire town to attack me. I basically ended up killing every major character in there trying to get out. OH WELL lets keep going and see how this plays out. I'm imagining this might make my life hard now with Spacer's Choice potentially attacking me everywhere I go. Not sure if that's what will happen but I'll find out. I basically JUST left the town and am heading over to the exile camp to talk to those peeps again now that I gave them the power.

    This is actually the part of RPG'ing that I like. Not save-scumming and just seeing how the consequences of the actions I took and choices I made play out for the rest of the game. Even if it was by mistake or causing me to miss out on things. Not sure if it will actually have some long-term affect on the rest of the game or if the Spacer's Choice crew will "calm down" once I see them again in a new location.
     
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  4. Kevin

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    I literally just did this part myself. I was almost wanted to divert to the town, but then....

    I pieced together all of the log in the Geothermal Plant that showed that Spacer's Choice took out a huge insurance policy on the employees then rigged the Mechanicals to massacre the whole lot, so they could collect. At that point I was not doing ANYTHING that would benefit this ****ed up company, Pavarti's feelings and the residents be damned. Cut the power and let that place descend into madness. Spacer's Choice fanatics are shoot on sight if they have beef as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  5. Prototime

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    I did the same thing for the same reason; piecing together that story puzzle removed most doubt.
     
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    Finally finished it. Ending was satisfying enough, though I was so powerful by the end it wasn't terribly challenging. Worth playing.
     
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    I must have missed that log, or just skimmed over it. Had I known that, I probably would've proceeded differently. Instead I...
    ...diverted power to the town, but then convinced the cannery boss to step down. All the 'deserters' went back to town and Adelaide (the opposition leader) became mayor.

    Just for fun, I got the game working on a 2017 Macbook Air using Low Spec Gamer's iGPU configuration guide. It runs and is mostly playable, but it's a pixelated mess.
     
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  8. Kevin

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    Huh, didn't know that would be an option, cool.

    Low Spec Gamer is a magician, I was just talking about his work with a coworker a earlier this week.
     
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    Just beat it. I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing it and overthrowing the Board. The last boss fight was unexpectedly challenging, given how easy everything else had become given the strength of my team. The ending was satisfying.

    Definitely worth the $6 I spent on Xbox Game Pass for PC to play it. I had originally considered canceling my membership after beating this game, but I'm thinking I'll give Halo: Reach a spin first and maybe keep the subscription for a while.
     
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    I'm using it for Halo: Reach as well. :) I was just looking through the list of games included and there's quite a few in there I would like to play. I still have to finish D:OS2 though, I think I'm getting close to the endgame on that. (Except for the "side-quest" of trying to kill The Doctor... no spoiler but WOW that side-boss is HAAAAARD... I had to leave that for the time being..)
     
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