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  • Summary: No remarkable journey is achieved without great effort. Outward is an open-world RPG where the cold of the night or an infected wound can be as dangerous as a predator lurking in the dark. Explore the vast world of Aurai, embark on memorable adventures alone or with your friends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    89
    Outward is harsh and occasionally frustrating, but it does what so few games do. It requires you to put real thought into the choices you make, and it makes those choices feel like they really matter. Most of all, it makes you approach each and every encounter as if your life depended on it—even though you never die.
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    85
    Outward is a fun and unique experience for those who desire the harder type of gameplay reminiscent of Souls like games.
  3. Apr 3, 2019
    76
    This is a great choice of old-school RPG fans, with many, many good ideas, and only a few issues preventing it from being something excellent.
  4. Apr 10, 2019
    70
    It's still a solid playthrough and unique enough to consider worth experiencing -- especially with a friend. The best case scenario is that Outward serves as a successful proof-of-concept that leads to an experience down the road that hits a bullseye where Outward just narrowly missed the mark.
  5. Apr 10, 2019
    68
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Mar 26, 2019
    60
    Taken as a whole, Outward practically screams "cult classic." Its consistent challenge, cumbersome combat, and co-op systems won't resonate with everyone. But for a particular type of player—ones that don't mind trading dozens of frustrating moments for open-ended experiences—Nine Dot Studios' RPG is sure to find a dedicated audience. Outward's aspirations are commendable, but just like its protagonist, the end result is just average.
  7. Apr 12, 2019
    40
    Nine Dots Studio's RPG will appeal to people who love fiddly systems and have enormous patience. But if that isn’t you then it'll simply feel like a time drain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. Mar 28, 2019
    10
    Fantastic, this takes me back to the Gothic series, mixed with a tiny sprinking of dark souls.

    Oh and its split screen coop! As a 90's
    Fantastic, this takes me back to the Gothic series, mixed with a tiny sprinking of dark souls.

    Oh and its split screen coop! As a 90's gamer this is a dream come true. No transactions, no pay to play. What a refreshing approach in a market flooded with underwhelming £50 AAA games that take 7 hours to finish.
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  2. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    Este juego es BRUTAL.

    Sin llevar apenas 13h con el mismo (haciendo el tutorial detenidamente, aprendiendo las mecánicas y jugando los
    Este juego es BRUTAL.

    Sin llevar apenas 13h con el mismo (haciendo el tutorial detenidamente, aprendiendo las mecánicas y jugando los primeros minutos de la campaña), uno se da cuenta del potencial que tiene entre manos. Se puede decir que técnicamente Outward no es un juego destacable, pero ojo, para nada es malo, cumple y en ciertos aspectos de manera notable; donde para mí el juego realmente despunta es en la jugabilidad, la esencia del entretenimiento, hace una mezcla excelente de títulos como por ejemplo Skyrim, Don't Starve, Montser Hunter o Dark Souls, por mencionar algunos, ofreciéndote un poquito de lo mejor de cada uno y consigue que para los amantes de este tipo de juegos una experiencia original con personalidad propia.

    A disfrutarlo.

    Puntos a destacar:
    - Originalidad en muchos aspectos: mecánica de juego, argumento, realismo, etc.
    - La mezcla RPG y supervivencia es una locura.
    - Banda sonora.
    - Dificultad alta, exige un alto nivel de gestión de inventario y preparación previa.
    - Controles muy bien adaptados con gamepad (recomiendo jugar con este).
    - Cooperativo local y online.
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  3. Jun 13, 2019
    10
    Classic RPG system which i havent seen in many years. Best RPG i actually played last 5 years for sure. A lot of build possibilities andClassic RPG system which i havent seen in many years. Best RPG i actually played last 5 years for sure. A lot of build possibilities and choices to make that stay and affects your game later. If given a bit of patience in the start, u find out the game is great. played over 40h last 4 days and im not even finished. Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Truly, this game is a diamond in the rough. With the bad taste left by Fallout 76 and Anthem (debatable) Outward is the knight in shiningTruly, this game is a diamond in the rough. With the bad taste left by Fallout 76 and Anthem (debatable) Outward is the knight in shining armor coming to save the day! Ironic given how you aren't the hero. I really do love this game and cannot wait to see what Nine Dots will be up to next.

    Pros: Hard, but rather fair combat that will appeal to fans of action games or dare I Souls-borne, beautiful art style, a sense of exploration reminiscent of Breath of the Wild, robust crafting system, interesting survival mechanics that add to the game without making it tedious.

    Cons: Literally only the fact that the graphics are subpar by AAA standards, but come on, graphics do not mak-eth the game.

    Conclusion: A lot of critics have been doing their job and criticizing this game, but it feels rather unfair to do this. Sure the graphics may not be up to date, and it may have a collection of bugs, but it was released yesterday. Just look at what happened to the Witcher 3. It released with a slew of bugs but people gave it a chance and it became one of the best RPG's of all time. So give Outward a chance. It really is a deep, immersive, RPG that brings back memories of Gothic, Risen, and Fable with a bit of Morrowind in there. I really think that this has the possiblity to be big but it justs needs people to have an open mind. And no, the game is not empty to all who say that. Adventure isn't going to be every 50 meters like in Skyrim. But when you do find it, the rewards are sublime.
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  5. Apr 3, 2019
    9
    Great idea, a ton of fun. I wish there were more games made like this. While it is missing some AAA graphics and flair, the overall gameGreat idea, a ton of fun. I wish there were more games made like this. While it is missing some AAA graphics and flair, the overall game design is top notch. Hope this game is a success so they can make an Outward 2 with AAA graphics, sound and polish. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2019
    7
    For developers of 10 is quite deep game. Feels empty, but i guess this is on purpose. It is not bad - and is not AAA game. Take it for what itFor developers of 10 is quite deep game. Feels empty, but i guess this is on purpose. It is not bad - and is not AAA game. Take it for what it is ... and there is a plenty of fun!!! I give 7.5/10. Expand
  7. Mar 26, 2019
    0
    Cons: empty open world, outdated and clunky combat, ton of bugs and bad performance, unbalanced enemies

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