The Outer Worlds DLC coming next year

If you like The Outer World, then be happy to know that a DLC is coming next year. If you do not know what is The Outer World, just check our review and critic of the game.

Obsidian has announced the news on their Forum where they are also thanking the fans and players, which by itself is really nice.

” The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see and even just being nominated means a lot. However, the journey isn’t over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year! Details will be made available at a later date.”

Not a lot of details yet, but that is nice to see that the story does not end here. Having some DLC will really help the game to be even more interesting, I just hope that they will come sooner than later, because a lot of good game are due to come on the second quarter of 2020 …

The Outer Worlds review and test

The Outer Worlds by Obsidian, I have been waiting for that game since .. it has been announced. A game made by the creator of Fallout, that sounds really good. However, I did had some doubts. Mostly because I personally did not like too much Fallout New Vegas. The main reason was there were too many different factions and that I did not like any of them, while the game is asking you to choose some group over the other ones. And sadly, that is a bit what happens in that game too.

Story

When the game starts you are hibernating in a lost spaceship when an old man wakes you up. He is pretty clear that he was able to awaken only one person and you will have to help to get the other be as lucky as you. Decades have past and the world is a bit different than the one you knew. Your first mission will be to get a spaceship so you can go from planet to planet and find what is needed for your mission … or you could also decide to bring the old man to the authorities. Yes, that is an option.  The length of the game can be discussed depending on your choices and if you are interested in side missions but if you play seriously, I would say probably around 15 to 20 hours, which is good but not that much in the end.

All about choices

There are a lot of different ways to complete missions in the game, which will also influence the end of the game. And it will also depend on the skills you choose to upgrade. If you want the best ending, the piece of advice is to boost any dialogue skills so you can solve most of the issues just through discussion and not by killing. At the start, you will also be alone but you can get 6 companions and you will be able to go on missions with 2 of them. Once again, those companions will not automatically join you, some of them can also become enemies, so it really depends on your decisions. Each of those companions will boost some of your skills, and that will also be the case with some armor or helmet.

During the game, you will also have to settle conflicts between different factions, and that is where I am sometimes not very happy with it. Most of the time you will have to start by taking a side, so in the end, you can get the option to find an agreement between the two. Pick the wrong side and the agreement may just disappear.

The less good

One bit that I did not like too much is also the user interface. The menu has a lot of choices, maybe too many. The cursor on the map is incredibly slow, and despite having a lot of messages to explain to you how to play, I missed a couple of interesting tips, such as the teleportation. So I spend a lot of time running around for no reason. As much as I found the main story interesting, I also found the side missions, well, really side missions. Another thing is that in combat, your guns will also be more important than your skills. The way it happens is that you will find a very good gun, use it for some time until it does not do any damage to enemies. Then you will have to find a bigger and better gun. I may also have played too much Borderlands,  but I felt that the guns could have been better. Except for a couple that is fun, most of them are just basic guns put in three categories: light ammo, heavy ammo, and energy. But that is not too much on the bad side.

 

In the end, I do like a lot the universe and the concept to have a spaceship and a crew. Most of the choices are making sense if you want to get the best ending: try to get everything done by discussion, do your companion quests, find a compromise, but are not always easy to get in the first place. If you like the Fallout series or this kind of RPG then you will definitely like it. I think that it is not as good as it could be (or maybe I was expecting more from it) but it is still a very good game, which is worth it.

E3 Xbox conference recap

Like always there was a lot of games shown in the E3 Xbox conference. So get ready because there is A LOT of videos in here.

One news from Microsoft was also the start of the Xbox Game Pass, starting today for $1 and giving you access to a big library of games. A nex Xbox Elite Controller Serie 2 was also shown and available for preorder.

The video and games that I am not going to show are:

  • – Forza Horizon Lego because for me that is a heresy, I love Forza and I love Lego but they should not be mixed together.
  • – Age of Empire 2, which is a remaster.
  • – State of Decay Heartland
  • – Battletoads
  • and a couple of other games.

Cyberpunk 2077

Xbox had the chance to show a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, which includes Keanu Reeves. Yes, THE Keanu Reeves, which is so generous that he gave us the released date … an ouch of April 2020. That is a lot to wait, but well, the Keanu news is helping to wait.

At the same time, they have revealed the Collector Edition which … has way too many inside and that makes it really awesome. Box, figurine, artbook, keychain, guide etc.

The Outer Worlds

The second big trailer was probably The Outer Worlds, with a bit of gameplay, or at least it looks like it. The game is developed by Obsidian. It is made by the creator of Fallout (who is not working with Bethesda anymore) and a lot of people are definitely waiting for it!

Halo Inifinite and Xbox Project Scarlett

No gameplay but definitely a lot of hype in that Halo trailer. The game, however, will be released with the Xbox Project Scarlett next year. The Scarlett is the next console from Microsoft. The only information we had about it was that the loading time will be shorter. Well, thanks for that. Let’s hope that it does offer a bit more than that.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Another good reveal was the soon to come Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Which is actually an RPG available next year. It does not look like an RPG but wait for more information and video about it.

 

Bleeding Edge

A new game with is a 4×4 multiplayer, and look completely crazy

Gears of War

Definitely some news about Gear of War, and not at all what we were expectedStarting with Gear 5 Escape which is also a multiplayer mode for the game. And followed by a Termniator character pack. Yes, Terminator from the movie. And there was also a trailer for Gear 5 itself but … without any interest honestly.

Dying Light 2

Yes, the second opus from the series got a trailer and it looks a bit more angry than the first one.

Twelve Minutes and Blair Witch

In the nice new games, I would put Twelve Minutes and Blair Witch. The first one is a game where the hero is in a time loop (probably 12 minutes) so you will need to repeat again and again to gather more information and finally understand what is going one. The second one is based on the movie of the same name and is definitely a horror game.

Elden Ring

A game that needs to be mentioned is Elden Ring, considering that GRR Martin is helping the developer. Yes, the same GRR Martin that created Game Of Throne, so we could expect an interesting story in this game. At least we hope so.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

I almost did not put the trailer, but my god those graphism are really impressive!