"The Outer Worlds" Speculation

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by TerminallyChill, Mar 14, 2018.

How confident are you in Obsidian's ability to make a Fallout successor?

  1. Very confident.

  2. Pretty confident.

  3. Undecided.

  4. Not that confident.

  5. Not confident at all.

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  1. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    @Crni Vuk and @mithrap... You guys do realize that's a trailer for a completely unrelated, non-Obsidian indie game with a coincidentally similar title, right?
     
  2. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    Oh, my bad, I stand corrected. And I'm more anxious to learn more about this game, now. I'll bring these articles and I'll be in my bunk.
     
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  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I also wouldn't mind seeing a retro future space rpg, the adventure spirit of Star Trek and Buck Rogers balanced by the realities of real space travel and somewhat modern political and social development.
    A game setting that seems "optimistic space adventure" first until the grim realities behind it are discovered. (grim as in realistic, not grim dark)
     
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  4. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Here we all are getting excited about a space game, when in reality it's going to end up being something totally different and out of left field. One of the original scripts for Fallout involved travelling back in time, killing the original human ancestor, fighting dinosaurs in the future, and eventually waking up on a fantasy planet where you had to fix the timeline to save your girlfriend. I mean who the fuck knows what "The Outer Worlds" could mean when you're dealing with that caliber of insanity.
     
  5. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I generally like Tim Cain's level of insanity.
    Also, it's clearly going to be some kind of space game.
    Also also, I think it's gonne be some kind of Skyrim/Witcher3 rip-off style of game, which usually makes me extremely flaccid. :(
     
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  6. ironmask

    ironmask Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 10, 2018
    The Outer Worlds will be a successful game which will get a sequel. Then there will be a spin-off game called The Outer Worlds: Brother of Steel. After that the franchise will be bought by Bethesda and Obsidian will declare bankruptcy and close, making a true fallout spiritual successor.
     
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  7. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    To be honest, if you want role-playing games to evolve, then that's the direction they should go, an open-world sandbox with an actual living world (i.e. simulation). And if you have look at the evolution of cRPGs it's clear that that's the way they've been going. But of course, no one can tell you what you should like, it's a matter of preference.
     
  8. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I tried to cut out most of the insults from the thing I just wrote and this is the result:
     
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  9. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    In all fairness, I don't necessarily think simulation and turn based gameplay have to be mutually exclusive features.

    Both are appealing for different reasons and I can imagine an elegant fusion of the two. Truthfully, while it isn't the best system in the world, I think Fallout 3's version of VATS is a decent example of this.
     
  10. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    A Simulated world sounds good but no devoloper has even come close to making an actual systematic living world that isn't a variation of Oblivion..
     
  11. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    I mean, Maxis under the leadership of Will Wright did some pretty brilliant things back in the day before Electronic Arts became the cartoonishly evil corporation it is today. I imagine you're talking more along the lines of RPGs, though. Developers could still definitely learn a thing or two from SimCity.
     
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  12. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I voted pretty confident but I'd be happier if Obsidian focused on making their own IPs rather than feeling obliged to make successors to games that used to be made by them (or more accurately, Black Isle).

    EDIT: After all, they already made a proper (or the best possible with the engine and dev time in mind) successor to Fallout 1 and 2 with New Vegas.

    As for Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky's project, I'm looking forward to it.
     
  13. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    When I say Fallout successor, I mean a completely new game with the intention of appealing to the Fallout crowd, sorry if that's not clearer. It appears to me that's what's in the works here based on the name, the people involved, and what the project directors themselves have said.

    Also on an unrelated note, is anybody else as happy as I am that Obsidian said they aren't doing microtransactions? That's been one of the major turnoffs for me with gaming lately and it's somewhat relieving to hear that.
     
  14. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Heh, as if selling turn-based games isn't "business"... and who says anything about ditching turn-based games? Don't worry, I'm sure Tim Cain and co or the other fags at Obsidian will continue making turn-based games for the likes of you.

    The "evolution" I'm talking about is giving the player the opportunity to role-play and adapt situations in a continuously changing world instead of trying to achieve one of the predefined end-game goals in a handcrafted world. The world of Skyrim or TW are not simulations, they are both static with the exception of a few scripted changes. Combining strategy and simulation games with role-playing games going to be the next step in the evolution.

    I've never played Fallout 3, just watched a couple of LPs. :D
     
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  15. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Minecraft, is that you?
     
  16. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    Why the poll? Has this mostly obscurely announced game made even the pretense of going to be that?
     
  17. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Nope. Mount & Blade series is somewhat close but still nowhere near.
     
  18. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    What's inherently wrong with Minecraft, Risewild? I see this game get a lot of flak, but in my eyes it's one of the best examples of procedural programming done correctly.

    It depends how you interpret this quote, I guess:

    Tim Cain: "I've already told people, if you loved Fallout, um, you're gonna love this game."
     
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  19. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I never said there is anything wrong with Minecraft, if anything, my comment is a compliment.
    Because I am saying that Minecraft is "combining strategy and simulation games with role-playing games..." in a good way.
     
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  20. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Best RPG ever was The Sims, and all who disagree can suck a gangrenous cock.
     
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