The Outer Worlds is a title set in a capitalist dystopia, across numerous planets and environments, in an effort to thaw the rest of your colonist colleagues out, just as you were lucky enough to be. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, we expected a satirical take on capitalism, with incredible dialogue that allows you to be a clean-cut hero, a straight-up d*&^, or a merciless mercenary. This is exactly what we got, and in abundance.
Lily, a morally acceptable ship captain - or at least, she likes to think she is - was chosen amongst all the others, by wanted scientist Phineas Wells, as he tries to bring the entire Hope colony out of cryostasis. With sarcasm and a rifle in hand, Lily sets off to right the wrong set by the Board in this epic, and quirky, space escapade.
...while not as heavy or deep in its premise as similar to titles such as Mass Effect, but it still delivers a satirical take on what would happen if corporations were to be in charge of space exploration...
The writing for The Outer Worlds is what sets it apart, and elevates it beyond what most RPGs accomplish.
If you are really dedicated to the pacifist lifestyle, you can even sink all of your points into dialogue, hacking, medical, and science, making your mind your most powerful weapon.
Loves games with deep character development and a rich storyline. Also, shooty-shooties. Loathes microtransactions. Likes to use sarcasm and metaphors.
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