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  • Summary: The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening toThe Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

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    * The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
    * You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
    * Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
    * Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony's two planets didn't exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    The Outer Worlds is a fantastic game, and the Nintendo Switch port is no exception. Despite significantly weaker hardware, the Switch port holds up admirably and will no doubt provide you countless hours of top-shelf gameplay and outer space hijinks.
  2. Jun 4, 2020
    80
    While definitely a downgrade, The Outer Worlds remains an incredible game, made even better by the prospect of portability.
  3. Jun 4, 2020
    75
    The Outer Worlds on Switch is a good port of a great game. Some of the graphical fidelity is lost, but a strong art direction and excellent writing make this version worth picking up.
  4. Ninty Fresh Magazine
    Jul 16, 2020
    65
    The Outer Worlds is a quality RPG unfortunately ruined by its port to the Switch. The console just isn’t powerful enough to keep up. [Issue 1#1, p.54]
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    60
    At the end of the day, The Outer Worlds succeeds in being a story-driven RPG that offers a lot of freedom for you to experience and play the game as you see fit. It doesn't look particularly good or run incredibly well. I don't want to downplay the importance of the story and quests, but The Outer Worlds feels like either a calculated cash grab or a team obsessed with making a game run on an inferior system for the sake of it, rather than trying to find a new player base. It's all here and playable, but play it anywhere else if you can because the trade-offs are larger than the benefits of playing it on a portable format.
  6. Jun 5, 2020
    60
    Combat performance, visual grandeur, and longer load times aside, however, this is still the same game as it exists on other platforms. The memorable characters who inhabit the world and their interesting stories of living under a bizarre dystopia of corporate oppression are still here. The companions you pick up along the way are still as endearing and fleshed out as they are in other versions. The game's layered, branching, and interweaving questlines are still intact, and are a fascinating thing to slowly pull apart as you continue your journey. The beauty of The Outer Worlds is that you don't need to be the galaxy's most competent gunslinger in order to get the most out of it. If you have the means to play it on another platform, do so. But if you don't, there's still a great, modern RPG underneath the exterior.
  7. Sep 5, 2020
    40
    Do not do this to yourself, if you want to play this game (which you should) go ahead and play it on any other platform than Nintendo Switch. This port was so poorly done that it made me wonder am I losing sight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 80
  2. Negative: 34 out of 80
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    This game is so fun! haha i love it : )
    Runs well, plays well. I would recommend it.
  2. Sep 6, 2021
    10
    No hagáis caso a los que dicen que el juego se ve horrible. No es cierto. Hay texturas como algunas en el Fallout 3, pero a menos de que teNo hagáis caso a los que dicen que el juego se ve horrible. No es cierto. Hay texturas como algunas en el Fallout 3, pero a menos de que te dediques a mirar de cerca ciertos objetos no te darás cuenta. Los gráficos están bastante bien y el control gracias al gyroscopio es como jugar con ratón. Para mí, esta es la mejor versión en consolas. Además, no hay nada igual en la switch. Recomendado cien por cien. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2021
    9
    this game is a total 9... in other consoles, the switch version is the worst place u can play it at this momment, in the bright side, they'rethis game is a total 9... in other consoles, the switch version is the worst place u can play it at this momment, in the bright side, they're paching it up, last update 1.2 makes the game totally playable, it looks like mass effect 1, but mechanically it works ok

    EDIT: v.1.3 gets rid of muddy textures
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  4. Nov 18, 2021
    6
    Update after patches: Still not graphically impressive but enjoyable m 6 out of 10

    Original review: This port is so poor that it shouldn't
    Update after patches: Still not graphically impressive but enjoyable m 6 out of 10

    Original review: This port is so poor that it shouldn't be allowed to be realese, the fact that critics gave this a 7.1 is just mind blowing WTF. The game becomes 20 fps after playing for a while, random loading screens & don't get me started on the graphics.
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  5. Jun 30, 2020
    3
    This game is has a amazing story and is a amazing game.Buttt not so much for the Nintendo switch.Outer worlds on the the switch has veryThis game is has a amazing story and is a amazing game.Buttt not so much for the Nintendo switch.Outer worlds on the the switch has very frequent frame rate drops bad textures and a low resolution in handheld.And it doesn’t help that the game pause sometimes and just loads when going a high speeds like sprinting if you can get the outer worlds on a different console if you don’t have a ps4 Xbox one or pc you will most likely enjoy this port of the outer world on the Nintendo switch Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2020
    0
    Unplayable. This is the first time that I buy a game and I can't play. The resolution is really low, probably 540p or less, and even thenUnplayable. This is the first time that I buy a game and I can't play. The resolution is really low, probably 540p or less, and even then everything is so blurry that the actual detail looks more like 320p or something. It's impossible to distinguish enemies unless they get close to you, which makes any sort of ranged play very frustrating, to say the least. I know the Switch is not the most powerful console, but it can handle much more demanding and better looking games like Witcher 3, so this was just a lazy conversion job and I don't know how the publisher even allowed it to be released like this. Expand
  7. Jun 7, 2020
    0
    This port shouldn't exist, it's just straight up aweful. If you have any other plattform where this game is available, play that game there,This port shouldn't exist, it's just straight up aweful. If you have any other plattform where this game is available, play that game there, the portable aspect of the switch version is in that case absolutly not worth the downgrade Expand

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