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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.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 31, 2019
    85
    Outward is an RPG that feels very classic, and even that is a good thing, in certain sections maybe not so much. Controls, quick access menus and combat are rough and unintuitive. On the other hand, the rest of the sections shine with their own light. The title offers a role and survival experience like few others, with a careful fictitious world in which to immerse yourself.
  2. Apr 8, 2019
    78
    A peculiar story is what Outward offers us. The title becomes a possible cult RPG.
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    70
    Outward is an interesting title. It takes a lot of things other games have done and mixes it pretty well together to make a difficult but rewarding RPG. Some may find it pretty difficult, but taking one’s time with it and knowing when to fight and when to run will make all the difference, and if you’re having some issues, you can always get someone else to help out via co-op. Players looking for a mix of RPG and survival will have a great time even with its technical hiccups here and there.
  4. Apr 12, 2019
    65
    If you can look past what's skin-deep and come to terms with Outward's combat for what it is, you'll find the foraging, crafting, striving survival sim you're looking for.
  5. Apr 17, 2019
    65
    Outward is an extraordinary RPG with its difficulty and deep RPG system. You can fight with another player, but the AI is not quite good and the controls are a bit clonky. It is a shame the graphics are also outdated.
  6. Apr 19, 2019
    60
    Though filled with interesting ideas and mechanics, Outward is let down by poor combat, dated visuals, and performance issues.
  7. Apr 5, 2019
    50
    It’s undeniable that Outward‘s combat is sub-par, and that its systems prove to be very punishing when combined.

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  1. Mar 28, 2019
    10
    This game its just another proof that games made with passion and a dedicated team makes all the diference!
    The graphics seens outdated, the
    This game its just another proof that games made with passion and a dedicated team makes all the diference!
    The graphics seens outdated, the combat system isnt the best but dam everything else is just perfect! No land marks to quests, no glowing dots on the npcs with quests, no gps on the map, its just you and your sense of adventure! You fell the effort to get your character stronger and obtain new skills and its rewarding as it sounds.
    Hope some triple A studios learn something with this game, anyway 10/10
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  2. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Melhor RPG da década.

    só tenho isso a dizer 75 characters é o caraiho, vai a merda
  3. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    You don't need incredible graphics to make a good game. This by the way is an amazing game.
    There is no hand holding, it is quite difficult
    You don't need incredible graphics to make a good game. This by the way is an amazing game.
    There is no hand holding, it is quite difficult as well. But the number 1 reason to get this? FRIGGEN SPLITSCREEN COUCH CO-OP Number 2? No buying items in game with real world cash/ no loot boxes. If anything, get this game to play that, have put 3 hours into the co-op mode and it is just about the most fun I have had in years.
    It is funny how a game with dated graphics, and made by a team of 10 people invokes the same enjoyment of exploration that only Breath of the Wild was able to do so well.
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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. 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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  6. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    Juegazo de la vieja escuela.
    RPG a la altura de los grandes, aqui debes estar atento a todo. Desde el frio, el hambre, la carga, hasta debes
    Juegazo de la vieja escuela.
    RPG a la altura de los grandes, aqui debes estar atento a todo. Desde el frio, el hambre, la carga, hasta debes dejar la mochila pesada en el suelo para combatir. Exploracion, centenas de enemigos, lugares...un RPG con un apartado de diseño espectacular y una jugabilidad de 10.
    La prensa no hablará de él porque no hay dinero para publicidad, y solo se mueven por dinero. Pero es una obra maestra.
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  7. Apr 2, 2019
    8
    Once you get the hang of the combat in Outward you’ll find that there’s quite amount of depth present and winning a battle delivers a niceOnce you get the hang of the combat in Outward you’ll find that there’s quite amount of depth present and winning a battle delivers a nice level of satisfaction. The RPG genre is a genre that’s crowded by many great offerings and some not so wonderful ones as well. Outward is far from a bad seed and the co-op play brings that level of fun to entire new level. When first getting use to the game you will require a level of patience to get used to because I found myself dying repeatedly until I was able to get a handle on what I was doing wring. Lot's of open word to discover and enjoy, without a fast travel option though, can make the world seem overly large or grinding to get where you want to get to next. Outward is a game that does offer some quality fun and memorable moments but it also suffers with a few glitches as well as a few unusual design choices, which I feel do hold it back somewhat. I think this game you will put the time in to learn and love it or be turned off by some of the issues I mentioned from a bit of the frustration brought by the learning curve.. If you take the time and have the patience to get comfortable with the game, you will definitely enjoy it in my opinion. Expand