Obsidian Reveals Outer Worlds Combat Details

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  1. AlphaAtlas

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    As part of their exclusive coverage on Obsidian's big upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds, Game Informer just posted a video showcasing the game's combat system. While they immediately point out that The Outer Worlds is an RPG first and foremost, the developers say they want the combat to be "fun." True to their previous claims, the gunplay largely resembles Fallout New Vegas, as there doesn't appear to be a dedicated cover system, and the game includes "tactical time-dilation" that strongly resembles VATS. Meanwhile, the Borderland-esque gun brands each have their own strengths and quirks, and the companions and branching skill trees resemble Obsidian's older RPGs.

    For the video above, we spoke with the game's co-director Tim Cain and lead designer Charles Staples about their approach to combat. The team started out with Fallout: New Vegas as the "touchstone game," but soon deviated by adding things like companion commands and a slow-motion option called "tactical time-dilation". Watch the interview to see plenty of new combat gameplay and learn how the team at Obsidian balanced shooting action with RPG elements.
     
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    Reminds me more of Max Payne. Needs more gibs and direct effects on limbs.
     
  3. Twisted Kidney

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    I hope their future is much brighter than their dealings with Zenimax.
     
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  4. Captindecisive

    Captindecisive Limp Gawd

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    I'm very much ok with a New Vegas / Borderlands mashup. Give it the colorful and entertaining dialogue of BL (which seems might be there from the teaser) and it'll be a really fun game to play.
     
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    Looking forward to this.
     
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    Kor 2[H]4U

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    From what they've said is more of a Mass Effect/Alpha Protocol world, so not a fully open environment just locations.
     
  8. Shagittarius

    Shagittarius n00b

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    What is this? Its not a survival/openworld/battleroyale game? Who do they think they are!
     
  9. pek

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    I might be forced to buy this one at release, seems like all the new shooters are server-based or mmo's any more, not my thing. I'm tired of waiting for Borderlands 3. And Half-life 3 (still have a smidgen of hope to see this, a girl can hope).
     
  10. harbingerofdoom

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    you can hope, but sadly it seems that hope fades eternal after this much time on those lol


    i AM however looking forward to this and while im too jaded to buy release games inside of a week, im hoping this will be good.
     
  11. pek

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    Yeah, going to wait for reviews before I buy, maybe. Or a steam/gog/amazon sale, if Amazon puts this on the prime pre-order discount, might go that way. It's been about a $20 discount on the games that I've pre-ordered so far.
     
  12. Captindecisive

    Captindecisive Limp Gawd

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    With the way the gaming industry has been going these days, it's always a good idea to wait for some reviews and watch some game play before picking up a game.