Gaming Trend recently got the chance to go hands on with a couple hours of The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s upcoming first-person RPG. It’s a game that clearly grows out of the legacy of Fallout, but manages to feel entirely like its own thing, with tighter gunplay, an original setting, and what may be a more pointed story.
Our demo started us off a few hours into the game, playing a character with a few levels under their belt in the hinterlands of the planet Monarch, which has been all but abandoned by its corporate colonizers. In the time we had, we managed to help a drug runner with his unique lizard problem, trick a group of gun-toting strangers into assaulting a bandit stronghold, and exterminate a whole lot of giant bugs using plasma rifles.
Check out the video above to see what we thought of our time with The Outer Worlds, and keep an eye out for more coverage until its release on October 25.
A committed indoor kid, Bryan moved from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles for a prettier landscape to ignore. They can be lured outside with promises of taco trucks and film festivals, and enjoy trawling through used book stores for works on the occult. Bryan has been gaming since the SNES era and is a sucker for good pixel art.