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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: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  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. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    I have played for 5 hours, for now the game is spectacular, is a role-playing game like others of the genre but has peculiarities that make itI have played for 5 hours, for now the game is spectacular, is a role-playing game like others of the genre but has peculiarities that make it even better game.

    The open world favors exploration and does not chain you to mission after mission following a story.

    As you play you realize that everything is against you, both the environment providing you with illness and tiredness as well as the enemies themselves.

    In the world that Outward proposes there are no heroes, it is only you against the world.

    Highly recommended.
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  3. Apr 22, 2019
    10
    Great Survival RPG! The combination of the classic RPG gameplay (which is 10x better than most modern "RPG's" which AREN'T even RPG's) withGreat Survival RPG! The combination of the classic RPG gameplay (which is 10x better than most modern "RPG's" which AREN'T even RPG's) with survival mechanics which are very well thought out, this makes for a truly great game! One of the best RPG's I've played in a while and probably one of the best survival game as well, all in one kit.

    The low ratings from the critic reviews are pathetic, and it's just another sign of the incompetence of these so called "experts" who run away when things become a bit difficult. Casual f-ing D-heads is what they are, being bought by the "AAA" companies to give them 10/10 ratings and low ratings to actual masterpieces by smaller developers.
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  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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