Obsidian are finally making the spiritual succesor to New Vegas

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#1 Posted by CupOfDoom (95 posts) -

Obsidian are finally making another New Vegas style game and, I'm super excited. They also couldn't have picked a better time to announce considering that Fallout name is being dragged through the mud.

Obsidian games don't necessarily have the best track record for sales but, this game has the potential to be massive if they can draw in all the people who just got burned on 76.

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#2 Edited by Hayt (1686 posts) -

I personally am not 100% sure on the tone presented in the trailer but if anyone can pull off the funny scifi angle it'd be Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky. If it has anything close to the way RP met mechanics in New Vegas I'll be totally sorted. I also noticed the trailer has Steam at the end so I imagine this is their last hurrah on that platform before moving to the dreadful Windows store. I think they said it was going to have a "tight scope" and compared it in scale to Hellblade. So it's not gonna be New Vegas huge I don't think.

Also worth noting that Josh Sawyer is not involved with this game and he was the lead on New Vegas. Cain and Boyarsky are best known for the original Fallout but this games closest relative will probably actually be the fucking amazing (and now totally functional) Vampire: The Masqurade Bloodlines. The Fallout game is the one that brings in eyes but I am gonna be viewing this as something between New Vegas and Vampire. Which is some great RPG DNA.

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#3 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1215 posts) -

New Vegas is easily top 5 for me. Day 1 buy without a doubt. Also glad to see it's coming out on Steam and PS4 despite the acquisition.

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#4 Posted by Barrock (4144 posts) -

New Vegas is easily top 5 for me. Day 1 buy without a doubt. Also glad to see it's coming out on Steam and PS4 despite the acquisition.

They said their current project would, but future ones would not.

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#5 Edited by ghost_cat (2289 posts) -

As much as I have respect for these guys, this looks corny as hell. It's like a bunch of old dudes just discovered Borderlands and Rage for the first time, and wanted to make a game in a similar vein.

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#6 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1215 posts) -

@barrock: Ah bummer. Well it's good I can get this one on my platform of choice. I'll probably still begrudgingly support them when their futures releases are Windows store exclusives.

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#7 Posted by Humanity (18861 posts) -

Digging everything about this except the first person perspective. I just don’t really like RPG’s to be first person as anyone knows that half the fun of any RPG is the dress-up of your character. I also think stats get in the way of satisfying first person shooting. Nothing quite as immersion breaking as shooting someone point blank in the face and seeing 2hp pop off cause they’re higher lever than you.

But hey I’m ready. This ain’t proper Fallout but I’ll take any alternative at this point.

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#8 Posted by BoOzak (2617 posts) -

I wasnt the biggest fan of New Vegas but i'll give this game a shot. I'm getting Rage 1 vibes from the trailer, hopefully its better than that.

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#9 Posted by FrodoBaggins (2086 posts) -

Looks great definitely intr3sted.

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#10 Posted by Hayt (1686 posts) -

@humanity: Please let some RPGs stay RPGs. I dont want everything to be Destiny where it's just an fps with some skill trees. You will get your stats dont matter fps with loot from almost any other videogame out there. Let Obsidian be the last hold out of games for people who like crunchy mechanics.

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#11 Posted by Brackstone (925 posts) -

It definitely looks similar to some other things out there, vibes of Fallout and Borderlands in particular, but I have much more faith in Obsidian to actually make this setting, story and cast interesting and worth spending the time with.

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#12 Posted by Sarnecki (1354 posts) -

Who needs Star-field?

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#13 Posted by PatODay (395 posts) -

Early contender for best styyyyyyle in GOTY 2019. It's like Fallout meets Borderlands and I am very much into that blend.

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#14 Posted by frytup (1327 posts) -

There’s about a million ways this thing can go bad and the quasi-borderlands tone is certainly the most obvious. But, damn, I want to believe. Hopefully they brought on some good writers and they don’t forget they’re making an RPG.

