Outer Wilds is exactly the game I needed right now

What a wonderful game this is. I played the alpha years ago and wondered for a long time what the finished game would be like. Now that it's been out for a while, I finally decided to play it seriously, and it pulled me in. In a time of cramming as many things into games as humanly possible, as well as padding them to death, Outer Wilds is a game that takes the idea of exploring a small solar system and runs with it. There's no tacked-on crafting, only very light survival mechanics, and no XP, ranks, or any of that garbage. It's just you, your ship, and a bunch of planets to explore. Everything is hand crafted with care and love. No lazy rng planets. The soundtrack is haunting, relaxing, and beautiful. The world building is so nice. At first, I wasn't enthusiastic about the idea of just flying around and reading some text, but what's in here just oozes with character, and it builds the whole picture piece by piece, while also giving the player more reason to keep exploring. Not to mention that every planet is different. They all have different gravity, different atmospheres, different obstacles and puzzles. It's also quite interesting how death is such a big part of this game, and yet it doesn't feel like a punishment. It doesn't matter how many times you die, you will always inch forward, just a little bit more. There is actually a strange comfort in how dying works in this game. One time, I tried to repair my ship, and it got away from me. I tried reaching it, but my fuel tank didn't have a lot left. In any other game, this would be quite frustrating, but in this game, I simply accepted my fate, and peacefully floated around in space, enjoying the scenery as the last bits of my oxygen were used up. It just feels like it's been a while since I played a game that wasn't trying to cram a 2deep4you plot down my throat or pad its length with dull busywork and fetch quests. It's a game that is very much about the journey, and it is a journey that I am really enjoying. What do you guys think? Is this game awesome? Or am I just looking too deep into it? Please label spoilers, as I haven't beaten the game yet. submitted by /u/walter10h [link] [comments]

What a wonderful game this is. I played the alpha years ago and wondered for a long time what the finished game would be like. Now that it's been out for a while, I finally decided to play it seriously, and it pulled me in.

In a time of cramming as many things into games as humanly possible, as well as padding them to death, Outer Wilds is a game that takes the idea of exploring a small solar system and runs with it. There's no tacked-on crafting, only very light survival mechanics, and no XP, ranks, or any of that garbage. It's just you, your ship, and a bunch of planets to explore. Everything is hand crafted with care and love. No lazy rng planets. The soundtrack is haunting, relaxing, and beautiful.

The world building is so nice. At first, I wasn't enthusiastic about the idea of just flying around and reading some text, but what's in here just oozes with character, and it builds the whole picture piece by piece, while also giving the player more reason to keep exploring. Not to mention that every planet is different. They all have different gravity, different atmospheres, different obstacles and puzzles.

It's also quite interesting how death is such a big part of this game, and yet it doesn't feel like a punishment. It doesn't matter how many times you die, you will always inch forward, just a little bit more. There is actually a strange comfort in how dying works in this game. One time, I tried to repair my ship, and it got away from me. I tried reaching it, but my fuel tank didn't have a lot left. In any other game, this would be quite frustrating, but in this game, I simply accepted my fate, and peacefully floated around in space, enjoying the scenery as the last bits of my oxygen were used up.

It just feels like it's been a while since I played a game that wasn't trying to cram a 2deep4you plot down my throat or pad its length with dull busywork and fetch quests. It's a game that is very much about the journey, and it is a journey that I am really enjoying.

What do you guys think? Is this game awesome? Or am I just looking too deep into it? Please label spoilers, as I haven't beaten the game yet.

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