Fans of RPGs and creating protagonists in video games will be seriously impressed with Obsidian’s character builder for The Outer Worlds.
The Outer Worlds launches in just over a week and to say we’re excited is a huge understatement. We know that it’s not entirely like Fallout: New Vegas despite the numerous comparisons, but – from a far away glance – we’re seriously in love with its Douglas Adams-esque humour coupled with its in-depth RPG mechanics and seriously impressive character builder.
There’s no co-op or any form of multiplayer in The Outer Worlds which might be disappointing for some, but for those who absolutely adore single-player RPGs Obsidian’s fresh IP is the biggest game of October.
It’s funny, it’s enhanced on BOTH the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, its gameplay is similar to Fallout and it has a character builder that will occupy you for hours.
The Outer Worlds character builder
IGN recently uploaded a video in which they showed The Outer Worlds’ character builder for over ten-minutes. And there’s a lot of numbers and percentages to get excited about!
The character builder starts off with six attributes to distribute wisely between Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Perception, Charm and Temperament.
If you want to play The Outer Worlds in a more realistic fashion despite it being an over-the-top comedy, then you’ll want to set Temperament to below average. This is because the ability is fundamental to health regeneration, meaning its below average capabilities will require you to survive by actively healing yourself through eating food.
This is probably the way gluttons for punishment will want to play the game as the penalty of no passive health regeneration will make survival in space a lot harder; it’s pretty much a Survival Mode for the game.
Moving onto Skills, the developer noted how allocating one point to an aspect such as Dialogue will increase elements such as Persuasion, Lie and Intimidate by ten.
They also recommended getting Ranged to 20 so you can unlock the Fallout-esque Tactical Time Dilation (a skill which slows down time so you can shoot specific body parts of foes).
While the attributes and skills of your character are fundamental to determining your playstyle, Aptitude is more for s**ts and giggles. You don’t need to worry about these as the minor bonuses “are just there for fun.”
Once you’ve chosen your skills, attributes and “minor bonuses,” you’ll then be able to sculpt your character’s face.
Although the video only randomises the character to create “a horror show,” the amount of freedom will be music to people’s ears. There’s a plethora of options such as age, dirt and all the fundamentals you’d expect with 30 different hair styles, colours and eyebrows, plus 15 unique facial hairs for Movember.
The Outer Worlds launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 25th.