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#15 Edited by JohnyMyko (1893 posts) -

Fallout: No Man’s Borderlands

What they’ve shown so far looks and feels extremely corny and cheesy and not in an intentional way. I’m not really a fan of the visual style either. There’s something about the trailer that feels like they played Fallout, Borderlands, No Man’s Sky, and Destiny and decided to copy only the worst parts of each game. I hope I’m wrong and it turns out to be a good game.

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#16 Posted by Humanity (18861 posts) -

@hayt: I mean that’s what I’m saying and I’m right there with you. I would love this to be third person with turn based combat and critical shots.

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#17 Posted by mems1224 (2508 posts) -

This looked really rough tbh. I'm disappointed.

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#18 Posted by shorap (431 posts) -

I’m on board. I trust Obsidian when it comes to characters and world building. With MS backing them hopefully Obsidian will have the time and resources to release a polished game.

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#19 Edited by Sarnecki (1354 posts) -

Do the people saying "it looks corny" get that the corniness is intentional? I don't think there's accidental cringe here. They know what they're doing with the tone.

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#20 Edited by Tennmuerti (9465 posts) -

It looks more like it's own thing then anything to do with Fallout, which is good a good thing because it means they are going for their own tone here for the universe without any unnecessary baggage.

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#21 Edited by redwing42 (540 posts) -

I'm a sucker for anything using "The Passenger" in its media presentations, so I guess I'm in. I love that song.

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#23 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2966 posts) -

I was pretty surprised this was them at the end, 'cause it looked a lot more like Borderlands than New Vegas.

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#24 Posted by ATastySlurpee (676 posts) -

Looks awesome to be honest

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#25 Posted by superslidetail (451 posts) -

I'm getting Fallout/Borderlands/Prey/Bioshock/Cyberpunk?/with a sprinkle of NMS here lol. I'm in and excited for this!

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#26 Posted by Nev (778 posts) -

This is the first game announcement in some time I've been cautiously excited for. Absolutely love New Vegas, as well as much of Obsidian's output, so this has the potential to be fantastic.

That said, most of my favorite franchises have just been kind of a disappointment for the past few years, from Persona to Fallout, to WoW, so it's hard for me to get *too* excited these days. So I'll just go with "I would like for this to be good!".

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#27 Posted by OMGFather (1055 posts) -

This looks like everything I ever wanted. This and Cyberpunk and I'm all sorted.

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#28 Edited by ltcolumbo (170 posts) -

@ghost_cat: those old dudes are one of the reasons Borderlands and Rage existed.

This looks fantastic and has rocketed to the top of my most-anticipated list.

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#29 Posted by Wandrecanada (1011 posts) -

So the new Borderlands looks nice huh?

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#30 Edited by pweidman (2857 posts) -

I've loved previous Obsidian games, KOTOR 2, and FO:NV especially, and that trailer has left me wanting more info. Hopefully we get a good dose of that fantastic writing and story telling in The Outer Worlds. Also great to see that it will be available for all platforms. Very exciting news from Obsidian, no doubt.

EDIT: GI has a 15 min. gameplay trailer.


Steam has a pretty detailed description of the game too.

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#31 Posted by Tennmuerti (9465 posts) -

@pweidman: Thanks for posting that, seems neat.

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#32 Posted by BongChilla (362 posts) -

This looks great. I love Fallout NV and would love a modern RPG that is not all just fighting but one that actually give the player options. It looks like this might finally be it.

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#33 Edited by BoOzak (2617 posts) -

@pweidman: I like the amount of dialog options and there seems to be a lot more back and forth than New Vegas (I swear some of those characters talked at you for like 15 minutes without letting you chime in) but I wish they went for Mass Effect/Witcher camera angles instead of the direct face to face staring contest. I realise thats how Fallout games were but it was creepy then and it still is now. Anyway, looking good regardless.

