The Outrider demo is out today.I feel like this game has been floating around for a while now and while it never looked like it had set itself apart, it's a concept I'm always willing to try.
For my part, while I think it's cool that this is the very beginning of the game and progress transfers to the full game, the prologue is a slow slog and not really a great intro in to what is potentially interesting about this game. You barely shoot or honestly do much of anything except run between cutscene triggers and watch a stilted and so far pretty boring story unfold. Once you finally get to choose a class and get to power and guns (and the game even promises you'll never have to do all that again and can just start from the class selection screen, which is nice I guess) you start to see what this game has to offer. The gunplay has a good feel and the impacts so far are great, the powers seem underwhelming, which isn't surprising this early I suppose, the keyboard and mouse controls work, but the keybindings seem poor, specifically which combination of things each key does. It gives off vibes of Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, which I played a lot of but was also many years ago.
I just finished the first full mission after you choose a class and have a couple of the abilities. Obviously there is still more to do but I'm curious what y'all think.