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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 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  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. 70
    Outward is a survival RPG that might seem a bit chaotic at first, but it might be able to entertain those who can overcome its many flaws.
  5. Apr 15, 2019
    70
    Outward is a true old-school RPG with feels as well-rounded as the best games from the past but also as dated, as the technical side of things isn't really up-to-date. If you can forget about the wrapping and focus on its internals, Outward is clearly worth a shot.
  6. Apr 3, 2019
    65
    Outward has two natures: there is the hardcore role-playing game capable to engage the player, but there is also one of the crudest titles of the year.
  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: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  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 6, 2019
    10
    Gothic + Dark souls + Survival = Instant classic

    Play if you love hardcore RPG games.
  3. Apr 9, 2019
    10
    This game is getting lower scores for not being like other games. Guess what? That's a GOOD thing! This game is not for everyone, that's true,This game is getting lower scores for not being like other games. Guess what? That's a GOOD thing! This game is not for everyone, that's true, but that doesn't make it bad. Its quite good in fact, and many of the design choices are deliberate not an oversight. There are a million ARPGs built just the way the others are, why not let this stellar gem gleam in its own manner? Fantastic title, with a lot of heart! Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    Absolutely lovely title!

    Definitely one of the best adventuring simulator on the market, it is harsh, it is fair, it is pretty and there's
    Absolutely lovely title!

    Definitely one of the best adventuring simulator on the market, it is harsh, it is fair, it is pretty and there's lots and lots to do! It always manages to pique my sense of curiosity, there's always something I'm wondering about and something I want to do.

    Sure the world isn't extremely over-populated... but I believe that's part of the vision that sparked the creation of this game. Again, this is an adventure simulator... and part of an adventure, is seeking an adventure. In plain fields, in real life, there isn't a point of interest every 50 meters.

    They take a few very interesting twist on well known game play elements (see Magic, Alchemy, etc.)

    Sure there's a few frustrations here and there, and a few issues here and there, but overall I am so pleased with the title that I believe it deserves a well rounded 10/10.

    Oh did I mentioned it has Drop In/Drop Out SPLIT-SCREEN COOP!?
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  5. Apr 11, 2019
    9
    Awesome game. It's a mix of Dragons Dogma + Monster Hunter + Gothic

    From Dragon's Dogma: The general feel of the type of game From
    Awesome game. It's a mix of Dragons Dogma + Monster Hunter + Gothic

    From Dragon's Dogma: The general feel of the type of game

    From Monster Hunter: The type of progression and activities. There isnt xp or levels, but there is a lot of progression through items, money, recipes and trainers

    From Gothic: The nostalgia, the story type, the awesomeness, and yes, also a bit the clunkiness.

    The game is hard. But not dark souls hard. It's also hard to know what you are supposed to be doing. It has a steep learning curve, but it is awesome
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  6. Mar 29, 2019
    8
    Después de leer muchos comentarios negativos por su apartado gráfico (cierto es que no son lo mejor del mundo) y su dificultad, he de decirDespués de leer muchos comentarios negativos por su apartado gráfico (cierto es que no son lo mejor del mundo) y su dificultad, he de decir que el juego te da una libertad enorme con multitud de oportunidades y además a esto le añades el modo coop que le añade un plus de diversión.
    Un rpg de corte clásico que no agradará a todos pero si a los que busquen un reto como los de antes.
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  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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