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#34 Posted by geirr (3773 posts) -

This is wonderful news! (♥ω♥*)

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#35 Posted by frytup (1327 posts) -
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#36 Edited by someoneproud (606 posts) -

Highlight of the show for me when it came to the announcements, really excited to learn more about it.

@pweidman: Thanks for the link!

Edit: I like the bright art style quite a bit and I love the [DUMB] dialogue options, guess I've got a pretty juvenile sense of humour but this hits the mark for me. The fear system seems a bit different too. #tentativehype

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#38 Posted by OurSin_360 (6186 posts) -

You weren't kidding, this looks so much like fallout i wouldn't be surprised a lawsuit happens.

I keep hearing good things about new vegas, but i didn't really like 3 and 4 wasn't great either so i never bothered playing it.

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#39 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8911 posts) -

Sweet Jeebus, this has me excited.

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#40 Posted by Slaegar (906 posts) -

@hayt said:

@humanity: Please let some RPGs stay RPGs. I dont want everything to be Destiny where it's just an fps with some skill trees. You will get your stats dont matter fps with loot from almost any other videogame out there. Let Obsidian be the last hold out of games for people who like crunchy mechanics.

I definitely want More New Vegas and a lot less Fallout 4 in this game. I like stats and encumbrance and durability. I like when games have enemies that are likely to kill me if I'm too low level; I also like when I can still beat them with some creativity.

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#41 Posted by Giant_Gamer (762 posts) -

New Vegas remains for me as one of the best RPGs of all time.

I really hope that Obsidian get the attention that they need from now on.

Color me hyped!

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#42 Posted by Ares42 (4362 posts) -

Well, that gameplay sure makes this game look waaaay more like Fallout, unlike the trailer which had some serious Borderlands vibes. Hell, it has "energy" and "VATS". Can't say I'm a fan of the old conversation system though. They even have abrupt perspective changes in there, so you can't claim it's sticking to the silent first person protagonist for immersive reasons.

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#43 Posted by sub_o (1159 posts) -
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It looks really like Fallout, and I'm more interested in it than any Bethesda Game Studios' games. With the pedigree of ex Black-Isle and Obsidian people, this should be good, at least the story. But where's Matt Rorie's Alpha Protocol 2 though?

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#44 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (181 posts) -

I really hate the Borderlands tone. I mean, I like Borderlands, but find that tone, the 'humor' they try to color everything with to be incredibly grating. It's not funny. It's not clever. I just expected better from Obsidian.

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#45 Posted by Cure_Optimism (81 posts) -

Yeah the humor in the trailer wasn't the best. I'm not big on hype, but I'm glad this is coming out. I'd like to see more before I'm fully on board, though. How big the world is, the quality of the quests, writing, variety in weapons and armour, combat, and RPG systems.

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#46 Posted by MrHadouken (364 posts) -

Man, I don’t know about that shooting. Something looks completely off about it. I’m intrigued as I love seeing a new IP more often than not, just not so cringeworthy.

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#47 Edited by dudeglove (13765 posts) -
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#48 Edited by glots (4364 posts) -

I don’t mind the humor, definitely not as obnoxious as in Borderlands, especially two. If anything, I’d rather go for Tales From The Borderlands. Everyone didn’t like that one either, but it was the best BR title I’ve played.

That aside, I’m all for a sci-fi shooter with aliens that isn’t as boring as Destiny and hopefully even has a story worth a damn.

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#49 Posted by ChaosOrdeal (77 posts) -

I fear that Other Worlds is going to be a "spiritual successor" to Pillars of Eternity, not Fallout, and, despite critical acclaim, I thought PoE was dull with a painfully DUMB story. Who is going to try to solve all of the murders that I had to commit to solve this murder?

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#50 Posted by Fezrock (732 posts) -

@chaosordeal: To me, one of the big issues with PoE was how painfully solemn and serious it always was. The Outer Worlds trailer suggests that at least that won't be a problem this time.

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