A former scientist passes the halls of an abandoned colony boat on the edge of the solar system. He stops in front of a control panel on the cryostasis, and he has been able to thaw out of all the thousands of scientists and engineers for some reason: a janitor named Pippin, with a twisting mustache and a wonky moral compass.
This is the start of a striking rupture across a brutal solar system. The Outer Worlds are lighthearted RPGs that are aimed at imitating the fantasy of Firefly. You fly from planet to planet, collect a group of inappropriate people, pick up several moral problems and shoot people with cool laser weapons.
How is The Outer Worlds’ aesthetics?
The Outer Worlds vs. Bethesda’s Fallout games are retro-futuristic aesthetics and a dark sense of humor, but there are some significant differences. True, you have ray weapons and companions who will shoot enemies and look awkwardly into walls, but this game is not a vast experience in the sandbox. You walk between planets and space stations, exploring quite vast areas (and very nice areas) filled with employees stabilizing wildlife attacks and plagues. The loot and sidequests of each room, but a tight RPG is prescriptive. You are searching for science fiction gadgets and making some entertaining moral decisions.
How is the gameplay?
You can also use weapons to add sights, improve their ability to store or, most importantly, change their type of damage—the system for combating loose rock paper scissors. Energy weapons ruin animals; electrical weapons ruin robots and human behavior. Combat is not challenging. Face rush melee, dog types, sniper types, and enemies fit in worn-out categories. But SciFi-arms in the Jetsons-style are fun to use, and fighting is often funny.
There are struggles between meetings with the oppressed but surprisingly happy citizens of The Outer World. The corporations are full of staff who want to do their best – mainly because exile and death can be fired.
It’s a fun journey; it’s still fun. In place of a single adjacent wasteland, the advantage of a planetary hopping structure is different. It’s a colorful world full of great lumps that remind me of Red Dwarf. You travel through unlikely science and fiction landscapes, brightly lit stations, and robotics.