The Outer Worlds information overload

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by PlanHex, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I don't really get the disappointment. This is not exactly what I want, but pretty much what I was expecting, really.
     
  2. StealthSuitMkII

    StealthSuitMkII First time out of the vault

    Apr 14, 2016
    I don't really get it either. It's not like everything has to pander to one specific demographic, so I don't get why some people think it should apply to them. I'm just happy Obsidian is releasing a new game.
     
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  3. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 7, 2008
    I really like the way the environments look (it's nice to see studios willing to use color again), but it does strike me as incongruous with the game's tone. But the tone in general is very weird. I still don't really 'get' the old-timey advertisement stuff, and how that fits with everything else. I'm hoping it will all just gel when I actually play it. Right now, the game looks like a mishmash of Fallout, Destiny (that pistol is a Destiny hand cannon), Borderlands, and No Man's Sky. And it looks very mainstream. But I guess that's fine with me if it ends up being good.

    Really glad to see the Steam logo in the corner there, given the Microsoft thing.

    It's funny: In the video, they said the Internet wanted to know if you could sleep with companion characters; I just want to know if you can kill them...

    Didn't realize Deadfire did badly. I'm a little surprised, since I heard even more buzz about it than about the first game.

    Maybe these RPG developers just needed to scale back and stop constantly raising costs and production values if they wanted to keep making isometric games. Indies prove repeatedly that RPGs still sell, and those are made with a fraction of the resources. I don't think the audience has disappeared at all, it's just a smaller audience than the double or triple A space is now accustomed to. It's probably difficult to keep any successful company from constantly ballooning in size, though.
     
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  4. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Chatterbox oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am a few noob saibot's away from Roshambo. The guy in the avatar turns the corkscrew deeper and deeper every day. Once it reaches the bottom the Deathclaw comes out.
     
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  5. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    But isn't that the problem? Everything is pandering to one demographic now. FPS action. Even in RPGs these days you will find the vast majority pandering to that demographic.

    I can't think of any AAA non-fantasy cRPG in the last 10-15 years that was isometric or based/tried to have a system more like P&P. All of them are FPS these days.

    So yeah, they are pandering to one specific audience.
     
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  6. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    The problem is video games have become mainstream since the 2000's. They are now played by casual normies. They are now the demographic, the market, that video games pander to, an easily hyped crowd with zero thoughts or expectations of their own about games. Whatever you put in front of them is fine.
     
  7. Jonsson

    Jonsson First time out of the vault

    Oct 28, 2003
    I miss Roshambo... Though him being back wouldn't probably increase NMA's reputation, but we're pretty much fucked on that regard anyways :P
     
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  8. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    "It's not pandering to me"
    "Man I sure hate pandering"
    Pick one lads because you really can't do away with both
     
  9. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Since when did videogames only became mainstream in the 2000s? Games have been played by "normies" since the NES. Just look at the sales of that console and games like Super Mario and Legend of Zelda. Gonna tell me only "hardcore gamers" bought and played these games?

    Only thing that even became mainstream, and it's arguable when, in the 2000s were computer RPGs. Because computers used to cost way more before the 2000s than they cost now. But saying video games as a whole only became mainstream in the 2000s is flat out false.
     
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  10. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 7, 2008
    Seems like consoles were the mainstream at the time. Probably still true now, though less so. I'd say FPSs gained popularity in the 2000s, again because they migrated to consoles (with early exceptions like Goldeneye). Same with any other genre. And in fact, there was a much bigger separation between design goals in console games versus PC games in the 90s and before. Still was some overlap, but almost nothing was designed for both, and it showed. Maybe that's what was meant...
     
  11. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Bloody clueless Millenials. When you don't know something at least show some decency or just shut the fuck up.
     
  12. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Bitch, please. I have been playing games since the early 90s. But making blind assumptions seems to be your forte. You fucking dipshit.


    Games only became mainstream in the 2000s is false and you are wrong for thinking so. But keep living in your little world where you think you're always right.
     
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  13. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    Speaking to the FPS not being popular until the 2000's, let me mention Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, to name a couple. Those games were pretty popular from what I've found. Then again, my research could be wrong. In that case, I should do more research.
     
  14. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    You mean you were playing games for little kids such as Zelda and Mario when you weren't even a 10 year old, and somehow forget the fact that there may be different games for different age groups. Now fuck off.
     
  15. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    You were claiming that all video games, not some games, went mainstream in the 2000s. This is flat out false. And again, making blind assumptions, which seems all you do. Is Resident Evil now for kids? Doom too? Wolfenstein? 007 Goldeneye? Please. All of these came out in the 90s and were huge sellers and they were mainstream. They weren't some niche product. Final Fantasy 6 and 7 were also niche now? C'mon.

    You got caught saying bullshit and now you are backtracking.

    Oh, you also seem to be one of those that think Mario and Zelda games are for "little kids" only. Grow the fuck up.
     
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  16. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Go check the number of video game consoles sold per household since the late 90's, then you may have an idea about what "mainstream" means.

    If you really think Wolfenstein or Doom were "mainstream" games back then you are retarded. Neither consoles nor PCs were mainstream until the 2000's.

    Increasing popularity of consoles (PS & XBox) were the main reason why games have become mainstream. They created a generation of "casual gamers" who like to play games on their "couch" without getting involved all that much. And that created today's market of dumbed down games for the mainstream (i.e. casuals and normies) audience.
     
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  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Whaaat... in what world were PC not mainstream untill after 2000!?
    GTA was released in 1997, and was so widespread it allready made the news for its controversial content!
    Civilization II was hugely popular in 1996!
    Civ was popular among young adults, and GTA allready came with parental advisory
    Mortal Kombat tried to cater to older teens slash young adults in 1992, and was hugely popular AND controversial

    If your comeback to this is "but there are more games sold today!", then that is a non argument, because of stupid course they are! There are more CDs sold ten years after CDs are invented, then WHEN they are invented
    There's a lot more MAC users now - then 20 years ago, there are more cars on the road today, than 30 years ago

    Super Mario - from 1985 was MAINSTREAM as hell - it was "meant to be played on their couch" and people of all ages - including, yes, children - played them!

    Before that, there were the arcade games, which were VERY mainstream, and OFTEN played by adults! Tetris is from 1984!
     
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  18. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    I was going to say something about how we now have the technology to produce more games and consoles, but zegh explained it better than I could. I think what they are getting at, is that they were considered popular for their time, and they never denied that more games are sold today than in the 90's. That is an irrefutable fact.
     
  19. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Millenial logic:
    hugely popular = mainstream
     
  20. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Precisely this. You have to be delusional to think PC didn't had a bunch of mainstream games in the 90s, with some of them being some of the most influential games of all time, like Doom.

    I forgot games like Diablo 1 and the first two Age of Empires games.

    Yeah, PC was so niche in the 90s. It's not like it exploded in popularity or anything. Sure, it wasn't as popular as SNES or Sega Genesis, but it was up there.
     
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